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Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against bus fare price hikes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (June 20, 2013)

Brazil protests

More than a week of massive, violent protests across Brazil was met only with stoic silence Friday from President Dilma Rousseff, even after she had called an emergency Cabinet meeting in response to the growing unrest.

Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest
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Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against bus fare price hikes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (June 20, 2013)

The protests continued Friday, as about 1,000 people
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The protests continued Friday, as about 1,000 people marched in western Rio de Janeiro city, with some looting stores and invading an enormous $250 million arts center that remains empty after several years of construction. (June 20, 2013)

Police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, tried to
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Police in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, tried to disperse the crowds of protestors with tear gas and rubber bullets as they were pelted with rocks. (June 20, 2013)

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Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest
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Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Many protesters have called for a movement with no ties to political parties or unions, which are widely considered corrupt. (June 20, 2013)

Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest
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Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against bus fare price hikes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Several cities have canceled the hikes, but the outrage has only grown more intense. (June 20, 2013)

Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest
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Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against bus fare price hikes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The one group behind the reversal of the fare hike, the Free Fare Movement, said on Friday it would not call any more protests. However, it wasn't clear what impact that might have on a movement that has moved far beyond its original complaint. (June 20, 2013)

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Riot police officers fire rubber bullets after clashes erupted during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Demonstrators gathered across the country to denounce everything from poor public services to the billions of dollars spent preparing for next year's World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. (June 20, 2013)

Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest
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Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest against bus fare price hikes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Most protesters have been peaceful, and crowds have taken to chanting "No violence! No violence!" when small groups have prepared to burn and smash. The more violent demonstrators have usually taken over once night has fallen. (June 20, 2013)

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Riot police officers fire rubber bullets after clashes
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Riot police officers fire rubber bullets after clashes erupted during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The unrest is hitting the nation as it hosts the Confederations Cup soccer tournament, with tens of thousands of foreign visitors in attendance. (June 20, 2013)

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Riot police patrol after clashes erupted during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For some, the police response to the protests has been yet another reason to hit the streets. "Even though I didn't see much of police violence on TV because the coverage was focused on the vandalism, I heard about it from friends and family," said 26-year-old journalist Marcela Barreto, who was marching in Rio on Friday. "And I wanted to show the government it's not going to work. We're not scared." (June 20, 2013)

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Demonstrators in Brazil clash with riot police during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, above. Other protests broke out in the country's biggest city, Sao Paulo, and in Fortaleza in the country's northeast. (June 20, 2013)

Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest
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Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Protesters were calling for more mobilizations in 10 cities on Saturday. (June 20, 2013)

Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest
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Demonstrators clash with riot police during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (June 20, 2013)

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Riot police tried to disperse the crowds of
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Riot police tried to disperse the crowds of protesters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with tear gas and rubber bullets as they were pelted with rocks. Police said some in the crowd were armed and firing at officers. (June 20, 2013)

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