Demonstration

A demonstrator is detained by the police during a protest on the streets of Belo Horizonte

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A demonstrator is detained by the police during a protest in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Tens of thousands of Brazilians have taken to the streets this month in the biggest protests in 20 years, fueled by an array of grievances ranging from poor public services to the high cost of World Cup football stadiums and corruption.

A protester carries stones in one hand and a beer bottle in the other as he kneels in front of burning tyres set by protesters in front of Luxor governorate building to protest against the newly-appointed governor, Adel Mohamed al-Khayat, who was a member of the militant group, al-Gamaa al-Islamiya, in Luxor, June 19, 2013. Al-Khayat was a member of the militant group blamed for slaughtering 58 tourists in Egypt's Valley of the Queens; today he's promising to keep visitors safe. Khayat's appointment by President Mohamed Mursi as governor of the city of Luxor has triggered howls of protest, with demonstrators protesting for a third day on Wednesday and one critic calling it "the last nail in the coffin of tourism".

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A protester kneels in front of burning tyres in front of Luxor governorate building to protest against the newly-appointed governor, Adel Mohamed al-Khayat. 

Indonesian activists with painted faces carry plastic canisters with writings reading 'No to increased fuel' during a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 June 2013. Hundreds of people staged a protest against the government's plan to raise the price of subsidized fuel. The Indonesian parliament on 18 June agreed on a revised state budget that would pave the way for an increase of 44 percent in petrol prices.

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Indonesian activists carry plastic canisters with “No to increased fuel” written on them during a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia

A woman gestures at police officers blocking a street during a protest in Phnom Penh June 17, 2013. The residents of Boeung Kak Lake have been embroiled in a long-running land dispute with a real estate development firm in the capital, and are also appealing for the release of another resident, Yorm Bopha, from prison.

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A woman gestures at police officers blocking a street during a protest in Phnom Penh. The residents of Boeung Kak Lake have been embroiled in a long-running land dispute with a real estate development firm in the capital, and are also appealing for the release of another resident, Yorm Bopha, from prison.

Citizens of the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, gather and light candles in front of the Bosnian government building, late on Sunday. Bosnians spontaneously continued the protests against authorities' failure to overcome inter-ethnic bickering and fill in a legal vacuum which prevents all children born since February to acquire personal documents. Protestors demand the government to pass the law necessary to continue issuing Personal Identification Numbers for those born after February 1, 2013.   The protests were sparked by the case of a three-month-old baby girl who could not be sent to Germany for medical treatment as her parents were unable to obtain a passport for her.

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Citizens of Sarajevo gather and light candles in front of the Bosnian government building, early on Monday. 

South Korea Koreas Tension

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Protesters at an anti-North Korea rally denounce the cancellation of North and South Korea’s talks in downtown Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. 

Protestors chant while cover a sculpture of a pig with rotten animal blood during a demonstration outside the parliament after lawmakers voted themselves hefty salary increases on June 11, 2013 in Nairobi. The protestors had intended to occupy the parliament but were not allowed in by anti-riot police.

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Protesters chant while carrying a sculpture of a pig with rotten animal blood during a demonstration outside parliament, after lawmakers voted to give themselves hefty salary increases on Tuesday in Nairobi, Kenya

An anti-government protester holds a Turkish national flag with a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of modern Turkey, on it during a demonstration in Ankara

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An anti-government protester holds a Turkish national flag with a portrait of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey, during a demonstration in Ankara. 

