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    Posted: 3/16/2012 1:45:46 AM EST
    Supporters of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa hold placards while protesting in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, March 15, 2012. Ethnic Tamil lawmakers in Sri Lanka asked the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday to press the government to investigate alleged wartime abuses and share power with the ethnic minority to prevent the country from sliding back into violence. The placards read "Federation of Self - Employees" and on the portrait of Rajapaksa on left "Pride."(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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    Posted: 3/16/2012 1:45:46 AM EST
    Supporters of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa hold placards and Sri Lankan flags as they shout slogans during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Thursday, March 15, 2012. Ethnic Tamil lawmakers in Sri Lanka asked the United Nations Human Rights Council on Thursday to press the government to investigate alleged wartime abuses and share power with the ethnic minority to prevent the country from sliding back into violence. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
  •  - Demonstrators march past the UN head office during a protest in Colombo

    Demonstrators march past the UN head office during a protest in Colombo

    Posted: 3/15/2012 6:46:51 AM EST
    Demonstrators march past the United Nations (UN) head office during a protest in Colombo March 15, 2012. According to local media, the protesters were against the ongoing discussion at the Human Rights Council Session (UNHRC) in Geneva about war crimes committed by Sri Lankan troops against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in Colombo

    Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in Colombo

    Posted: 3/15/2012 6:44:14 AM EST
    Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in Colombo March 15, 2012. According to local media, the protesters were against the ongoing discussion at the Human Rights Council Session (UNHRC) in Geneva about war crimes committed by Sri Lankan troops against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - A demonstrator uses a wooden pole to move a wire during a protest in Colombo

    A demonstrator uses a wooden pole to move a wire during a protest in Colombo

    Posted: 3/15/2012 6:40:28 AM EST
    A demonstrator uses a wooden pole to move a wire to prevent it from obstructing the procession of an image of Sri Lanka's president Mahinda Rajapaksa in front of the United Nations (UN) head office during a protest in Colombo March 15, 2012. According to local media, the protesters were against the ongoing discussion at the Human Rights Council Session (UNHRC) in Geneva about war crimes committed by Sri Lankan troops against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The words on the image read, "Strength of labourers with you. Globally inspiring leader". REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - A demonstrator holds up an image of Sri Lanka's president Mahinda Rajapaksa in front of the UN head office during a protest in Colombo

    A demonstrator holds up an image of Sri Lanka's president Mahinda Rajapaksa in front of the UN head office during a protest in Colombo

    Posted: 3/15/2012 6:35:15 AM EST
    A demonstrator holds up an image of Sri Lanka's president Mahinda Rajapaksa in front of the United Nations (UN) head office during a protest in Colombo March 15, 2012. According to local media, the protesters were against the ongoing discussion at the Human Rights Council Session (UNHRC) in Geneva about war crimes committed by Sri Lankan troops against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The words in white on the president's image reads, "Proud". REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 8:50:46 AM EST
    Buddhist monks, who are supporters of the Sri Lankan government, exit the U.S. Embassy after submitting a letter urging the United States to withdraw its support for a proposed U.N. Human Rights Council resolution on alleged abuses during the country's civil war, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The U.N. rights body in Geneva is expected to vote next week on the resolution, which calls on Sri Lanka to investigate allegations of abuses by both government troops and ethnic rebels in the final months of the war in 2009. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 8:50:46 AM EST
    Buddhist monks, supporters of the government, sit in a bus after a protest march urging the United States to withdraw its support for a proposed U.N. Human Rights Council resolution on alleged abuses during the country's civil war, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The U.N. rights body in Geneva is expected to vote next week on the resolution, which calls on Sri Lanka to investigate allegations of abuses by both government troops and ethnic rebels in the final months of the war in 2009. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 8:50:46 AM EST
    A young Buddhist monk holds an umbrella during a protest march close to the U.S. Embassy, urging the United States to withdraw its support for a proposed U.N. Human Rights Council resolution on alleged abuses during the country's civil war, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The U.N. rights body in Geneva is expected to vote next week on the resolution, which calls on Sri Lanka to investigate allegations of abuses by both government troops and ethnic rebels in the final months of the war in 2009. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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    Posted: 3/14/2012 8:50:46 AM EST
    Buddhist monks, supporters of the government, march towards the U.S. Embassy, to urge the United States to withdraw its support for a proposed U.N. Human Rights Council resolution on alleged abuses during the country's civil war, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, March 14, 2012. The U.N. rights body in Geneva is expected to vote next week on the resolution, which calls on Sri Lanka to investigate allegations of abuses by both government troops and ethnic rebels in the final months of the war in 2009. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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    Posted: 3/13/2012 4:35:51 PM EST
    Government supporters hold a national flag during a rally against an American backed proposed U.N. Human Rights Council resolution on alleged human rights abuses during the country's civil war, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012. Sri Lanka's government has been organizing protest rallies across the country since last month opposing a proposed resolution at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva, calling on Sri Lanka to investigate serious allegations of human rights abuses during the final stages of the country's civil war. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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    Posted: 3/13/2012 4:35:51 PM EST
    A government supporter speaks during a rally against a proposed U.S.-backed U.N. Human Rights Council resolution on alleged human rights abuses during the country's civil war in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012. Sri Lanka's government has been organizing protest rallies across the country since last month opposing a proposed resolution at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva, calling on Sri Lanka to investigate serious allegations of human rights abuses during the final stages of the country's civil war. Background reads "Let's protect the peace we won, Let's defeat imperial operation against Sri Lanka, Rally to protect the peace, National Freedom Front." (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
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    Posted: 3/13/2012 10:45:45 AM EST
    Sri Lankan Housing Minister Wimal Weerawansa speaks during a rally against a proposed U.S.-backed U.N. Human Rights Council resolution on alleged human rights abuses during the country's civil war in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Tuesday, Mar 13, 2012. Sri Lanka's government has been organizing protest rallies across the country since last month opposing a proposed resolution at the ongoing UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva, calling on Sri Lanka to investigate serious allegations of human rights abuses during the final stages of the country's civil war. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)
  •  - Supporters of Sri Lanka's President Rajapaksa pray during a religious ceremony in Colombo

