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Police officers disperse pro-democracy protesters outside the Legislative Council building after clashes with pro-democracy activists on Wednesday in Hong Kong. Yesterday Baliffs oversaw the removal of some barricades blocking access to Citic Tower after an injunction was requested by the owners. Hong Kong's high court has authorized police to arrest protesters who obstruct bailiffs on the three interim restraining orders.The court order comes as democracy protests enter their eighth week.

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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

Anti-government demonstrators sit in the shade at a protest site near the democracy monument in Bangkok on December 13, 2013.  Political turmoil has been rocking the Thai capital for weeks, with protesters seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and rid the kingdom of the influence of her brother, deposed former leader Thaksin.

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Anti-government demonstrators sit in the shade at a protest site near the Democracy Monument in Bangkok, on Friday. Political turmoil has been rocking the Thai capital for weeks, with protesters seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and rid the kingdom of the influence of her brother, deposed former leader Thaksin.

Anti-government protesters link their arms as they get ready to attack a police barricade near the Government house in Bangkok November 25, 2013. About 1,000 anti-government demonstrators forced their way into Thailand's Finance Ministry on Monday and protest leaders called for the occupation of other government buildings in an escalating bid to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.

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Anti-government protesters link arms as they get ready to attack a police barricade near Government House in Bangkok, in an escalating wave of unrest against Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

Supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans against Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi during clashes with Egyptian security forces in Cairo's Mohandessin neighborhood, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian security forces, backed by armored cars and bulldozers, moved on Wednesday to clear two sit-in camps by supporters of the country's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out at both sites.

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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.