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Vladimir Malyshev...Ukrainian lawmakers scuffle as pro-government lawmaker Vladimir Malyshev, left, injured in the scuffle, has blood on his face in the Ukrainian parliament  in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Lawmakers scuffled in the Ukrainian parliament during a debate on this year's budget. Despite the opposition's efforts to disrupt the vote,  the budget draft, which has already been delayed by almost two months, was passed in its second reading.

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Lawmaker Vladimir Malyshev, left, was left with blood on his face after a scuffle in the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, during a debate on this year’s budget. Despite the opposition’s efforts to disrupt the vote, the budget draft, which has already been delayed by almost two months, was passed on its second reading 

Ruling and opposition lawmakers fight each other on the legislature floor in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. Taiwanese lawmakers exchanged punches and thrown water at each other ahead of an expected vote authorizing a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant. Fridayís fracas pitted the pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeouís ruling Nationalist Party against strongly anti-nuclear forces affiliated with the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)

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Lawmakers fight each other on the legislature floor in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday. They exchanged punches and threw water ahead of an expected vote authorising a referendum on whether to go ahead with the construction of a fourth power plant. The pro-referendum forces of President Ma Ying-jeou’s ruling Nationalist party were pitted against anti-nuclear forces affiliated with the main opposition Democratic Progressive party. 

A pregnant woman reads a book as she sit...A pregnant woman reads a book as she sits on an empty boulevard in central Sofia, on the sidelines of massive anti-government protests on June 27, 2013, to try to prevent lawmakers from entering and to press for the government's resignation, but Bulgarian lawmakers succeeded in opening parliament for the first time this week. Thousands of Bulgarians, sick of a political class they see as too dependent on shadowy oligarchs, have taken to the streets every night since June 14, just four months after anti-poverty and corruption rallies ousted the previous conservative cabinet.   TOPSHOTS    AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFFDIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images

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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.