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Opposition protesters throw stones at police after a pro-opposition rally Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. At least three people were reported dead as more than 20,000 people attended a rally organized by the socialist party to demand that that conservative Prime Minister Sali Berisha call early elections because of a corruption scandal.(AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)
Photo by: Visar Kryeziu
Opposition protesters throw stones at police after a pro-opposition rally Friday, Jan. 21, 2011. At least three people were reported dead as more than 20,000 people attended a rally organized by the socialist party to demand that that conservative Prime Minister Sali Berisha call early elections because of a corruption scandal.(AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

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