#AP | Sheikh Ali Salman, leader of the opposition al-Wifaq party speaks to Bahraini anti-government protesters during a gathering Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, in Manama, Bahrain. Salaman said, "From now on we are not going to accept appointed government and people must elect their government." Thousands shouted "down with the government" during the gathering, called by several opposition societies to demand freedom for political prisoners and democracy in the Gulf island kingdom. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)