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Photo by: Nabil al-Jurani

Iraqi riot police officers prevent anti-government protesters from entering the Basra provincial headquarters during a demonstration in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles southeast of Baghdad, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. Hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators massed in the southern city of Basra to demand the ousting of the local governor, a day after a similar anti-government protest sparked violence that killed a few people. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

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