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FILE - This Aug. 31, 2004 file photo shows a protester being arrested by  New York City Police officers during the Republican National Convention in New York.  New York City agreed Jan. 15, 2014, to pay $18 million to settle dozens of lawsuits filed by protesters, journalists and bystanders who said they were wrongly arrested at the 2004 Republican National Convention, lawyers said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
Photo by: Ted S. Warren
FILE - This Aug. 31, 2004 file photo shows a protester being arrested by New York City Police officers during the Republican National Convention in New York. New York City agreed Jan. 15, 2014, to pay $18 million to settle dozens of lawsuits filed by protesters, journalists and bystanders who said they were wrongly arrested at the 2004 Republican National Convention, lawyers said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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