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Protesters embrace to protect each other from tear gas as Brazil bus fare demo turns ugly

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Two demonstrators hug each other tightly as they are surrounded by riot police using tear gas during a student protest in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday.

Thousands of people took to the streets of Brazil's two biggest cities to protest 10-cent hikes in bus and subway fares.

-- Agence France-Presse, The Associated Press

Police in Brazil fire rubber bullets and tear gas at demonstrators who are angry about an increase in bus, train and subway fares. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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People protest the increase in bus and subway fares in Rio de Janeiro on June 13, 2013.


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Police fire rubber bullets at demonstrators protesting a price increase for public transportation in Sao Paulo on June 13, 2013.

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