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As army withdraws from Bahrain’s Pearl Square, protesters return

MANAMA (AFP) – Thousands of jubilant Bahrainis returned on Saturday to Manama’s Pearl Square, the focal point of bloody anti-regime demonstrations, after police and troops withdrew in an apparently conciliatory move. After the security force pull-out, Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad al-Khalifa ordered that they were to stay away. Salman,…