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A man lies injured after Nationalist protesters clashed with the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the Ardoyne Area of north Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday, July 12, 2010. Police battled Irish nationalists for control of a Belfast road Monday as a day dominated by peaceful Protestant parades across Northern Ireland turned violent when night fell. (AP Photo)
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A man lies injured after Nationalist protesters clashed with the Police Service of Northern Ireland in the Ardoyne Area of north Belfast, Northern Ireland, Monday, July 12, 2010. Police battled Irish nationalists for control of a Belfast road Monday as a day dominated by peaceful Protestant parades across Northern Ireland turned violent when night fell. (AP Photo)

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