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Protests Erupt In Brazil
Protests continued in Brazil as citizens took to the streets to voice their anger over low-quality public services and a system of government infected with corruption among other things.

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Protesters gesture to riot police as they stand in front of a burning barricade during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2013. More than half a million Brazilians poured into the streets of at least 80 Brazilian cities Thursday in demonstrations that saw violent clashes and renewed calls for an end to government corruption and demands for better public services. Riot police battled protesters in at least five cities, with some of the most intense clashes happening in Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 demonstrators swarmed into the seaside city's central area. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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Protesters show their hands to show that they are not armed as police comb the area for protestors who acted out violently in an anti-government demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2013. More than half a million Brazilians poured into the streets of at least 80 Brazilian cities Thursday in demonstrations that saw violent clashes and renewed calls for an end to government corruption and demands for better public services. Riot police battled protesters in at least five cities, with some of the most intense clashes happening in Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 demonstrators swarmed into the seaside city's central area. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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Military police detain a man during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2013. More than half a million Brazilians poured into the streets of at least 80 Brazilian cities Thursday in demonstrations that saw violent clashes and renewed calls for an end to government corruption and demands for better public services. Riot police battled protesters in at least five cities, with some of the most intense clashes happening in Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 demonstrators swarmed into the seaside city's central area. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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People run from tear gas during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2013. More than half a million Brazilians poured into the streets of at least 80 Brazilian cities Thursday in demonstrations that saw violent clashes and renewed calls for an end to government corruption and demands for better public services. Riot police battled protesters in at least five cities, with some of the most intense clashes happening in Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 demonstrators swarmed into the seaside city's central area. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Rio police advance with an armored vehicle, right, chasing demonstrators near Candelaria Church, background, in downtown Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2013. More than half a million Brazilians poured into the streets of at least 80 Brazilian cities Thursday in demonstrations that saw violent clashes and renewed calls for an end to government corruption and demands for better public services. Riot police battled protesters in at least five cities, with some of the most intense clashes happening in Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 demonstrators swarmed into the seaside city's central area. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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An image depicting Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff with devil horns is displayed on a post in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2013. More than half a million Brazilians poured into the streets of at least 80 Brazilian cities Thursday in demonstrations that saw violent clashes and renewed calls for an end to government corruption and demands for better public services. Riot police battled protesters in at least five cities, with some of the most intense clashes happening in Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 demonstrators swarmed into the seaside city's central area. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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Riot police advance towards protesters as two men hold a Brazilian flag and chant for no violence during an anti-government demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2013. More than half a million Brazilians poured into the streets of at least 80 Brazilian cities Thursday in demonstrations that saw violent clashes and renewed calls for an end to government corruption and demands for better public services. Riot police battled protesters in at least five cities, with some of the most intense clashes happening in Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 demonstrators swarmed into the seaside city's central area. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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People shout slogans during an anti-government demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2013. More than half a million Brazilians poured into the streets of at least 80 Brazilian cities Thursday in demonstrations that saw violent clashes and renewed calls for an end to government corruption and demands for better public services. Riot police battled protesters in at least five cities, with some of the most intense clashes happening in Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 demonstrators swarmed into the seaside city's central area. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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A protester wearing a Brazilian flag gestures to riot police during a demonstration near Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2013. More than half a million Brazilians poured into the streets of at least 80 Brazilian cities Thursday in demonstrations that saw violent clashes and renewed calls for an end to government corruption and demands for better public services. Riot police battled protesters in at least five cities, with some of the most intense clashes happening in Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 demonstrators swarmed into the seaside city's central area. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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Protestors shout slogans at riot police, asking for no violence, during an anti-government demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2013. More than half a million Brazilians poured into the streets of at least 80 Brazilian cities Thursday in demonstrations that saw violent clashes and renewed calls for an end to government corruption and demands for better public services. Riot police battled protesters in at least five cities, with some of the most intense clashes happening in Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 demonstrators swarmed into the seaside city's central area. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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A man holds a Brazilian flag that reads " We are the future of Brazil" during a protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2013. More than half a million Brazilians poured into the streets of at least 80 Brazilian cities Thursday in demonstrations that saw violent clashes and renewed calls for an end to government corruption and demands for better public services. Riot police battled protesters in at least five cities, with some of the most intense clashes happening in Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 demonstrators swarmed into the seaside city's central area. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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A protestor uses a cardboard box as a shield against rubber bullets during clashes with riot police near the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Protesters cut off the main access road to the stadium where Brazil goes up against Mexico in the Confederations Cup soccer tournament. Beginning as protests against bus fare hikes, demonstrations have quickly ballooned to include broad middle-class outrage over the failure of governments to provide basic services and ensure public safety. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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A masked protestor walks near a burning barricade as riot police stand guard near the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Protesters cut off the main access road to the stadium where Brazil goes up against Mexico in the Confederations Cup soccer tournament. Beginning as protests against bus fare hikes, the demonstrations have quickly ballooned to include broad middle-class outrage over the failure of governments to provide basic services and ensure public safety. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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A demonstrator holds a Brazilian flag in front of a burning barricade during a protest in Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protesters massed in at least seven Brazilian cities Monday for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and a papal visit next month. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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A policeman runs in front a burning barricade made by protestors in Rio de Janeiro's sister city, Niteroi, Brazil, Wednesday evening, June 19, 2013. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo city leaders said Wednesday that they reversed an increase in bus and subway fares that ignited anti-government protests. Many people doubted the move would quiet the demonstrations which have moved well beyond outrage over the fare hikes into communal cries against poor public services in Latin America's biggest nation. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Brazilian police shoot tear gas at demonstrators during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro's sister city, Niteroi, Brazil, Wednesday evening, June 19, 2013. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo city leaders said Wednesday that they reversed an increase in bus and subway fares that ignited anti-government protests. Many people doubted the move would quiet the demonstrations which have moved well beyond outrage over the fare hikes into communal cries against poor public services. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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Protestors take cover during clashes with police near the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Protesters cut off the main access road to the stadium where Brazil is playing Mexico in the Confederations Cup soccer tournament on Wednesday. Beginning as protests against bus fare hikes, the demonstrations have quickly ballooned to include broad middle-class outrage over the failure of governments to provide basic services and ensure public safety. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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Fans hold protest signs reading "Not against the Brazilian team - against corruption" during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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A protestor shouts during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro's sister city, Niteroi, Brazil, Wednesday evening, June 19, 2013. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo city leaders said Wednesday that they reversed an increase in bus and subway fares that ignited anti-government protests. Many people doubted the move would quiet the demonstrations which have moved well beyond outrage over the fare hikes into communal cries against poor public services. (AP Photo/Nicolas Tanner)

