Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Top Stories (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Sponsored Stories Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement How do cataracts affect your vision? Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments Share President Dilma Rousseff has praised protesters for strengthening democracy in Brazil, where mass protests are rare. But police have responded to them with tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets.Here’s a gallery of images from the past week of protests.Follow AP photographers and photo editors on Twitter: http://apne.ws/15Oo6jo New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober 4 sleep positions for men and what they mean (AP) – Protests that began as an outcry against a 10-cent hike in bus and subway fares in Brazil’s largest cities haven’t ended with Wednesday’s announcement that the increases would be rescinded. Protest organizers have called for mass demonstrations on Thursday in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, as people express frustration with corruption and what they say are high taxes and poor public services. Brazil will host the 2014 World Cup, but protesters say that the billions now spent on soccer stadiums would be better used for education, health and public safety.