Cavalry escort the convoy of the Bahrain's King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa during a National Day Ceremony at the University of Bahrain in Zallaq, South of Manama, on December 16, 2012. King Hamad said in a speech to mark the occasion that "Bahrain will remain a nation of law, institutions, liberties and tolerance between different religions and cultures".  AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH        (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images)