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In pictures: Anger builds in wake of Turkish mining accident

As Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan toured the site of Turkey's deadly coal-mine collapse, protesters vented their anger at him and faced off with riot police

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Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, center, is surrounded by security members as he visits the coal mine in Soma, Turkey, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. An explosion and fire at the coal mine killed at least 232 workers, authorities said, in one of the worst mining disasters in Turkish history. Turkey's Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said 787 people were inside the coal mine at the time of the accident.

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Security guards stand next to a mock coffin left by protesters demonstrating to blame the ruling AK Party (AKP) government for the mining disaster in western Turkey, in Ankara May 14, 2014. The letters written with coal on the ground reads as "murderer AKP."

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A protester writes "murderer" with piece of coal on the ground as they demonstrate to blame the ruling AK Party (AKP) government on the mining disaster in western Turkey, in Ankara May 14, 2014. The banner reads as "Government has to resign, what happened in Soma is a murder not an accident."

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A man writes "Ridvan," the name of a dead miner, on a piece of wood on his grave in a cemetary in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa May 14, 2014. Rescuers pulled more dead and injured from a coal mine in western Turkey on Wednesday more than 19 hours after an explosion, bringing the death toll to above 200 in what could become the nation's worst ever mining disaster.

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Rescuers carry a miner who sustained injuries after a mine explosion to an ambulance in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa May 14, 2014. Hopes faded of finding more survivors in a coal mine in western Turkey on Wednesday, where 238 workers were confirmed killed and 120 more still feared to be trapped in what is likely to prove the nation's worst ever industrial disaster.

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Smoke rises from one of the entrances of the mine where an explosion occurred in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa May 14, 2014.

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Protesters run away from water cannon fired by the riot police during a demonstration blaming the ruling AK Party (AKP) government for the mining disaster in western Turkey, in central Istanbul May 14, 2014.

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Riot police fire tear gas against protesters during a demonstration blaming the ruling AK Party (AKP) government for the mining disaster in western Turkey, in Ankara May 14, 2014.

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Riot police clash with protesters during a demonstration blaming the ruling AK Party (AKP) government for the mining disaster in western Turkey, in Ankara May 14, 2014.

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