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  • Bahraini cleric chants slogans at the Pearl roundabout soon after the military pulled out in Manama, Bahrain, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. The deputy chief of Bahrain's armed forces has ordered the military to withdraw from the streets of the capital. Army tanks are moving out of Manama's Pearl Square as Bahrain's monarchy seeks to open negotiations with protesters. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Bahrain protesters return to Pearl Square

    Thousands of singing and dancing protesters streamed back into Manama's central Pearl Square on Saturday after Bahrain's leaders withdrew tanks and riot police following two straight days of a bloody crackdown by security forces in the tiny monarchy.

  • A funeral procession for Mahmoud Maki Abu Taki, 22, who died during clashes between Bahraini anti- government and riot police early Thursday, moves slowly through the streets in Sitra village, Bahrain, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Bahrain forces fire on protesters; 50 hurt

    Soldiers opened fire Friday on thousands of protesters defying a government ban and streaming toward the landmark square that had been the symbolic center of the uprising to break the political grip of the Gulf nation's leaders.

  • Bahraini women cry outside a hospital in capital Manama Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, where victims of the confrontation between anti-government protesters and riot police were being treated. Armed patrols prowled neighborhoods and tanks appeared in the streets for the first time after riot police with tear gas and clubs drove protesters from a main square where they had demanded sweeping political change.(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Bahrain crushes protest camp, locks down capital

    Troops and tanks locked down the capital of this tiny Gulf kingdom after riot police swinging clubs and firing tear gas smashed into demonstrators, many of them sleeping, in a pre-dawn assault Thursday that uprooted their protest camp demanding political change. Medical officials said four people were killed.

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