An unidentified Bahraini helping set up banners Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, in Manama, Bahrain, for parliament candidate Adel al-Assoumi (below) ahead of Saturday's elections in the Persian Gulf island ... more 
An unidentified Bahraini helping set up banners Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, in Manama, Bahrain, for parliament candidate Adel al-Assoumi (below) ahead of Saturday's elections in the Persian Gulf island nation. Behind him is a billboard of the unelected prime minister, Sheik Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa. In many ways, the balloting has become a referendum on a two-month crackdown against alleged dissent that has left more than 250 people jailed, muzzled bloggers and liberal media outlets and brought denunciations from international rights groups. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Hasan Jamali
Thu, Oct 21, 2010 5:01 PM EDT