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A supporter of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa waves a picture of Correa as tires burn in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday Sept. 30, 2010. Ecuador's government declared a state of siege Thursday after rebellious police, angry over a law that would cut their benefits, plunged Ecuador into chaos, roughing up Correa, shutting down airports and blocking highways in a nationwide strike. (AP Photo/Patricio Realpe)

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Ecuador's President Rafael Correa speaks to the press in the government palace in Quito, Ecuador, late Thursday Sept. 30, 2010. The army rescued Correa from a hospital where he had been trapped by rebellious police for more than 12 hours while he was being treated for tear-gas fired by hundreds of police angry over a law that they claim would cut their benefits. (AP Photo/Patricio Realpe)

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With a gas mask on his head, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa moves away from tear gas used on him during the protest of police officers and soldiers in Quito. (Associated Press)