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Yemen ceasefire deal ends; stokes worries of civil war

At least 320 people have been killed since protests against president's regime started about four months ago

Yemen ceasefire deal ends; stokes worries of civil war
Yemeni anti-government protesters flash the V for 'victory' sign as they shout slogans during a demonstration calling for the ouster of president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa on May 30, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Yemen ceasefire deal ends; stokes worries of civil war
Yemeni anti-regime mourners pray in front of the body of a fighter loyal to opposition tribal chief Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar, who was killed in clashes with Yemeni government security forces, during his funeral in Sanaa on May 30, 2011, two days after a truce between the warring parties was called (AFP/Getty Images)
Yemen ceasefire deal ends; stokes worries of civil war
Thousands of Yemenis protest in the southwestern city of Ibb on May 30, 2011 against the security crackdown on anti-government protesters in Taez that killed 20 people (AFP/Getty Images)
Yemen ceasefire deal ends; stokes worries of civil war
Yemeni anti-government protesters shout slogans during a demonstration calling for the ouster of president Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa on May 30, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Yemen ceasefire deal ends; stokes worries of civil war
Global powers have been pressing Saleh to sign a Gulf-led deal to handover power to try to stem the growing chaos in Yemen, home to al Qaeda militants and neighbour to the world's biggest oil exporter, Saudi Arabia (AFP/Getty Images/ Text: Reuters)
Yemen ceasefire deal ends; stokes worries of civil war
A Yemeni anti-government protester holds signs that read in English and Arabic 'Go Out' and 'Leave' during a demonstration calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa on May 30, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Yemen ceasefire deal ends; stokes worries of civil war
According to Reuters, under Saleh, Yemen has moved to the brink of financial collapse, with about 40 percent of the population living on less than $2 a day and a third facing chronic hunger (AFP/Getty Images)
Yemen ceasefire deal ends; stokes worries of civil war
Yemeni anti-regime mourners carry the body of a fighter loyal to opposition tribal chief Sheikh Sadiq Al Ahmar, who was killed in clashes with Yemeni government security forces, during his funeral in Sanaa on May 30, 2011, two days after a truce between the warring parties was called AFP/Getty Images)