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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Photos of the Day: Dec. 11, 2012

Lasers project the number of seats won in the parliamentary elections by the political groups that received over the minimum 5 percent of the votes, on the facade of the communist era built Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, Romania, Monday night, Dec. 10, 2012. Partial results show Romania's ruling center-left alliance Social Liberal Union won about 59 percent of the seats in the 452-seat legislature, followed by a center-right group allied to President Traian Basescu that polled just below 17 percent. A populist party lead by a media tycoon scored about 14 percent in Sunday's election and an ethnic Hungarian party won just over 5 percent.