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Police fire water cannon, plastic bullet at Northern Irish rioters

A man stands in front of a burning double-decker bus, which was hijacked and set alight by loyalists, in the Rathcoole Estate, Belfast January 11, 2013. Violent protests continue in Northern Ireland as loyalists renewed their anger against restrictions on flying the union flag from Belfast City Hall. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A man stands in front of a burning double-decker bus, which was hijacked and set alight by loyalists, in the Rathcoole Estate, Belfast January 11, 2013. Violent protests continue in Northern Ireland as loyalists renewed their anger against...more

A man stands in front of a burning double-decker bus, which was hijacked and set alight by loyalists, in the Rathcoole Estate, Belfast January 11, 2013. Violent protests continue in Northern Ireland as loyalists renewed their anger against restrictions on flying the union flag from Belfast City Hall. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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A burning double-decker bus, which was hijacked and set alight by loyalists, is seen in the Rathcoole Estate, Belfast January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A burning double-decker bus, which was hijacked and set alight by loyalists, is seen in the Rathcoole Estate, Belfast January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

A burning double-decker bus, which was hijacked and set alight by loyalists, is seen in the Rathcoole Estate, Belfast January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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People walk past a burning double-decker bus, which was hijacked and set alight by loyalists, in the Rathcoole Estate, Belfast January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

People walk past a burning double-decker bus, which was hijacked and set alight by loyalists, in the Rathcoole Estate, Belfast January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton

People walk past a burning double-decker bus, which was hijacked and set alight by loyalists, in the Rathcoole Estate, Belfast January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
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