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Kuwaitis gather Tuesday outside parliament to demand a change of government. Kuwait is a leader among Gulf states in having a parliament that can challenge ruling authority. Nevertheless, calls have gone out on social-media sites for protests next month in Kuwait. (Associated Press)

Kuwaitis gather Tuesday outside parliament to demand a change of government. Kuwait is a leader among Gulf states in having a parliament that can challenge ruling authority. Nevertheless, calls have gone out on social-media sites for protests next month in Kuwait. (Associated Press)

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