Russia has a history of acceptance when it comes to its leaders, a legacy of the Soviet and czarist eras. In this photo from December 2007, members of a pro-Kremlin youth group hold a rally near Red Square in central Moscow to celebrate the victory by President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party in parliamentary elections. Maxim Marmur/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bricia Lopez, 25, teamed with her younger brother Fernando, 22, to open the Oaxacan fast-food restaurant Cemitas y Clayudas Pal Cabron in Huntington Park, Calif. She says she believes in the U.S. government and has seen her — and her parents' — American dreams come true. Mandalit del Barco/NPR hide caption

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President Obama, pictured last week at a signing ceremony at the Department of Interior, said in his January State of the Union address that the government "faces a deficit of trust" that has been growing for years. A new Pew poll supports his contention. Shawn Thew-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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George Washington leads his troops across the Delaware River in 1776 during the Revolutionary War in this painting by Emanuel Leutze. AP hide caption

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