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Lawmaker Ronny Tong sits beside placards left by pro-democracy lawmakers, after they left to boycott Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam during a Legislative Council meeting in Hong Kong April 22, 2015. The Hong Kong government unveiled a long-awaited electoral blueprint for selecting the city's next leader to lawmakers on Wednesday, in a plan that reflected China's desire for a tightly controlled poll that is likely to rile democracy activists.

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Lawmaker Ronny Tong sits beside placards left by pro-democracy lawmakers after they boycotted Hong Kong Chief Secretary Carrie Lam during a Legislative Council meeting in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong government on Wednesday unveiled a long-awaited electoral blueprint for selecting the city’s next leader, in a plan that reflected China’s desire for a tightly controlled poll that is likely to rile democracy activists

Members of the German parliament vote on financial help for Greece at the German parliament, the Bundestag in Berlin on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  Germany's Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens.  Lawmakers voted 542-32 to back the bailout extension. There were 13 abstentions.  (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)

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Members of the German parliament vote on financial help for Greece at the German parliament, the Bundestag in Berlin on Friday. Germany‘s Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece’s financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Lawmakers voted 542-32 to back the bailout extension. There were 13 abstentions. 

Pro-democracy lawmakers carrying yellow ...Pro-democracy lawmakers carrying yellow umbrellas  --the symbol of the pro-democracy movement-- walk out of the legislative chamber as the consultation document is about to be presented in Hong Kong on January 7, 2015.  Tensions remain high following more than two months of mass protests for fully free elections that failed to win concessions for pro-democracy campaigners.  AFP PHOTO /  AARON TAMaaron tam/AFP/Getty Images

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Pro-democracy lawmakers carrying yellow umbrellas — the symbol of the pro-democracy movement — walk out of the legislative chamber as the consultation document is about to be presented in Hong Kong

Vladimir Malyshev...Ukrainian lawmakers scuffle as pro-government lawmaker Vladimir Malyshev, left, injured in the scuffle, has blood on his face in the Ukrainian parliament  in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Lawmakers scuffled in the Ukrainian parliament during a debate on this year's budget. Despite the opposition's efforts to disrupt the vote,  the budget draft, which has already been delayed by almost two months, was passed in its second reading.

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Lawmaker Vladimir Malyshev, left, was left with blood on his face after a scuffle in the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, during a debate on this year’s budget. Despite the opposition’s efforts to disrupt the vote, the budget draft, which has already been delayed by almost two months, was passed on its second reading 

Ruling and opposition lawmakers fight each other on the legislature floor in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged punches and thrown water at each other ahead of an expected vote authorizing a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant. Fridayís fracas pitted the pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeouís ruling Nationalist Party against strongly anti-nuclear forces affiliated with the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Lawmakers fight each other on the legislature floor in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday. They exchanged punches and threw water ahead of an expected vote authorising a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant. The pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeou’s ruling Nationalist party were pitted against anti-nuclear forces affiliated with the main opposition Democratic Progressive party. 

A pregnant woman reads a book as she sit...A pregnant woman reads a book as she sits on an empty boulevard in central Sofia, on the sidelines of massive anti-government protests on June 27, 2013, to try to prevent lawmakers from entering and to press for the government's resignation, but Bulgarian lawmakers succeeded in opening parliament for the first time this week. Thousands of Bulgarians, sick of a political class they see as too dependent on shadowy oligarchs, have taken to the streets every night since June 14, just four months after anti-poverty and corruption rallies ousted the previous conservative cabinet.   TOPSHOTS    AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFFDIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images

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A pregnant woman reads a book as she sits on an empty boulevard in central Sofia, Bulgaria on the sidelines of protests to try to prevent lawmakers from entering parliament and to press for the government’s resignation. However lawmakers succeeded in opening parliament for the first time this week.