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Senegal police clash with rioters as vote looms

Anti-government protestors face off with a riot police during clashes in Senegal's capital Dakar, February 19, 2012. Senegal security forces fired teargas and rubber bullets at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in the capital on Sunday in the fifth straight day of demonstrations against President Abdoulaye Wade's candidacy in a February 26 election. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Anti-government protestors face off with a riot police during clashes in Senegal's capital Dakar, February 19, 2012. Senegal security forces fired teargas and rubber bullets at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in the capital on Sunday in the...more

Anti-government protestors face off with a riot police during clashes in Senegal's capital Dakar, February 19, 2012. Senegal security forces fired teargas and rubber bullets at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in the capital on Sunday in the fifth straight day of demonstrations against President Abdoulaye Wade's candidacy in a February 26 election. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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Anti-government protestors run from police during clashes in Senegal's capital Dakar, February 19, 2012. Senegal security forces fired teargas and rubber bullets at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in the capital on Sunday in the fifth straight day of demonstrations against President Abdoulaye Wade's candidacy in a February 26 election. REUTERS/Joe Penney

Anti-government protestors run from police during clashes in Senegal's capital Dakar, February 19, 2012. Senegal security forces fired teargas and rubber bullets at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in the capital on Sunday in the fifth straight...more

Anti-government protestors run from police during clashes in Senegal's capital Dakar, February 19, 2012. Senegal security forces fired teargas and rubber bullets at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in the capital on Sunday in the fifth straight day of demonstrations against President Abdoulaye Wade's candidacy in a February 26 election. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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Riot police hurl stones at anti-government protestors during clashes in Senegal's capital Dakar, February 19, 2012. Senegal security forces fired teargas and rubber bullets at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in the capital on Sunday in the fifth straight day of demonstrations against President Abdoulaye Wade's candidacy in a February 26 election. REUTERS/Joe Penney  (

Riot police hurl stones at anti-government protestors during clashes in Senegal's capital Dakar, February 19, 2012. Senegal security forces fired teargas and rubber bullets at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in the capital on Sunday in the fifth...more

Riot police hurl stones at anti-government protestors during clashes in Senegal's capital Dakar, February 19, 2012. Senegal security forces fired teargas and rubber bullets at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in the capital on Sunday in the fifth straight day of demonstrations against President Abdoulaye Wade's candidacy in a February 26 election. REUTERS/Joe Penney (
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A medic tends to an injured anti-government protestor during clashes with police in Senegal's capital Dakar February 19, 2012. Senegal security forces fired teargas and rubber bullets at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in the capital on Sunday in the fifth straight day of demonstrations against President Abdoulaye Wade's candidacy in a Feb. 26 election. REUTERS/Joe Penney

A medic tends to an injured anti-government protestor during clashes with police in Senegal's capital Dakar February 19, 2012. Senegal security forces fired teargas and rubber bullets at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in the capital on Sunday...more

A medic tends to an injured anti-government protestor during clashes with police in Senegal's capital Dakar February 19, 2012. Senegal security forces fired teargas and rubber bullets at hundreds of rock-throwing protesters in the capital on Sunday in the fifth straight day of demonstrations against President Abdoulaye Wade's candidacy in a Feb. 26 election. REUTERS/Joe Penney
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