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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
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 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.
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.
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”.