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Security bolstered around Bahrain royal district

 A Bahraini anti-government protester wearing a national flag wrapped around his head shouts slogans during a march Wednesday, March 9, 2011, around t...
 Bahraini protesters wave national flags and shout slogans during a march Wednesday, March 9, 2011, around the passports and immigration building in d...
 A Bahraini protester raises a sign reading "Bahrain free, free. Naturalized go out" during a march Wednesday, March 9, 2011, around the passports and...

Mideast Bahrain Protests

A Bahraini anti-government protester wearing a national flag wrapped around his head shouts slogans during a march Wednesday, March 9, 2011, around t...

Mideast Bahrain Protests

Bahraini protesters wave national flags and shout slogans during a march Wednesday, March 9, 2011, around the passports and immigration building in d...

Mideast Bahrain Protests

A Bahraini protester raises a sign reading "Bahrain free, free. Naturalized go out" during a march Wednesday, March 9, 2011, around the passports and...

Security forces and pro-government vigilantes are massed near Bahrain's royal complex as protesters call for a march outside the symbols of the monarchy's power.
The planned demonstrations on Friday could further escalate tensions between Sunnis backing the leadership and majority Shiites increasingly calling to topple the monarchy.
Government officials and clerics have expressed worry that the tiny Gulf nation's monthlong political unrest could turn into a full-scale sectarian conflict. On Thursday, students clashed at a school and Sunni groups burned a Shiite-owned supermarket and threatened other businesses.
Protesters are urging for marches near the offices and compounds of Bahrain's king and other members of the ruling dynasty.