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Turmoil on Mexico’s Independence Day

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PACKED SQUARE: Hundreds of thousands gather for a rally in support of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador in Mexico City’s Zocalo. (Marco Ugarte / AP)
‘A new republic’
‘A NEW REPUBLIC': Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves to supporters at his convention in Mexico City. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP / Getty Images)
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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador delivers a speech during the National Democratic Convention at Zocalo Square. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP / Getty Images)
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750,000 to a million Mexicans turned independence day into a protest for the losing presidential candidate. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP / Getty Images)
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Delegates and supporters of Mexican leftist former presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador raise their hands to vote during the National Democratic Convention at Zocalo Square in Mexico City. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP / Getty Images)
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Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves to his supporters during the opening of the National Democratic Convention at Mexico City’s Zocalo Square. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP / Getty Images)
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Mexican President Vicente Fox, center, reviews the troops during Independence Day celebrations at Mexico City’s Zocalo Plaza, with Defense Secretary Gerardo Clemente Garcia, left, and Marine Secretary Marco Antonio Peyrot. (Marco Ugarte / AP)
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