Unrest in Venezuela

Ongoing protests in Venezuela demanding political change have turned increasingly violent. [30 photos total]

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A demonstrator with a Venezuelan flag draped around himself protests against the government of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in front of a riot police line in Caracas February 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Jorge Silva) #
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Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez gets into a National Guard armored vehicle in Caracas February 18, 2014. Lopez, wanted on charges of fomenting deadly violence, handed himself over to security forces. (REUTERS/Jorge Silva) #
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Opposition supporters hold a national flag during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas March 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Christian Veron) #
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Opposition supporter Genesis Carmona is evacuated on a motorcycle after being shot in the head during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government in Valencia, outside Caracas, February 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Mauricio Centeno-Notitarde) #
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Demonstrators use slingshots against National Guards during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins) #
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An opposition demonstrator shoots a rudimentary mortar during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Rubio outside San Cristobal, southwest of Caracas, February 27, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins) #
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Opposition demonstrators hold a Venezuelan flag in front of a burning barricade during a protest against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas February 15, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins) #
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Anti-government protesters clash with police during a protest in Caracas March 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins) #
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An anti-government protester holds a stone in front of a burning bus during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal March 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez) #
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Stones and paint are seen after being thrown by anti-government protesters at members of the national guard during clashes at Altamira square in Caracas February 28, 2014. (REUTERS/Jorge Silva) #
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Anti-government protesters take part in a rally against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas March 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins) #
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Supporters of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez are hit by the police's water cannon during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas February 19, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins) #
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Anti-government protesters hold a national flag during a rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro government in Caracas March 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Jorge Silva) #
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Anti-government protesters stand over a bridge as police stand below, during a march in Caracas March 8, 2014. (REUTERS/Tomas Bravo) #
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Anti-government protesters cover from teargas during a protest at Altamira square in Caracas March 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Tomas Bravo) #
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A combination of pictures shows Venezuelan protesters at Altamira square in Caracas March 14, 2014. (REUTERS/Jorge Silva) #
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An anti-government protester throws a gas canister back to the police during clashes in Caracas March 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins) #
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An anti-government protester burns a poster of the late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after looting a public building in Caracas March 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins) #
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National guards ride their motorbikes past a barricade while looking for anti-government protesters during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government at Altamira square in Caracas March 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Tomas Bravo) #
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Anti-government protesters kiss during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas March 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Christian Veron) #
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An anti-government protester jumps through a window after setting fire to an office as they loot a public building in Caracas March 12, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins) #
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National police transport a detainee after an anti-government protest at Altamira square in Caracas March 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Tomas Bravo) #
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The national guard disperses water cannons on anti-government protesters during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government at Altamira square in Caracas March 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Tomas Bravo) #
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National Guards advance on anti-government protesters during clashes with police at Altamira square in Caracas March 16, 2014. (REUTERS/Jorge Silva) #
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Anti-government protesters shout at National Guards during a protest against Nicolas Maduro's government at Altamira square in Caracas March 17, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins) #
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A man carries an injured anti-government protester during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal March 18, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Eduardo Ramirez) #
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An anti-government protester takes cover behind a makeshift shield from police water cannon in Caracas March 20, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins) #
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Anti-government protesters run from police water cannon in Caracas March 20, 2014. (REUTERS/Marco Bello) #
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Anti-government protesters take cover from the police behind makeshift shields in Caracas March 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins) #
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An anti-government protester throws stones at the police in Caracas March 22, 2014. (REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins) #

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