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Opposition supporters cheer as they viol...Opposition supporters cheer as they violently clash with security forces in Lome, on May 23, 2013.  Authorities have banned planned opposition protests in the capital city Lome this week after a crowd of protesting students smashed windows and torched cars on May 21, 2013.   AFP PHOTO/Daniel HaydukDaniel Hayduk/AFP/Getty Images

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Opposition supporters cheer as they clash with security forces in Lomé on Thursday. Authorities have banned planned opposition protests in Togo’s capital city this week after a crowd of students smashed windows and torched cars on May 21. 

epa03710389 Women from Togo protest in traditional dress in Lome, Togo, 21 May 2013. The protests, set for three days this week, are against the arrest of opposition members. One of the opposition members arrested last week has allegedly died in police custody, according to local reports.  EPA/STR

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Women protest in traditional dress in Lome, Togo on Monday. The protests, set for three days this week, are against the arrest of opposition members. One of the opposition members arrested last week has allegedly died in police custody, according to local reports. 

A woman carries her son as she stands with other women at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in al-Mazraq of the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajja May 20, 2013. Thousands of the IDPs who have fled fighting between Shi'ite rebels and government forces in northwestern Yemen have yet to return to their villages three years after the fighting ended. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: SOCIETY)

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A woman carries her son as she stands with other women at a camp for internally displaced persons in al-Mazraq, in the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajja, on Monday. Thousands of the displaced who have fled fighting between Shia rebels and government forces in northwestern Yemen have yet to return to their villages three years after the fighting ended. 

A protestor wearing a mask with the colours of the Kenyan flag participates in a demonstration against lawmakers' salary demands outside the parliament buildings in the capital Nairobi, May 14, 2013. Kenyan police in riot gear fired teargas and water cannons on Tuesday to disperse about 200 protesters gathered outside parliament to demonstrate against lawmakers' salary demands. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A protestor wearing a mask with the colours of the Kenyan flag participates in a demonstration against lawmakers’ salary demands outside the parliament buildings in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday. Kenyan police in riot gear fired teargas and water cannon in attempts to disperse about 200 protesters.

United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) goodwill ambassador and Chinese actress Li Bingbing (2nd R) dances with members of the Samburu tribe in the Samburu game reserve on May 8, 2013. Li Bingbing was on an official visit to the Samburu reserve in Kenya to highlight issues of Africa's poaching crisis.

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United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) goodwill ambassador and Chinese actress Li Bingbing (2nd R) dances with members of the Samburu tribe in the Samburu game reserve on Wednesday. Li Bingbing was on an official visit to the Samburu reserve in Kenya to highlight issues of Africa’s poaching crisis. 

Yemeni Al-Qaeda militants listen as the judge sentenced them to jail for plotting attacks in Yemen at the Sanaa court on April 23, 2013. The court handed the militants jail sentences ranging between four and 10 years, on charges of forming an armed group to carry out attacks against military, government buildings and foreign interests in Yemen.

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Yemeni al-Qaeda militants listen as a judge sentences them to jail for plotting attacks in Yemen at the Sana’a court. The court handed out jail sentences ranging between four and 10 years, on charges of forming an armed group to carry out attacks against military, government buildings and foreign interests in Yemen. 

Would-be immigrants drink and eat at Tarifa's harbour on April 22, 2013, after being rescued off the Spanish Coast. Spanish lifeguards today saved 32 African immigrants trying to cross the sea from Morocco to Spain in flimsy vessels, authorities said. A source in the lifeguard told AFP that Spanish rescuers hauled 32 migrants, of which all but one were men, from four vessels and took them to Tarifa on the southern tip of Spain.

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Immigrants drink and eat at Tarifa’s harbour after being rescued off the Spanish coast. Spanish lifeguards today saved 32 African immigrants trying to cross the sea from Morocco to Spain in flimsy vessels, authorities said. 

Supporters of Cisse Bacongo, the candidate to the municipal elections in Koumassi, a popular district of Abidjan, demonstrate following partial, non-official results announcing their leader was defeated, in Abidjan, on April 22, 2013.  Ivorians turned out in low numbers for yesterday's local elections, seen as a test of stability in the west African nation in a poll boycotted by former president Laurent Gbagbo's party.

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Supporters of Cissé Bacongo, candidate in the municipal elections in Koumassi, a popular district of Abidjan, demonstrate following partial, non-official results announcing the defeat of their leader. Ivorians turned out in low numbers for Sunday’s local elections, seen as a test of stability in the west African nation in a poll boycotted by former president Laurent Gbagbo’s party.