An unidentified Bahraini plants a campaign sign Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, in Manama, Bahrain, for parliament candidate Adel al-Assoumi ahead of Saturday's elections in the Persian Gulf island nation. ... more 
An unidentified Bahraini plants a campaign sign Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010, in Manama, Bahrain, for parliament candidate Adel al-Assoumi 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