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Riot policemen try to extinguish a fire barricade set up by demonstrators in downtown Niteroi, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo / AFP
Riot policemen try to extinguish a fire barricade set up by demonstrators in downtown Niteroi, near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo / AFP

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