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  •  - Riot police officers stand guard behind barricades near the Constitution Assembly building as the midnight deadline of Nepal's first federal constitution approaches in Kathmandu

    Riot police officers stand guard behind barricades near the Constitution Assembly building as the midnight deadline of Nepal's first federal constitution approaches in Kathmandu

    Posted: 5/27/2012 5:45:53 AM EST
    Riot police officers stand guard behind barricades near the Constitution Assembly building as the midnight deadline of Nepal's first federal constitution approaches in Kathmandu May 27, 2012. A new constitution is widely seen as crucial to helping end the instability that has plagued Nepal since the end of a Maoist-led civil war in 2006 and subsequent overthrow of the monarchy, but it has been thwarted by demands for the country to be divided into states along ethnic lines. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Members of the Brahmin-Chhetri Society protest against federalism as the midnight deadline of the nation's first federal constitution approaches in Kathmandu

    Members of the Brahmin-Chhetri Society protest against federalism as the midnight deadline of the nation's first federal constitution approaches in Kathmandu

    Posted: 5/27/2012 5:42:04 AM EST
    Members of the Brahmin-Chhetri Society protest near the constitution assembly building against federalism, as the midnight deadline of the nation's first federal constitution approaches in Kathmandu May 27, 2012. A new constitution is widely seen as crucial to helping end the instability that has plagued Nepal since the end of a Maoist-led civil war in 2006 and subsequent overthrow of the monarchy, but it has been thwarted by demands for the country to be divided into states along ethnic lines. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - Nepalese riot police personnel stand guard behind barricades near the Constitution Assembly building in Kathmandu

    Nepalese riot police personnel stand guard behind barricades near the Constitution Assembly building in Kathmandu

    Posted: 5/26/2012 8:47:36 AM EST
    Nepalese riot police personnel stand guard behind barricades near the Constitution Assembly building, a day before the deadline to draft the new constitution which is due on May 27, in Kathmandu May 26, 2012. Nepali politicians on Tuesday proposed to ignore a Supreme Court deadline giving them until Sunday to draw up a new constitution for the Himalayan republic, saying they needed more time to agree on the boundaries and names of new states. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - A student holds out a flower during a protest rally in Kathmandu

    A student holds out a flower during a protest rally in Kathmandu

    Posted: 5/23/2012 5:07:15 AM EST
    A student holds out a flower during a protest rally demanding peace, social harmony and the punctual implementation of a new constitution near the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu May 23, 2012. Nepali politicians on Tuesday proposed to ignore a Supreme Court deadline giving them until Sunday to draw up a new constitution for the Himalayan republic, saying they needed more time to agree on the boundaries and names of new states. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST EDUCATION)
  •  - Students participate in a protest rally in Kathmandu

    Students participate in a protest rally in Kathmandu

    Posted: 5/23/2012 5:03:47 AM EST
    Students participate in a protest rally demanding peace, social harmony and the punctual implementation of a new constitution near the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu May 23, 2012. Nepali politicians on Tuesday proposed to ignore a Supreme Court deadline giving them until Sunday to draw up a new constitution for the Himalayan republic, saying they needed more time to agree on the boundaries and names of new states. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST EDUCATION)
  •  - Students participate in a protest rally in Kathmandu

    Students participate in a protest rally in Kathmandu

    Posted: 5/23/2012 5:00:22 AM EST
    Students participate in a protest rally demanding peace, social harmony and the punctual implementation of a new constitution near the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu May 23, 2012. Nepali politicians on Tuesday proposed to ignore a Supreme Court deadline giving them until Sunday to draw up a new constitution for the Himalayan republic, saying they needed more time to agree on the boundaries and names of new states. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST EDUCATION)
  •  - Students participate in a protest rally in Kathmandu

