Authorities in Bahrain have lifted the state of emergency first put in place in April, when police began cracking down hard on the countrys Arab Spring-inspired protest movement. Tensions, however, remain palpable as talks that were supposed to ease the crisis sputter.
As Shiite-led protests against the Sunni royal family are met with a violent crackdown, some in the Shiite majority have started to lash out at Pakistani immigrants, who are Sunni.
Will the Bahraini royal family be the next Arab domino to fall? As pro-democracy demonstrations in Bahrain enter a second week, protestors hold fast in the face of brutal army repression.