Former Minister of Education, Shifa Mohamed looks through the police riot shields as she waits outside the parliament house during a protest in Male, Maldives, Thursday, March 1, 2012. The protesters ... more 
Former Minister of Education, Shifa Mohamed looks through the police riot shields as she waits outside the parliament house during a protest in Male, Maldives, Thursday, March 1, 2012. The protesters prevented the country's new leader, Mohammed Waheed Hassan, from opening Parliament on Thursday, three weeks after he took office in a contentious power transfer. Maldives former President Mohamed Nasheed resigned last month after weeks of public protests and loss of support from the military and police. He later said he was ousted in a coup and was forced to resign at gunpoint. (AP Photo/Sinan Hussain) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Sinan Hussain
Thu, Mar 1, 2012 7:38 AM EST