Musharraf -- televised speech
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Musharraf steps down as military chief

Musharraf -- televised speech
Viewers at an electronics shop in Karachi, Pakistan, watch President Pervez Musharraf give a speech in which he promised to lift the nation’s emergency decree by Dec. 16. (Shakil Adil / Associated Press)
Musharraf -- protests
A lawyer, injured during clashes between protesters and police in Lahore, chants slogans opposing Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf. (Greg Baker / Associated Press)
Musharraf -- inauguration
Musharraf wipes a tear from his eye after being sworn in to a new term as president in Islamabad. (T. Mughal / EPA)
Musharraf -- swearing-in
Pakistani Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar, right, administers the oath to President Musharraf. (Aamir Qureshi / AFP/Getty Images)
Musharraf -- honor guard
Musharraf reviews an honor guard after he was sworn in. (B.K. Bangash / Pool)
Pervez Musharraf
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is escorted by a military honor guard at a change-of-command ceremony in Rawalpindi. He stepped down from his post as military commander a day before he was to be sworn in as civilian president. (John Moore / Getty Images)
Musharraf steps down as military chief
Musharraf, left, chose loyalist Gen. Ashfaq Kiani, center, to replace him as military chief. (Olivier Matthys / EPA)
Pervez Musharraf
Musharraf studies the baton before handing it over. (Anjun Naveed / Associated Press)
Musharraf steps down as military chief
Musharraf presents a baton to Kiani at the ceremony. (Olivier Matthys / EPA)
Musharraf steps down as military chief
Musharraf, left, and Kiani survey the proceedings at the ceremony. Western officials consider Kiani a professional military man who may turn his attention more fully than Musharraf did to reining in Islamic insurgents in the tribal borderlands. They believe he is eager to disentangle the army from politics. (Aamir Qureshi / AFP / Getty Images)
Musharraf steps down as military chief
Musharraf accepts congratulations after the transfer. The ceremony was filled with colonial-era tradition. (Olivier Matthys / EPA)
Musharraf steps down as military chief
Lawyers jostle to tear a goat skin, a symbolic reference to Musharraf’s military uniform, in Multan. Lawyers have led the public demonstrations against Musharraf’s Nov. 3 declaration of emergency rule. (Khalid Tanveer / Associated Press)
Musharraf steps down as military chief
Lawyers in Peshawar shout slogans as they celeberate Musharraf’s relinquishment of the army chief post. (Arshad Arbab / EPA)
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