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Clashes in Kuwait after opposition's election boycott

Obaida al Ahmad / Reuters

An anti-riot police officer standing in a vehicle fires tear gas at demonstrators protesting against the election results in Kuwait on December 4, 2012.

Kuwaiti protesters clashed with riot police on Tuesday during a demonstration against the results of an election boycotted by the opposition, Reuters reports.

Kuwait's ruler accepted the government's resignation on Monday, the state news agency KUNA said, a step designed to make way for a new cabinet in the Gulf Arab state.

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The newly elected parliament is expected to be more cooperative with the government than its predecessor because of the opposition boycott of the vote.

Obaida al Ahmad / Reuters

Demonstrators march on the street of Aesha Om al Moemin to protest against the election results in Kuwait on December 4, 2012.

Obaida al Ahmad / Reuters

A demonstrator kicks a tear gas canister away during clashes with anti-riot police in Kuwait on December 4, 2012.

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