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Hugo Chavez marks anniversary; students protest

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez waves during a military parade in Fort Tiuna in Caracas on Wednesday. The parade commemorated the 18th anniversary of Chavez's failed coup as an army officer. Top, university students stand with their mouths covered during a protest against Chavez. Police used tear gas, plastic bullets and water cannons to scatter hundreds of protesting students. Caracas Police Chief Carlos Meza said Thursday that authorities broke up the protest because university students had not been granted permission to march. He said the denial was aimed at preventing clashes with thousands of "Chavistas" marching to mark the botched 1992 military rebellion.