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Japan's Prime Minister Hatoyama quits

Japan's Prime Minister Hatoyama quits
Japanese Prime Minister and ruling Democratic Party leader Yukio Hatoyama bows his head before lawmakers, as he announces his resignation.(AFP/Getty Images)
Japan's Prime Minister Hatoyama quits
Hatoyama resigned less than nine months after taking power following a landslide election win. (AFP/Getty Images)
Japan's Prime Minister Hatoyama quits
He resigned after a broken promise to move a US Marine base off the southern island of Okinawa. (AFP/Getty Images)
Japan's Prime Minister Hatoyama quits
Hatoyama (R) shakes hands with the Party's Secretary General Ichiro Ozawa (L). (AFP/Getty Images)
Japan's Prime Minister Hatoyama quits
He is the fourth Japanese Prime Minister to resign in four years. (AFP/Getty Images)
Japan's Prime Minister Hatoyama quits
Hatoyama speaks before his party's lawmakers at the National Diet in Toyko on June 2, 2010. (AFP/Getty Images)