NewsBeast: March 18, 2011, Sana, Yemen

Muhammed Muheisen / AP

Pro-democracy protests in Yemen turned deadly when President Ali Abdullah Saleh's supporters opened fire from rooftops on hundreds of thousands of demonstrators below, killing at least 45 people. Yemen is already plagued with troubles--35 percent unemployment and nearly 50 percent poverty, a rebellion in the north, and a struggle for secession in the formerly independent south. Saleh had announced that he'd leave office in 2013, but protesters remain skeptical and seem to be standing their ground.

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