Cavalry escort the convoy of the Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa during a National Day Ceremony at the University of Bahrain in Zallaq, South of Manama, on December 16, 2012. King Hamad said in a speech to mark the occasion that 'Bahrain will remain a nation of law, institutions, liberties and tolerance between different religions and cultures'. (AFP/Getty Images)
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