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Queen's visit to Ireland prompts violent clashes

2011-05-18 03:33:19 GMT2011-05-18 11:33:19(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

A man is detained by riot police during demonstrations in north Dublin May 17, 2011. Britain's Queen Elizabeth begins a four day state visit to Ireland today which is the first state visit by a British monarch since Ireland's independence. [Photo/Agencies]

Youths push a burning rubbish bin towards riot police during a demonstration in north Dublin May 17, 2011. Britain's Queen Elizabeth begins a four day state visit to Ireland today which is the first state visit by a British monarch since Ireland's independence. [Photo/Agencies]

A woman is detained by riot police during disturbances in north Dublin May 17, 2011. Britain's Queen Elizabeth begins a four day state visit to Ireland today which is the first state visit by a British monarch since Ireland's independence. [Photo/Agencies]

A youth throws a brick at riot police during disturbances in North Dublin May 17, 2011. Britain's Queen Elizabeth begins a four day state visit to Ireland today which is the first state visit by a British monarch since Ireland's independence. [Photo/Agencies]

A woman is detained by riot police during disturbances in north Dublin May 17, 2011. Britain's Queen Elizabeth begins a four day state visit to Ireland today which is the first state visit by a British monarch since Ireland's independence. [Photo/Agencies]

A man is detained by riot police during disturbances in north Dublin May 17, 2011. Britain's Queen Elizabeth begins a four day state visit to Ireland today which is the first state visit by a British monarch since Ireland's independence. [Photo/Agencies]

Britain's Queen Elizabeth began a four day state visit to Ireland on May 17, 2011, which was the first state visit by a British monarch since Ireland's independence and prompted violent clashes across the country.

(Agencies)

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