February 19, 2008 | 12:00 a.m. CST
Cuban President Fidel Castro salutes during a speech in Havana, Cuba, in this May 20, 2005, file photo. Ailing leader Castro resigned as Cuba's president early Tuesday, saying in a letter published in official online media that he would not accept a new term when the newly elected parliament meets on Sunday.

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