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Protesters in Bahrain clash with police on anniversary of uprising

Hamad I Mohammed / Reuters

Police armoured personnel fire tear gas at anti-government protesters in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama, Feb. 14. Anti-government protesters tried to march from all directions to reach to the junction but riot police dispersed them by firing tear-gas, rubber bullets and sound grenades. At least 25 protesters have been arrested throughout the daylong protests across the country.

Associated Press reports: Bahraini security forces fanned out across the island nation in unprecedented numbers on Tuesday as Shiites marked the one-year anniversary of their uprising against the country's Sunni rulers.

Authorities sent troop reinforcements and armored vehicles to the predominantly Shiite villages around the capital Manama to prevent people from gathering and answering the call of the main opposition movement, Al Wefaq.

Full story: Bahrain Shiites mark revolt anniversary

Hasan Jamali / AP

Bahraini anti-government protesters face off with riot police Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012, in Sanabis, Bahrain, on the edge of the capital of Manama. Clashes and attempts to march toward the well-barricaded hub of last year's pro-democracy protests marked the first anniversary of the uprising in the Gulf kingdom, and Bahraini security forces fanned out across the island nation in unprecedented numbers.

Hasan Jamali / AP

Anti-government protesters grab prepared petrol bombs to use against riot police, in Sanabis, Bahrain, on the edge of the capital of Manama, on Tuesday, Feb. 14. Clashes and attempts to march toward the well-barricaded hub of last year's pro-democracy protests marked Tuesday's first anniversary of the uprising in the Gulf kingdom, and Bahraini security forces fanned out across the island nation in unprecedented numbers.

Hasan Jamali / AP

A Bahraini man removed from his car is taken into custody Tuesday, Feb. 14, in Manama, Bahrain, where police stopped some motorists entering the capital, checking identification and arresting young men from several cars. Clashes and attempts to march toward the well-barricaded hub of last year's pro-democracy protests marked the first anniversary of the uprising in the Gulf kingdom, and Bahraini security forces fanned out across the island nation in unprecedented numbers.