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In Pictures: Protesters, police clash in Istanbul

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Protesters run in panic as riot police and water cannons returned to Istanbul's Taksim square late afternoon June 11, 2013.

YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

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Police operate during clashes at Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of riot police overran improvised barricades at Istanbul's Taksim Square, firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon in running battles with protesters who have been occupying the area for more than a week.

Thanassis Stavrakis/AP

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Protesters run in panic as riot police and water cannons returned to Istanbul's Taksim square June 11, 2013. Turkish riot police fired tear gas and used water cannon against anti-government protesters in Istanbul's Taksim Square, driving out thousands of demonstrators after a day of clashes.

YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

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Protesters run as riot police fire teargas during a protest at Taksim Square in Istanbul June 11, 2013. Turkish riot police fired volleys of teargas canisters into Istanbul's Taksim Square, centre of protests against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, driving thousands into narrow side streets, witnesses said.

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Protesters run in panic as riot police and water cannons returned to Istanbul's Taksim square late afternoon June 11, 2013. Turkish riot police fired tear gas and used water cannon against anti-government protesters in Istanbul's Taksim Square, driving out thousands of demonstrators after a day of clashes.

YANNIS BEHRAKIS/REUTERS

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A couple of protesters run to avoid a policeman during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of riot police overran improvised barricades at Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday, firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon in running battles with protesters who have been occupying the area for more than a week.

Thanassis Stavrakis/AP

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Protesters run to avoid the tear gas as others set fire a barricade during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Riot police are re-entering Istanbul’s Taksim Square after defiant protesters swarmed back in by the thousands. Massive plumes of tear gas billowed upward, and police fired water cannons Tuesday night.

Thanassis Stavrakis/AP

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