A Palestinian protester climbs Israel's controversial separation barrier during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against Israeli settlements and its separation wall, in the West Bank village of Nilin near the Jewish settlement of Hashmonaim (background), on May 31, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ ABBAS MOMANIABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images

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A Palestinian protester climbs Israel‘s separation barrier during clashes with Israeli security forces. His actions follow a demonstration against Jewish settlements and the separation wall, in the West Bank village of Nilin, near the settlement of Hashmonaim on Friday

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German riot police scuffle with protestors in front of the European Central Bank head quarters during an anti-capitalism “Blockupy” demonstration in Frankfurt on Friday 

Members of the platform against the dism...Members of the platform against the dismantling of Spanish airline Iberia wearing prisoner's costumes react behind prison's cell-shaped placards as they protest against the company's plans to slash 3,800 jobs and cut salaries following its merger with British Airways in front of the Bankia headquarters in Madrid on May 9, 2013. Placards read "Prisoners of IAG (International AirlinesGroup) caused by the silence of counselors. IAG, is a fraud" (L) and "Inmoral bonds = Labour extinction."    AFP PHOTO/ DOMINIQUE FAGETDOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images

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Protesters against Spanish airline Iberia’s plans to slash 3,800 jobs and cut salaries hold a rally in Madrid on Thursday. Placards read “Prisoners of IAG (International AirlinesGroup) caused by the silence of counselors. IAG, is a fraud” and “Inmoral bonds = Labour extinction.” 

An exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk carries a portrait of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a candlelit protest gathering in Dharmsala, India, Thursday, April 25, 2013. Reports say three Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in a western region where authorities have imposed a heavy security presence. More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 to protest Chinese policies in the region and call for the return of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, from exile.

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An exiled Tibetan Buddhist monk carries a portrait of spiritual leader the Dalai Lama during a candlelit protest gathering in Dharmsala, India on Thursday. Reports say three Tibetans have died after setting themselves on fire to protest Chinese rule in a western region where authorities have imposed a heavy security presence. More than 100 Tibetans have self-immolated since 2011 to protest Chinese policies in the region and call for the return of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, from exile. 

Indian students shout slogans as they hold placards demanding stringent punishment to rapists during a protest in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, April, 23, 2013. A second suspect was arrested Monday in the rape of a 5-year-old girl who New Delhi police said was left for dead in a locked room, a case that has brought a new wave of protests against how Indian authorities handle sex crimes. (AP Photo/ Saurabh Das)

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Indian students stage a protest in New Delhi, India, demanding stringent punishment for rapists. A second suspect was arrested on Monday after the rape of a five-year-old girl, who New Delhi police said was left for dead in a locked room. The case has brought a fresh wave of protests against how Indian authorities handle sex crimes. 

Protesters from the Islamic Action Front and other opposition parties shout slogans to demand political and economic reform, and access to corruption cases, during a demonstration after Friday prayers in Amman April 19, 2013. "We are all Irbid city" (front L) and "Reached the peak" (front 2nd L

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Protesters from the Islamic Action Front, and other opposition parties, shout slogans as they call for political and economic reform, and access to corruption cases, during a demonstration after Friday prayers in Amman, Jordan. 

French gendarmes advance towards a burning make-shift shelter after clashes with anti-airport protesters on land that will become the new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes...French gendarmes advance towards a burning make-shift shelter after clashes with anti-airport protesters on land that will become the new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, western France, April 15, 2013. The new airport, some 30kms (19 miles) from Nantes, is scheduled to be constructed for 2017.

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French gendarmes advance towards a burning makeshift shelter after clashes with anti-airport protesters on land that will become a new airport in Notre-Dame-des-Landes, western France, on April 15 2013. The new airport, some 30kms (19 miles) from Nantes, is scheduled to be constructed for 2017.

People take part in a demonstration against a bill to reform the country's labour laws based on an agreement reached between employers and unions, on April 9, 2013 in Lyon. The bill is designed to give more flexibility to employers but also to offer more protection to employees, a key concern of French unions. Banner reads "no to all laws of social regression".

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Protesters demonstrate against a bill to reform the country’s labour laws based on an agreement reached between employers and unions, on April 9 2013 in Lyon. The bill is designed to give more flexibility to employers but also to offer more protection to employees, a key concern of French unions. The banner reads “no to all laws of social regression”.