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A foreign tourist waits with luggage at the Maldives International... News PhotoHorizontal,Luggage,Maldives,Politics,Tourist,WaitingPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA foreign tourist waits with luggage at the Maldives International Airport in Male on November 12, 2013. The United States stepped up its criticism of the embattled Maldives on Tuesday, warning caretaker president Mohamed Waheed that a decision to remain in office after his mandate expired was endangering democracy. The US State Department said Waheed's move to continue to govern after his time in office lapsed at midnight Sunday was unprecedented, after the tourism-reliant Indian Ocean nation failed to hold elections for the third time in two months. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)