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Bahraini protestors wave their national flag as they stand behind barbed wire placed by riot police

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Protesters in Bahrain wave their national flag as they stand behind barbed wire placed by riot police during a demonstration against the ruling regime in the village of Shakhora, west of Manama

A Bahraini protestor wearing a gas mask stands amidst tear gas fired by riot police during clashes following a protest to demand more rights and against the ruling regime in the village of Diraz, West of Manama, in the early hours of July 19, 2013. Earlier in the week the interior ministry banned a planned opposition rally set for after Friday prayers following a car bombing outside a Sunni mosque in a neighbourhood where the royal court is situated.

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A Bahraini protester wearing a gas mask stands amid tear gas fired by riot police during clashes following a protest to demand more rights and against the ruling regime in the village of Diraz, West of Manama, in the early hours of Friday. Earlier in the week the interior ministry banned a planned opposition rally set for after Friday prayers following a car bombing outside a Sunni mosque in a neighbourhood where the royal court is situated.

A Bahraini woman holds her national flag during an anti-government protest in solidarity with jailed political activist, Hisham Al-Sabbagh in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama on April 30, 2013. Al-Sabbagh, who is the spokesperson for the opposition party, Islamic Action Society (Amal), wad arrested by police on April 26 following an early raid on his home, family said.

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A Bahraini woman holds her national flag during an anti-government protest in solidarity with jailed political activist, Hisham Al-Sabbagh in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama. Al-Sabbagh, who is the spokesperson for the opposition party, Islamic Action Society (Amal), was arrested by police on April 26 following an early raid on his home, family said.