Bahrain: anti-government protests continue despite brutal crackdown (big photo gallery)


People gather to mourn and pray for demonstrators who were injured after riot police stormed an anti-government protest camp, outside the Salmaniya hospital where the casualties were sent to, in Manama February 17, 2011.


Family members of the protester who was killed this morning during police clashes mourn at a hospital after receiving news of his death in the Bahraini capital of Manama.

More photos below (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed).

Warning: graphic content.


The blood of a wounded Bahrain citizen is seen during clashes with policemen in Manama February 14, 2010. Small-scale clashes erupted in two Bahraini villages as security forces tightened their grip on Shi'ite communities for Monday's "Day of Rage" protests inspired by upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia. Helicopters circled over the capital Manama, where protesters were expected to gather in the afternoon, and police cars stepped up their presence in Shi'ite villages, breaking up one protest with teargas and rubber bullets. At least 14 people were injured in clashes overnight and on Monday.


People visit a family member who was injured after riot police stormed an anti-government protest camp, at the Salmaniya hospital in Manama February 17, 2011.


People carry the body of a protester killed during a protest on Monday, as they gather at a Shi'ite village cemetery in Sanabis, west of Bahraini capital Manama, February 15, 2011. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed)


Protesters set up tents at the Pearl Roundabout, a famous landmark of Bahrain, in the heart of its capital Manama February 15, 2011.


A protester collapses after inhaling tear gas during a demonstration in Manama February 14, 2011. Bahraini police fired teargas and rubber bullets to break up protests on Monday in Shi'ite villages that ring the capital Manama, dampening a "Day of Rage" stimulated by popular upheaval in Egypt and Tunisia.


Military tanks are seen on the road to the Pearl Roundabout in Manama February 17, 2011.


Bahraini anti-government protesters take a rest from demonstrations in central Manama, February 16, 2011. Protesters in Bahrain, emboldened by revolts that have toppled Arab rulers in Tunisia and Egypt, poured into the centre of the capital on Wednesday to mourn a demonstrator killed in clashes with security forces.


Riot police move to disperse a protest in a Shi'ite village near Manama February 14, 2011.


Protesters sit at a temporary media center area off the Pearl Roundabout, a famous landmark of Bahrain, in the heart of its capital Manama, February 15, 2011. (REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed)


Protesters serve coffee and tea at the Pearl Roundabout, a famous landmark of Bahrain, in the heart of its capital Manama February 15, 2011.


Protesters stand at the base of the Pearl Roundabout in the Bahraini capital of Manama, February 15, 2011.


Women pray for protesters who were injured after riot police stormed an anti-government protest camp, outside the Salmaniya hospital where the casualties were sent to, in Manama February 17, 2011.

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