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Brazilians march demanding free public transit and protest against the money poured into stadiums for hosting the current Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup, at the Bus Station, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Another night of mass marches around Brazil and nearly a week of unrest has shocked the country's leaders ahead of a papal visit next month and next year's World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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Demonstrators shout slogans during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro's sister city, Niteroi, Brazil, Wednesday evening, June 19, 2013. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo city leaders said Wednesday that they reversed an increase in bus and subway fares that ignited anti-government protests. Many people doubted the move would quiet the demonstrations which have moved well beyond outrage over the fare hikes into communal cries against poor public services. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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A fan holds a sign reading 'In progress, 25 percent loaded" during the soccer Confederations Cup group A match between Brazil and Mexico at Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Residents cover their faces as protection from the tear gas shot by riot police at demonstrators during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro's sister city, Niteroi, Brazil, Wednesday evening, June 19, 2013. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo city leaders said Wednesday that they reversed an increase in bus and subway fares that ignited anti-government protests. Many people doubted the move would quiet the demonstrations which have moved well beyond outrage over the fare hikes into communal cries against poor public services. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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In this photo taken Monday, June 17, 2013, a demonstrator holds a Brazilian flag in front of a burning barricade during a protest in Rio de Janeiro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. President Dilma Rousseff has tried to placate the largely middle-class crowds by supporting their right to protest, and the Sao Paulo municipal government has rescinded the 10-cent hike in bus and subway fares that sparked the demonstrations in the first place. But as the protests grow even bigger, with two major marches called for Thursday, the Brazilian government seems at a loss over how to address the sweeping, urgent demands of its people. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Brazilian police shoot tear gas at demonstrators during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro's sister city, Niteroi, Brazil, Wednesday evening, June 19, 2013. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo city leaders said Wednesday that they reversed an increase in bus and subway fares that ignited anti-government protests. Many people doubted the move would quiet the demonstrations which have moved well beyond outrage over the fare hikes into communal cries against poor public services.(AP Photo/Nicolas Tanner)

