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ISTANBUL, TURKEY.  People push their way to receive a free Iftar dinner sponsored by the Beyoglu municipality in Taksim Square at the start of Ramadan on July 9, 2013.  Since demonstrators occupied Gezi Park for two and a half weeks last month, police have maintained a heavy presence in Taksim Square and periodic clashes have erupted as demonstrators have returned to the square in protest of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

ISTANBUL, TURKEY. People push their way to receive a free Iftar dinner sponsored by the Beyoglu municipality in Taksim Square at the start of Ramadan on July 9, 2013. Since demonstrators occupied Gezi Park for two and a half weeks last month, police have maintained a heavy presence in Taksim Square and periodic clashes have erupted as demonstrators have returned to the square in protest of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.