Violent protests sweep Bulgaria

Associated Press
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)

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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.