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    A presidential guard, third from left, is taken away by protesting police outside the hospital where Ecuador's President Rafael Correa is located in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday Sept. 30, 2010. The government declared a state of siege Thursday after rebellious police angered by a law that cuts their benefits shut down airports and blocked highways in a nationwide strike. (AP Photo/Patricio Realpe)


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    Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, center, covers his head as he runs away from tear gas during a protest of police officers and soldiers against a new law that cuts their benefits at a police base in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010. There were no reports of serious violence against the government, but Correa was hospitalized due to the effects of tear gas after being shouted down and pelted with water as he tried to speak with a group of police protesters. (AP Photo/Patricio Realpe)


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    Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, center, wearing a gas mask, is caught in the middle of a police protest at a police base in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday Sept. 30, 2010. The government declared a state of siege Thursday after rebellious police, angered by a law that cuts their benefits, shut down airports and blocked highways in a nationwide strike. (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa)


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    Ecuador's President Rafael Correa, sitting in a wheelchair and wearing a gas mask, is rescued from a hospital where he was holed up by protesting police in Quito, Ecuador, 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/Dolores Ochoa)


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    Soldiers enter the police hospital where Ecuador's President Rafael Correa is being holed up by protesting police in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday Sept. 30, 2010. The army rescued Correa from the 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/Dolores Ochoa)


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    Soldiers arrive to enter the police hospital where Ecuador's President Rafael Correa is being holed up by protesting police in Quito, Ecuador, Thursday Sept. 30, 2010. The army rescued Correa from the 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/Dolores Ochoa)


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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)


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