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Bahrain cracks down on public protests

Police clash with protesters following a demonstration called for on Facebook and inspired by similar initiatives in Egypt and Tunisia

Bahrain cracks down on public protests
Thousands of anti-government protesters gather at Bahrain's Pearl roundabout in the capital Manama, on February 15, 2011, following the deaths of two protesters in clashes with Bahraini police and sparking angry calls from young cyber-activists for regime change and a walkout of parliament by Bahrain's main Shiite opposition bloc. (AFP/Getty Images)