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  •  - Young villagers pose for a photo beside a ballot box during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    Young villagers pose for a photo beside a ballot box during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    Posted: 3/3/2012 1:25:37 AM EST
    Young villagers pose for a photo beside a ballot box surrounded by election workers, 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 SOCIETY)
  •  - Villagers fill up their ballot papers during an election in Wukan

    Villagers fill up their ballot papers during an election in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 1:17:29 AM EST
    Villagers fill up their ballot papers during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province, March 3, 2012. Residents of the 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)
  •  - Villagers write the names of candidates in front of ballot writing booths during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    Villagers write the names of candidates in front of ballot writing booths during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    Posted: 3/3/2012 1:14:43 AM EST
    Villagers write the names of candidates in front of ballot writing booths 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 girl smiles as villagers vote during an election in Wukan

    A girl smiles as villagers vote during an election in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 1:11:31 AM EST
    A girl smiles as villagers vote during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province, March 3, 2012. Residents of the 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)
  •  - Villagers write the names of candidates in front of ballot writing booths during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    Villagers write the names of candidates in front of ballot writing booths during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    Posted: 3/3/2012 1:10:30 AM EST
    Villagers write the names of candidates in front of ballot writing booths 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 TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Villagers write the names of candidates in front of ballot writing booths during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    Villagers write the names of candidates in front of ballot writing booths during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    Posted: 3/3/2012 1:08:20 AM EST
    Villagers write the names of candidates in front of ballot writing booths 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)
  •  - Villagers vote during an election in Wukan

    Villagers vote during an election in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 1:06:37 AM EST
    Villagers vote during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province, March 3, 2012. Residents of the 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)
  •  - An election worker checks the identity of voters before offering them ballots during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    An election worker checks the identity of voters before offering them ballots during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province

    Posted: 3/3/2012 1:05:46 AM EST
    An election worker checks the identity of voters before offering them 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)
  •  - Election workers monitor an election in Wukan in China's southern Guangdong province

    Election workers monitor an election in Wukan in China's southern Guangdong province

    Posted: 3/3/2012 1:02:45 AM EST
    Election workers monitor 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 in Wukan

    A villager votes during an election in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 1:00:09 AM EST
    A villager votes during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province, March 3, 2012. Residents of the 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)
  •  - Village chief candidate Lin stands behind an election worker during an election in Wukan

    Village chief candidate Lin stands behind an election worker during an election in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 12:57:24 AM EST
    Village chief candidate Lin Zuluan (L) stands behind an election worker during an election in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province, March 3, 2012. Residents of the 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 casts his ballot during an election at a school playground in Wukan

    A villager casts his ballot during an election at a school playground in Wukan

    Posted: 3/3/2012 12:53:18 AM EST
    A villager casts his ballot during an election at a school playground in Wukan, in China's southern Guangdong province, March 3, 2012. Residents of the 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 TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Indiana Tea Party member Madden talks with other members during the U.S. Congressional Eighth District 2012 Straw Poll Convention at the Indiana Tea Party convention in Evansville

    Indiana Tea Party member Madden talks with other members during the U.S. Congressional Eighth District 2012 Straw Poll Convention at the Indiana Tea Party convention in Evansville

    Posted: 2/28/2012 9:19:01 PM EST
    Indiana Tea Party member Roger Madden talks with other members during the U.S. Congressional Eighth District 2012 Straw Poll Convention at the Indiana Tea Party convention meeting to pick their congressional candidates in Evansville, Indiana January 28, 2012. With the May 8 primary looming, the Tea Party groups are trying to capitalize on their grassroots organization to bring voters to the polls. Picture taken January 28, 2012. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS HEADSHOT)
  •  - Republican candidate Hall talks about his run for the Eighth District Congressional seat at the U.S. Congressional Eighth District 2012 Straw Poll Convention in Evansville

    Republican candidate Hall talks about his run for the Eighth District Congressional seat at the U.S. Congressional Eighth District 2012 Straw Poll Convention in Evansville

    Posted: 2/28/2012 9:15:07 PM EST
    Republican candidate Garry Hall talks about his run for the Eighth District Congressional seat at the U.S. Congressional Eighth District 2012 Straw Poll Convention at the Indiana Tea Party convention meeting in Evansville, Indiana January 28, 2012. With the May 8 primary looming, the Tea Party groups are trying to capitalize on their grassroots organization to bring voters to the polls. Picture taken January 28, 2012. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Indiana Tea Party member Nelson listens to speeches by congressional candidates during the U.S. Congressional 8th District 2012 Straw Poll Convention in Evansville

