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Apple CEO Steve Jobs to take medical leave, Cook in charge...epa01599798 (FILE) A file picture dated 07 August 2008 shows Apple CEO Steve Jobs (R) and Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook (L) standing together following the unveiling of an all new all-in one iMac line of displays during a product presentation at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, USA. Jobs informed company employes on 14 January 2009 that he would take a medical leave of absence until the end of June 2009. Jobs, who last week explained that his gaunt look of late was due to a recently diagnosed hormone imbalance that was depleting proteins in his body, said his health problems are more complex than he thought. Cook will take over Jobs' responsibilities. EPA/MONICA M. DAVEY