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Brazilians march demanding free public transit and protest against the money poured into stadiums for hosting the current Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup, at the Bus Station, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Another night of mass marches around Brazil and nearly a week of unrest has shocked the country's leaders ahead of a papal visit next month and next year's World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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A protestor takes aim with a bottle at riot police as others take cover near the Castelao stadium in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Street demonstrations resumed around Brazil Wednesday as protesters continued their collective cry against the low-quality public services they receive in exchange for high taxes and high prices. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
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Brazilians march demanding free public transit and against the money poured into stadiums for hosting the current Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup, at the Bus Station, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Another night of mass marches around Brazil and nearly a week of unrest has shocked the country's leaders ahead of a papal visit next month and next year's World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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A protestor stops traffic holding a sign that reads in Portuguese: "Who can stop this war, I don't want this war to be stopped," during a march demanding free public transit and against the money poured into stadiums for hosting the current Confederations Cup and next year's World Cup, at the Bus Station, in Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Another night of mass marches around Brazil and nearly a week of unrest has shocked the country's leaders ahead of a papal visit next month and next year's World Cup soccer tournament. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres))
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A man is detained during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro's sister city, Niteroi, Brazil, Wednesday evening, June 19, 2013. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo city leaders said Wednesday that they reversed an increase in bus and subway fares that ignited anti-government protests. Many people doubted the move would quiet the demonstrations which have moved well beyond outrage over the fare hikes into communal cries against poor public services. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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A woman receives medical attention during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro's sister city, Niteroi, Brazil, Wednesday evening, June 19, 2013. Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo city leaders said Wednesday that they reversed an increase in bus and subway fares that ignited anti-government protests. Many people doubted the move would quiet the demonstrations which have moved well beyond outrage over the fare hikes into communal cries against poor public services. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

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A demonstrator wearing a gas mask walks past a a bank covered by the words in Portuguese "Fascist government" at a protest against an increase in price for public transportation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 13, 2013. Thousands of protesters are taking to the streets in Brazil's two biggest cities, protesting against 10-cent hikes in bus and subway fares. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
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Protestors march in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protesters massed in at least seven Brazilian cities Monday for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and a papal visit next month. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
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Demonstrators walk on the ramp of the Brazilian National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protesters massed in at least seven Brazilian cities Monday for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and a papal visit next month. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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Demonstrators shout during a protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protesters massed in at least seven Brazilian cities Monday for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and a papal visit next month. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

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A demonstrator waves a Brazilian flag during a protest in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protesters massed in at least seven Brazilian cities Monday for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and a papal visit next month. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
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A demonstrator shouts during a protests in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protesters massed in at least seven Brazilian cities Monday for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and a papal visit next month. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
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Protestors march in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protests in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian cities, were set off by a 10-cent hike in public transport fares, have clearly moved beyond that issue to tap into widespread frustration in Brazil about a heavy tax burden, politicians widely viewed as corrupt and woeful public education, health and transport systems and come as the nation hosts the Confederations Cup soccer tournament and prepares for next month's papal visit. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
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Demonstrators try to enter the perimeter of the government palace during a protest against a price increase for public transportation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protesters massed in at least seven Brazilian cities Monday for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and a papal visit next month. AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

