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In pictures: Venezuela clashes

A supporter of President Hugo Chavez points a gun at anti-Chavez students in Caracas, Venezuela on 7 November 2007

Unknown gunmen have opened fire on students protesters in the Venezuelan capital, Caracas.

A masked gunman points a gun towards students in Caracas, Venezuela, on 7 November 2007

The men, mostly wearing masks, confronted students after a peaceful demonstration against planned constitutional changes proposed by President Hugo Chavez.

Students take cover next to a barricade set alight in Caracas, Venezuela, on 7 November 2007

The two groups clashed, leaving at least eight people injured, one of them from gunfire.

A man on a motorcycle points a handgun at students in Caracas, Venezuela, on 7 November 2007

It is not clear how the violence first erupted, but a number of gunmen entered the campus of the Central University of Venezuela on motorbikes.

A student aims a slingshot during clashes between students in Caracas, Venezuela, on 7 November 2007

Angry students threw rocks at a building where the gunmen were hiding.

An anti-Chavez demonstrator throws a firebomb in Caracas, Venezuela, on 7 November 2007

They also set fire to benches and threw firebombs.

University students protest against proposed constitutional changes in Caracas, Venezuela, on 7 November 2007

The students were protesting constitutional reforms being put to a referendum next month.

An injured anti-Chavez demonstrator is carried by friends in Caracas, Venezuela, on 7 November 2007

Among the changes are amendments to abolish presidential term limits, and to give the president control over the Central Bank.





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