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In this Friday, July 15, 2011 file photo, Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi votes over a crucial euro70 billion ($99 billion) austerity package aimed at convincing investors that the eurozone's third-largest economy won't be swept into the debt crisis, at the lower house of parliament, in Rome. (Andrew Medichini/Andrew Medichini/AP)
In this Friday, July 15, 2011 file photo, Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi votes over a crucial euro70 billion ($99 billion) austerity package aimed at convincing investors that the eurozone's third-largest economy won't be swept into the debt crisis, at the lower house of parliament, in Rome. (Andrew Medichini/Andrew Medichini/AP)

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As Europe undergoes a massive debt crisis and a challenge to its monetary union, political leaders have tried to hold on to power - often unsuccessfully. With Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's pledge this week to resign, who will he be joining in Europe's growing list of political careers cut short by the massive debt crisis?

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