    Students participate in a protest rally in Kathmandu

    Posted: 5/23/2012 4:56:23 AM EST
    Students participate in a protest rally demanding peace, social harmony and the punctual implementation of a new constitution near the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu May 23, 2012. Nepali politicians on Tuesday proposed to ignore a Supreme Court deadline giving them until Sunday to draw up a new constitution for the Himalayan republic, saying they needed more time to agree on the boundaries and names of new states. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST EDUCATION)
  •  - Students participate in a protest rally near the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu

    Students participate in a protest rally near the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu

    Posted: 5/23/2012 4:54:32 AM EST
    Students participate in a protest rally demanding peace, social harmony and the punctual implementation of a new constitution near the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu May 23, 2012. Nepali politicians on Tuesday proposed to ignore a Supreme Court deadline giving them until Sunday to draw up a new constitution for the Himalayan republic, saying they needed more time to agree on the boundaries and names of new states. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST EDUCATION)
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    Posted: 5/20/2012 10:05:46 AM EST
    Nepalese policemen sit near the constitution assembly building during a general strike called by Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, May 20, 2012. The group had called for businesses to close and vehicles to stay off the streets to support their demand that states proposed in the new constitution be marked on the basis of ethnic groups.(AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
  •  - A Tamang woman, part of an ethnic indigenous group living in Nepal, drinks water during a sit-in protest organized by the Tamang National Liberation Front in-front of the constitution assembly

    A Tamang woman, part of an ethnic indigenous group living in Nepal, drinks water during a sit-in protest organized by the Tamang National Liberation Front in-front of the constitution assembly

    Posted: 5/18/2012 9:56:21 AM EST
    A Tamang woman, part of an ethnic indigenous group living in Nepal, drinks water during a sit-in protest organized by the Tamang National Liberation Front in-front of the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu May 18, 2012. The Tamang National Liberation Front organized the sit-in protest to demand for their autonomous province to be recognized within the new constitution, according to the protesters. There are nine days to go before the declaration of a new constitution in Nepal, due on May 27. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Tamang women, an ethnic indigenous group living in Nepal, applaud during their sit-in protest organized by Tamang National Liberation Front in-front of the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu

    Tamang women, an ethnic indigenous group living in Nepal, applaud during their sit-in protest organized by Tamang National Liberation Front in-front of the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu

    Posted: 5/18/2012 8:40:05 AM EST
    Tamang women, an ethnic indigenous group living in Nepal, applaud during their sit-in protest organized by Tamang National Liberation Front in-front of the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu May 18, 2012. The Tamang National Liberation Front organized the sit-in protest to demand for their autonomous province to be recognized within the new constitution, according to the protesters. There are nine days to go before the declaration of a new constitution in Nepal, due on May 27. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - A Tamang man, from an ethnic indigenous group living in Nepal, whistles during a sit-in protest organized by Tamang National Liberation Front in-front of the constitution assembly building in

    A Tamang man, from an ethnic indigenous group living in Nepal, whistles during a sit-in protest organized by Tamang National Liberation Front in-front of the constitution assembly building in

    Posted: 5/18/2012 8:23:27 AM EST
    A Tamang man, from an ethnic indigenous group living in Nepal, whistles during a sit-in protest organized by Tamang National Liberation Front in-front of the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu May 18, 2012. The Tamang National Liberation Front organized the sit-in protest demanding for their autonomous province to be recognized within the new constitution, according to the protesters. There are nine days to go before the declaration of a new constitution in Nepal, due on May 27. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST)
  •  - A Tamang woman, part of an ethnic indigenous group living in Nepal, drinks water during a sit-in protest organized by the Tamang National Liberation Front in-front of the constitution assembly

    A Tamang woman, part of an ethnic indigenous group living in Nepal, drinks water during a sit-in protest organized by the Tamang National Liberation Front in-front of the constitution assembly

