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In photos: Thousands rally across Brazil against Bolsonaro to protest his COVID response

Thousands of people have rallied in cities across Brazil to protest President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed some 460,000 people in the country.

The big picture: The far-right leader has constantly downplayed the pandemic as cases soar and medical supplies run short in overstretched hospitals. Saturday's protests, organized by leftist parties, unions and student groups, were remained peaceful in most cities, but police fired tear gas and rubber bullets in the northeastern city of Recife, per Reuters.

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