ESPIRITO SANTO, Feb. 10, 2017 - Soldiers arrive to tight security in Vitoria, the capital of southeastern state of Espirito Santo, Brazil, on Feb. 9, 2017. Brazil's armed forces on Wednesday took over security operations in the southeastern state of Espirito Santo, after a police strike sparked rampant violence.

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People welcome armored vehicles arriving to tight security in Vitoria, the capital of southeastern state of Espirito Santo, Brazil, on Feb. 9, 2017.

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The move came almost a week after around 10,000 police officers went on strike on Feb. 4, causing a surge in violence in the state. (Xinhua/Wilton Junior/AGENCIA ESTADO) (ma) (ce/IANS)The government of Brazil's state of Espirito Santo may seek to indict 703 military police for mutiny, it said on Friday. Relatives of military policemen of the state of Espirito Santo shout slogans during a protest in Vitoria, capital of the state of Espirito Santo, Brazil, Feb. 10, 2017.

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Military police officers in Brazil's Espirito Santo state returned to duty after a weeklong strike sparked chaos and caused a wave of homicides.Family members of military policemen block the entrance of police headquarters in Vitoria, Espirito Santo state, Brazil, on Feb. 11, 2017.

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Military policemen check a man in Vitoria, Espirito Santo state, Brazil, on Feb. 11, 2017.

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