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The cautionary tale of Zimbabwe's autocratic president

Tens of thousands of protesters gather today in Harare, Zimbabwe, in "a euphoric gathering that just days ago would have drawn a police crackdown." Photo: Ben Curtis / AP

"Africa's postcolonial 'Big Man' era may be ending: Zimbabwe leader's fall holds warnings for other autocrats," the L.A. Times' Ann Simmons and Laura King report on the front page: