Papandreou takes big gamble with future, and loses - Article Photos 17/25

Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou jokes with the Greek journalists as he takes a short break during an emergency meeting at the Greek parliament in Athens, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011. A spokesman for Greece's government says it is prepared to discuss an opposition demand for the creation of a transitional government to approve the latest European bailout deal and secure the next installment of rescue loans for the country. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) ORG XMIT: XTS114