Youths throw objects during clashes on January 6, 2011 in the Amel district of Oran, some 430 kilometres (270 miles) west of the capital. Riots erupted in Algeria over food prices, housing and lack of work, with youths in the capital stoning a police station, torching tyres and destroying cars, witnesses and media said today. Violence flared in Algiers late yesterday after weeks of protests across the oil-rich country that come as similar unrest linked to unemployment and living costs has shaken neighbouring Tunisia since mid-December. AFP PHOTO/- (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)