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AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

Monday - 2/17/2014, 12:11am  ET

In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 photo, a supporter of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, wearing a shirt that reads in Spanish "Make peace," holds a picture of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez aiming a weapon, during a pro-government rally along Bolivar Avenue in Caracas, Venezuela. Maduro called for the rally after days of anti-government student protests that ended with three dead. (AP Photo/Alejandro Cegarra)

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Venezuela saw a long week of opposition protests that got deadly when gunmen attacked opposition demonstrators who had been sparring with security forces at the end of peaceful protest demanding the release of detained students. Archaeologists in Mexico City said they discovered "an exceptional" burial site under an apartment building containing the remains of 12 dogs -- animals that had a major religious and symbolic significance to the Aztecs. While protesters made clear in Brazil they were in no mood for a bus fare increase, activists spoofed President Dilma Rousseff with an oversized passport urging her to grant asylum to U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden for his revelation that the U.S. collected Rousseff's telephone and email conversations with aides. The Rev. Jules Campion led a procession to a Haiti mountainside for Christian pilgrims seeking favors and spiritual renewal, while Bolivians and Brazilians started getting ready for Carnival at the end of the month. The Associated Press announced it has eliminated from its archive pictures released by the Cuban government of Fidel Castro after determining some were digitally altered.

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