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A protester throws a molotov cocktail at Bolivarian National Police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. University students and government opponents protested in the east of the capital and demanded the release of people who have been arrested in street demonstrations in recent months. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

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A protester throws a molotov cocktail at Bolivarian National Police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela on Tuesday. University students and government opponents protested in the east of the capital and demanded the release of people who have been arrested in street demonstrations in recent months 

Opposition supporters hold candles as they take part in a rally against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro was due to host Venezuelan opposition leaders on Thursday at the start of mediated talks intended to stem two months of political unrest that has killed dozens in the OPEC nation.

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Opposition supporters hold candles as they take part in a rally against Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela.

An anti-government activist clashes with riot police

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An anti-government activist clashes with riot police during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela. Demonstrations began in San Cristobal almost two months ago and at least 39 people have been killed in protest-related violence

TOPSHOTS An anti-government activist is ...TOPSHOTS An anti-government activist is arrested by national police during a protest against Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro government in Caracas on March 13, 2014. A total of 28 people have been killed and 365 injured in anti-government protests rocking Venezuela, the country's top prosecutor said Thursday, lamenting an atmosphere of "violence and chaos".AFP PHOTO/LEO RAMIREZLEO RAMIREZ/AFP/Getty Images

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An anti-government activist is arrested by police during a protest against Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas. Twenty-eight people have been killed and 365 injured in anti-government protests 

An opposition activist returns tear gas to riot police during a protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Venezuela marked the anniversary of Chavez's death with a blend of solemn ceremonies, clashes and a break in relations with Panama over protests dogging his successor's presidency.

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An opposition activist hurls tear gas back at riot police during a protest against the government of Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro in Caracas. Venezuela marked the anniversary of Chavez’s death with a blend of solemn ceremonies, clashes and a break in relations with Panama over protests dogging his successor’s presidency.

Venezuelans Loyal To Former President Hugo Chavez Prepare To Mark One Year Anniversary Of His Death...CARACAS, VENEZUELA - MARCH 04:  A worker passes a mural of Hugo Chavez at the military barracks where the former Venezuelan president is entombed on March 4, 2014 in Caracas, Venezuela. Workers made last minute preparations for Wednesday's ceremony marking the first anniversary of Chavez' death on March 5, 2013. The anniversary has been marred by three weeks protests against the government of Chavez' chosen successor Nicolas Maduro. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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A worker passes a mural of Hugo Chavez at the military barracks where the former Venezuelan president is entombed in Caracas, Venezuela. Workers made last-minute preparations for Wednesday’s ceremony marking the first anniversary of Chavez’s death. The anniversary has been marred by three weeks of protests against the government of Chavez’s chosen successor, Nicolas Maduro.

A boy jumps over a barricade of burning garbage that supporters of opposition leader Capriles used to block a street in Caracas

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A boy jumps over a barricade of burning rubbish that supporters of opposition leader Henrique Capriles used to block a street, as they demonstrated for a recount of the votes in Sunday’s election, in Caracas. Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in the Venezuelan capital on Monday after Mr Capriles called for demonstrations to demand a recount of votes from the election to replace the late Hugo Chavez.