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Dozens Dead in Yemen Anti-Government Protests as Nation Calls for End to President's Power
GRAPHIC: Yemeni government snipers open fire into a crowd of tens of thousands of anti-government protesters, killing at least 40 and injuring hundreds.

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March 23: An anti-government protestor reacts during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's parliament enacted sweeping emergency laws Wednesday after the country's embattled president asked for new powers of arrest, detention and censorship to quash a popular uprising demanding his ouster. (AP)

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March 23: Speaker of the Yemeni parliament Yahya al-Rayee, gestures as members of the parliament raise their hands as they vote in favour of the state of emergency during a session in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP)

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March 23: Female anti-government protestors pray during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP)

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March 22: Anti-government protestors shout slogans and raise banners during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's embattled U.S.-backed president said Tuesday that a military coup would lead to civil war and pledged to step down by year's end but not hand power to army commanders who have joined the opposition. (AP)

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March 22: An anti-government protestor sits on a pole waving his national flag during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa,Yemen. (AP)

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March 22: Yemeni army soldiers stand guard to protect anti-government protestors, not seen, attending a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP)

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March 21: A Yemeni girl stands between female anti-government demonstrators attending noon prayers during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP)

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March 20, 2011: A Yemeni girl reacts during the funeral procession of anti-government protestors killed in Friday's clashes with Yemeni security forces, in Sanaa, Yemen. The U.S.-backed president of Yemen suffered a devastating political blow on Sunday when his own powerful tribe demanded his resignation, joining religious leaders, young people and the country's traditional opposition in calls for an end to his three decades in power.

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March 20, 2011: Anti-government protestors gather by the bodies of the demonstrators who were killed on Friday's clashes with Yemeni security forces, during their funeral procession in Sanaa, Yemen.

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March 20, 2011: An anti-government protestor displays the local currency as a symbol of poverty as he and others wait for the bodies of demonstrators killed in Friday's clashes with Yemeni security forces, during their funeral procession in Sanaa, Yemen.

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March 20, 2011: Anti-government protestors carry the body of Hamid Ali, his poster seen right, who was killed on Friday's clashes with Yemeni security forces, during his funeral procession in Sanaa, Yemen. The Yemeni president's own tribe has called on him to step down after a deadly crackdown on protesters, robbing the embattled U.S.-backed leader of vital support in a society dominated by blood ties.

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March 18: Anti-government protestors carry a wounded protestor in a blanket from the site of clashes with security forces in Sanaa, Yemen.

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March 18: Anti-government protestors try to save the life of a wounded demonstrator, who died shortly after, at the site of clashes with Yemeni security forces in Sanaa, Yemen.

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March 18: Belongings of a dead anti-government protestor are left on his body in a mosque, during clashes with security forces in Sanaa, Yemen.

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March 18: A Yemeni wraps the face of a dead anti-government protestors in a mosque, during clashes with security forces in Sanaa, Yemen.

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March 18: Friends and relatives of anti-government protestors gather by their bodies in a mosque, during clashes with security forces in Sanaa, Yemen.

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March 18: Wounded anti-government protestors lay on the ground as they received medical help at a field hospital during clashes with security forces in Sanaa, Yemen.

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March 18: An anti-government protestor reacts as others carry a wounded protestor from the site of clashes with security forces in Sanaa, Yemen.

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March 18: Friends and relatives of anti-government protestors are seen next to their bodies in a mosque, following clashes with security forces in Sanaa, Yemen.

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March 18: Anti-government protestors run carrying a wounded protestor from the site of the clashes in Sanaa, Yemen.

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March 18: An anti-government protestor shouts with blood on his hands during clashes in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Dozens Dead in Yemen Anti-Government Protests as Nation Calls for End to President's Power

GRAPHIC: Yemeni government snipers open fire into a crowd of tens of thousands of anti-government protesters, killing at least 40 and injuring hundreds.

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