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Bahraini riot police order a group of women to disperse when they tried to begin a planned human chain anti-government demonstration on Tuesday in Manama, Bahrain, near the offices of the main Shiite opposition society Al-Wefaq. Authorities banned the gathering, and a heavy police presence prevented it. Instead, those arriving switched to a traffic slowdown to show their displeasure, bringing vehicles to a crawl along a major highway. (Associated Press)

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Sheik Ali Salman, leader of the opposition Al-Wefaq bloc, speaks to reporters Sunday in Manama, Bahrain. (Associated Press)