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Violent clashes between protesters and regime loyalists in Yemen

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An anti-government protester jumps to throw stones towards a police station during clashes with regime loyalists in central Sanaa, Yemen on Feb. 17. At least 12 people were injured and police fired warning shots during the fierce clashes, an AFP reporter said.

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Regime loyalists throw stones towards anti-government protesters during clashes in central Sanaa on Feb. 17.

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A government backer hurls rocks at anti-government protesters during clashes in Sanaa on Feb. 17. Hundreds of Yemen government loyalists wielding batons and daggers chased off a small group of protesters trying to kick off a seventh day of rallies on Thursday to demand their president end his 32-year rule.

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An anti-government protester shouts slogans calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh as he holds stones in his hands during clashes with regime loyalists in central Sanaa on Feb. 17.

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Anti-government protesters throw stones towards regime loyalists during clashes in central Sanaa on Feb. 17.

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