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In pictures: A day of protest in divided Venezuela

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Demonstrators help a girl overcome by tear gas at a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Feb. 22, 2014. A female student and a young supermarket worker were the latest fatalities from Venezuela's political unrest as the death toll from 10 days of violence rose on Saturday to at least eight.

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People react from inside a building to clashes between demonstrators and police during protest against the government of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Feb. 22, 2014.

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Demonstrators run for cover as they confront police during a protest against the government of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Feb. 22, 2014.

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Demonstrators ask for support as they shield themselves from police during a protest against the government of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Feb. 22, 2014.

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Venezuelan demonstrators confront police after a tear gas grenade fell into a trash can during an anti-government protest in Caracas on Feb. 22, 2014.

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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, left, and his wife Cilia Flores greet supporters upon their arrival for a rally outside Miraflores Presidential palace in Caracas on Feb. 22, 2014.

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Supporters of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro take part in demonstrations for peace in Caracas on Feb. 22, 2014.

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A woman wears a hat with a picture of late Venezuela's president Hugo Chavez during a pro-government rally at the Miraflores Presidential palace in Caracas on Feb. 22, 2014. Venezuelans on both sides of the nation's political divide took to the streets on Saturday after nearly two weeks of mass protests that have President Nicolas Maduro scrambling to reassert his leadership of this economically stricken country.

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Demonstrators confront police as they protest against the government of Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on Feb. 22, 2014.

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Venezuelan anti-government protesters gather during a rally in Caracas on Feb. 22, 2014.

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Venezuelan opposition supporters carry a banana, made to look like President Nicolas Maduro, during a protest against Maduro in Caracas on Feb. 22, 2014.

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Anti-government protestors gather for a rally in Caracas on Feb. 22, 2014.

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David Aranguren, his face painted with a representation of Venezuela's national flag, poses for a photo during an anti-government demonstration in Caracas on Feb. 22, 2014.

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Venezuelan opposition leader Enrique Capriles delivers a speech next to Lilian Tintori, wife of the detained opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, during a rally in Caracas on Feb. 22, 2014. Authorities blamed opposition leader Lopez for fomenting violence and jailed him on charges including arson and incitement, prompting anger from his supporters at home and criticism from abroad.

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Venezuelan opposition supporters prepare block a street with barbed wire in Caracas on Feb. 21, 2014.

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A Venezuelan living in Quito, the Ecuadorean capital, holds a representation of her country's national flag during a rally demanding peace in their native country on Feb. 22, 2014.

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Venezuelans living in Argentina gather against the government of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a rally in front of the University of Law in Buenos Aires on Feb. 22, 2014.

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Paraguayans gather at the National Pantheon of Heroes to protest against the Venezuelan government, in downtown Asuncion on Feb. 22, 2014.

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A Venezuelan woman, living in Switzerland, has her face painted with a Venezuela's flag , during a rally against Venezuela's government on the Place des Nations in front of the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva on Feb. 22, 2014.

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