03/25/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Zimbabwe's Mugabe Celebrates Birthday With Sumptuous Banquet While People Starve

Robert Mugabe marked his 85th birthday yesterday with a sumptuous banquet in Harare at the start of a week of parties which observers say is a further sign of the Zimbabwean president's defiance in the face of growing criticism of his regime.

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