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G-20 Protesters Turn Violent

As world leaders talk unity, anti-NATO protesters in Germany, France and London set buildings ablaze and clash with anti-riot police.

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A rioter stands in front of the French/German border checkpoint building as it burns during protesting against the ongoing NATO summit on April 4, 2009 in Strasbourg, France.
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Protesters lie on the ground of the Europa Bridge in front of the German riot police while protesting against the ongoing NATO summit.
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A building with small shops that was set alight by anti-NATO protesters goes up in flames near the Europe bridge, east of Strasbourg, France.
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A protestor wears a red scarf during the clashes in Strasbourg, France.
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A protestor holds a flag as he walks through the smoke during protests against the NATO summit.
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Firemen pass the burnt out Ibis Hotel next to the german border on April 5, 2009 in Strasbourg, France. The hotel was attacked by the riots during the clashes at the NATO summit.
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A protester gets his eyes washed after police sprayed tear gas during the NATO summit on April 4, 2009 in Strasbourg, France.
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A French riot policeman sprays pepper spray against protestors during the NATO summit on April 4, 2009 in Strasbourg, France. Protestors try to blockade the streets towards the congress center, where the NATO's 60th anniversary summit takes place.
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A protestor wears a mask during clashes with the police on April 4, 2009 in Strasbourg, France.
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Anti-NATO activists trash the former customs station, near the German border at the Europe bridge, east of Strasbourg, France, April 4.
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French riot police clash with protestors during the NATO summit on April 4, 2009 in Strasbourg, France.
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The builiding of the former checkpoint at the french border burns after it was attacked by anti-NATO protesters on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the military alliance on April 4, 2009 in Strasbourg, France.
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Masked anti-NATO activists holding stones run away during clashes with riot police officers, April 4, during an anti-NATO protest.
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Anti-NATO activists react at a barricade they set up during clashes near the German border at the Europe bridge.
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French riot police face protestors blocking a street during protests over the NATO summit on April 4, 2009 in Strasbourg, France. The poster reads "Block NATO."
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A protestor who is blocking a street towards the congress center covers his eyes after police sprayed him with tear gas during the NATO summit on April 4, 2009 in Strasbourg, France.
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A protester poses as the builiding of the former checkpoint at the French border burns behind him. The border was attacked by anti-NATO protesters.
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Activists block a road close to the camp of anti-NATO activists on April 2, 2009 in Strasbourg, France.
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Police run past a burning super market during clashes on April 4, 2009, in Strasbourg, France.
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Smoke is rising on the bridge of Europe in Kehl, southern Germany, on Saturday, April 4, 2009, while French anti-NATO demonstrators and police stand face to face.
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Demonstrators gather at the burning former French border station on the Europe Bridge in Strasbourg, France, seen from Kehl, Germany, on Saturday, April 4, 2009. The building was set on fire by demonstrators during protests against the 60th anniversary NATO summit.
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Smoke is rising from a burning former French border station at the Europe Bridge in Strasbourg, France, seen from Kehl, southern Germany, on Saturday, April 4, 2009. Police fired tear gas and flash bombs at protesters throwing Molotov cocktails and rocks less than 2 miles from the gathering of world leaders for NATO's 60th anniversary summit.
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A member of a group of peaceful activists dressed as clowns, kisses the shield of a riot police officer as they face riot police near the so-called anti-NATO village in the Neuhoff district of Strasbourg, eastern France, Friday April 3, 2009, during NATO's 60th-anniversary summit.
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A group of peaceful anti-NATO activists dressed as clowns, traveling by bus, wave to riot police near the so-called anti-NATO village in the Neuhoff district of Strasbourg, eastern France, Friday April 3, 2009, during NATO's 60th-anniversary summit.
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Firefighters walk past an Ibis hotel that was set alight by anti-NATO protesters near the Europe bridge, east of Strasbourg, France, Saturday April 4, 2009, during NATO's 60th-anniversary summit.
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Anti-NATO activists loot furniture and add it to a burning barricade from an Ibis hotel near the Europe bridge, east of Strasbourg, France, Saturday, April 4, 2009.
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An anti-NATO activist sits on a chair in front of the burning former customs station at the French-German border in Strasbourg, France, Saturday, April 4, 2009.
