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Waving Kuwaiti flags and chanting “dissolve the parliament,” the crowds at the opposition-sponsored protest celebrated after the resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Nasser Mohammad al-Ahmad Al-Sabah.

Organizers estimated the crowd at 90,000, which would make it the largest-ever gathering in the oil-rich Gulf state with a native population of just 1.2 million.

Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah accepted the resignation of the premier and his cabinet because of a dispute between the government and opposition lawmakers.

From wire dispatches and staff reports