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Violence Breaks Out in Yemeni Capital Despite Signing of Transfer of Power

At least five protesters were killed and scores of others wounded Thursday in the Yemeni capital Sana'a after gunmen in civilian clothes opened fire on them. Violence broke out despite the signing Wednesday, by Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, of a plan to hand over power and hold new elections in three months.

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Thousands of protesters march during a demonstration demanding the prosecution of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, November 24, 2011. (AP)
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Thousands of protesters march during a demonstration demanding the prosecution of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, November 24, 2011. (AP)

Defected army soldiers stand guard on a vehicle while protesters, unseen, march during a demonstration demanding the prosecution of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, November 24, 2011. (AP)
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Defected army soldiers stand guard on a vehicle while protesters, unseen, march during a demonstration demanding the prosecution of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, November 24, 2011. (AP)

Protesters run during a demonstration demanding the prosecution of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, November 24, 2011. (AP)
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Protesters run during a demonstration demanding the prosecution of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen, November 24, 2011. (AP)

A wounded protester is carried from the site of clashes with security forces in Sanaa, Yemen, November 24, 2011. (AP)
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A wounded protester is carried from the site of clashes with security forces in Sanaa, Yemen, November 24, 2011. (AP)

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