Kuwait's emir digs in against opposition - Article Photos 1/2

The Amir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Sabah, left, receives a copy of a speech given by Kuwait's Prime Minister, Sheikh Jaber al-Mubarak al-Sabah, second right, during the inauguration of the 14th Legislative Term of the National Assembly in Kuwait, Sunda, Dec 16, 2012. Security forces blocked hundreds of protesters from staging a rally outside the parliament building Sunday, as Kuwait's amir denounced anti-government factions as committing "treason" and vowed to stand firm amid the country's deepening political crisis. (AP Photo/Gustavo Ferrari)