    Indiana Tea Party member Nelson listens to speeches by congressional candidates during the U.S. Congressional 8th District 2012 Straw Poll Convention in Evansville

    Posted: 2/28/2012 9:12:16 PM EST
    Indiana Tea Party member Bill Nelson (C) listens to speeches by congressional candidates during the U.S. Congressional 8th District 2012 Straw Poll Convention at the Indiana Tea Party convention meeting in Evansville, Indiana January 28, 2012. With the May 8 primary looming, the Tea Party groups are trying to capitalize on their grassroots organization to bring voters to the polls. Picture taken January 28, 2012. REUTERS/John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Members of the Indiana Tea Party say the Pledge of Allegiance, before the start of the U.S. Congressional 8th District 2012 Straw Poll Convention at an Indiana Tea Party convention meeting in

    Members of the Indiana Tea Party say the Pledge of Allegiance, before the start of the U.S. Congressional 8th District 2012 Straw Poll Convention at an Indiana Tea Party convention meeting in

    Posted: 2/28/2012 9:10:00 PM EST
    Members of the Indiana Tea Party say the Pledge of Allegiance, before the start of the U.S. Congressional 8th District 2012 Straw Poll Convention at an Indiana Tea Party convention meeting to pick their congressional candidates in Evansville, Indiana January 28, 2012. With the May 8 primary looming, the Tea Party groups are trying to capitalize on their grassroots organization to bring voters to the polls. Picture taken January 28, 2012. REUTERS/ John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - Indiana Tea Party member Madden of Evansville checks in at the desk for the U.S. Congressional Eighth District 2012 Straw Poll Convention at the Indiana Tea Party convention meeting in Evansville

    Indiana Tea Party member Madden of Evansville checks in at the desk for the U.S. Congressional Eighth District 2012 Straw Poll Convention at the Indiana Tea Party convention meeting in Evansville

    Posted: 2/28/2012 9:07:58 PM EST
    Indiana Tea Party member Roger Madden of Evansville checks in at the desk for the U.S. Congressional Eighth District 2012 Straw Poll Convention at the Indiana Tea Party convention meeting to pick their congressional candidates in Evansville, Indiana January 28, 2012. With the May 8 primary looming, the Tea Party groups are trying to capitalize on their grassroots organization to bring voters to the polls. Picture taken January 28, 2012. REUTERS/ John Sommers II (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)
  •  - To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN

    To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN

    Posted: 2/16/2012 11:48:03 AM EST
    Crowds gather to see the 14 democratic senators that left the state to protest the bill proposed by Governor Scott Walker as crowds continue to protest at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin March 12, 2011. Political money has poured into Wisconsin in recent months - not for the presidential or Senate races but for a state vote getting national billing as a battle for the interests of the middle class. On one side are conservatives from across the country who back Republican Governor Scott Walker, a darling of the right since his 2011 crusade to rein in government spending by eliminating most collective bargaining rights for public employees. On the other are Democrats and union backers conducting a grassroots drive to collect more than a million signatures in a heated campaign to recall Walker. Photo taken March 12, 2011. To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN

    To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN

    Posted: 2/16/2012 11:47:37 AM EST
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (L) presents U.S. President Barack Obama with a Milwaukee Brewers jersey upon his arrival in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in this file image from February 15, 2012. Political money has poured into Wisconsin in recent months - not for the presidential or Senate races but for a state vote getting national billing as a battle for the interests of the middle class. On one side are conservatives from across the country who back Republican Governor Scott Walker, a darling of the right since his 2011 crusade to rein in government spending by eliminating most collective bargaining rights for public employees. On the other are Democrats and union backers conducting a grassroots drive to collect more than a million signatures in a heated campaign to recall Walker. Photo taken February 15. To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL POLITICS)
  •  - To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN

    To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN

    Posted: 2/16/2012 11:47:26 AM EST
    A sign is seen in the snow outside the state Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin after protesters took over after Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate on Wednesday side-stepped a boycott by opposition Democrats and approved curbs on union powers in an 18-to-1 vote March 9, 2011. Political money has poured into Wisconsin in recent months - not for the presidential or Senate races but for a state vote getting national billing as a battle for the interests of the middle class. On one side are conservatives from across the country who back Republican Governor Scott Walker, a darling of the right since his 2011 crusade to rein in government spending by eliminating most collective bargaining rights for public employees. On the other are Democrats and union backers conducting a grassroots drive to collect more than a million signatures in a heated campaign to recall Walker. Photo taken March 9, 2011. To go with Feature USA-CAMPAIGN/WISCONSIN REUTERS/Darren Hauck (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS