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AP PHOTOS: Protesters in Brazil vow further action

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The Associated Press | June 20, 2013 12:15 PM EST | AP

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Protests that began as an outcry against a 10-cent hike in bus and subway fares in Brazil's largest cities haven't ended with Wednesday's announcement that the increases would be rescinded. Protest organizers have called for mass demonstrations in dozens of cities Thursday, as people express frustration with corruption and what they say are high taxes and poor public services. Brazil will host the 2014 World Cup, but protesters say that the billions now spent on soccer stadiums would be better used for education, health and public safety.

President Dilma Rousseff has praised protesters for strengthening democracy in Brazil, where mass protests are rare. But police have responded to them with tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets.

Here's a gallery of images from the past week of protests.

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