Photos: Brazilian protesters violently clash with police

Photos: Brazilian protesters violently clash with police

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Riot police officers are deployed during clashes in Rio de Janeiro's downtown, on June 17, 2013. Youths clashed with police in central Rio Monday as more than 200,000 people marched in major Brazilian cities to protest the billions of dollars spent on the Confederations Cup and higher public transport costs. AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

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Posted on June 18, 2013 at 11:59 AM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 18 at 8:28 PM

Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of major Brazilian cities protesting the billions of dollars spent on the Confederations Cup --and preparations for the upcoming World Cup-- and against the hike in mass transit fares.

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