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Tens Of Thousands Protest In Southern Yemen
Tens of thousands of Yemeni protesters have flooded the streets of the southern city of Taiz, calling for President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down amid a continuing bloody crackdown on demonstrators.

Chanting protesters rallied in the city's center Wednesday, where anti-government activists have staged demonstrations since February.

Protest-related violence across Yemen has killed more than 120 people since the backlash began earlier this year.

Several Western nations and groups have condemned the violence and called for a political solution. The European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton issued a statement Tuesday saying Yemen's political transition "must begin without delay." The U.S. echoed that call.

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