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Protests in Tunisian town show anger at Islamist government

Protesters take cover from police during clashes in Siliana, northwest of Tunis December 1, 2012. Tunisian security forces fired tear gas and live rounds in the air on Saturday to try to disperse several thousand protesters in the town that has seen days of clashes this week over economic problems in the North African state. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

Protesters take cover from police during clashes in Siliana, northwest of Tunis December 1, 2012. Tunisian security forces fired tear gas and live rounds in the air on Saturday to try to disperse several thousand protesters in the town that has seen...more

Protesters take cover from police during clashes in Siliana, northwest of Tunis December 1, 2012. Tunisian security forces fired tear gas and live rounds in the air on Saturday to try to disperse several thousand protesters in the town that has seen days of clashes this week over economic problems in the North African state. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
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People demonstrate in soldiarity with the ongoing protests in the town of Siliana, outside the Interior Ministry in the capital Tunis, December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Anis Mili (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)

People demonstrate in soldiarity with the ongoing protests in the town of Siliana, outside the Interior Ministry in the capital Tunis, December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Anis Mili (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)

People demonstrate in soldiarity with the ongoing protests in the town of Siliana, outside the Interior Ministry in the capital Tunis, December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Anis Mili (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW)
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A protester looks toward riot police during clashes in Siliana, northwest of Tunis December 1, 2012. Tunisian security forces fired tear gas and live rounds in the air on Saturday to try to disperse several thousand protesters in the town that has seen days of clashes this week over economic problems in the North African state. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A protester looks toward riot police during clashes in Siliana, northwest of Tunis December 1, 2012. Tunisian security forces fired tear gas and live rounds in the air on Saturday to try to disperse several thousand protesters in the town that has...more

A protester looks toward riot police during clashes in Siliana, northwest of Tunis December 1, 2012. Tunisian security forces fired tear gas and live rounds in the air on Saturday to try to disperse several thousand protesters in the town that has seen days of clashes this week over economic problems in the North African state. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi
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A youth who is protesting, runs during clashes with police in Siliana, northwest of Tunis December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Amine ben Aziza

A youth who is protesting, runs during clashes with police in Siliana, northwest of Tunis December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Amine ben Aziza

A youth who is protesting, runs during clashes with police in Siliana, northwest of Tunis December 1, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Amine ben Aziza
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Protesters walk through tear gas during clashes in Siliana, northwest of Tunis December 1, 2012. Tunisian security forces fired tear gas and live rounds in the air on Saturday to try to disperse several thousand protesters in the town that has seen days of clashes this week over economic problems in the North African state. REUTERS/Mohamed Amine ben Aziza

Protesters walk through tear gas during clashes in Siliana, northwest of Tunis December 1, 2012. Tunisian security forces fired tear gas and live rounds in the air on Saturday to try to disperse several thousand protesters in the town that has seen...more

Protesters walk through tear gas during clashes in Siliana, northwest of Tunis December 1, 2012. Tunisian security forces fired tear gas and live rounds in the air on Saturday to try to disperse several thousand protesters in the town that has seen days of clashes this week over economic problems in the North African state. REUTERS/Mohamed Amine ben Aziza
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A protester throws stones at police during clashes in Siliana December 1, 2012. Tunisian security forces fired tear gas and live rounds in the air on Saturday to try to disperse several thousand protesters in the town that has seen days of clashes this week over economic problems in the North African state. REUTERS/Mohamed Amine ben Aziza (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

A protester throws stones at police during clashes in Siliana December 1, 2012. Tunisian security forces fired tear gas and live rounds in the air on Saturday to try to disperse several thousand protesters in the town that has seen days of clashes...more

A protester throws stones at police during clashes in Siliana December 1, 2012. Tunisian security forces fired tear gas and live rounds in the air on Saturday to try to disperse several thousand protesters in the town that has seen days of clashes this week over economic problems in the North African state. REUTERS/Mohamed Amine ben Aziza (TUNISIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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