A woman sits in a temporary shelter at a mosque following this week's strong earthquake in Meureudu, Pidie Jaya, Aceh province, Indonesia December 10, 2016. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
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After weeks of protests, crowds celebrate Park's impeachmentAt least 45,000 people have been displaced by the powerful earthquake that hit Indonesia's Aceh province, authorities said Saturday, as the government and aid agencies pooled efforts to meet the basic survival needs of shaken communities.Twelve years later, the mood couldn't have been more different, with massive crowds returning to Seoul's streets on Saturday, a day after lawmakers voted in favor of removing disgraced President Park Geun-hye.Thousands of people marched near streets close to the presidential palace where the notoriously aloof Park will remain mostly alone for up to six months until the Constitutional Court rules whether she must step down permanently.On Friday, the opposition-controlled parliament passed an impeachment motion against Park, which stripped her of her presidential duties and pushed Prime Minster Hwang Kyo-ahn into the role as government caretaker until the court rules on Park's fate.Park will be formally removed from office if at least six of the court's nine justices support her impeachment, and the country would then hold a presidential election within 60 days.Kim Hyeong-seok, another protester, said that the weekly rallies may turn violent if the court decides to reinstate Park.Park's single, five-year term was originally set to end Feb. 24, 2018 .
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