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Protesters clash with Brazilian riot police

Popular discontent spills over once again at a Confederation Cup soccer match in Salvador

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Police fire tear gas to stop a demonstration during a protest in Salvador June 20, 2013. Protesters are expected to flood more than 100 Brazilian cities and surround two international football matches later on Thursday, as lower transport fares and promises of better public services fail to stem the tide of discontent in Latin America's biggest country.

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A demonstrator shouts at the police as they fire tear gas during a protest in Salvador June 20, 2013. Protesters are expected to flood more than 100 Brazilian cities and surround two international football matches later on Thursday, as lower transport fares and promises of better public services fail to stem the tide of discontent in Latin America's biggest country.

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A demonstrator kneels in front of the police during a protest in Salvador June 20, 2013. Protesters are expected to flood more than 100 Brazilian cities and surround two international football matches later on Thursday, as lower transport fares and promises of better public services fail to stem the tide of discontent in Latin America's biggest country.

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Demonstrators kneel in front of the police during a protest in Salvador June 20, 2013. Protesters are expected to flood more than 100 Brazilian cities and surround two international football matches later on Thursday, as lower transport fares and promises of better public services fail to stem the tide of discontent in Latin America's biggest country.

JORGE SILVA/REUTERS

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A protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask stands on a wall during a protest in Salvador June 20, 2013. Protesters are expected to flood more than 100 Brazilian cities and surround two international football matches later on Thursday, as lower transport fares and promises of better public services fail to stem the tide of discontent in Latin America's biggest country. The words on his chest read, "A divided country."

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A family runs through a protest with their soccer tickets in Salvador June 20, 2013. Protesters are expected to flood more than 100 Brazilian cities and surround two international football matches later on Thursday, as lower transport fares and promises of better public services fail to stem the tide of discontent in Latin America's biggest country.

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Police stand guard during a demonstration in Salvador June 20, 2013. Protesters are expected to flood more than 100 Brazilian cities and surround two international football matches later on Thursday, as lower transport fares and promises of better public services fail to stem the tide of discontent in Latin America's biggest country. )

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Law enforcement troops take cover behind their shields as protesters throw stones during a demonstration outside the stadium before the Confederations Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Uruguay in Salvador June 20, 2013.

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Law enforcement troops take cover behind their shields as protesters throw stones during a demonstration outside the stadium before the Confederations Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Uruguay in Salvador June 20, 2013.

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A protester is silhouetted against a burning barricade in front of law enforcement troops (backs to camera) during a demonstration outside the stadium before the Confederations Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Uruguay in Salvador June 20, 2013.

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Protesters clash with law enforcement troops during a demonstration outside the stadium before the Confederations Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Uruguay in Salvador June 20, 2013.

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A member of law enforcement troops aims his weapon as they clash with protesters during a demonstration outside the stadium before the Confederations Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Uruguay in Salvador June 20, 2013.

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Protesters clash with law enforcement troops during a demonstration outside the stadium before the Confederations Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Uruguay in Salvador June 20, 2013.

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Protesters clash with law enforcement troops during a demonstration outside the stadium before the Confederations Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Uruguay in Salvador June 20, 2013.

KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Law enforcement troops hold up their shields as they clash with protesters during a demonstration outside the stadium before the Confederations Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Uruguay in Salvador June 20, 2013.

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A protester throws a brick at law enforcement troops as they clash during demonstration outside the stadium before the Confederations Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Uruguay in Salvador June 20, 2013.

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Protesters clash with law enforcement troops during a demonstration outside the stadium before the Confederations Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Uruguay in Salvador June 20, 2013.

KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Law enforcement troops run as they clash with protesters during a demonstration outside the stadium before the Confederations Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Uruguay in Salvador June 20, 2013.

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Protestors clash with Brazilian law enforcement troops during a demonstration outside the stadium of Salvador, ahead of the Confederations Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Uruguay in Salvador, June 20, 2013. Protesters are expected to flood more than 100 Brazilian cities and surround two international football matches later on Thursday, as lower transport fares and promises of better public services fail to stem the tide of discontent in Latin America's biggest country.

KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Protestors clash with Brazilian law enforcement troops during a demonstration outside the stadium of Salvador, ahead of the Confederations Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Uruguay in Salvador, June 20, 2013. Protesters are expected to flood more than 100 Brazilian cities and surround two international football matches later on Thursday, as lower transport fares and promises of better public services fail to stem the tide of discontent in Latin America's biggest country.

KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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Brazilian law enforcement troops move as they clash with protesters during a demonstration outside the stadium of Salvador, ahead of the Confederations Cup soccer match between Nigeria and Uruguay in Salvador June 20, 2013. Protesters are expected to flood more than 100 Brazilian cities and surround two international football matches later on Thursday, as lower transport fares and promises of better public services fail to stem the tide of discontent in Latin America's biggest country.

KAI PFAFFENBACH/REUTERS

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