Riot police fire rubber bullets at demonstrator during clashes near Guanabara Palace where Pope Francis met President Dilma Rousseff in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Monday. Demonstrators are continuing their anti-government protests, which began in June amid growing economic and social dissatisfaction in Brazil.
A boy peers out of a traditional tuk tuk as it passes supporters of Egypt’s ousted president Mohammed Morsi marching in Cairo. Thousands of protesters are holding rallies across Egypt to demand the reinstatement of Mr Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood, from which Mr Morsi hails, is mobilising followers to march in Cairo and elsewhere on Friday for a protest they are dubbing ‘Breaking the Coup’.
Supporters of the former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi carry an injured man during clashes outside the Republican Guard barracks in Cairo, Egypt. At least three demonstrators were shot dead outside the building, where the deposed Mr Mursi is being held, security sources said.
A Bulgarian girl sits on the street holding a flag during an anti-government rally near the parliament building in Sofia, in an attempt to block the street. Read more
Protesters scuffle with police officers during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of protesters demanded that their Beijing-backed leader resign and pressed for promised democratic reforms so they can choose their own top representative.
A pregnant woman reads a book as she sits on an empty boulevard in central Sofia, Bulgaria on the sidelines of protests to try to prevent lawmakers from entering parliament and to press for the government’s resignation. However lawmakers succeeded in opening parliament for the first time this week. Read more
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 kneels in front of burning tyres in front of Luxor governorate building to protest against the newly-appointed governor, Adel Mohamed al-Khayat. Read more
Indonesian activists carry plastic canisters with “No to increased fuel” written on them during a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia. Read more