Anti-government protesters wait for riot police between clashes in the debris-filled main street of Malkiya, Bahrain. Rubbish and oil smeared on the road are meant to deter police jeeps from entering the village, where shops were shuttered in observance of a general strike called by opposition groups in the run-up to Friday’s third anniversary of the pro-democracy uprising in the Gulf kingdom.
Protesters in Bahrain wave their national flag as they stand behind barbed wire placed by riot police during a demonstration against the ruling regime in the village of Shakhora, west of Manama
An anti-government protester , taking part in a march in the western village of Malkiya, Bahrain, makes a gesture of peace. Opposition groups launched a fresh push against the Gulf state monarchy on Wednesday in an effort to revitalise the two-and-a half-year-old pro-democracy uprising
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A woman watches the funeral procession of Ali Isa Albasri in the village of Sitra, Bahrain, on Friday. The graffiti on the garage door behind her reads, “Stop torturing women”. Read more
A Bahraini protester wearing a gas mask stands amid tear gas fired by riot police during clashes following a protest to demand more rights and against the ruling regime in the village of Diraz, West of Manama, in the early hours of Friday. Earlier in the week the interior ministry banned a planned opposition rally set for after Friday prayers following a car bombing outside a Sunni mosque in a neighbourhood where the royal court is situated.
A Bahraini woman holds her national flag during an anti-government protest in solidarity with jailed political activist, Hisham Al-Sabbagh in the village of Sanabis, west of Manama. Al-Sabbagh, who is the spokesperson for the opposition party, Islamic Action Society (Amal), was arrested by police on April 26 following an early raid on his home, family said.