Protesters play soccer next to a barricade at the Gezi park of Taksim in Istanbul on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Turkish officials, scrambling to contain tensions, have delivered more conciliatory ... more 
Protesters play soccer next to a barricade at the Gezi park of Taksim in Istanbul on Thursday, June 6, 2013. Turkish officials, scrambling to contain tensions, have delivered more conciliatory messages to thousands of protesters denouncing what they say is the government's increasingly authoritarian rule and its meddling in lifestyles. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Thanassis Stavrakis
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 6:57 AM EDT