French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin (L) and French Labour Minister Myriam el Khomry (R), speak to each other during the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, on Tuesday
Syrians walk through debris following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the capital Damascus. Syrian government air strikes on a market and a hospital killed several civilians in Douma, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor and activists said. Dozens more were wounded, several seriously, and the toll is likely to rise.
A soldier loyal to Yemen’s government aims a machine gun at a Houthi position in the country’s central province of Marib on Monday
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A man sits next to a yellow umbrella near the Central Government Offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, China, on Monday. One year after Hong Kong students battled tear gas and pepper spray to seize the streets in a challenge to Chinese rule, the divide with Beijing is wider than ever
Pro-government ‘red shirt’ protestors stage a pro-government rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday. Thousands of ethnic Malays in red shirts held a rally Wednesday to uphold Malay dominance and support Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government
A Kashmiri government health department employee takes part in an anti-government protest in Srinagar. Government employees were detained as they tried to take part in a protest calling for the regularisation of contractual employment status
A Lebanese activist paints graffiti on a concrete wall installed by authorities near the main Lebanese government building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Anticipating more protests, authorities installed a concrete wall near the main Lebanese government building, site of the largest protests. On Saturday and Sunday nights, police fired tear gas and water cannons at the protesters, battling them in the streets of Beirut in dramatic clashes, wounding dozens.
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Smoke billows following the detonation of explosives placed by Syrian government forces inside a tunnel that was reportedly used by rebels in the government-controlled part of Aleppo
French Labour Minister Francois Rebsamen attends the presentation of a government plan to encourage investment at the Elysee Palace in Paris
Protesters gather in central Brussels during a trade unions meeting on Wednesday. Several thousand public and private sector workers, employees and trade union members demonstrated over austerity measures undertaken by the Belgian government.
A wall of post-it messages of support is seen near an occupied area in Hong Kong. Small knots of pro-democracy demonstrators remained on Hong Kong’s streets after protest leaders agreed to talks with the government
A man walks along an empty street near the central financial district in Hong Kong. The Democracy Protest continues on Tuesday as tens of thousands of protests continue to fill the streets.
Protesters sit on top of a parking ramp in the Central District on Monday in Hong Kong. Thousands of pro democracy supporters have remained in the streets of Hong Kong for another day of protests. Protestors are unhappy with Chinese government’s plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong’s 2017 elections.
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Pro-democracy demonstrators rest on Monday after a night of protesting outside the Hong Kong government headquarters. Police repeatedly fired tear gas after tens of thousands of people brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill on Sunday, in protest at Beijing’s refusal to grant universal suffrage.
Shi’ite Houthi rebels bury comrades, who were killed in recent fighting against government forces, in Sanaa, Yemen.
A Uighur boy sits atop a horse as he has his picture taken outside the Id Kah mosque in old Kashgar, Xinjiang province, China. Nearly 100 people have been killed in unrest in the region in the past week in what authorities say is terrorism but advocacy groups claim is a result of a government crackdown to silence opposition to its policies.
An anti-government demonstrator dressed as Batman holds up a sign on the Lapa Arches during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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People take flowers to the chapel at Palacio de los Guzmanes in Leon, Spain after Isabel Carrasco, head of the provincial government and People’s party politician, was gunned down on Monday afternoon on her way to the party headquarters
Two riot police officers sit with anti-government protesters at the National Broadcasting of Thailand building after protesters entered the compound during a democracy rally in Bangkok, Thailand. Thai police fired tear gas and water cannons on Friday to push back hundreds of protesters trying to force their way into a government compound, the latest indication that ousting the premier will not solve the country’s tense political crisis.
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A boy walks among the ruins of his family’s home after a squatter colony was demolished in Tondo, Manila. Police and local officials said about 500 shanties and illegal structures were being demolished as the government started clearing the area to widen the road and make way for the construction of a modernised port.