Police in riot gear stand by as they allowed a small group of anti-government protesters to hold a brief, peaceful gathering, in Sandaga Market in central Dakar, Senegal Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. Senegal... more 
Police in riot gear stand by as they allowed a small group of anti-government protesters to hold a brief, peaceful gathering, in Sandaga Market in central Dakar, Senegal Monday, Feb. 20, 2012. Senegal is less than a week away from a crucial presidential poll and unrest is growing, after days of clashes between anti-government supporters and the police. Protests over the weekend spread from the capital's downtown core to a dozen neighborhoods and to the interior. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Rebecca Blackwell
Mon, Feb 20, 2012 4:24 PM EST