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The French and German flags are seen in front of a burning tourist information near the French-German border in Strasbourg, France, Saturday, April 4, 2009, within an anti-NATO protest.
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An anti-NATO activist walks past a barricade during clashes near the German border at the Europe bridge.
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A riot police officer throws a stun grenade towards a group of anti-NATO activists, during clashes near the German border at the Europe bridge, east of Strasbourg, France, Saturday April 4, 2009.
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A peaceful anti-NATO activist dressed as a clown faces riot police officers blocking the access to a bridge in downtown Strasbourg, eastern France, Saturday April 4, 2009.
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A peaceful anti-NATO activist dressed as a clown faces riot police officers blocking the access to a bridge in downtown Strasbourg, eastern France, Saturday April 4, 2009.
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Police arrest a protester during a demonstration against the NATO summit on April 3, 2009 in Baden-Baden, Germany.
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Police and demonstraters are involved in a scuffle during a demonstration against the NATO summit on April 3, 2009 in Baden-Baden, Germany. Police said that around 300 demonstrators protested ahead of the two-day NATO summit.
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Protesters demonstrate during a demonstration against the NATO summit on April 3, 2009 in Baden-Baden, Germany.
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Some 4,000 anarchists, anti-capitalists, environmentalists and others clogged the streets of London's financial district for what demonstrators branded "Financial Fool's Day." Most of the protesters were peaceful, but several hundred clashed with police and the protest turned violent.
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Police react to protesters as they block access to a branch of RBS stopping anti capitalist and climate change activists demonstrating in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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Bloodied protesters shout at police near to the Bank of England as anti capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit on April 1, 2009 in London, England.
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Anti-capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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Anti capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as World leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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A protester, apparently lightly wounded during clashes with British police officers in riot gear, tries to find her friends as a police medic provided first aid, in London's City financial district, Wednesday April 1, 2009. World leaders are gathering in London for the Group of 20 summit amid an unprecedented security operation to protect the meeting from violent protests.
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Anti capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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A masked man puts through the windows of a branch of RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) as anti capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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Riot police clash with protestors in London on April 1, 2009. World leaders battled Wednesday to hammer out their differences over how to fix the global economy, as demonstrators attacked a bank in central London on the eve of a crunch G20 summit in London.
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Riot police confront protestors near the Bank of England in the City of London, Wednesday April 1, 2009, as thousands of demonstrators converged on the centre of the city to protest against the G20 scheduled for April 2.
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A police officer leads a detained protester to a police van in central London's financial district, Wednesday April 1, 2009 following scuffles ahead of the G20 summit . World leaders are gathering in London for the Group of 20 summit amid an unprecedented security operation to protect the meeting from violent protests and terrorists.
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A man claiming to have been injured by a police baton receives medical attention during mass group of anti capitalist and climate change activists outside the Bank of England in the City on April 1, 2009 in London. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrive in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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Protestors attend G20 demonstrations outside the Bank of England on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrive in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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A protester is bitten by a police dog near to the Bank of England as anti capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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Anti capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as World leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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A protester throws a metal barricade at a police line as Anti capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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A protester is trapped in the police line as anti-capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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Protesters clash with police outside the Bank of England as anti capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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Riot police confront protestors near the Bank of England in the City of London, Wednesday April 1, 2009, as thousands of demonstrators converged on the centre of the city to protest against the G20 scheduled for April 2.
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Police react to protesters near to thethe Bank of England as anti capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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A mass group of anti capitalist and climate change activists converge on the Bank of England as they demonstrate in the City on April 1, 2009 in London. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrive in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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Protesters set alight to the street as anti capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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Protesters clash with police outside the Bank of England as anti capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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A man puts through the windows of a branch of RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) as anti capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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A mass group of anti capitalist and climate change activists converge on the Bank of England as they demonstrate in the City on April 1, 2009 in London. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrive in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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A bleeding protester is held back by police as Anti capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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Climate change and anti-capitalist activists demonstrate outside a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit dedicated to tackling the global financial crisis.
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Protesters clash with police outside the Bank of England as anti capitalist and climate change activists demonstrate in the City of London on April 1, 2009 in London, England. Protesters marched through London demanding action on poverty, climate change and jobs, as world leaders arrived in London ahead of the G20 summit.
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