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Palin resigns Alaska governorship

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Former US vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has formally resigned as Alaskan governor, 18 months before the end of her term in office.

She announced her resignation abruptly on 3 July, leading to speculation of a bid for the presidency in 2012.

She handed over to Alaska's Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell at a picnic ceremony in Fairbanks, Alaska. Jane O'Brien reports.

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