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Rioters leave trail of destruction in Warsaw

Far-right protesters light flares in front of the building of Russian embassy during the annual far-right march, which coincides with Poland's national Independence Day in Warsaw November 11, 2013. (REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)

Rioters leave trail of destruction in Warsaw

Polish police used rubber bullets on Monday, November 11, 2013 to break up groups of masked far-right youths who threw firecrackers and set fire to cars when a nationalist march through the center of the capital turned violent.

The march is an annual event to commemorate Poland's national independence day, and for the third year in a row it broke down into running battles in the middle of Warsaw between rioters and riot police.

Several thousand right-wing protesters began their march peacefully - watched by their own stewards in orange vests and with a police helicopter circling above. (Reuters)