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In pictures: Venezuela's Maduro declares holiday as opposition protesters try to keep demonstrations going

Chavez's successor faces down the latest attempt to destablize his government

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Anti-government protesters shield themselves during a rally in Caracas March 2, 2014. While many Venezuelans went to the beach to enjoy the Carnival holiday, thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched in the capital on Sunday, trying to keep up the momentum from weeks of protests demanding President Nicolas Maduro resign.

JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Anti-government protesters use makeshift shields as protection during clashes with the National Guard at a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro government in Caracas March 2, 2014.

JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Anti-government protesters use makeshift shields as protection during clashes with the National Guard at a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas March 2, 2014.

JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Members of the national guard shield themselves during clashes with anti-government protesters at a rally in Caracas March 2, 2014.

JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Anti-government protesters use makeshift shields as protection during clashes with the National Guard at a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro government in Caracas March 2, 2014.

JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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Anti-government protesters protect themselves from tear gas during clashes with the national guard at a rally in Caracas March 2, 2014. While many Venezuelans went to the beach to enjoy the Carnival holiday, thousands of anti-government demonstrators marched in the capital on Sunday.

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An anti-government protester uses a shield next to a tear gas canister during a rally in Caracas March 2, 2014.

JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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