Papandreou takes big gamble with future, and loses - Article Photos 12/25

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, second right, shakes hands with Socialist lawmaker members of parliament prior his speech in Athens, in Athens, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. Greece's embattled prime minister says he has invited opposition conservatives to join talks on a major European debt deal, ignoring calls to hold an early general election. Papandreou on Thursday insisted he never would have put the question of whether Greece stays in the joint euro currency to a popular vote.(AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) ORG XMIT: XPG105