Tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators have marched in Bahrain, over a year after a protest movement was put down by security forces.
The mostly peaceful rally outside the capital Manama was said to be the biggest in months. Tear gas was fired at a small group who tried to reach the landmark Pearl Square roundabout.
A leading Shi’ite cleric called the protest. Bahrain’s Shi’ite majority was at the forefront of last year’s revolt against the Sunni Muslim monarchy.
The US-allied government crushed the uprising, helped by Saudi troops.