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  •  - Portugal's PM Coelho accompanied by FM Gaspar is congratulated by party comrades at the parliament after the state budget final approval

    Portugal's PM Coelho accompanied by FM Gaspar is congratulated by party comrades at the parliament after the state budget final approval

    Posted: 11/30/2011 9:43:29 AM EST
    Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho (R) accompanied by Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar is congratulated by party comrades at the parliament after the state budget final approval in Lisbon November 30, 2011. Portugal's parliament passed the 2012 budget bill on Wednesday in its final reading, with the main opposition party abstaining to show political cohesion behind the bill's sweeping austerity even as it promises the deepest recession in decades. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Portugal's PM Coelho accompanied by FM Gaspar and Foreign Affairs Minister Portas leave the parliament after the state budget final approval in Lisbon

    Portugal's PM Coelho accompanied by FM Gaspar and Foreign Affairs Minister Portas leave the parliament after the state budget final approval in Lisbon

    Posted: 11/30/2011 9:41:48 AM EST
    Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho (C) accompanied by Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar (L) and Foreign Affairs Minister Paulo Portas leave the parliament after the state budget final approval in Lisbon November 30, 2011. Portugal's parliament passed the 2012 budget bill on Wednesday in its final reading, with the main opposition party abstaining to show political cohesion behind the bill's sweeping austerity even as it promises the deepest recession in decades. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Portugal's parliament is seen from the balcony on the day of the state budget final approval

    Portugal's parliament is seen from the balcony on the day of the state budget final approval

    Posted: 11/30/2011 9:39:10 AM EST
    Portugal's parliament is seen from the balcony on the day of the state budget final approval November 30, 2011. Portugal's parliament passed the 2012 budget bill on Wednesday in its final reading, with the main opposition party abstaining to show political cohesion behind the bill's sweeping austerity even as it promises the deepest recession in decades. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Portugal's PM Coelho accompanied by FM Gaspar and Foreign Affairs Minister Portas change the phone position at the parliament

    Portugal's PM Coelho accompanied by FM Gaspar and Foreign Affairs Minister Portas change the phone position at the parliament

    Posted: 11/30/2011 9:36:58 AM EST
    Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho (C) accompanied by Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar (L) and Foreign Affairs Minister Paulo Portas change the phone position at the parliament November 30, 2011. Portugal's parliament passed the 2012 budget bill on Wednesday in its final reading, with the main opposition party abstaining to show political cohesion behind the bill's sweeping austerity even as it promises the deepest recession in decades. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Portugal's PM Coelho and and Foreign Affairs Minister Portas listen to the speech of FM Gaspar at the parliament

    Portugal's PM Coelho and and Foreign Affairs Minister Portas listen to the speech of FM Gaspar at the parliament

    Posted: 11/30/2011 9:33:49 AM EST
    Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho (L) and Foreign Affairs Minister Paulo Portas listen to the speech of Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar (top) at the parliament November 30, 2011. Portugal's parliament passed the 2012 budget bill on Wednesday in its final reading, with the main opposition party abstaining to show political cohesion behind the bill's sweeping austerity even as it promises the deepest recession in decades. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Portugal's PM Coelho accompanied by FM Gaspar and Foreign Affairs Minister Portas talk at the parliament

    Portugal's PM Coelho accompanied by FM Gaspar and Foreign Affairs Minister Portas talk at the parliament

    Posted: 11/30/2011 9:30:26 AM EST
    Portugal's Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho (C) accompanied by Finance Minister Vitor Gaspar (L) and Foreign Affairs Minister Paulo Portas talk at the parliament November 30, 2011. Portugal's parliament passed the 2012 budget bill on Wednesday in its final reading, with the main opposition party abstaining to show political cohesion behind the bill's sweeping austerity even as it promises the deepest recession in decades. REUTERS/Jose Manuel Ribeiro (PORTUGAL - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Onkelinx, member of Belgium's French-speaking Socialists, arrives for talks with political parties leaders in Brussels

    Onkelinx, member of Belgium's French-speaking Socialists, arrives for talks with political parties leaders in Brussels

    Posted: 11/30/2011 7:29:40 AM EST
    Laurette Onkelinx, member of Belgium's French-speaking Socialists (PS), arrives for talks with political parties leaders in Brussels November 30, 2011. Belgium may have a government next week, the country's chief negotiator in charge of forming a cabinet Elio Di Rupo said Sunday, after political parties clinched a deal on the 2012 budget under pressure from rising borrowing costs. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Michel, head of Belgium's French-speaking Liberal Party, arrives for talks with political parties leaders in Brussels

    Michel, head of Belgium's French-speaking Liberal Party, arrives for talks with political parties leaders in Brussels

    Posted: 11/30/2011 7:28:01 AM EST
    Charles Michel, head of Belgium's French-speaking Liberal Party (MR), arrives for talks with political parties leaders in Brussels November 30, 2011. Belgium may have a government next week, the country's chief negotiator in charge of forming a cabinet Elio Di Rupo said Sunday, after political parties clinched a deal on the 2012 budget under pressure from rising borrowing costs. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - De Croo, head of Belgium's Flemish Liberal Party, arrives for talks with political parties leaders in Brussels

    De Croo, head of Belgium's Flemish Liberal Party, arrives for talks with political parties leaders in Brussels

    Posted: 11/30/2011 7:23:03 AM EST
    Alexander De Croo, head of Belgium's Flemish Liberal Party (Open VLD), arrives for talks with political parties leaders in Brussels November 30, 2011. Belgium may have a government next week, the country's chief negotiator in charge of forming a cabinet Elio Di Rupo said Sunday, after political parties clinched a deal on the 2012 budget under pressure from rising borrowing costs. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Beke, head of Belgium's Flemish CD&V, arrives for talks with political parties leaders in Brussels

