Bahrain Riots

Police and military tanks moved into Manama's Pearl Square Thursday, killing four people in an attempt to silence anti-government demonstrations. Karen Leigh reports on the scene and the run-up to the revolt.

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Bahraini protesters chant slogans at the Pearl roundabout soon after the military and police pulled out in Manama, Bahrain on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011.

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Anti-government demonstrators rally as they re-occupy Pearl roundabout on February 19, 2011 in Manama, Bahrain.

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A Bahraini government supporter waves his national flag from a car during a pro-regime rally denouncing the opposition and pledging allegiance to the king in Manama.

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Family members mourn during a funeral for slain anti-government protester Ali Ahmed al Muameen on February 18, 2011 in Sitra, Bahrain.

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Bahraini protesters hold up flowers toward riot police near the Pearl roundabout in Manama, Bahrain.

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Bahrainis shout slogans in Pearl Square, Manama, Bahrain on Feb. 15, 2011.

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Anti-government protesters cheer along a highway just hours before police cracked down on their encampment, killing at least four demonstrators and wounding many more early on Feb. 17, 2011 in Manama, Bahrain.

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Riot police fire tear gas and wield clubs in Pearl Square on Feb. 17, 2011.

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Anti-government demonstrators run away after being attacked by Bahraini riot police at the Pearl roundabout, in Manama, Bahrain on Feb. 17, 2011.

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An injured anti-government demonstrator is taken to the hospital on a stretcher in Manama, Bahrain on Feb. 17, 2011.

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Bahraini women wait outside a hospital in Manama, Bahrain on Feb. 17, 2011.

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A Bahraini man mourns over the body of a relative at a hospital in Manama on Feb. 17, 2011 after he was killed during clashes between opposition protesters and riot police.

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Mourners pray on Feb. 18, 2011 during the funeral for Mahmoud Maki Abu Taki, 22, who died during clashes between Bahraini anti-government protesters and riot police.

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Bahraini Shiites attend the funeral of Mahmud Mekki, 23, who was killed the day before during a violent police raid on anti-regime protesters, in the village of Sitra, east of Manama on February 18, 2011.