WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- It was late November 2007 when the already extended mandate of Lebanese President Emile Lahoud expired, the former president wished his staff at the presidential palace in Baabda good luck and goodbye, got into his armor-plated limousine and drove off into the night. Four months later and 16 attempts at staging elections to fill the vacant presidency, Baabda Palace remains unoccupied -- and Lebanon remains without a president.
It's considered one of the most important documents in the history of political and human freedom. This is the date, in 1215, that -- under pressure from rebellious barons -- England's King John signed the Magna Carta. Well, he actually didn't sign it --
President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush tour the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum with director Richard Norton Smith, (R) along with U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, third from left, and wife, Jean in Springfield, Il on April 19, 2005..(UPI Photo/T.J. Salsman)
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