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Waves of protesters block main Bahrain highway

Bahraini anti-government protesters set up makeshift roadblocks in Manama on Sunday

Waves of protesters block main Bahrain highway
Bahraini anti-government protesters set up makeshift roadblocks in Manama on March 13, 2011. Bahraini police clashed with demonstrators trying to occupy Manama's banking centre, as protests spread from a peaceful sit-in to the heart of the strategic Gulf state's business district. (AFP/Getty Images)
Waves of protesters block main Bahrain highway
Bahraini anti-government protesters set up makeshift roadblocks in Manama on March 13, 2011. Bahraini police clashed with demonstrators trying to occupy Manama's banking centre, as protests spread from a peaceful sit-in to the heart of the strategic Gulf state's business district. (AFP/Getty Images)
Waves of protesters block main Bahrain highway
Tear gas is fired by Bahraini police explode among the protestors gathered close to Pearl Square, the epicentre of anti-government protests, the first time since demonstrators began an anti-regime sit-in there last month on March 13, 2011, in Manama. Almost a month into protests calling for deep political change in Bahrain, anti-government demonstrators and the Gulf kingdom's rulers appear to be at an impasse, with neither side backing down. (AFP/Getty Images)
Waves of protesters block main Bahrain highway
A protester over come by tear gas is ferried away as Bahraini police fire tear gas at protesters in Pearl Square, the epicentre of anti-government protests, the first time since demonstrators began an anti-regime sit-in there last month on March 13, 2011, in Manama. Almost a month into protests calling for deep political change in Bahrain, anti-government demonstrators and the Gulf kingdom's rulers appear to be at an impasse, with neither side backing down. (AFP/Getty Images)
Waves of protesters block main Bahrain highway
Shiites Muslim protesters face police riot close to Pearl Square, the epicentre of anti-government protests, as they block a near by high way connecting the capital Manama with Muharraq Island, on March 13, 2011. Almost a month into protests calling for deep political change in Bahrain, anti-government demonstrators and the Gulf kingdom's rulers appear to be at an impasse, with neither side backing down. (AFP/Getty Images)
Waves of protesters block main Bahrain highway
Thousands of people demonstrate against the Bahraini monarchy outside one of the king's palaces in Malkiya, near Manama on March 12, 2011, a day after a failed attempt to march on another royal palace. Anti-government protests in Shiite-majority but Sunni-ruled Bahrain broke out on February 14, after popular uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia toppled those countries' long-time autocratic rulers. (AFP/Getty Images)
Waves of protesters block main Bahrain highway
A protester over come by tear gas is ferried away as Bahraini police fire tear gas at protesters in Pearl Square, the epicentre of anti-government protests, the first time since demonstrators began an anti-regime sit-in there last month on March 13, 2011, in Manama. Almost a month into protests calling for deep political change in Bahrain, anti-government demonstrators and the Gulf kingdom's rulers appear to be at an impasse, with neither side backing down. (AFP/Getty Images)