AP PHOTOS: Turkey protesters face riot police

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A protester holds  a flag depicting  jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan as a van burns during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013.Hundreds of riot police overran improvised barricades at Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday, firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons in running battles with protesters who have been occupying the area for more than a week. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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A protester holds a flag depicting jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan as a van burns during clashes at the Taksim Square in Istanbul Tuesday, June 11, 2013.Hundreds of riot police overran improvised barricades at Istanbul's Taksim Square on Tuesday, firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons in running battles with protesters who have been occupying the area for more than a week. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Hundreds of police in riot gear attempted to clear Istanbul's central Taksim Square of anti-government protesters who have been occupying the area for more than a week. Police used tear gas and water cannon against the crowd. Protesters exploded fireworks, threw stones and waved banners as several fires burned in the square.

Here are images from the clashes.

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