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A Bahraini anti-government protester flashes a victory sign behind a Bahraini flag at the Pearl Square in Manama, Bahrain, on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. Bahrain's opposition leaders gathered Sunday to examine offers for talks by Bahrain's rulers after nearly a week of protests and deadly clashes that have sharply divided the strategic Gulf nation. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
Photo by: Hassan Ammar
A Bahraini anti-government protester flashes a victory sign behind a Bahraini flag at the Pearl Square in Manama, Bahrain, on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011. Bahrain's opposition leaders gathered Sunday to examine offers for talks by Bahrain's rulers after nearly a week of protests and deadly clashes that have sharply divided the strategic Gulf nation. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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