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In pictures: Mahathir steps down
Dr Mahathir Mohamad waves to supporters
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After 22 years in office, Dr Mahathir Mohamad was finally waving good bye
Stock trader watching TV
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Malaysians watched the handover of power live on TV
Sign at United Malays National Organization headquarters in Kuala Lumpur
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Dr Mahathir's supporters, who cried when he announced his intention to retire, were more measured
Dr Mahathir Mohamad
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There was a moment for prayer before the ceremonies began
Mahathir Mohamad, left, with Abdullah Badawi, centre, and King Syed Sirajuddin Syed Putra Jamalullail
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The King swore in the new Prime Minister, Abdullah Badawi (centre)
Mahathir Mohamad, left, with Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
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Dr Mahathir then handed over his personal files, to mark the end of an era
Abdullah Badawi
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Although Dr Mahathir has stepped down, Mr Abdullah will have to live in the shadow of his legacy

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