Ukraine's parliament deadlocks ahead of elections
Opposition protesters spray tear gas against riot police in front of the Ukrainian House in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Opposition activists have clashed with riot police during a protest against a controversial bill that would allow the use of Russian in official settings in Russian-speaking regions. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
The resignation of the speaker of Ukraine's parliament Volodymyr Lytvyn has paralyzed parliament ahead of elections scheduled for Oct. 28.
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