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ROSE REVOLUTION – 2003, Georgia – Notable for the red roses they clutched, thousands of Georgian voters took to the streets in November 2003 to protest the results of a parliamentary election. Independent monitors found that Mikheil Saakashvili won the election, not pro-Russian president Eduard Shevardnadze. Mr. Saakashvili led protesters in non-violent demonstrations in the capital, Tblisi, and ultimately a new election was held in January 2004 that put him in power. An opposition supporter stands under a giant Georgian flag during a rally in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi, Georgia, in November 2007, demanding Saakashvili's resignation.

PHOTO: Shakh Aivazov/AP/FILE

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