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Tens of Thousands Attend Anti -Government Protest in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemen's political opposition on Saturday presented the most detailed outline of how it hopes to see power change hands after nearly two months of protests that have weakened the longtime president but failed to drive him from office.Tens of thousands of anti-government protesters hurled stones at riot police backed by tanks in the southern province of Aden on Saturday, and dueling rallies were held in the capital.Daily protests demanding the president's ouster have so far failed to bring an end to his 32-year rule over Yemen, a corner of the Arabian peninsula beset by poverty, conflict and a long list of other woes. Seizing on the example of Egypt and other uprisings, the protesters want to open up the country's political system as a path toward a better life.President Ali Abdullah Saleh's crackdown has been so harsh that it has propelled some of his key allies -- even his own tribe -- over to the opposition camp. Still, he has refused to step down immediately, saying t...

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