Protesters on the streets of Yemen
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Anti-government protesters take to the streets of Yemen

Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets of Yemen, calling for an end to the rule of President Ali Abdallah Saleh, who has been in power since 1978.

The demonstrators were also celebrating the resignation of Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak on Friday.

Police reportedly drove several thousand protesters away from Sanaa's main square on Friday night.