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ICONIC PHOTOS: Woman in Red ignites Turkey

June 06, 2013 12:02 IST

ICONIC PHOTOS: Woman in Red ignites Turkey

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This image of the "woman in red" has become the leitmotif for female protesters during the ongoing violent anti-government demonstrations in Turkey's capital Ankara and in Istanbul.
 
The photo has spread like fire on social media and on the walls of major cities.
 
The protests that began on May 28 over plans to redevelop Gezi Park near Taksim Square in Istanbul soon mushroomed, engulfing several cities and including political demands. Click HERE to know more about the protests.
 
Here are 10 iconic PHOTOS of the protests in Turkey

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Image: A Turkish riot policeman uses tear gas as people protest against the destruction of trees in a park brought about by a pedestrian project, in Taksim Square in central Istanbul
Photographs: Osman Orsal/Reuters

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A riot police fires plastic bullets against anti-government protesters during a demonstration in Ankara June 5. Turkish demonstrators demanded the sacking of police chiefs on Wednesday over a fierce crackdown on days of unprecedented protest against what they see as Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's authoritarian rule

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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A demonstrator throws a garbage bin at an armoured police vehicle during a protest

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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An anti-government protester sits in front of rubbish set on fire by protesters as they clash with riot police in central Ankara

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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A man points at an armoured police vehicle with his crutch as he tries to stop it in Ankara . Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused anti-government protesters on Monday of walking "arm-in-arm with terrorism", remarks that could further inflame public anger after days of some of the most violent riots in decades.

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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An anti-government protester carries an object during a clash with riot police in Izmir, western Turkey

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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A demonstrator waves Turkey's national flag as he sits on a monument during a protest against Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his ruling AK Party in central Ankara

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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Anti-government protesters try to protect themselves from a water cannon as riot police disperse them during a protest in Ankara

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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People walk past a poster depicting Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan that has been pasted by demonstrators at Taksim Square in Istanbul

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Photographs: Stoyan Nenov/Reuters

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An anti-government protester holds a Turkish national flag with a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, on it during a demonstration in Ankara

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Photographs: Umit Bektas/Reuters

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