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A Irish Army Military police officer confronts Sinn Fein protesters who broke through the gates at goverNment buildings, Dublin, Ireland, Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 as they called for the Irish Prime Minister to resign. Ireland's banks will be pruned down, merged or sold as part of a massive EU-IMF bailout, the government says as a shellshocked nation comes to grips with its failure to protect its financial institutions.  (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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A Irish Army Military police officer confronts Sinn Fein protesters who broke through the gates at goverNment buildings, Dublin, Ireland, Monday, Nov. 22, 2010 as they called for the Irish Prime Minister to resign. Ireland's banks will be pruned down, merged or sold as part of a massive EU-IMF bailout, the government says as a shellshocked nation comes to grips with its failure to protect its financial institutions. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)

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