An opponent of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez holds a Venezuelan flag that reads "Venezuela Free Democracy" on a street near the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. ... more 
An opponent of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez holds a Venezuelan flag that reads "Venezuela Free Democracy" on a street near the National Assembly in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. Opposition lawmakers gained a bigger presence and a platform to challenge President Hugo Chavez as a new National Assembly took office on Wednesday. They will have to contend with a president whose allies granted him expanded powers to pass laws by decree. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Ariana Cubillos
Fri, Jan 7, 2011 7:41 AM EST