Nepal’s restored parliament voted unanimously in favor of reducing the king’s power to that of a ceremonial figurehead with no control of the army. Tens of thousands of Nepalese celebrated in the streets when they heard the news yesterday.

They’ve earned the right to celebrate. Earlier this month, people gave their lives in street demonstrations against the king and his army. Democracy is unfolding now for a thrilled citizenry, as this BBC photo captures. GNN-i covers the blooming of democracy in several news reports here.

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