People face policemen during a demonstration against a constitutional amendment which would allow indefinite re-election in front of a line of riot policemen in Quito on Thursday
Iranian demonstrators carry banners and national flags outside the former US embassy in the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, during a demonstration marking the anniversary of its storming by student protesters that triggered a hostage crisis in 1979
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Police disperse pro-democracy protesters outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong after clashes with pro-democracy activists on Wednesday
Supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohamed Morsi chant slogans against the country’s defence minister General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo’s Mohandessin neighbourhood on Wednesday. Egyptian security forces, backed by armoured cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps of supporters of Mr Morsi, firing tear gas at protesters as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites.