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  •  - Cruise ships float on the Danube river in central Budapest

    Cruise ships float on the Danube river in central Budapest

    Posted: 9/18/2012 11:00:03 AM EST
    Cruise ships float on the Danube river in central Budapest September 14, 2012. For Hungarians queuing up to work abroad, the government's promise to achieve a "fairy tale" of national prosperity soon is precisely that - more a fantasy than a realistic possibility. At least 300,000 Hungarians work in western Europe, according to government estimates, apparently unpersuaded that conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban's go-it-alone and often unpredictable policies can solve the nation's problems. Those still in Hungary are convinced neither by Orban's unconventional style of economics and politics, which has led to conflict at home and abroad, nor by a weak opposition. Picture taken September 14, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
  •  - A Swiss cruise ship floats on the Danube river in central Budapest

    A Swiss cruise ship floats on the Danube river in central Budapest

    Posted: 9/18/2012 11:00:03 AM EST
    A Swiss cruise ship floats on the Danube river in central Budapest September 14, 2012. For Hungarians queuing up to work abroad, the government's promise to achieve a "fairy tale" of national prosperity soon is precisely that - more a fantasy than a realistic possibility. At least 300,000 Hungarians work in western Europe, according to government estimates, apparently unpersuaded that conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban's go-it-alone and often unpredictable policies can solve the nation's problems. Those still in Hungary are convinced neither by Orban's unconventional style of economics and politics, which has led to conflict at home and abroad, nor by a weak opposition. Picture taken September 14, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
  •  - Cruise ships are floating on the Danube river in central Budapest

    Cruise ships are floating on the Danube river in central Budapest

    Posted: 9/18/2012 11:00:03 AM EST
    Cruise ships are floating on the Danube river in central Budapest September 14, 2012. For Hungarians queuing up to work abroad, the government's promise to achieve a "fairy tale" of national prosperity soon is precisely that - more a fantasy than a realistic possibility. At least 300,000 Hungarians work in western Europe, according to government estimates, apparently unpersuaded that conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban's go-it-alone and often unpredictable policies can solve the nation's problems. Those still in Hungary are convinced neither by Orban's unconventional style of economics and politics, which has led to conflict at home and abroad, nor by a weak opposition. Picture taken September 14, 2012.REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
  •  - A cook steps out of a small eatery carrying a crate of ingredients in central Budapest

    A cook steps out of a small eatery carrying a crate of ingredients in central Budapest

    Posted: 9/18/2012 11:00:03 AM EST
    A cook steps out of a small eatery carrying a crate of ingredients in central Budapest September 14, 2012. For Hungarians queuing up to work abroad, the government's promise to achieve a "fairy tale" of national prosperity soon is precisely that - more a fantasy than a realistic possibility. At least 300,000 Hungarians work in western Europe, according to government estimates, apparently unpersuaded that conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban's go-it-alone and often unpredictable policies can solve the nation's problems. Those still in Hungary are convinced neither by Orban's unconventional style of economics and politics, which has led to conflict at home and abroad, nor by a weak opposition. Picture taken September 14, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
  •  - A man and his dog sleep on a tram in central Budapest

    A man and his dog sleep on a tram in central Budapest

    Posted: 9/18/2012 11:00:03 AM EST
    A man and his dog sleep on a tram in central Budapest September 14, 2012. For Hungarians queuing up to work abroad, the government's promise to achieve a "fairy tale" of national prosperity soon is precisely that - more a fantasy than a realistic possibility. At least 300,000 Hungarians work in western Europe, according to government estimates, apparently unpersuaded that conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban's go-it-alone and often unpredictable policies can solve the nation's problems. Those still in Hungary are convinced neither by Orban's unconventional style of economics and politics, which has led to conflict at home and abroad, nor by a weak opposition. Picture taken September 14, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
  •  - A cook makes soup at a small eatery in central Budapest

    A cook makes soup at a small eatery in central Budapest

    Posted: 9/18/2012 11:00:03 AM EST
    A cook makes soup at a small eatery in central Budapest September 14, 2012. For Hungarians queuing up to work abroad, the government's promise to achieve a "fairy tale" of national prosperity soon is precisely that - more a fantasy than a realistic possibility. At least 300,000 Hungarians work in western Europe, according to government estimates, apparently unpersuaded that conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban's go-it-alone and often unpredictable policies can solve the nation's problems. Those still in Hungary are convinced neither by Orban's unconventional style of economics and politics, which has led to conflict at home and abroad, nor by a weak opposition. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
  •  - A father feeds soup to his son at a small eatery in central Budapest