    Posted: 5/18/2012 8:06:32 AM EST
    A Tamang woman, part of an ethnic indigenous group living in Nepal, drinks water during a sit-in protest organized by the Tamang National Liberation Front in-front of the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu May 18, 2012. The Tamang National Liberation Front organized the sit-in protest to demand for their autonomous province to be recognized within the new constitution, according to the protesters. There are nine days to go before the declaration of a new constitution in Nepal, due on May 27. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - Tamang women, an ethnic indigenous group living in Nepal, applaud during their sit-in protest organized by the Tamang National Liberation Front near the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu

    Tamang women, an ethnic indigenous group living in Nepal, applaud during their sit-in protest organized by the Tamang National Liberation Front near the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu

    Posted: 5/18/2012 8:02:32 AM EST
    Tamang women, an ethnic indigenous group living in Nepal, applaud during their sit-in protest organized by the Tamang National Liberation Front near the constitution assembly building in Kathmandu May 18, 2012. The Tamang National Liberation Front organized the sit-in protest to demand for their autonomous province to be recognized within the new constitution, according to the protesters. There are nine days to go before the declaration of a new constitution in Nepal, due on May 27. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY CIVIL UNREST)
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    Posted: 5/7/2012 12:55:46 PM EST
    Vladimir Putin speaks with his hand on the Constitution during his inauguration ceremony as new Russia's president in Moscow Monday, May 7, 2012. Putin has been sworn in as Russia's president for a third term after four years as prime minister. (AP Photo/RIA Novosti Kremlin, Vladimir Rodionov, Presidential Press Service)
  •  - Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to reporters with Spokesman of the National League for Democracy (NLD), Nyan Win, at the Democracy Party head office in Yangon

    Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to reporters with Spokesman of the National League for Democracy (NLD), Nyan Win, at the Democracy Party head office in Yangon

    Posted: 4/30/2012 4:35:52 AM EST
    Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to reporters with Spokesman of the National League for Democracy (NLD), Nyan Win (L), at the head office in Yangon April 30, 2012. Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party agreed on Monday to end a boycott of parliament and swear an oath to protect the constitution that it had resisted, party officials said, setting aside a dispute with the government. Officials in her National League for Democracy (NLD) party said they could attend parliament from Wednesday. REUTERS/Stringer (MYANMAR - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to reporters in the National League for Democracy Party head office in Yangon

    Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to reporters in the National League for Democracy Party head office in Yangon

    Posted: 4/30/2012 4:25:57 AM EST
    Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to reporters in the National League for Democracy Party head office in Yangon April 30, 2012. Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party agreed on Monday to end a boycott of parliament and swear an oath to protect the constitution that it had resisted, party officials said, setting aside a dispute with the government. Officials in her National League for Democracy (NLD) party said they could attend parliament from Wednesday. REUTERS/Stringer (MYANMAR - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - File photo of Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in front of her home in Yangon

    File photo of Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in front of her home in Yangon

    Posted: 4/30/2012 3:29:15 AM EST
    Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi smiles at supporters in front of her home in Yangon, in this file photo taken April 16, 2012. Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and her party agreed on Monday to end a boycott of parliament and swear an oath to protect the constitution that it had resisted, party officials said, setting aside a dispute with the government. Officials in her National League for Democracy (NLD) party said they could attend parliament from Wednesday. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun/Files (MYANMAR - Tags: POLITICS)
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    Posted: 4/24/2012 1:35:48 PM EST
    This undated photo provided by Christie's shows George Washington?s personal copy of the Acts of Congress, including the Constitution and draft Bill of Rights. On June 22, Christie?s New York will auction the volume which was specially printed and bound for Washington in 1789, his first year in office as first President of the United States. The estimate is $2-3million. (AP Photo/Christie's)
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    Posted: 4/24/2012 1:35:47 PM EST
    This undated photo provided by Christie's shows George Washington?s personal copy of the Acts of Congress, including the Constitution and draft Bill of Rights. On June 22, Christie?s New York will auction the volume which was specially printed and bound for Washington in 1789, his first year in office as first President of the United States. The estimate is $2-3million. (AP Photo/Christie's)