Azerbaijani police officers detain a demonstrator in Ismayilli, some 175 kilometers (110 miles) from the capital, Baku, Azerbaijan, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. A minor car accident in a town in central Azerbaijan spiraled into a showdown Thursday between residents and regional authorities, exposing underlying tensions and democratic shortcomings in the oil-rich former Soviet nation. Hundreds of angry demonstrators in Ismayilli surrounded a regional government building Thursday demanding the governor's resignation after a night of rioting in which a hotel and several cars were torched. (AP Photo/Aziz Karimov)

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Azerbaijani police officers detain a demonstrator in Ismayilli, some 175 kilometers (110 miles) from the capital, Baku, Azerbaijan, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. A minor car accident in a town in central Azerbaijan spiraled into a showdown Thursday between residents and regional authorities, exposing underlying tensions and democratic shortcomings in the oil-rich former Soviet nation. Hundreds of angry demonstrators in Ismayilli surrounded a regional government building Thursday demanding the governor's resignation after a night of rioting in which a hotel and several cars were torched. (AP Photo/Aziz Karimov)
Azerbaijani police officers detain a demonstrator in Ismayilli, some 175 kilometers (110 miles) from the capital, Baku, Azerbaijan, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. A minor car accident in a town in central Azerbaijan spiraled into a showdown Thursday between residents and regional authorities, exposing underlying tensions and democratic shortcomings in the oil-rich former Soviet nation. Hundreds of angry demonstrators in Ismayilli surrounded a regional government building Thursday demanding the governor's resignation after a night of rioting in which a hotel and several cars were torched. (AP Photo/Aziz Karimov)
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