    A father feeds soup to his son at a small eatery in central Budapest

    Posted: 9/18/2012 11:00:03 AM EST
    A father feeds soup to his son at a small eatery in central Budapest September 14, 2012. For Hungarians queuing up to work abroad, the government's promise to achieve a "fairy tale" of national prosperity soon is precisely that - more a fantasy than a realistic possibility. At least 300,000 Hungarians work in western Europe, according to government estimates, apparently unpersuaded that conservative Prime Minister Viktor Orban's go-it-alone and often unpredictable policies can solve the nation's problems. Those still in Hungary are convinced neither by Orban's unconventional style of economics and politics, which has led to conflict at home and abroad, nor by a weak opposition. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh
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              FILE - An April 12, 2008 photo from files showing Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos arriving at the Mulungushi International Conference Center in Lusaka, Zambia. Angola’s secon

    FILE - An April 12, 2008 photo from files showing Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos arriving at the Mulungushi International Conference Center in Lusaka, Zambia. Angola’s secon

    Posted: 8/29/2012 9:18:25 AM EST
    FILE - An April 12, 2008 photo from files showing Angola's President Jose Eduardo dos Santos arriving at the Mulungushi International Conference Center in Lusaka, Zambia. Angola’s second election in 20 years will test the popularity of dos Santos after a decade of peace that has brought much prosperity to the country rich in oil and diamonds though more than a third of citizens still live in abject poverty. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
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    Posted: 6/13/2012 12:40:54 PM EST
    In this June 12, 2012, photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands during a campaign stop at Con-Air Industries in Orlando, Fla. Democrats and Republicans are wary of trying to exploit a new report about the sharp drop in household wealth over the past 20 years. The economic report was stunning. The Great Recession shrank Americans' wealth so much that, in 2010, median family net worth was no more than it had been in 1992 after adjusting for inflation. According to the Federal Reserve report, two decades of accumulated prosperity had vanished, mainly because of falling home prices. The smartest minds in the Obama and Romney campaigns seem to conclude that the guts of the report are too complex, too old and too tricky to exploit for political ends. So both President Barack Obama and Romney have had little to say about it. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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    Posted: 6/13/2012 12:40:54 PM EST
    President Barack Obama speaks at a fundraising reception in Baltimore, Tuesday, June 12, 2012. Democrats and Republicans are wary of trying to exploit a new report about the sharp drop in household wealth over the past 20 years. The economic report was stunning. The Great Recession shrank Americans' wealth so much that, in 2010, median family net worth was no more than it had been in 1992 after adjusting for inflation. According to the Federal Reserve report, two decades of accumulated prosperity had vanished, mainly because of falling home prices. The smartest minds in the Obama and Romney campaigns seem to conclude that the guts of the report are too complex, too old and too tricky to exploit for political ends. So both Obama and challenger Mitt Romney have had little to say about it. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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    Posted: 6/11/2012 1:05:48 AM EST
    In this Tuesday, May 22, 2012 photo, Afghan National Army soldiers rest on an old mattress at Chinari outpost in Logar province, east Afghanistan. The months-old outpost was built after a police post at the base of the hill was attacked and destroyed by Taliban forces. Most of the troops in this unit say they enlisted because they love their country, and because the $250 monthly salaries offer a way out of poverty. They all say they dream of peace and prosperity for their homeland after 30 years of war. They also all say they are disappointed that after 11 years and billions of dollars so little development has taken place, peace has eluded them and corruption is rife among their leaders. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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    Posted: 6/11/2012 1:05:47 AM EST
    In this Tuesday, May 22, 2012 photo, Afghan National Army soldiers of different ethnic groups stand together at their position at Chinari outpost in Logar province, east Afghanistan. The months-old outpost was built after a police post at the base of the hill was attacked and destroyed by Taliban forces. Most of the troops in this unit say they enlisted because they love their country, and because the $250 monthly salaries offer a way out of poverty. They all say they dream of peace and prosperity for their homeland after 30 years of war. They also all say they are disappointed that after 11 years and billions of dollars so little development has taken place, peace has eluded them and corruption is rife among their leaders. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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    Posted: 6/11/2012 1:05:46 AM EST
    In this Tuesday, May 22, 2012 photo, Afghan National Army soldiers from left, Mohammed Khan, Noor Ali, Abdul Bashir, Noor Alam, wearing the unit's single helmet, and Abdul Basir, stand together for a picture at the Chinari outpost in Logar province, east Afghanistan. Most of the troops in this unit say they enlisted because they love their country, and because the $250 monthly salaries offer a way out of poverty. They all say they dream of peace and prosperity for their homeland after 30 years of war. They also all say they are disappointed that after 11 years and billions of dollars so little development has taken place, peace has eluded them and corruption is rife among their leaders. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
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    Posted: 5/24/2012 6:05:47 AM EST
    FILE - In this March 31, 2012, file photo, Rep. Rick Berg, R-N.D., speaks before the North Dakota GOP Convention in Bismarck, N.D. Berg is running for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Kent Conrad. North Dakota?s prosperity from an energy boom as the rest of the country slowly crawls out from under the economic wreckage of four years ago is making a contest of a Senate race that Democrats had all but conceded. A former state attorney general with ties to the energy industry, Heidi Heitkamp, may be the state?s only Democrat who can prevent the party from losing retiring Sen. Kent Conrad?s seat. (AP Photo/Will Kincaid, File)
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    Posted: 5/24/2012 6:05:47 AM EST
    FILE - In this May 3, 2012, file photo, North Dakota Democratic Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp speaks in Minot, N.D. North Dakota?s prosperity from an energy boom as the rest of the country slowly crawls out from under a collapsed economy four years ago is making a contest of a Senate race that Democrats had all but conceded. (AP Photo/Dale Wetzel, File)
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    Posted: 5/17/2012 3:28:10 PM EST
    Bhutanese Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley waves before the start of the 16th summit of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in Thimphu in this April 28, 2010 file photo. The tiny, mostly-Buddhist Himalayan kingdom won a world voice for adopting a happiness index to measure its economy. But its prime minister says it promptly forgot its own lesson, and let a sudden rush of prosperity go to its head. To match BHUTAN-ECONOMY/ REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/Files (BHUTAN - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 3/30/2012 6:33:49 AM EST
    Qemail Ismaili works in front of his house in village of Slupcane March 27, 2012. The bullet holes in the walls of Ismaili's home are a reminder of how close Macedonia came to full-blown civil war in 2001, when he joined a guerrilla insurgency on behalf of the country's ethnic Albanian minority. The rebels eventually disarmed in return for the immediate promise of greater rights and representation, and the more distant prospect of prosperity and opportunity within the European Union. But just over a decade on, 56-year-old Ismaili is unemployed and unable to afford the fees to keep his son in university. Picture taken March 27, 2012. To match Feature MACEDONIA-TENSIONS/ REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski (MACEDONIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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    Posted: 3/30/2012 5:30:58 AM EST
    Qemail Ismaili works in front of his house in village of Slupcane March 27, 2012. The bullet holes in the walls of Ismaili's home are a reminder of how close Macedonia came to full-blown civil war in 2001, when he joined a guerrilla insurgency on behalf of the country's ethnic Albanian minority. The rebels eventually disarmed in return for the immediate promise of greater rights and representation, and the more distant prospect of prosperity and opportunity within the European Union. But just over a decade on, 56-year-old Ismaili is unemployed and unable to afford the fees to keep his son in university. Picture taken March 27, 2012. To match Feature MACEDONIA-TENSIONS/ REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski (MACEDONIA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS)
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    To match Feature EUROPE-POPULATION/

