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British police officers contain a group of students protesters outside Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday Nov. 30, 2010, during a protest against tuition fees. British students held a third day of protests over plans to triple university tuition fees, with police urging them to avoid the violence that marked earlier demonstrations. School and university students braved snow in London for a rally in Trafalgar Square against the decision to increase university fees to 9,000 pounds ($14,000) a year as part of government deficit-cutting measures.(AP Photo/Sang Tan)
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British police officers contain a group of students protesters outside Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday Nov. 30, 2010, during a protest against tuition fees. British students held a third day of protests over plans to triple university tuition fees, with police urging them to avoid the violence that marked earlier demonstrations. School and university students braved snow in London for a rally in Trafalgar Square against the decision to increase university fees to 9,000 pounds ($14,000) a year as part of government deficit-cutting measures.(AP Photo/Sang Tan)

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