Ethiopia's tumultuous history (PHOTOS)

After weeks of illness, Ethiopia's Prime Minister and US ally Meles Zenawi died in Brussels at the age of 57 on August, 20, 2012.
Peter Macdiarmid

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Meles Zenawi has died in Brussels after weeks of illness and avoiding public appearances. Zenawi was a key US ally and African strongman. He has ruled Ethiopia as president and then prime minister since 1991, and his death brings up many questions about what will happen to a region that has faced so many changes over the years.

GlobalPost takes a look at Ethiopia over the past few decades, through it's days of socialism, democracy, war, famine, and recovery.

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