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Russian, Polish Supporters Clash In Warsaw

At the Euro 2012 football championships, Russia and Poland played to a 1-1 tie in their Group A game in the Polish capital, Warsaw, in a match tainted by clashes between supporters before play began. Overall, 15 were reported injured while more than 140 people were detained after clashes.

A Polish soccer fan is moved by riot police protecting Russian fans marching to the National Stadium in Warsaw.
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A Polish soccer fan is moved by riot police protecting Russian fans marching to the National Stadium in Warsaw.

Polish protesters walk with a placard reading "Russians and Poles, remember who is the killer!" and depicting Soviet dictator Josef Stalin during a rally in Warsaw.
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Polish protesters walk with a placard reading "Russians and Poles, remember who is the killer!" and depicting Soviet dictator Josef Stalin during a rally in Warsaw.

A Polish journalist (second from right) is beaten by soccer fans in Warsaw.
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A Polish journalist (second from right) is beaten by soccer fans in Warsaw.

Polish riot police shoot rubber bullets during clashes with soccer fans before the match between Poland and Russia in Warsaw.
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Polish riot police shoot rubber bullets during clashes with soccer fans before the match between Poland and Russia in Warsaw.

A Polish soccer fan shows a wound from a rubber bullet during clashes with police and Russian fans in Warsaw.
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A Polish soccer fan shows a wound from a rubber bullet during clashes with police and Russian fans in Warsaw.

Riot police react after Polish and Russian football fans clash in Warsaw.
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Riot police react after Polish and Russian football fans clash in Warsaw.

An injured Polish soccer fan lies on the ground after clashing with Russian supporters in Warsaw.
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An injured Polish soccer fan lies on the ground after clashing with Russian supporters in Warsaw.

Polish riot police stand guard next to soccer fans that have been arrested following clashes before the match between Poland and Russia in Warsaw.
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Polish riot police stand guard next to soccer fans that have been arrested following clashes before the match between Poland and Russia in Warsaw.

Polish and Russian soccer fans clash outside the National Stadium in Warsaw.
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Polish and Russian soccer fans clash outside the National Stadium in Warsaw.

Polish soccer fans shout at Russian supporters as they walk protected by Polish riot police in Warsaw.
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Polish soccer fans shout at Russian supporters as they walk protected by Polish riot police in Warsaw.

Russian soccer fans walk, protected by Polish riot police in Warsaw.
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Russian soccer fans walk, protected by Polish riot police in Warsaw.

Graffiti seen in Warsaw before the Russia-Poland match
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Graffiti seen in Warsaw before the Russia-Poland match

Russian soccer fans cheer outside the National Stadium in Warsaw.
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Russian soccer fans cheer outside the National Stadium in Warsaw.

A Russian football fan with "Russia" painted on his head outside the stadium in Warsaw
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A Russian football fan with "Russia" painted on his head outside the stadium in Warsaw

Russian fans hold up a giant banner before the match.
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Russian fans hold up a giant banner before the match.

Russia's soccer fan cheers during the match against Poland in Warsaw.
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Russia's soccer fan cheers during the match against Poland in Warsaw.

Russia's Alan Dzagoev (right) reacts as referee Wolfgang Stark of Germany shows him the yellow card during the match against Poland in Warsaw.
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Russia's Alan Dzagoev (right) reacts as referee Wolfgang Stark of Germany shows him the yellow card during the match against Poland in Warsaw.

Poland's Jakub Blaszczykowski (left) scores a goal during the match against Russia in Warsaw.
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Poland's Jakub Blaszczykowski (left) scores a goal during the match against Russia in Warsaw.

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