Los Angeles Times

Pro-Hazare rally

Supporters of veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare shout pro-Hazare slogans during a protest against corruption in Jammu. India's parliament edged closer to an agreement on Saturday on an anti-corruption bill that could end a 12-day hunger strike by a social activist that has lead to widespread anger against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's besieged government. The campaign to get the legislation passed by 74-year-old Anna Hazare has struck a chord with millions of Indians tired of endemic corruption, sparking nationwide protests and exposing the ruling Congress party as out-of-touch with voters.Reuters photo