NEWS IN PICTURES: Venezuela Tense As Unrest Over President Maduro's Government Continues

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SAN CRISTOBAL, VENEZUELA - MARCH 09: Protesters sleep before their shift manning a barricade before dawn on March 9, 2014 in San Cristobal, the capital of Tachira state, Venezuela. Local residents have manned barricades throughout the nights, skirmishing with security forces for almost a month, while protesting against the federal government. Tachira, which borders Colombia, has been a focal point for anti-government protests nationwide.



Students man a barricade in downtown while watching for Venezuelan security forces.



SAN CRISTOBAL, VENEZUELA - MARCH 07: A protester holds a homemade mortar tube during an anti-govenment protest on March 7, 2014 in San Cristobal, Venezuela. Protesters have set up barricades throughout San Cristobal, the capital of Venezuela's Tachira state, bordering Colombia. The state has been a focal point for anti-government protests for almost a month.




CARACAS, VENEZUELA - MARCH 06: A protester throws a molotov cocktail at Venezuelan security forces during an anti-government demonstration on March 6, 2014 in Caracas, Venezuela. Three weeks of protests against the federal government have shaken the country as business in much of the nation has come to a standstill.



CARACAS, VENEZUELA - MARCH 04: Protesters sling stones at Venezuelan national guard troops during an anti-government demonstration on March 4, 2014 in Caracas, Venezuela. Wednesday marks the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez' death on March 5, 2013. For three weeks protesters have blocked roads throughout the country and clashed with security forces of the government of Chavez' chosen successor President Nicolas Maduro.



CARACAS, VENEZUELA - MARCH 04: Protesters carry a giant Venezuelan flag while marching in an anti-government demonstration on March 4, 2014 in Caracas, Venezuela. Meanwhile, workers made last minute preparations for Wednesday's official ceremony marking the first anniversary of Hugo Chavez' death on March 5, 2013.



CARACAS, VENEZUELA - MARCH 02: A protester shoots a slingshot at national guard troops following one of the largest anti-government demonstrations yet on March 2, 2014 in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela has one of the highest inflation rates in the world, and opposition supporters have protested for almost three weeks, virtually paralyzing business in much of the country.



CARACAS, VENEZUELA - MARCH 02: A protester carries a giant Oscar statue.





CARACAS, VENEZUELA - FEBRUARY 28: Protesters run from tear gas fired by the Venezuelan national guard during an anti-government demonstration on February 27, 2014 in Caracas, Venezuela.

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