Japan PM dissolves parliament; vote set for Dec 16 - Article Photos 5/11

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda stands still upon dissolving the lower house of parliament in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Noda dissolved the lower house of parliament Friday, paving the way for elections in which his ruling party will likely give way to a weak coalition government divided over how to solve Japan's myriad problems. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)