Clashes in Dakar

An anti-government protester holds a Muslim prayer bracelet as he gestures on his knees to the riot police during clashes in Dakar, Senegal. Senegalese police sealed off a main square in the capital Dakar and fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators who gathered on Friday in protest against incumbent President <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PEPLT00008405" title="Abdoulaye Wade" href="/topic/politics-government/government/abdoulaye-wade-PEPLT00008405.topic">Abdoulaye Wade</a>'s bid to seek a third term in a Feb. 26 poll. The police fought running battles with protesters who hurled stones, burned trash and set up barricades along avenues in the city centre, forcing businesses to close for the afternoon.

( Reuters photo / February 17, 2012 )

An anti-government protester holds a Muslim prayer bracelet as he gestures on his knees to the riot police during clashes in Dakar, Senegal. Senegalese police sealed off a main square in the capital Dakar and fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators who gathered on Friday in protest against incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade's bid to seek a third term in a Feb. 26 poll. The police fought running battles with protesters who hurled stones, burned trash and set up barricades along avenues in the city centre, forcing businesses to close for the afternoon.

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