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Victory: Crowds in Burkina Faso Cheer as Leader Quits

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Burkinese celebrate after embattled President Blaise Compaore announced that he was stepping down in Ouagadougou on Oct. 31. Compaore announced that he was stepping down to make way for elections after a violent uprising against his 27-year rule, with protesters storming and setting fire to parliament on Thursday. ISSOUF SANOGO / AFP - Getty Images

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Protesters celebrated after embattled Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore announced that he was stepping down in Ouagadougou on Oct. 31. Compaore announced that he was stepping down to make way for elections after a violent uprising against his 27-year rule, with protesters storming and setting fire to parliament on Thursday.

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