    Posted: 3/29/2012 6:35:51 AM EST
    An old woman walks on a muddy street in Lupsanu village, 75 km (46 miles) east of Bucharest, March 7, 2012. More than 20 years after the fall of communism, the wealth gap between the east and west of Europe persists, and countries from the Black Sea to the Baltic are shedding people at an alarming rate. While membership in the European Union has brought prosperity to many, it has also made it easier to emigrate, drawing young people out of the east, especially rural areas, and leaving behind an ever older and poorer population. Picture taken March 7, 2012. To match Feature EUROPE-POPULATION/ REUTERS/Radu Sigheti (ROMANIA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION POVERTY BUSINESS)
  •  - A vehicle travels near a depot for machinery and equipment used in oil exploration in Port Stanley

    A vehicle travels near a depot for machinery and equipment used in oil exploration in Port Stanley

    Posted: 3/28/2012 2:49:15 PM EST
    A vehicle travels near a depot for machinery and equipment used in oil exploration in Port Stanley March 13, 2012. Few people are tracking the ups and downs of the British companies looking for oil off the disputed Falkland Islands as closely as islanders themselves. The search for black gold in South Atlantic waters claimed by Argentina has even persuaded some residents to dabble in the stock market as they bet on a windfall that could guarantee their small community's prosperity for decades to come. Picture taken March 13, 2012. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (FALKLAND ISLANDS - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS BUSINESS)