Kuwait emir opens new parliamentary session

The new parliament, almost entirely dominated by pro-government MPs, was elected on December 1 amid a massive boycott by the opposition
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Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah (C) waves upon arrival to address the opening session of the newly elected parliament in Kuwait City on December 16, 2012. The new parliament, almost entirely dominated by pro-government MPs, was elected on December 1 amid a massive boycott by the opposition in protest at the government's amendment of Kuwait's electoral law. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A general view shows the opening session of Kuwait's newly elected parliament in Kuwait City on December 16, 2012. The new parliament, almost entirely dominated by pro-government MPs, was elected on December 1 amid a massive boycott by the opposition in protest at the government's amendment of Kuwait's electoral law. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah attends the opening session of the newly elected parliament in Kuwait City on December 16, 2012. The new parliament, almost entirely dominated by pro-government MPs, was elected on December 1 amid a massive boycott by the opposition in protest at the government's amendment of Kuwait's electoral law. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmed al-Sabah attends the opening session of the newly elected parliament in Kuwait City on December 16, 2012. The new parliament, almost entirely dominated by pro-government MPs, was elected on December 1 amid a massive boycott by the opposition in protest at the government's amendment of Kuwait's electoral law. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Newly elected Kuwaiti Shiite MP Abdulhamid Dashti waves during the opening session of the new parliament in Kuwait City on December 16, 2012. The new parliament, almost entirely dominated by pro-government MPs, was elected on December 1 amid a massive boycott by the opposition in protest at the government's amendment of Kuwait's electoral law. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Mubarak al-Sabah addresses the opening session of the newly elected parliament in Kuwait City on December 16, 2012. The new parliament, almost entirely dominated by pro-government MPs, was elected on December 1 amid a massive boycott by the opposition in protest at the government's amendment of Kuwait's electoral law. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti Minister of Social Affairs and Labour Thekra al-Rashidi arrives to attend the opening session of the newly elected parliament in Kuwait City on December 16, 2012. The new parliament, almost entirely dominated by pro-government MPs, was elected on December 1 amid a massive boycott by the opposition in protest at the government's amendment of Kuwait's electoral law. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Newly elected Kuwaiti MP Safaa al-Hashem chats with other MPs during the opening session of the newly elected parliament in Kuwait City on December 16, 2012. The new parliament, almost entirely dominated by pro-government MPs, was elected on December 1 amid a massive boycott by the opposition in protest at the government's amendment of Kuwait's electoral law. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti Shiite MP Maasuma al-Mubarak waves during the opening session of the newly elected parliament in Kuwait City on December 16, 2012. The new parliament, almost entirely dominated by pro-government MPs, was elected on December 1 amid a massive boycott by the opposition in protest at the government's amendment of Kuwait's electoral law. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Kuwaiti Planning, Development and State Minister for national assembly affairs Rola Dashti chats with a deputy during the opening session of the newly elected parliament in Kuwait City on December 16, 2012. The new parliament, almost entirely dominated by pro-government MPs, was elected on December 1 amid a massive boycott by the opposition in protest at the government's amendment of Kuwait's electoral law. (AFP/Getty Images)