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Presidential candidate beaten as election protests turn violent in Belarus

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Presidential candidate Vladimir Neklyayev lies on a street after he was beaten during a rally in Minsk, Dec. 19. Belarus police broke up a march by the opposition in the capital Minsk on Sunday and beat its leader Neklyayev, a Reuters eyewitness said.

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Protesters rally as they denounce Belarus presidential election saying it was falsified in the capital, Minsk, Dec. 19. Alexander Lukashenko, Belarus' authoritarian leader, a frequent antagonist of both Russia and the West, seeks a fourth term in Sunday's elections, and his opponents claim he's prepared to commit fraud to get it.