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Demonstrators carry a sign reading in Portuguese 'No to violence' in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protesters massed in at least seven Brazilian cities Monday for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and a papal visit next month. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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Demonstrators shout slogans during a protest in front of the Brazilian National Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protesters massed in at least seven Brazilian cities Monday for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and a papal visit next month. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
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A demonstrator gestures peace signs to police during clashes as people protest an increase in the cost of public transportation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 13, 2013. Thousands of protesters are taking to the streets in Brazil's two biggest cities, protesting against 10-cent hikes in bus and subway fares. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
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A girl suffering from the effects of tear gas used by police is helped during a protest against a price increase for public transportation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protesters massed in at least seven Brazilian cities Monday for another round of demonstrations voicing disgruntlement about life in the country, raising questions about security during big events like the current Confederations Cup and a papal visit next month. AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

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People protest holding a banner with drawings of Rio de Janeiro's Governor Sergio Cabral, right, and Mayor Eduardo Paes aiming guns to Christ the Redeemer as Rio's main symbol, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. Protests in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and other Brazilian cities, set off by a 10-cent hike in public transport fares, have clearly moved beyond that issue to tap into widespread frustration in Brazil about a heavy tax burden, politicians widely viewed as corrupt and woeful public education, health and transport systems and come as the nation hosts the Confederations Cup soccer tournament and prepares for next month's papal visit. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
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Dianine Nunes holds a banner that reads in Spanish; "We are fighting for quality in education, heath and transport," during a protest near the Angel of Independence monument in Mexico City, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Brazilian nationals gathered to condemn the heavy tax burden in Brazil, corrupt politicians and woeful public education, health and transport systems as the nation hosts the Confederations Cup soccer tournament and prepares for next month's papal visit.(AP Photo/Ivan Pierre Aguirre)
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A man holds a banner that reads in Portuguese: "No violence Brazil, peace and love," in front of a burning national television vehicle, set on fire by protestors, in front of City Hall in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. On Tuesday, thousands of people marched on Sao Paulos City Hall building, where a small group fought police in an unsuccessful attempt to force their way in. Some of the biggest demonstrations since the end of Brazil's 1964-85 dictatorship have broke out across this continent-sized country, uniting multitudes frustrated by poor transportation, health services, education and security despite a heavy tax burden. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)

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Protestors destroy ATM machines at a local a bank in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Thousands of demonstrators flooded into a square in Brazils economic hub, Sao Paulo, on Tuesday. Sparked earlier this month by a 10-cent hike in bus and subway fares and organized via social media, the nationwide protests are giving voice to growing discontent over the gap between Brazils high tax burden and the low quality of public infrastructure, echoing similar mobilizations in Turkey, Greece and other parts of the globe where weariness with governments has exploded in the streets. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
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Protestors gather in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Some of the biggest demonstrations since the end of Brazil's 1964-85 dictatorship have broke out across this continent-sized country, uniting multitudes frustrated by poor transportation, health services, education and security despite a heavy tax burden. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
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A demonstrator holds up a Brazilian flag in front of a group of protestors gathered in the main plaza of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Some of the biggest demonstrations since the end of Brazil's 1964-85 dictatorship have broke out across this continent-sized country, uniting multitudes frustrated by poor transportation, health services, education and security despite a heavy tax burden. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
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Reflected in a marble wall, right, Brazilian police shoot tear gas at demonstrators in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 20, 2013. More than half a million Brazilians poured into the streets of at least 80 Brazilian cities Thursday in demonstrations that saw violent clashes and renewed calls for an end to government corruption and demands for better public services. Riot police battled protesters in at least five cities, with some of the most intense clashes happening in Rio de Janeiro, where an estimated 300,000 demonstrators swarmed into the seaside city's central area. (AP Photo/Nicolas Tanner)
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Protests Erupt In Brazil

Protests continued in Brazil as citizens took to the streets to voice their anger over low-quality public services and a system of government infected with corruption among other things.

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