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A riot police officer takes cover behind a car as he attempts to break up a demonstration in Caracas March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A riot police officer takes cover behind a car as he attempts to break up a demonstration in Caracas March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A riot police officer takes cover behind a car as he attempts to break up a demonstration in Caracas March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Supporters of the late President Hugo Chavez burn a flag with Capriles' campaign logo during a protest in Caracas March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Supporters of the late President Hugo Chavez burn a flag with Capriles' campaign logo during a protest in Caracas March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Supporters of the late President Hugo Chavez burn a flag with Capriles' campaign logo during a protest in Caracas March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Supporters of the late President Hugo Chavez burn a banner during a protest in Caracas March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Supporters of the late President Hugo Chavez burn a banner during a protest in Caracas March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Supporters of the late President Hugo Chavez burn a banner during a protest in Caracas March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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Opposition supporters hold a crucifix as they take part in a protest in Caracas March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters hold a crucifix as they take part in a protest in Caracas March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition supporters hold a crucifix as they take part in a protest in Caracas March 21, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
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