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Protests and barricades in Venezuela

<p>Demonstrators roll tires to build a barricade and block a bridge during protests against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

Demonstrators roll tires to build a barricade and block a bridge during protests against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Demonstrators roll tires to build a barricade and block a bridge during protests against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>An anti-government demonstrator lights a molotov at a burning tyre during clashes at Altamira square in Caracas February 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Marco Bello</p>

An anti-government demonstrator lights a molotov at a burning tyre during clashes at Altamira square in Caracas February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Marco Bello

An anti-government demonstrator lights a molotov at a burning tyre during clashes at Altamira square in Caracas February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Marco Bello

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<p>An anti-government demonstrator throws a teargas canister after it was thrown at protesters by the police, during clashes at Altamira square in Caracas February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo</p>

An anti-government demonstrator throws a teargas canister after it was thrown at protesters by the police, during clashes at Altamira square in Caracas February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

An anti-government demonstrator throws a teargas canister after it was thrown at protesters by the police, during clashes at Altamira square in Caracas February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

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<p>An opposition demonstrator wearing a Guy Fawkes mask runs with a makeshift shield during clashes with police at Altamira square in Caracas February 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Tomas Bravo</p>

An opposition demonstrator wearing a Guy Fawkes mask runs with a makeshift shield during clashes with police at Altamira square in Caracas February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

An opposition demonstrator wearing a Guy Fawkes mask runs with a makeshift shield during clashes with police at Altamira square in Caracas February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

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<p>An opposition demonstrator runs with a makeshift shield during clashes with police at Altamira square in Caracas February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo</p>

An opposition demonstrator runs with a makeshift shield during clashes with police at Altamira square in Caracas February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

An opposition demonstrator runs with a makeshift shield during clashes with police at Altamira square in Caracas February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

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<p>Opposition demonstrators try to roll a giant stone to build a barricade during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

Opposition demonstrators try to roll a giant stone to build a barricade during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition demonstrators try to roll a giant stone to build a barricade during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>An opposition demonstrator shoots a rudimentary mortar during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

An opposition demonstrator shoots a rudimentary mortar during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

An opposition demonstrator shoots a rudimentary mortar during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>Demonstrators fill up a bottle with gasoline during protests against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

Demonstrators fill up a bottle with gasoline during protests against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Demonstrators fill up a bottle with gasoline during protests against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>Molotov cocktails and rockets are seen during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

Molotov cocktails and rockets are seen during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Molotov cocktails and rockets are seen during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>An opposition demonstrator shoots a rudimentary mortar during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

An opposition demonstrator shoots a rudimentary mortar during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

An opposition demonstrator shoots a rudimentary mortar during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>An opposition demonstrator holds caltrops made from nails to puncture tires during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

An opposition demonstrator holds caltrops made from nails to puncture tires during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

An opposition demonstrator holds caltrops made from nails to puncture tires during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>A demonstrator throws rocks at a National Guard tank on fire after being hit by a Molotov cocktail during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A demonstrator throws rocks at a National Guard tank on fire after being hit by a Molotov cocktail during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

A demonstrator throws rocks at a National Guard tank on fire after being hit by a Molotov cocktail during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>People take out a bike that fell on a sewer that had its covers removed during protests against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

People take out a bike that fell on a sewer that had its covers removed during protests against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People take out a bike that fell on a sewer that had its covers removed during protests against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>An opposition demonstrator carries a stone to build a barricade during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

An opposition demonstrator carries a stone to build a barricade during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

An opposition demonstrator carries a stone to build a barricade during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>Motorcycle taxi drivers stand next to a burning motorbike set ablaze by anti-government demonstrators at Altamira Square in Caracas February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo</p>

Motorcycle taxi drivers stand next to a burning motorbike set ablaze by anti-government demonstrators at Altamira Square in Caracas February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Motorcycle taxi drivers stand next to a burning motorbike set ablaze by anti-government demonstrators at Altamira Square in Caracas February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

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<p>A woman carrying a baby walks past a burning barricade during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

A woman carrying a baby walks past a burning barricade during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A woman carrying a baby walks past a burning barricade during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>Opposition demonstrators build a barricade during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

Opposition demonstrators build a barricade during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Opposition demonstrators build a barricade during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>Opposition students attend a rally against violence in Caracas February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo</p>

Opposition students attend a rally against violence in Caracas February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Opposition students attend a rally against violence in Caracas February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

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<p>A woman carrying bags of groceries walks past a line of people queuing up to buy food at a supermarket in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

A woman carrying bags of groceries walks past a line of people queuing up to buy food at a supermarket in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A woman carrying bags of groceries walks past a line of people queuing up to buy food at a supermarket in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>People line up to buy food at a supermarket in San Cristobal, about 410 miles (660 km) southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

People line up to buy food at a supermarket in San Cristobal, about 410 miles (660 km) southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

People line up to buy food at a supermarket in San Cristobal, about 410 miles (660 km) southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>Demonstrators use a slingshot against the National Guard during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

Demonstrators use a slingshot against the National Guard during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

Demonstrators use a slingshot against the National Guard during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>National Guards look on at a fire under the tank they are in, started after the tank was hit by a Molotov cocktail, during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

National Guards look on at a fire under the tank they are in, started after the tank was hit by a Molotov cocktail, during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014....more

National Guards look on at a fire under the tank they are in, started after the tank was hit by a Molotov cocktail, during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A demonstrator uses a slingshot against the National Guard during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

A demonstrator uses a slingshot against the National Guard during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A demonstrator uses a slingshot against the National Guard during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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<p>National Guards fire against demonstrators during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

National Guards fire against demonstrators during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

National Guards fire against demonstrators during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A demonstrator stands guard with a rudimentary mortar in front of a burning barricade during protests against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins</p>

A demonstrator stands guard with a rudimentary mortar in front of a burning barricade during protests against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

A demonstrator stands guard with a rudimentary mortar in front of a burning barricade during protests against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 26, 2014. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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