A Bolivian police officer hurls tear gas at backers of former President Evo Morales during clashes, in La Paz, Bolivia, on Wednesday. (AP)
A Bolivian police officer hurls tear gas at backers of former President Evo Morales during clashes, in La Paz, Bolivia, on Wednesday. (AP)

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