Masked protesters stand amid tear gas holding signs a few miles from the soccer stadium where Spain and Italy will play in a Confederations Cup semifinal soccer game in Fortaleza, Brazil, Thursday,

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Masked protesters stand amid tear gas holding signs a few miles from the soccer stadium where Spain and Italy will play in a Confederations Cup semifinal soccer game in Fortaleza, Brazil, Thursday, June 27, 2013. Their signs read in Portuguese "Police, I'm here for your family," right, and "Your violence is repulsive. Wake-up!" It's the latest in a series of massive, nationwide protests that have hit Brazil since June 17. Demonstrators are angered about corruption and poor public services despite a heavy tax burden. Protests are also denouncing the billions of dollars spent to host the World Cup and the 2016 Olympics in Rio - money they say should be going toward better hospitals, schools, transportation projects and schools. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) less 

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Fri, Jun 28, 2013 12:00 AM EDT