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Protesters run around a burning effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino

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Protesters run around a burning effigy of Philippine President Benigno Aquino during a rally near the House of Representatives on Monday. Thousands of protesters tried to march to Congress for a demonstration ahead of Mr Aquino’s annual State of the Nation Address but were blocked by anti-riot policemen.