24 Nov. 2007
Australian Prime Minister John Howard arrives to speak to his supporters after conceding defeat in national elections, at a hotel in Sydney November 24, 2007. Howard conceded defeat at national elections on Saturday as the Labor opposition swept to power ending 11 years of conservative rule.
Howard, a close U.S. ally and staunch supporter of the war in Iraq, was struggling to save his own seat as Australians voted for generational change, backing the younger Labor leader Kevin Rudd, who has promised to withdraw combat troops from Iraq. REUTERS/Mick Tsikas (AUSTRALIA)