Violent clashes in Poland

Associated Press
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, centre, greets people, as he and wife Anna, second left, open the March For Independent Poland, during a ceremony marking Independence Day,  in Warsaw, Poland, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

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Riot police in the Polish capital used truncheons and rubber bullets on Nov. 11 to break up a crowd of right-wing extremists who pelted them with firecrackers and lumps of concrete at a parade to mark the national holiday. It was the second year independence day celebrations have degenerated into violence, underlining the gulf between the government and hardline nationalists.

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