    Supporters of Sri Lanka's President Rajapaksa pray during a religious ceremony in Colombo

    Posted: 3/8/2012 8:16:20 AM EST
    Supporters of Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa pray during a religious ceremony to bless the nation and Rajapaksa at a Buddhist temple in Colombo March 8, 2012. The United States has made good on its threat to offer a resolution against Sri Lanka at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva at the current session, seen as a precursor to an international probe.REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS RELIGION)
  •  - Sri Lankan army soldiers stand in front of the Independence Square in Colombo

    Sri Lankan army soldiers stand in front of the Independence Square in Colombo

    Posted: 3/8/2012 8:13:09 AM EST
    Sri Lankan army soldiers stand in front of the Independence Square in Colombo March 8, 2012. The United States has made good on its threat to offer a resolution against Sri Lanka at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva at the current session, seen as a precursor to an international probe.REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CRIME LAW MILITARY POLITICS)
  •  - Supporters of Sri Lanka's President Rajapaksa pray during a religious ceremony in Colombo

    Supporters of Sri Lanka's President Rajapaksa pray during a religious ceremony in Colombo

    Posted: 3/8/2012 8:09:26 AM EST
    Supporters of Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa pray during a religious ceremony to bless the nation and Rajapaksa at a Buddhist temple in Colombo March 8, 2012.The United States has made good on its threat to offer a resolution against Sri Lanka at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva at the current session, seen as a precursor to an international probe. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS RELIGION)
  •  - Supporters of Sri Lanka's President Rajapaksa pray during a religious ceremony in Colombo

    Supporters of Sri Lanka's President Rajapaksa pray during a religious ceremony in Colombo

    Posted: 3/8/2012 8:07:34 AM EST
    Supporters of Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa pray during a religious ceremony to bless the nation and Rajapaksa at a Buddhist temple in Colombo March 8, 2012. The United States has made good on its threat to offer a resolution against Sri Lanka at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva at the current session, seen as a precursor to an international probe.REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - Newly appointed UN -Arab League Envoy on Syria Annan waves to the media after shaking hand with France's Foreign Minister Juppe in Geneva

    Newly appointed UN -Arab League Envoy on Syria Annan waves to the media after shaking hand with France's Foreign Minister Juppe in Geneva

    Posted: 3/8/2012 5:44:21 AM EST
    Newly appointed U.N. -Arab League Envoy on Syria Kofi Annan waves to the media after shaking hand with France's Foreign Minister Alain Juppe before a meeting aside of the 19th session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva February 27, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
  •  - Newly appointed UN -Arab League Envoy on Syria Annan waves to the media after shaking hand with France's Foreign Minister Juppe in Geneva

    Newly appointed UN -Arab League Envoy on Syria Annan waves to the media after shaking hand with France's Foreign Minister Juppe in Geneva

    Posted: 3/8/2012 5:43:50 AM EST
    Newly appointed U.N. -Arab League Envoy on Syria Kofi Annan waves to the media after shaking hand with France's Foreign Minister Alain Juppe before a meeting aside of the 19th session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva February 27, 2012. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
  •  - A police officer walks past a poster of Sri Lanka's President Rajapaksa in Colombo

    A police officer walks past a poster of Sri Lanka's President Rajapaksa in Colombo

    Posted: 3/8/2012 2:47:22 AM EST
    A police officer walks past a poster of Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Colombo March 8, 2012. The United States has made good on its threat to offer a resolution against Sri Lanka at the U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva at the current session, seen as a precursor to an international probe. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)