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***BESTPIX*** Forced Eviction Turns Violent In Phnom Penh...PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA - FEBRUARY 14:  A woman and two children are surrounded by police and municipal security forces during clashes with residents of Borei Keila community on February 14, 2014 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  A building which has been occupied for the last two days has been raided by the Cambodian Security forces who sought to forcibly evict the residents. . Early on the morning of Valentine's Day, the road leading into Borei Keila was blocked by riot police, military police, and municipal security guards, who had been deployed to remove all of the families which had occupied the building. Over the course of the violent eviction, at least 6 people were injured, including a woman who was 6 months pregnant. Two days before, on Wednesday, more than 150 people, who had been evicted from their former homes in Borei Keila in January 2012, had moved into the building. The housing building had been promised to them in 2003, as part of a land sharing agreement when the land of Borei Keila had been leased to a private company. The families who had chosen to stay in Borei Keila were violently evicted in 2012 by over 100 security forces, who destroyed more than 200 homes.

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A woman and two children are surrounded by police and municipal security forces during clashes with residents of Borei Keila community in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. A building which has been occupied for the last two days has been raided by the Cambodian Security forces who sought to forcibly evict the residents. Early in the morning on Friday, the road leading into Borei Keila was blocked by riot police, military police, and municipal security guards, who had been deployed to remove all of the families which had occupied the building. Over the course of the violent eviction, at least six people were injured, including a woman who was 6 months pregnant.

A squatter dweller carries his children as they leave their shanty house during the demolition of a squatter colony in Quezon city, Metro Manila. Dozens were hurt during clashes triggered by the demolition of a squatter settlement for business developments in suburban Quezon city on Monday, local media reported.

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A man carries his children as they leave their shanty during a demolition of a squatters’ area on Monday in Quezon City in the Philippines. Dozens were hurt during clashes triggered by the demolition of the settlement.

A Roma child looks at French police standing guard as Roma families are evacuated from their illegal camp near the Var river in Nice...A Roma child looks at French police standing guard as Roma families are evacuated from their illegal camp near the Var river in Nice, southeastern France, November 27, 2013.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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A child looks at French police standing guard as Roma families are evicted from their illegal camp near the Var river in Nice, southeastern France Read more

A Palestinian woman stands near furniture removed from her house as it is being demolished in East Jerusalem

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A Palestinian woman stands with her furniture as her house is demolished in Beit Hanina, east Jerusalem on Tuesday. The Jerusalem municipality said there was a court order to raze the house, which was built without a permit.

Rocio de las Nieves Reyes Galvez, 28 years old, gestures as she waits to get evicted in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday. Reyes Galvez moved into a room of a foreclosed apartment owned by her friend with her 6-year-old daughter six months ago making small payments as she could afford. The landlord's loss of the apartment to Bankia bank is causing Reyes Galvez's eviction. Reyes Galvez has a disability produced by heart problems that prevents her from having a formal job. Three months ago she received her last pay-check, a state benefit payment of 426 euros. The eviction was finally postponed till Nov. 15 with the help of the Victims' Mortgage Platform (PAH).

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Rocio de las Nieves Reyes Galvez, 28, waits to get evicted in Madrid on Wednesday. Ms Reyes Galvez moved into a room of a foreclosed apartment owned by her friend with her 6-year-old daughter six months ago, making small payments as she could afford. The landlord’s loss of the apartment to Bankia bank is causing Ms Reyes Galvez’s eviction. Ms Reyes Galvez has a disability produced by heart problems that prevents her from having a formal job. Three months ago she received her last paycheck, a state benefit payment of €426. The eviction was finally postponed until November 15 with the help of the Victims’ Mortgage Platform.

Anti-eviction activist checks her phone as she camps outside the home of Susana Santiago Montoya and her family to try to prevent her eviction in Madrid...Anti-eviction activist checks her phone as she camps outside the home of Susana Santiago Montoya and her family to try to prevent her eviction in Madrid early July 24, 2013. Susana Santiago Montoya, 26, her husband Angel Gimenez de la Rosa, 26, and their two sons (10 and 7 years old) had been squatting for the past year in a social rent flat of the Municipal Housing and Land Company (EMVS) in Madrid.  Unemployed and unable to afford rent, Santiago and Gimenez de la Rosa resorted to occupying a two-bedroom apartment that had gone vacant. Several activists where detained as they were trying to stop the eviction, which ended up being carried out on Wednesday despite their efforts to stop it.  REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY POLITICS BUSINESS REAL ESTATE)

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An activist checks her phone as she camps outside the home of Susana Santiago Montoya and her family to try to prevent their eviction in Madrid early on Wednesday. Santiago Montoya, 26, her husband Angel Gimenez de la Rosa, 26, and their two sons (10 and 7 years old) had been squatting for the past year in a social rent flat; unemployed and unable to afford rent. Several activists were detained trying to stop the eviction, which was eventually carried out later in the day. Read more