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Venezuelan Protesters Clash With Police

Protesters take cover after launching Molotov cocktails at Bolivarian National Police during clashes in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Daily street protests and demonstrations continue in the capital and other cities. The Venezuelan government says at least 25 people have died in the turmoil since Feb. 12. Esteban Felix / AP

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 A Bolivarian National Guard aims his weapon in search of anti-government demonstrators after dispersing them from Plaza Altamira in Caracas, Venezuela, on March 16, 2014. Esteban Felix / AP

Demonstrators clashed with police in Caracas on Sunday as anger at the government flared again. Anti-government street protests by Venezuelans fed up with violent crime, shortages of basic items such as flour and cooking oil and high inflation have roiled Venezuela since mid-February. At least 27 people — including opposition activists, pro-government supporters and one police officer — have died across the country in the protests.

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 An anti-government demonstrator standing in tear gas fired by Bolivarian National Guards prepares to throw a rock during clashes near Plaza Altamira in Caracas, Venezuela, March 16, 2014. Esteban Felix / AP
 Members of the Venezuelan National Guard detain demonstrators during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, March 16, 2014. MIGUEL GUTIERREZ / EPA
 A religious image is tucked behind the body armor of a Bolivarian National Guard as he stands guard during an anti-government march in Venezuela, in Caracas, Venezuela, March 16, 2014. Esteban Felix / AP
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