Activists from the Lebanese NGO Abaad (Dimensions), a resource centre for gender equality protest in downtown Beirut against article 522 in the Lebanese penal code. The article shields rapists from prosecution on the condition that they marry their victim, a phenomenon that is still practised in the country, especially among conservative families whose chief aim is to preserve the family’s so-called “honour.” Photo Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty
Indian children look on as activists burn tyres and material to blockade traffic on a major connecting road during a statewide strike in Bangalore, India
Activists from Greenpeace stage a protest in front of a two-story-high, mechanically operated polar bear called Aurora into the conference venue, to represent everyone hoping in the next 72 hours during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, Wednesday
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Filipino activists scuffle with anti-riot police during a protest rally against the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Manila, Philippines, on Monday. Protesters blamed the APEC on the collapse of local business, low wages and environmental degradation
Kashmiri lawmaker Sheikh Abdul Rashid, commonly known as Engineer Rashid, with his face smeared in black paint and ink thrown by the activists from Hindu Sena, a Hindu hardline group, leaves after his news conference in New Delhi, India. Activists from the Hindu Sena smeared ink and black paint on Rashid’s face on Monday, for serving beef in a government building in Srinagar earlier this month
Activists of global anti-poverty charity Oxfam wearing masks depicting leaders of the member countries of the G7 Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, U.S. President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and British Prime Minister David Cameron, protest prior to the G7 summit, in Munich, Germany on Thursday
A monk prays before anti-North Korea activists holding placards in support of Mark Lippert, US Ambassador to Seoul, during a rally in Seoul. South Korea has reacted with shock after Mr Lippert was attacked by a knife-wielding assailant. The attack has jarred harshly with the image of a largely safe, well-ordered society.
Pro-Russian activists warm themselves next to barricades at a regional office of the security service in Luhansk, Ukraine, 20 miles west of the Russian border, on Friday.
Activists from the women’s rights group Femen protest outside the Saudi embassy in Berlin at the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia. A small number of women in Saudi Arabia protested on Saturday against the ban on women driving. The Arab state is the only country in the world that prohibits women from driving a car.
Activists of the PAH mortgage victims platform occupy a branch of BBVA bank in Sabadell, near Barcelona, to demand the renegotiation of the mortgages of 232 families, on Friday.
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Anti-Trident demonstrators block one of the entrances to Faslane naval base on April 15 2013 in Faslane, Scotland. Activists from across the country, calling for the Trident missile programme to be scrapped, converged on the home of Trident to blockade the gates, causing traffic disruption into the naval base.