    Beke, head of Belgium's Flemish CD&V, arrives for talks with political parties leaders in Brussels

    Posted: 11/30/2011 7:21:25 AM EST
    Wouter Beke, head of Belgium's Flemish Christian Democrat party (CD&V), arrives for talks with political parties leaders in Brussels November 30, 2011. Belgium may have a government next week, the country's chief negotiator in charge of forming a cabinet Elio Di Rupo said Sunday, after political parties clinched a deal on the 2012 budget under pressure from rising borrowing costs. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Lutgen, head of Belgium's French-speaking CDH, arrives for talks with political parties leaders in Brussels

    Lutgen, head of Belgium's French-speaking CDH, arrives for talks with political parties leaders in Brussels

    Posted: 11/30/2011 7:19:18 AM EST
    Benoit Lutgen, head of Belgium's French-speaking Christian Democrat party (CDH), gestures as he arrives for talks with political parties leaders in Brussels November 30, 2011. Belgium may have a government next week, the country's chief negotiator in charge of forming a cabinet Elio Di Rupo said Sunday, after political parties clinched a deal on the 2012 budget under pressure from rising borrowing costs. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Lutgen, head of Belgium's French-speaking Christian Democrat party arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    Lutgen, head of Belgium's French-speaking Christian Democrat party arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    Posted: 11/29/2011 6:16:45 AM EST
    Benoit Lutgen, head of Belgium's French-speaking Christian Democrat party (CDH), arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels November 29, 2011. Parties negotiating a coalition agreement reached a deal on the 2012 budget on Saturday, clearing the last major obstacle to the formation of a new government more than 18 months after elections were held. REUTERS/Thierry Roge (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - PS party President Di Rupo arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    PS party President Di Rupo arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    Posted: 11/29/2011 6:16:19 AM EST
    Elio Di Rupo, head of Belgium's French-speaking Socialists (PS), who has been tasked by Belgium's King Albert to lead coalition talks, arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels November 29, 2011. Parties negotiating a coalition agreement reached a deal on the 2012 budget on Saturday, clearing the last major obstacle to the formation of a new government more than 18 months after elections were held. REUTERS/Thierry Roge (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Beke, head of Belgium's Flemish Christian Democrat party arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    Beke, head of Belgium's Flemish Christian Democrat party arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    Posted: 11/29/2011 6:15:34 AM EST
    Wouter Beke, head of Belgium's Flemish Christian Democrat party (CD&V), arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels November 29, 2011. Parties negotiating a coalition agreement reached a deal on the 2012 budget on Saturday, clearing the last major obstacle to the formation of a new government more than 18 months after elections were held. REUTERS/Thierry Roge (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Beke, head of Belgium's Flemish Christian Democrat party arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    Beke, head of Belgium's Flemish Christian Democrat party arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    Posted: 11/29/2011 6:15:15 AM EST
    Wouter Beke, head of Belgium's Flemish Christian Democrat party (CD&V), arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels November 29, 2011. Parties negotiating a coalition agreement reached a deal on the 2012 budget on Saturday, clearing the last major obstacle to the formation of a new government more than 18 months after elections were held. REUTERS/Thierry Roge (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Onkelinx, member of Belgium's French-speaking Socialists arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    Onkelinx, member of Belgium's French-speaking Socialists arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    Posted: 11/29/2011 6:14:38 AM EST
    Laurette Onkelinx, member of Belgium's French-speaking Socialists (PS), arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels November 29, 2011. Parties negotiating a coalition agreement reached a deal on the 2012 budget on Saturday, clearing the last major obstacle to the formation of a new government more than 18 months after elections were held. REUTERS/Thierry Roge (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - De Croo, head of Belgium's Flemish Liberal Party arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    De Croo, head of Belgium's Flemish Liberal Party arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    Posted: 11/29/2011 6:13:57 AM EST
    Alexander De Croo, head of Belgium's Flemish Liberal Party (Open VLD), arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels November 29, 2011. Parties negotiating a coalition agreement reached a deal on the 2012 budget on Saturday, clearing the last major obstacle to the formation of a new government more than 18 months after elections were held. REUTERS/Thierry Roge (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Onkelinx, member of Belgium's French-speaking Socialists arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    Onkelinx, member of Belgium's French-speaking Socialists arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    Posted: 11/29/2011 6:13:02 AM EST
    Laurette Onkelinx, member of Belgium's French-speaking Socialists (PS), arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels November 29, 2011. Parties negotiating a coalition agreement reached a deal on the 2012 budget on Saturday, clearing the last major obstacle to the formation of a new government more than 18 months after elections were held. REUTERS/Thierry Roge (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - De Croo, head of Belgium's Flemish liberal party arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    De Croo, head of Belgium's Flemish liberal party arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    Posted: 11/29/2011 6:00:02 AM EST
    Alexander De Croo, head of Belgium's Flemish liberal party (Open VLD), arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels November 29, 2011. Parties negotiating a coalition agreement reached a deal on the 2012 budget on Saturday, clearing the last major obstacle to the formation of a new government more than 18 months after elections were held. REUTERS/Thierry Roge (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Tobback, head of Flemish Socialist Party arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    Tobback, head of Flemish Socialist Party arrives for talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels

    Posted: 11/29/2011 5:59:16 AM EST
    Bruno Tobback, head of Flemish Socialist Party (sp.a), uses his mobile phone, before talks with political parties' leaders in Brussels November 29, 2011. Parties negotiating a coalition agreement reached a deal on the 2012 budget on Saturday, clearing the last major obstacle to the formation of a new government more than 18 months after elections were held. REUTERS/Thierry Roge (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)