Sheik Ali Salman, leader of the Shiite opposition group Wefaq, speaks during a press conference at his party's headquarters in Manama, Bahrain Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Salman defended the top Shiite ... more 
Sheik Ali Salman, leader of the Shiite opposition group Wefaq, speaks during a press conference at his party's headquarters in Manama, Bahrain Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2011. Salman defended the top Shiite cleric in the Gulf island nation, Sheik Isa Qassim, seen in posters behind him, from a rebuke by the Bahraini Justice Ministry, saying Qassim's message consistently has been peaceful. Salman also urged Bahrainis to boycott an upcoming special election to fill the seats of resigned opposition lawmakers.(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Hasan Jamali
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 9:05 AM EDT