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.
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. 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 Sarajevo gather and light candles in front of the Bosnian government building, early on Monday.
Protesters at an anti-North Korea rally denounce the cancellation of North and South Korea’s talks in downtown Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday.
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 Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey, during a demonstration in Ankara.
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
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
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 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.
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 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”.