Supporters of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Yemen
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Mass rally of pro-government protesters gather in Yemen

3 February 2011 Last updated at 17:40 GMT

More than 20,000 anti-government protesters gathered in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, for a "day of rage" against President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The demonstrators called for a change in government and rejected Mr Saleh's offer to step down in 2013 after more than 30 years in power.

Meanwhile, a similar number of his supporters rallied in a central square.

The BBC's Lina Sinjab reports from Sanaa.