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Brazilian Tear Gas Used In Istanbul Protests
The tear gas lobbed at protesters gathering in Istanbul’s central Taksim Square and its adjacent Gezi Park, as part of the country's most severe anti-government protests in decades, came from Brazil.
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Police officer fires rubber bullets during an operation to evacuate Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of police in riot gear forced through barricades in the square early Tuesday, pushing many of the protesters who had occupied the square for more than a week into a nearby park. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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A man runs carrying fire extinguishers past a burning van during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of police in riot gear forced through barricades in the square early Tuesday, pushing many of the protesters who had occupied the square for more than a week into a nearby park. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Hial, a hotel reception employee, wears a gas mask while speaking on the phone, after the hotel lobby, outside Gazi Park was flooded with tear gas during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of police in riot gear forced through barricades in the square early Tuesday, pushing many of the protesters who had occupied the square for more than a week into a nearby park. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Police operates against protesters during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013 .Riot police are re-entering Istanbuls Taksim Square after defiant protesters swarmed back in by the thousands. Massive plumes of tear gas billowed upward, and police fired water cannons Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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A protester records a video with his cellphone in front of a burning barricade during clashes in Taksim square in Istanbul, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of riot police overran improvised barricades at Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday, firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons in running battles with protesters who have been occupying the area for more than a week. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)
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A depiction of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, is seen on a barricade after riot police flooded the Gazi Park with tear gas during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Riot police are re-entering Istanbuls Taksim Square after defiant protesters swarmed back in by the thousands. Massive plumes of tear gas billowed upward, and police fired water cannons Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

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Police throw tear gas at protesters during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of riot police overran improvised barricades at Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday, firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon in running battles with protesters who have been occupying the area for more than a week. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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Protesters react as police evacuates the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Riot police are re-entering Istanbuls Taksim Square after defiant protesters swarmed back in by the thousands. Massive plumes of tear gas billowed upward, and police fired water cannons Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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Police throw tear gas at protesters during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Riot police are re-entering Istanbuls Taksim Square after defiant protesters swarmed back in by the thousands. Massive plumes of tear gas billowed upward, and police fired water cannons Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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Riot policemen take cover behind their shields amid tear gas smoke during clashes in Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of police in riot gear forced through barricades in Istanbul's central Taksim Square early Tuesday, pushing many of the protesters who had occupied the square for more than a week into a nearby park. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)
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Police fires teargas at the start of an operation to evacuate Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of police in riot gear forced through barricades in the square early Tuesday, pushing many of the protesters who had occupied the square for more than a week into a nearby park. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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Defense attorney Mark O'Mara, second from left, jury consultant Robert Hirschhorn, left, George Zimmerman and co-counsel Don West, right, chat during a recess in Seminole circuit court during Zimmerman's trial, in Sanford, Fla., Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.(AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool)

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Police operates during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of riot police overran improvised barricades at Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday, firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon in running battles with protesters who have been occupying the area for more than a week. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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Protesters run to avoid the tear gas during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of riot police overran improvised barricades at Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday, firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon in running battles with protesters who have been occupying the area for more than a week. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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A couple of protesters run to avoid a policeman during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of riot police overran improvised barricades at Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday, firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon in running battles with protesters who have been occupying the area for more than a week. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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Police fires tear gas during an operation to evacuate the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of police in riot gear forced through barricades in the square early Tuesday, pushing many of the protesters who had occupied the square for more than a week into a nearby park. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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Taksim Square is flooded by tear gas as clashes between protesters and riot police continue into the night in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of police in riot gear forced through barricades in the square early Tuesday, pushing many of the protesters who had occupied the square for more than a week into a nearby park. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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Brazilian Tear Gas Used In Istanbul Protests

The tear gas lobbed at protesters gathering in Istanbul’s central Taksim Square and its adjacent Gezi Park, as part of the country's most severe anti-government protests in decades, came from Brazil.

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