Cameraman runs away from tear gas during an anti-government protest in Caracas on February 22, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans took to the streets of Caracas in marches for and against President Nicolas Maduro’s government Saturday, as the nation’s massive divide became ever more evident. The protests — which began on February 4 — are seen as the biggest test yet to socialist leader Maduro since he succeeded late leftist icon Hugo Chavez last year, with the country’s economic problems at the heart of often bloody marches that have left 10 people dead and scores injured. AFP PHOTO/ JUAN BARRETO
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