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  •  - Villagers wait at a school playground where a run-off election takes place in Wukan, in China's Guangdong province

    Villagers wait at a school playground where a run-off election takes place in Wukan, in China's Guangdong province

    Posted: 3/4/2012 12:46:34 AM EST
    Villagers wait at a school playground where a run-off election takes place in Wukan, in China's Guangdong province March 4, 2012. Residents of a southern Chinese village on Saturday elected a reformist leader to run a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Villagers wait at a school playground where a run-off election takes place in Wukan, in China's Guangdong province

    Villagers wait at a school playground where a run-off election takes place in Wukan, in China's Guangdong province

    Posted: 3/4/2012 12:42:42 AM EST
    Villagers wait at a school playground where a run-off election takes place in Wukan, in China's Guangdong province March 4, 2012. Residents of a southern Chinese village on Saturday elected a reformist leader to run a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - A villager stands at a school playground where a run-off election takes place in Wukan, in China's Guangdong province

    A villager stands at a school playground where a run-off election takes place in Wukan, in China's Guangdong province

    Posted: 3/4/2012 12:40:44 AM EST
    An elderly villager stands at a school playground where a run-off election takes place in Wukan, in China's Guangdong province March 4, 2012. Residents of a southern Chinese village on Saturday elected a reformist leader to run a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Lin is accompanied by other villagers after being elected as village chief in Wukan

    Lin is accompanied by other villagers after being elected as village chief in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 8:19:35 AM EST
    Lin Zuluan (C) is accompanied by other villagers after being elected as village chief in Wukan, southern Chinese province of Guangdong March 3, 2012. Residents of Wukan gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Lin Zuluan smiles during vote counting before being elected as village chief in Wukan

    Lin Zuluan smiles during vote counting before being elected as village chief in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 8:00:56 AM EST
    Lin Zuluan smiles during vote counting before being elected as village chief in Wukan, southern Chinese province of Guangdong March 3, 2012. Residents of a southern Chinese fishing village gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Lin Zuluan smiles during vote counting in Wukan

    Lin Zuluan smiles during vote counting in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 7:56:34 AM EST
    Lin Zuluan smiles during vote counting before being elected as village chief in Wukan, southern Chinese province of Guangdong March 3, 2012. Residents of Wukan gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Lin Zuluan addresses after being elected as village chief in Wukan

    Lin Zuluan addresses after being elected as village chief in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 7:54:26 AM EST
    Lin Zuluan addresses after being elected as village chief in Wukan, southern Chinese province of Guangdong March 3, 2012. Residents of Wukan gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Lin Zuluan addresses after being elected as village chief in Wukan

    Lin Zuluan addresses after being elected as village chief in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 7:52:48 AM EST
    Lin Zuluan addresses after being elected as village chief in Wukan, southern Chinese province of Guangdong March 3, 2012. Residents of Wukan gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Lin is accompanied by other villagers after being elected as village chief in Wukan

    Lin is accompanied by other villagers after being elected as village chief in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 7:50:55 AM EST
    Lin Zuluan (C) is accompanied by other villagers after being elected as village chief in Wukan, southern Chinese province of Guangdong March 3, 2012. Residents of Wukan gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - A policeman looks at a paper written with votes counted after an election in Wukan

    A policeman looks at a paper written with votes counted after an election in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 4:40:04 AM EST
    A policeman looks at a paper written with votes counted after an election in Wukan, southern Chinese province of Guangdong March 3, 2012. Residents of Wukan gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Ballots lie on the floor after an election in Wukan

    Ballots lie on the floor after an election in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 4:39:32 AM EST
    Ballots lie on the floor after being taken out from a ballot box following an election in Wukan, southern Chinese province of Guangdong March 3, 2012. Residents of Wukan gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - A policeman watches votes being counted after an election in Wukan

    A policeman watches votes being counted after an election in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 4:37:08 AM EST
    A policeman watches votes being counted after an election in Wukan, southern Chinese province of Guangdong March 3, 2012. Residents of Wukan gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - A policeman looks at a paper written with votes counted after an election in Wukan

    A policeman looks at a paper written with votes counted after an election in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 4:35:24 AM EST
    A policeman looks at a paper written with votes counted after an election in Wukan, southern Chinese province of Guangdong March 3, 2012. Residents of Wukan gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Election workers count votes after an election in Wukan

    Election workers count votes after an election in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 4:31:12 AM EST
    Election workers count votes after an election in Wukan, southern Chinese province of Guangdong March 3, 2012. Residents of Wukan gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - A policeman watches votes being count after an election in Wukan

    A policeman watches votes being count after an election in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 4:29:46 AM EST
    A policeman watches votes being count after an election in Wukan, southern Chinese province of Guangdong March 3, 2012. Residents of Wukan gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - An election worker counts votes after an election in Wukan

    An election worker counts votes after an election in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 4:27:39 AM EST
    An election worker counts votes after an election in Wukan, southern Chinese province of Guangdong March 3, 2012. Residents of Wukan gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Villagers take part in an election at a school playground in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    Villagers take part in an election at a school playground in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    Posted: 3/3/2012 1:42:39 AM EST
    Villagers take part in an election at a school playground in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province March 3, 2012. Residents of a southern Chinese fishing village gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Former Wukan protest leader Zhuang Liehong and Xue Jianwan, daughter of deceased village leader Xue Jinbo, collect their ballots during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    Former Wukan protest leader Zhuang Liehong and Xue Jianwan, daughter of deceased village leader Xue Jinbo, collect their ballots during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    Posted: 3/3/2012 1:39:36 AM EST
    Former Wukan protest leader Zhuang Liehong (L) and Xue Jianwan, daughter of deceased village leader Xue Jinbo, collect their ballots during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province March 3, 2012. Residents of a southern Chinese fishing village gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - A villager votes during an election at a school playground in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    A villager votes during an election at a school playground in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    Posted: 3/3/2012 1:33:04 AM EST
    A villager (C) votes during an election at a school playground in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province March 3, 2012. Residents of a southern Chinese fishing village gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - A villager flashes a victory sign as he casts his ballot during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    A villager flashes a victory sign as he casts his ballot during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    Posted: 3/3/2012 1:29:18 AM EST
    A villager flashes a victory sign as he casts his ballot during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province March 3, 2012. Residents of a southern Chinese fishing village gathered on Saturday to elect a new administrative authority that many hail as a model for greater grassroots democracy in China following an uncompromising standoff over land grabs and abuse of power. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)