End of an era: Italy's Berlusconi resigns

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi arrives at the Lower Chamber in Rome, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011. Premier Silvio Berlusconi is expected to resign Saturday after the Parliament's lower chamber passed a panel of austerity reforms, ending a 17-year political era and setting in motion a transition aimed at bringing Italy back from the brink of economic crisis. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito)
November 12, 2011 1:11:39 PM PST
Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi resigned Saturday after parliament's lower chamber passed European-demanded reforms, ending a 17-year political era and setting in motion a transition aimed at bringing the country back from the brink of economic crisis.

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