APTOPIX Georgia Elections

September 29, 2012 - 1:35 PM
Opposition supporters hold their party flags and release balloons during a rally in the center of Georgia's capital Tbilisi, Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, in a show of strength days ahead of a parliamentary election that presents the toughest challenge to the future of Mikhail Saakashvili's government since he became president nearly nine years ago. Georgia holds tightly contested parliamentary elections on Oct. 1. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)