Oman sees counter demonstrations in Muscat

Supporters of Omani Sultan Qaboos demonstrate on March 1, 2011 in the country's capital
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Supporters of Omani Sultan Qaboos demonstrate on March 1, 2011 in Muscat, as forces in tanks dispersed demonstrators who were blocking the port in the Sohar industrial city and the coastal road to the capital Muscat and protests erupted in other parts of the country. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Supporters of Omani Sultan Qaboos demonstrate on March 1, 2011 in Muscat, as forces in tanks dispersed demonstrators who were blocking the port in the Sohar industrial city and the coastal road to the capital Muscat and protests erupted in other parts of the country. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Supporters of Omani Sultan Qaboos demonstrate on March 1, 2011 in Muscat, as forces in tanks dispersed demonstrators who were blocking the port in the Sohar industrial city and the coastal road to the capital Muscat and protests erupted in other parts of the country. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Supporters of Omani Sultan Qaboos demonstrate on March 1, 2011 in Muscat, as forces in tanks dispersed demonstrators who were blocking the port in the Sohar industrial city and the coastal road to the capital Muscat and protests erupted in other parts of the country. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Omani protester holds a sign that reads in Arabic 'Protection of public money and fighting corruption according to the law' during a sit-in outside the sultanate's consultative council in Muscat on March 1, 2011 to demand an end to corruption in the Gulf state. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Omani protesters hold signs that read in Arabic 'Protection of public money' and 'charge corrupted officials' during a sit-in outside the sultanate's consultative council in Muscat on March 1, 2011 to demand an end to corruption in the Gulf state. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Omani protesters hold a sit-in outside the sultanate's consultative council in Muscat on March 1, 2011 to demand an end to corruption in the Gulf state. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Omani army troops patrol the streets of the key industrial area of Sohar, northwest of the capital Muscat, on March 1, 2011 following clashes between Omani police and protesters as the turmoil rocking the Arab world reached the usually calm Gulf sultanate of Oman. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Omani army troops patrol the streets of the key industrial area of Sohar, northwest of the capital Muscat, following clashes between Omani police and protesters as the turmoil rocking the Arab world reached the usually calm Gulf sultanate of Oman. (AFP/Getty Images)