For the life of me, I can't figure out how to remove this ceiling lamp cover.

I need to change the light bulb inside.

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The three metal hooks there are held to the base of the lamp with these:

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The metal hooks are very rigid. I don't think I can force them open enough to squeeze the glass lamp cover through them.

Here are two more picture of the rivets and latches holding this god forsaken lamp cover:

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I'm stuck :(

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    The metal hooks may be a bracket that is latched to the frame or box. See if you can firmly grab the metal hooks and gently twist the fixture and more gently pull down. Probably counter clockwise. – Retired Master Electrician Dec 29 '19 at 17:31
  • Can you take pictures of the other two clamps as well (with a slight side view)? I'd like to see if they are all flat headless screws, and for the one pictured, is there ridges on the side that a hand or pliers can grab to unscrew (counter clockwise)..... otherwise I'd haveto concur with @RetiredMasterElectrician – noybman Dec 29 '19 at 18:06
  • @noybman I added another picture with a different perspective – Jenia Ivanov Dec 29 '19 at 18:32
  • The picture is far to dark to make anything notable out, but I still want to ensure they aren't thumb screws. Your newest picture looks less like what @RetiredMasterElectrician suggested as possible because there doesn't appear to be a denotation oe separate of the white clamp holder frame from the base of the bulb (but it is still possible). – noybman Dec 29 '19 at 18:46
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    Typically these kinds of fixtures have one clip that you pull straight out away from the fixture that allows the glass to slide out of the other two – Alaska Man Dec 29 '19 at 23:01

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