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Anti-government protests in Bahrain

Protests against the government have continued in Bahrain, three years after the 2011 uprising. Rallies and marches, clashes with police, and scores of people being imprisoned on ‘terror charges’ have stalled and reconciliation talks, with no end to the impasse in sight.

Anti-government protests in Bahrain
A Bahraini protester shouts slogans during an anti-government protest in the village of Al Malikiyah, south of Manama, on May 16, 2014. Bahrain remains deeply divided three years after the February 2011 uprising, with persistent protests sparking clashes with police, scores of Shiites jailed on 'terror' charges and reconciliation talks deadlocked. (AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-government protests in Bahrain
Bahraini protesters hold their national flag during an anti-government protest in the village of Al Malikiyah, south of Manama, on May 16, 2014. Bahrain remains deeply divided three years after the February 2011 uprising, with persistent protests sparking clashes with police, scores of Shiites jailed on 'terror' charges and reconciliation talks deadlocked. (AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-government protests in Bahrain
Bahraini protesters hold placards featuring jailed political activists during an anti-government protest in the village of Al Malikiyah, south of Manama, on May 16, 2014. Bahrain remains deeply divided three years after the February 2011 uprising, with persistent protests sparking clashes with police, scores of Shiites jailed on 'terror' charges and reconciliation talks deadlocked. (AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-government protests in Bahrain
A Bahraini girl stands inside a shop watching an anti-government protest in the village of Al Malikiyah, south of Manama, on May 16, 2014. Bahrain remains deeply divided three years after the February 2011 uprising, with persistent protests sparking clashes with police, scores of Shiites jailed on 'terror' charges and reconciliation talks deadlocked. (AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-government protests in Bahrain
A Bahraini protesters holds a placard featuring a jailed political activist during an anti-government protest in the village of Al Malikiyah, south of Manama, on May 16, 2014. Bahrain remains deeply divided three years after the February 2011 uprising, with persistent protests sparking clashes with police, scores of Shiites jailed on 'terror' charges and reconciliation talks deadlocked. (AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-government protests in Bahrain
A Bahraini man rides his bicycle during an anti-government protest in the village of Al Malikiyah, south of Manama, on May 16, 2014. Bahrain remains deeply divided three years after the February 2011 uprising, with persistent protests sparking clashes with police, scores of Shiites jailed on 'terror' charges and reconciliation talks deadlocked. (AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-government protests in Bahrain
Bahraini women hold up their national flag during an anti-government protest in the village of Al Malikiyah, south of Manama, on May 16, 2014. Bahrain remains deeply divided three years after the February 2011 uprising, with persistent protests sparking clashes with police, scores of Shiites jailed on 'terror' charges and reconciliation talks deadlocked. (AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-government protests in Bahrain
A Bahraini girl looks on during an anti-government protest in the village of Al Malikiyah, south of Manama, on May 16, 2014. Bahrain remains deeply divided three years after the February 2011 uprising, with persistent protests sparking clashes with police, scores of Shiites jailed on 'terror' charges and reconciliation talks deadlocked. (AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-government protests in Bahrain
A Bahraini man shouts slogans as others wave their national flag during an anti-government protest in the village of Jannusan, west of Manama, on May 9, 2014. Bahrain remains deeply divided three years after the February 2011 uprising, with persistent protests sparking clashes with police, scores of Shiites jailed on 'terror' charges and reconciliation talks deadlocked. (AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-government protests in Bahrain
A Bahraini woman holds up a placard reading in Arabic 'Resistant Homeland' during an anti-government protest in the village of Jannusan, west of Manama, on May 9, 2014. Bahrain remains deeply divided three years after the February 2011 uprising, with persistent protests sparking clashes with police, scores of Shiites jailed on 'terror' charges and reconciliation talks deadlocked. (AFP/Getty Images)