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Police strike spurs anarchy in Brazil

Men suspected of stealing from stores sit on the ground after they were detained by the police and the army in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. More than 100 people have been reported killed during a six-day strike by police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, as hundreds of troops patrolled streets attempting to keep order with schools and businesses closed and public transport frozen.

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Men suspected of stealing from stores sit on the ground after they were detained by the police and the army in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. More than 100 people have been reported killed during a six-day strike by police in the Brazilian state of...more

Men suspected of stealing from stores sit on the ground after they were detained by the police and the army in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. More than 100 people have been reported killed during a six-day strike by police in the Brazilian state of Espirito Santo, as hundreds of troops patrolled streets attempting to keep order with schools and businesses closed and public transport frozen. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Burned vehicles are pictured at a veterinary centre in Cariacica, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Neighbours say that people had entered the veterinary center to loot and burn objects. The Army mobilized airborne troops and armoured vehicles on Thursday to reinforce roughly 1,200 soldiers and federal police trying to contain the chaos in Espirito Santo, a coastal state north of Rio de Janeiro.

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Burned vehicles are pictured at a veterinary centre in Cariacica, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Neighbours say that people had entered the veterinary center to loot and burn objects. The Army mobilized airborne troops and armoured vehicles on Thursday to...more

Burned vehicles are pictured at a veterinary centre in Cariacica, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Neighbours say that people had entered the veterinary center to loot and burn objects. The Army mobilized airborne troops and armoured vehicles on Thursday to reinforce roughly 1,200 soldiers and federal police trying to contain the chaos in Espirito Santo, a coastal state north of Rio de Janeiro. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Policemen detained a man suspected of stealing a motorcycle in Cariacica, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Police in Espirito Santo are demanding a pay rise amid an economic downturn that has hammered public finances in Brazil, with many states struggling to ensure even basic health, education and security services.

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Policemen detained a man suspected of stealing a motorcycle in Cariacica, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Police in Espirito Santo are demanding a pay rise amid an economic downturn that has hammered public finances in Brazil, with many states struggling to...more

Policemen detained a man suspected of stealing a motorcycle in Cariacica, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Police in Espirito Santo are demanding a pay rise amid an economic downturn that has hammered public finances in Brazil, with many states struggling to ensure even basic health, education and security services. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Brazilian marines patrol a street in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Most of the violence was centred in Vitoria, the state capital and a wealthy port city ringed by golden beaches and filled with mining and petroleum companies.

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Brazilian marines patrol a street in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Most of the violence was centred in Vitoria, the state capital and a wealthy port city ringed by golden beaches and filled with mining and petroleum companies. REUTERS/Paulo...more

Brazilian marines patrol a street in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. Most of the violence was centred in Vitoria, the state capital and a wealthy port city ringed by golden beaches and filled with mining and petroleum companies. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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A drugstore vendor looks through a small window in the door of a pharmacy in Cachoeira do Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

A drugstore vendor looks through a small window in the door of a pharmacy in Cachoeira do Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

A drugstore vendor looks through a small window in the door of a pharmacy in Cachoeira do Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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A man shows gun bullets found inside his car after gang attacks in Vitoria, Espirito Santo state, Brazil. REUTERS/Gabriel Lordello

A man shows gun bullets found inside his car after gang attacks in Vitoria, Espirito Santo state, Brazil. REUTERS/Gabriel Lordello

A man shows gun bullets found inside his car after gang attacks in Vitoria, Espirito Santo state, Brazil. REUTERS/Gabriel Lordello
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An army soldier checks a person while patrolling the streets of Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

An army soldier checks a person while patrolling the streets of Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

An army soldier checks a person while patrolling the streets of Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Members of the civil police and relatives of military police raise their arms in support of the police strike in front of a military police headquarters in Vitoria, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Members of the civil police and relatives of military police raise their arms in support of the police strike in front of a military police headquarters in Vitoria, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Members of the civil police and relatives of military police raise their arms in support of the police strike in front of a military police headquarters in Vitoria, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Army soldiers patrol the streets of Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Army soldiers patrol the streets of Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Army soldiers patrol the streets of Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Wife and sons of police agent Mario Marcelo de Albuquerque react during his burial after he was killed in a shootout, according local media, in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Wife and sons of police agent Mario Marcelo de Albuquerque react during his burial after he was killed in a shootout, according local media, in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Wife and sons of police agent Mario Marcelo de Albuquerque react during his burial after he was killed in a shootout, according local media, in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Relatives and friends of police agent Mario Marcelo de Albuquerque attend his burial after he was killed in a shootout, according local media, in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Relatives and friends of police agent Mario Marcelo de Albuquerque attend his burial after he was killed in a shootout, according local media, in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Relatives and friends of police agent Mario Marcelo de Albuquerque attend his burial after he was killed in a shootout, according local media, in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Brazilian army soldiers patrol a street in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Brazilian army soldiers patrol a street in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Brazilian army soldiers patrol a street in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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A woman walks as army soldiers patrol at Costa beach in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

A woman walks as army soldiers patrol at Costa beach in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

A woman walks as army soldiers patrol at Costa beach in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Police officers patrol the perimeter at the scene of a fatal shooting in Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Police officers patrol the perimeter at the scene of a fatal shooting in Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Police officers patrol the perimeter at the scene of a fatal shooting in Vila Velha, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Police search and question men before allowing them to continue on their way in Cachoeira do Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Police search and question men before allowing them to continue on their way in Cachoeira do Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Police search and question men before allowing them to continue on their way in Cachoeira do Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Police officers stand inside their headquarters in Cachoeira do Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Police officers stand inside their headquarters in Cachoeira do Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Police officers stand inside their headquarters in Cachoeira do Itapemirim, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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A man passes by the entrance of an appliance store damaged after gang attacks in Vitoria, Espirito Santo state, Brazil. REUTERS/Gabriel Lordello

A man passes by the entrance of an appliance store damaged after gang attacks in Vitoria, Espirito Santo state, Brazil. REUTERS/Gabriel Lordello

A man passes by the entrance of an appliance store damaged after gang attacks in Vitoria, Espirito Santo state, Brazil. REUTERS/Gabriel Lordello
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A man observes the broken window of his car, caused by a gunshot after gang attacks in Vitoria, Espirito Santo state, Brazil. REUTERS/Gabriel Lordello

A man observes the broken window of his car, caused by a gunshot after gang attacks in Vitoria, Espirito Santo state, Brazil. REUTERS/Gabriel Lordello

A man observes the broken window of his car, caused by a gunshot after gang attacks in Vitoria, Espirito Santo state, Brazil. REUTERS/Gabriel Lordello
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Bodies are seen inside the Institute of Forensic Science during a police strike in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Bodies are seen inside the Institute of Forensic Science during a police strike in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Bodies are seen inside the Institute of Forensic Science during a police strike in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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Brazilian marines patrol a street in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Brazilian marines patrol a street in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Brazilian marines patrol a street in Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker
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