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    Photos: Turmoil and tear gas in Instanbul's Gezi Park - Slideshow

    Police shooting tear gas canisters at Kurdish protesters in Taksim Square while thousands of people in Gezi Park watch from above.

    Photos: Turmoil and tear gas in Instanbul's Gezi Park - Slideshow

    Running away from tear gas in front of work machinery originally brought to start the construction project but commandeered by the protesters.

    Photos: Turmoil and tear gas in Instanbul's Gezi Park - Slideshow

    Protesters take a break, share a cigarette.

    Photos: Turmoil and tear gas in Instanbul's Gezi Park - Slideshow

    LGBT protesters walking from Taksim Square to Gezi Park, among other political groups.

    Photos: Turmoil and tear gas in Instanbul's Gezi Park - Slideshow

    Kurdish protester throwing rocks and beer bottles at the TOMA tanks, which spray them with water cannons.

    Photos: Turmoil and tear gas in Instanbul's Gezi Park - Slideshow

    Police throwing gas from outside the park onto the roof of the park's cafe room, which had been used for "Capul TV" reporting.

    Photos: Turmoil and tear gas in Instanbul's Gezi Park - Slideshow

    Police surround the park and begin shooting tear gas canisters inside from all sides.

    Photos: Turmoil and tear gas in Instanbul's Gezi Park - Slideshow

    Volunteers write people's blood types on their arms in case they get wounded and need a quick transfusion.

    Photos: Turmoil and tear gas in Instanbul's Gezi Park - Slideshow

    A protester dons a mask amid the tear gas.

    Photos: Turmoil and tear gas in Instanbul's Gezi Park - Slideshow

    Police using more tear gas to clear the area.

    Photos: Turmoil and tear gas in Instanbul's Gezi Park - Slideshow

    Protesters shoot fireworks at police to hold the square; police return fire with tear gas.

    Photos: Turmoil and tear gas in Instanbul's Gezi Park - Slideshow

    The cars left in Taksim Square on the first day of the protests had been turned into a graffiti art installation, but when police tried to empty the square, the protesters set fire to the cars.

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