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Riots and football dominate Brazil

A protester runs with a make-shift shield, right, as others throw rocks at police who are firing tear gas at them a few miles from the soccer stadium where Spain and Italy will play in a Confederations Cup semifinal soccer game in Fortaleza, Brazil, Thursday, June 27, 2013.  It's the latest in a series of massive, nationwide protests that have hit Brazil since June 17. Demonstrators are angered about corruption and poor public services despite a heavy tax burden. Protests are also denouncing the billions of dollars spent to host the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Rio - money they say should be going toward better hospitals, schools, transportation projects and schools. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

A protester runs with a make-shift shield, right, as others throw rocks at police who are firing tear gas at them a few miles from the soccer stadium where Spain and Italy will play in a Confederations Cup semifinal soccer game in Fortaleza, Brazil, Thursday, June 27, 2013. It's the latest in a series of massive, nationwide protests that have hit Brazil since June 17. Demonstrators are angered about corruption and poor public services despite a heavy tax burden. Protests are also denouncing the billions of dollars spent to host the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Rio - money they say should be going toward better hospitals, schools, transportation projects and schools. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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  • Demonstrators from the national student union gather inside the reflection pool outside Congress to demand 10 percent of the country's GDP be spent on public education in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, June 27, 2013.  The wave of protests that hit Brazil on June 17 began as opposition to transportation fare hikes, then expanded to a list of causes including anger at high taxes, poor services and high World Cup spending, before coalescing around the issue of rampant government corruption. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
  • A Brazil national soccer team fan reacts while watching the semi final Confederations Cup match between Brazil and Uruguay on a large screen in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. Brazil won 2-1. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
  • Fans of Brazil's soccer team celebrate after their national soccer team beat 2 - 1 Uruguay during the semi final Confederations Cup match in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
  • A military policeman fires tear gas at demonstrators during an anti-government protest in downtown Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The wave of protests that hit Brazil in mid-June began as opposition to transportation fare hikes, then expanded to a list of causes including anger at high taxes, poor services and high World Cup spending, before coalescing around the issue of rampant government corruption. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
  • Military police guard the foreign ministry building Itamaraty Palace during an anti-government protest in downtown Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. The wave of protests that hit Brazil in mid-June began as opposition to transportation fare hikes, then expanded to a list of causes including anger at high taxes, poor services and high World Cup spending, before coalescing around the issue of rampant government corruption. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
  • Fans of Brazil's soccer team celebrate after their national team beat 2 - 1 Uruguay during the semi final Confederations Cup match in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
  • A protester holds a sign that reads in Portugues 'throw tear gas to the congress' during a demonstration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  Brazilian anti-government protesters in part angered by the billions spent in World Cup preparations and police clashed Wednesday near the stadium hosting a Confederations Cup football match, with tens of thousands of demonstrators trying to march on the site confronting police firing tear gas and rubber bullets.(AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
  • A protester runs with a make-shift shield, right, as others throw rocks at police who are firing tear gas at them a few miles from the soccer stadium where Spain and Italy will play in a Confederations Cup semifinal soccer game in Fortaleza, Brazil, Thursday, June 27, 2013.  It's the latest in a series of massive, nationwide protests that have hit Brazil since June 17. Demonstrators are angered about corruption and poor public services despite a heavy tax burden. Protests are also denouncing the billions of dollars spent to host the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Rio - money they say should be going toward better hospitals, schools, transportation projects and schools. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
  • Brazil's fans celebrates after their national soccer team beat 2-1 Uruguay during the semi final Confederations Cup match in Fortaleza, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
  • A line of police surrounds demonstrators during a protest Brasilia, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  The wave of protests that hit Brazil on June 17 began as opposition to transportation fare hikes, then expanded to a list of causes including anger at high taxes, poor services and high World Cup spending, before coalescing around the issue of rampant government corruption.  (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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