Bahrain armed forces demolish Pearl Roundabout monument

Iconic structure had come to symbolise the kingdom's pro-democracy movement
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Trucks and bulldozers remove the debris of the Pearl Square monument in Manama on March 19, 2011, a day after Bahrain demolished the monument at Pearl Roundabout which had come to symbolise the kingdom's pro-democracy movement, after security forces smashed a protest sit-in there. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Bahraini armed forces secure the area near Pearl Roundabout in Manama on March 19, 2011. Bahrain's king pledged to bring reforms and another demonstrator was confirmed to have died in a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, as international calls mounted for restraint. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Bahraini armed forces secure the area near Pearl Roundabout in Manama on March 19, 2011. Bahrain's king pledged to bring reforms and another demonstrator was confirmed to have died in a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, as international calls mounted for restraint. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Bahraini armed forces secure the area near Pearl Roundabout in Manama on March 19, 2011. Bahrain's king pledged to bring reforms and another demonstrator was confirmed to have died in a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, as international calls mounted for restraint. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Bahraini armed forces secure the Pearl Roundabout area in Manama on March 19, 2011. Bahrain's king pledged to bring reforms and another demonstrator was confirmed to have died in a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, as international calls mounted for restraint. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Bahraini armed forces secure the Pearl Roundabout area in Manama on March 19, 2011. Bahrain's king pledged to bring reforms and another demonstrator was confirmed to have died in a crackdown on pro-democracy protesters, as international calls mounted for restraint. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture of Bahraini Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa decorates a tank as armed forces secure Manama's Pearl Roundabout on March 19, 2011. Bahrain's opposition lost a strong card when police used deadly force to crush a month-old sit-in at Pearl Roundabout but the pro-democracy movement insists it is very much alive. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A member of Bahrain's armed forces salutes as he secures Manama's Pearl Roundabout on March 19, 2011. Bahrain's opposition lost a strong card when police used deadly force to crush a month-old sit-in at Pearl Roundabout but the pro-democracy movement insists it is very much alive. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Trucks and bulldozers remove the debris of the Pearl Square monument in Manama on March 19, 2011, a day after Bahrain demolished the monument at Pearl Roundabout which had come to symbolise the kingdom's pro-democracy movement, after security forces smashed a protest sit-in there. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Trucks and bulldozers remove the debris of the Pearl Roundabout monument in Manama on March 19, 2011, a day after Bahrain demolished the monument at Pearl Roundabout which had come to symbolise the kingdom's pro-democracy movement, after security forces smashed a protest sit-in there. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Bulldozers remove the debris of the Pearl Square monument in Manama on March 19, 2011, a day after Bahrain demolished the monument at Pearl Roundabout which had come to symbolise the kingdom's pro-democracy movement, after security forces smashed a protest sit-in there. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Trucks and bulldozers remove the debris of the Pearl Square monument in Manama on March 19, 2011, a day after Bahrain demolished the monument at Pearl Roundabout which had come to symbolise the kingdom's pro-democracy movement, after security forces smashed a protest sit-in there. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A member of Bahrain's armed forces secures Manama's Pearl Roundabout on March 19, 2011. Bahrain's opposition lost a strong card when police used deadly force to crush a month-old sit-in at Pearl Roundabout but the pro-democracy movement insists it is very much alive. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture of Bahraini King Hamad bin Issa Al Khalifa decorates a tank as armed forces secure Manama's Pearl Roundabout on March 19, 2011. Bahrain's opposition lost a strong card when police used deadly force to crush a month-old sit-in at Pearl Roundabout but the pro-democracy movement insists it is very much alive. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture of Bahraini King Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa decorates a tank as armed forces secure Manama's Pearl Roundabout on March 19, 2011. Bahrain's opposition lost a strong card when police used deadly force to crush a month-old sit-in at Pearl Roundabout but the pro-democracy movement insists it is very much alive. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Trucks and bulldozers remove the debris of the Pearl Roundabout monument in Manama on March 19, 2011, a day after Bahrain demolished the monument at Pearl Roundabout which had come to symbolise the kingdom's pro-democracy movement, after security forces smashed a protest sit-in there. (AFP/Getty Images)
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A general view shows the Pearl Roundabout in Manama on March 19, 2011, a day after Bahrain demolished the monument at the square which had come to symbolise the kingdom's pro-democracy movement, after security forces smashed a protest sit-in there. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Trucks and bulldozers remove the debris of the Pearl Roundabout monument in Manama on March 19, 2011, a day after Bahrain demolished the monument at Pearl Roundabout which had come to symbolise the kingdom's pro-democracy movement, after security forces smashed a protest sit-in there. (AFP/Getty Images)