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Photos: Crackdown in Turkey on first anniversary of protests

Police used tear gas and water cannons to hold back protesters one year after demonstrations swept Turkey. A government backed redevelopment plan for Gezi Park in Istanbul sparked anger and morphed into nationwide anti-government protests in June. Eight people were killed and thousands wounded

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Plain clothes police officers detain a demonstrator during a protest in Istanbul May 31, 2014. Turkish police on Saturday used tear gas in central Istanbul to disperse protesters seeking to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the biggest anti-government demonstrations in decades.

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Riot police fire tear gas and water cannons to disperse anti-government protesters in Ankara May 31, 2014.

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A demonstrator receives help after riot police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in central Istanbul May 31, 2014.

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A plainclothes police officer detains a demonstrator during a protest in central Istanbul May 31, 2014.

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A wounded demonstrator receives help after riot police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in central Istanbul May 31, 2014.

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A demonstrator receives help after riot police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in central Istanbul May 31, 2014.

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Anti-government protesters lie on the ground after riot police fired tear gas to disperse them in central Istanbul May 31, 2014. Several hundred people gathered on streets leading to Taksim Square, shouting for the government's resignation.

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Police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters on the first anniversary of last year's protests in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, May 31, 2014. This demonstration comes a year after anti-government protests left eight people dead and some thousands injured.

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Police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters on the first anniversary of last year's protests in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, May 31, 2014.

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Carnations and candles left by protesters on May 31, 2014, at the site where Ethem Sarisuluk, a 26-year-old man, was shot down during the last year's protests in Ankara, Turkey. The placard reads: "From Ethem to Berkin (Elvan) we are marching to the revolution.”

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Police use water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters on the first anniversary of last year's protests, in Ankara, Turkey, Saturday, May 31, 2014.

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Turkish security members look on as they close the city's landmark Taksim Square and Gezi Park on the first anniversary of last year's protests in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, May 31, 2014. A government backed redevelopment plan for Gezi Park in Istanbul sparked anger and morphed into nationwide anti-government protests in June, leaving eight people dead and thousands other injured.

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A riot police officer fires tear gas to disperse anti-government protesters in Ankara May 31, 2014.

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