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The founders of the popular photo-sharing app Instagram have announced their resignations from the company’s executive board with immediate effect.

Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger started the site and continued to run it after it was acquired by Facebook in 2012.

Key words and phrases

step down
resign; leave a job or position
• The minister was forced to step down due to the corruption scandal.
• The national coach is stepping down after the World Cup.

in the middle of; surrounded by
• The president said she’d take a break amid rumours about her health.
• The economy is struggling amid trade tensions.

end involvement in a situation or project
• He said he’d definitely come to the party but bailed at the last minute.
• She bailed after she realised the project was going to fail.

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