Demonstrators prepare to throw molotov bombs against Bolivarian National Police officers during clashes in Caracas, March 6, 2014.
Demonstrators prepare to throw molotov bombs against Bolivarian National Police officers during clashes in Caracas, March 6, 2014.Fernando Llano—AP
Demonstrators prepare to throw molotov bombs against Bolivarian National Police officers during clashes in Caracas, March 6, 2014.
Cardboard cutouts in shapes of headstones and crosses and tied to a fence, bear anti-government protest slogans and names of those who have died in recent protests, in Caracas, March 5, 2014.
Protesters raise their hands in a sign of peace after the Bolivarian National Guard cut the march in two parts, not allowing part of the march to continue, Caracas, March 4, 2013.
Opposition demonstrators set a fire by a barricade as they protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas on March 4, 2014.
Masked demonstrators throw stones at Bolivarian National Police during clashes in Caracas, March 3, 2014.
A protester hurls a molotov cocktail at National Guard troops in one of the largest anti-government demonstrations yet on March 2, 2014 in Caracas.
Demonstrators use a giant slingshot to launch stones at Bolivarian National Guards during clashes in Caracas, March 2, 2014.
A demonstrator shouts slogans against Bolivarian National Guards during clashes in Caracas, March 2, 2014.
Members of the National Guard shoot during a protest against the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in Caracas on March 2, 2014.
Anti-government protesters run away from tear gas during clashes with the national guard at Altamira square in Caracas, Feb. 28, 2014.
Anti-government demonstrators take cover from a police water cannon in Caracas, Feb. 28, 2014.
Demonstrators roll a water pipe in an attempt to block a major highway during clashes with the Bolivarian National Guard in Caracas, Feb. 27, 2014.
A demonstrator throws an incendiary device during clashes with Venezuelan National Bolivarian Guard during a protest against president Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, Feb. 27, 2014.
Riot police clash with opponents of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro during an anti-government protest in Caracas on Feb. 27, 2014.
A motorcyclist rides through burning debris after an anti-government demonstration on Feb. 27, 2014 in Caracas.
A couple stand next to their car trapped between barricades set up by anti-government protesters, in Valencia, Venezuela, Feb. 27, 2014.
Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, and opposition deputy Maria Corina Machado take part in a women's rally against Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas Feb. 26, 2014.
Protesters build a barrier in the Las Pilas area of San Cristobal, Feb. 24, 2014. The capital of Tachira State, bordering Colombia, is the site of the some of the fiercest protests against the government of President Nicolas Maduro.
Protesters on a rooftop light Molotov cocktails to throw at police below in San Cristobal, Venezuela, in the pre-dawn hours of Feb. 24, 2014.
Carmen Gonzalez cries over the body of her son Jimmy Vargas Gonzalez, who was killed in clashes with national police in San Cristobal, Venezuela.
Community members hold mass to pray for the end to violence against protesters in a barricaded area in San Cristobal, Feb. 23, 2014.
A man carries a woman affected by tear gas launched by riot police at anti-government protesters in Caracas, Feb. 22, 2014.
Supporters of the Venezuelan opposition rally on a street in Caracas, Feb. 22, 2014.
Riot police advance towards demonstrators during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Feb. 22, 2014.
Objects placed by opposition protesters block a road in the Altamira neighborhood of Caracas, Feb. 20, 2014.
A demonstrator raises his arms toward the Bolivarian National Police firing tear gas and a water canon in the Altamira neighborhood of Caracas, Feb. 19, 2014.
Lopez supporters clash with riot police in effort to block the path of the armored vehicle carrying Leopoldo Lopez after he surrendered to the police, in Caracas, Feb. 18, 2014.
Opposition leader Leopoldo López arrives to the march in a swarm of supporters, Feb. 18, 2014. Thousands of people took to the streets today to support López as he surrendered to police during a peaceful march in Caracas.
Riot police guard the armored vehicle with Leopoldo Lopez inside, in Caracas, Feb. 18, 2014.
A mother yells at the riot police during a student protest against the Venezuelan government, in Caracas, Feb. 17, 2014.
Demonstrators prepare to throw molotov bombs against Bolivarian National Police officers during clashes in Caracas, Marc
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