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Artist and acclaimed ex-mayor takes on Albania

TIRANA (Reuters) - If outgoing Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha was one of the most resilient leaders of the turbulent Balkans, his successor after a Sunday election is its most colorful.Full story

Albanians hand Socialists a landslide, defeated PM silent

TIRANA (Reuters) - Albania's Socialist opposition claimed a landslide election victory on Tuesday and supporters poured into the streets, but two days after the volatile NATO country voted, its defeated prime minister remained silent. Full story

Political mistrust undermined Albanian election: observers

TIRANA (Reuters) - Albania's parliamentary election was marred by mutual mistrust of the two main parties, international observers said on Monday. Full story

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An Albanian girl walks on a beach in Llaman near the city of Vlore, some 220 km south of the capital Tirana, July 17, 2013. Albania has been gripped by hot weather, with temperatures reaching 32 degrees Celsius. Picture taken on July 17, 2013. REUTERS/Arben Celi (ALBANIA - Tags: ENVIRONMEN

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A boy jumps into the sea at a polluted beach in the city of Vlore, some 150 km south of the capital Tirana, July 17, 2013. Albania has been gripped by hot weather, with temperatures reaching 32 degrees Celsius. Picture taken on July 17, 2013. REUTERS/Arben Celi (ALBANIA - Tags: ENVIRONMEN

Albania's PM Berisha meets his supporters before a news conference in Tirana