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Photos: Northern Ireland erupts with protests

Updated 1:25 PM ET, Tue January 15, 2013
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Loyalist protesters confront police as they gather at Belfast City Hall during a City Council meeting in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Monday, January 7. Violence flared for the fifth consecutive night in Northern Ireland as pro-British demonstrators protested the council's decision to limit the number of days the British Union Jack flag can be flown above the City Hall. PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters set up a burning roadblock in Belfast on Monday. Barcroft Media /Landov
Police dressed in riot gear protect the City Hall as loyalist protesters gather on Monday. PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images
A couple sit at a bus stop wrapped in British union flags as police vehicles protect the back of the City Hall on Monday. PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images
Damage can be seen around the city following the overnight protests on Monday. Barcroft Media /Landov
A car burns after the protests on Sunday, January 6. Barcroft Media /Landov
Loyalists march outside Belfast City Hall on Saturday, January 5. PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images
Protesters carry Union Jacks outside the City Hall on Saturday. PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images
Police in riot gear march behind loyalist protesters on Saturday. PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images
Loyalists holding British union flags march outside City Hall on Saturday. PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images