Violent protests sweep Bulgaria

Bulgaria's government resigned on Feb. 20 after violent nationwide protests against high power prices, joining a long list of European administrations felled by austerity during Europe's debt crisis.

A protester reaches his hand out to a riot police officer after clashes with demonstrators in a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, on late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
A protester reaches his hand out to a riot police officer after clashes with demonstrators in a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, on late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
A protester reaches his hand out to a riot police officer after clashes with demonstrators in a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, on late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
Riot police form up after clashes with demonstrators after a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, on late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
Riot police form up after clashes with demonstrators after a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, on late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
Riot police form up after clashes with demonstrators after a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, on late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
People help wounded protester during a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
People help wounded protester during a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
People help wounded protester during a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
Protesters are beaten and detained by riot police during a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, on late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
Protesters are beaten and detained by riot police during a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, on late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
Protesters are beaten and detained by riot police during a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, on late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
Protesters are detained by the riot police during a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, on late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
Protesters are detained by the riot police during a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, on late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
Protesters are detained by the riot police during a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, on late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
Protesters are detained by the riot police during a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, on late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
Protesters are detained by the riot police during a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, on late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
Protesters are detained by the riot police during a protest against high electricity prices in Sofia, on late Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Bulgaria's prime minister announced on Tuesday that the license held by a Czech company for power distribution in parts of the Balkan country will be revoked following protests against high electricity prices. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)

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