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Venezuelan Protesters Burn Leaders in Effigy

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Anti-government protesters burn an effigy depicting Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas April 20, 2014.

Anti-government protesters burn an effigy depicting Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas April 20, 2014.

Hundreds of students and anti-government protesters took to the streets of Venezuela's capital, Caracas, to demand the "resurrection of democracy" on Easter Sunday.

Easter marks the day Christians believe Jesus was resurrected from the dead after being crucified.

The demonstrators burned effigies of President Nicolas Maduro, shouting that they wanted to get rid of him and send him to Cuba.

The effigies of President Maduro and other government officials were burned to symbolize the burning of Judas, an Easter Sunday tradition that also is an expression of public discontent.

Demonstrators have been protesting against Maduro's government since February.
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