MALAYSIAN LOOKS AT PAINTING OF PRIME MINISTER MAHATHIR MOHAMAD IN KUALA
A Malaysian looks at a painting of Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad at a
gallery in Kuala Lumpur on July 7, 2003. Mahathir has been active in
politics since 1945, served as education minister and deputy prime
minister before becoming the country's fourth prime minister in 1981.
Mahathir, 77, said he will step down in October after 22 years in
office. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad