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In pictures: Mugabe's birthday bash
Zimbabwe's president celebrated his 89th birthday on Saturday at a lavish gala attended by thousands.
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2013 09:30


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Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, released balloons into the air during celebrations to mark his 89th birthday.


Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/Al Jazeera
His birthday celebration was held in Bindura, 90 kilometres north of the capital Harare.


Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/Al Jazeera
More than 15,000 supporters thronged a stadium to join in the birthday celebrations.


Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/Al Jazeera
Mugabe, left, enjoyed some ice cream with his wife Grace.


Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/Al Jazeera
Mugabe's wife Grace, centre, with her children Bona, right, and Chatunga.


Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/Al Jazeera
Police officers kept a close watch over the birthday celebrations.


Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/Al Jazeera
Mugabe was first elected president in 1980, after Zimbabwe's rule by its white minority came to an end and the country officially gained its independence from the United Kingdom.


Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/Al Jazeera
Mugabe greets supporters during the celebrations.


Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/Al Jazeera
During the 1960s Mugabe was the secretary general of the Zimbabwe African National Union, a nationalist party fighting the rule of the country's white minority. Today, the Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front is Zimbabwe's ruling party.


Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/Al Jazeera
Mugabe spent more than 10 years in jail as a political prisoner during the 1960s and 70s.


Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/Al Jazeera
A supporter of Mugabe performs during the festivities.


Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/Al Jazeera
In the past decade, Mugabe has embarked on a controversial programme seizing and redistributing land from white farmers, who had historically owned much of the country's fertile land.



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Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, released balloons into the air during celebrations to mark his 89th birthday.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:07:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=0fLnf3rfWl6WRTsvangirayi MukwazhiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe, released balloons into the air during celebrations to mark his 89th birthday.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=00GPdc8bW41uY

His birthday celebration was held in Bindura, 90 kilometres north of the capital Harare.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:07:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=00GPdc8bW41uYTsvangirayi MukwazhiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

His birthday celebration was held in Bindura, 90 kilometres north of the capital Harare.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=00Fu7NJfEo1oz

More than 15,000 supporters thronged a stadium to join in the birthday celebrations.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:08:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=00Fu7NJfEo1ozTsvangirayi MukwazhiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

More than 15,000 supporters thronged a stadium to join in the birthday celebrations.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=02CmesC7vp2PP

Mugabe, left, enjoyed some ice cream with his wife Grace.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:08:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=02CmesC7vp2PPTsvangirayi MukwazhiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Mugabe, left, enjoyed some ice cream with his wife Grace.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=0cnwap2ax4bGq

Mugabe's wife Grace, centre, with her children Bona, right, and Chatunga.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=0cnwap2ax4bGqTsvangirayi MukwazhiAl Jazeera

Mugabe's wife Grace, centre, with her children Bona, right, and Chatunga.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=09rI6oP8xJ02I

Police officers kept a close watch over the birthday celebrations.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=09rI6oP8xJ02ITsvangirayi MukwazhiAl Jazeera

Police officers kept a close watch over the birthday celebrations.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=0g6r15p6Kjg9O

Mugabe was first elected president in 1980, after Zimbabwe's rule by its white minority came to an end and the country officially gained its independence from the United Kingdom.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:08:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=0g6r15p6Kjg9OTsvangirayi MukwazhiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Mugabe was first elected president in 1980, after Zimbabwe's rule by its white minority came to an end and the country officially gained its independence from the United Kingdom.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=09cZ1uaaq25sF

Mugabe greets supporters during the celebrations.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:08:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=09cZ1uaaq25sFTsvangirayi MukwazhiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Mugabe greets supporters during the celebrations.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=0gOp6HL1Fi8km

During the 1960s Mugabe was the secretary general of the Zimbabwe African National Union, a nationalist party fighting the rule of the country's white minority. Today, the Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front is Zimbabwe's ruling party.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:09:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=0gOp6HL1Fi8kmTsvangirayi MukwazhiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

During the 1960s Mugabe was the secretary general of the Zimbabwe African National Union, a nationalist party fighting the rule of the country's white minority. Today, the Zimbabwe African National Union - Patriotic Front is Zimbabwe's ruling party.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=08IsdqC5yR6Ay

Mugabe spent more than 10 years in jail as a political prisoner during the 1960s and 70s.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:09:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=08IsdqC5yR6AyTsvangirayi MukwazhiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Mugabe spent more than 10 years in jail as a political prisoner during the 1960s and 70s.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=0gCx35W26H3cH

A supporter of Mugabe performs during the festivities.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=0gCx35W26H3cHTsvangirayi MukwazhiAl Jazeera

A supporter of Mugabe performs during the festivities.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=04WPgAr82P834

In the past decade, Mugabe has embarked on a controversial programme seizing and redistributing land from white farmers, who had historically owned much of the country's fertile land.

Sun, 03 Mar 2013 07:09:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Mugabe%27s-birthday-party?image_id=04WPgAr82P834Tsvangirayi MukwazhiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

In the past decade, Mugabe has embarked on a controversial programme seizing and redistributing land from white farmers, who had historically owned much of the country's fertile land.



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