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A Romanian shepherd, carrying his traditional stick and a wrinkled banner, shouts while running towards the main entrance gate of the Romania's Parliament Palace, during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, 15 December 2015. Up to one thousand of farmers from all over the country, organized by their trade union confederation, gathered to protest against the government's shepherd regulating policies, demanding greater state-subsidies for the traditional rural farming system. Shepherds stormed the Parliament fence, forcing the entrance gates while scuffling with riot police, occupying a part of the parliament yard. The new laws restrict the rights of grazing during the winter, as well as the maximum number of shepherd dogs for a traditional style of shepherding with a history of thousands of years.

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A Romanian shepherd, carrying his traditional stick and a wrinkled banner, shouts while running towards the main entrance gate of the Romania’s Parliament Palace, during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, on Tuesday. Up to one thousand farmers from all over the country gathered to protest against the government’s shepherd regulating policies

People face policemen during a demonstration against a constitutional amendment which would allow indefinite re-election in front of a line of riot policemen in Quito on December 3, 2015. The pro-government majority of the Congress is ready to approve indefinite re-election since 2021 in Ecuador.

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People face policemen during a demonstration against a constitutional amendment which would allow indefinite re-election in front of a line of riot policemen in Quito on Thursday

Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo's parliament in Pristina, Kosovo, on Monday. Opposition lawmakers used tear gas at the start of the parliament session to protest against the agreements that Kosovo's government reached during the EU-brokered dialogue with Serbia.

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Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo’s parliament in Pristina, Kosovo, on Monday. Opposition lawmakers used tear gas at the start of the parliament session to protest against the agreements that Kosovo’s government reached during the EU-brokered dialogue with Serbia

Firefighters take part in a protest in front of the regional parliament of Asturias demanding better salaries and greater standards of public safety in Oviedo, northern Spain...Firefighters take part in a protest in front of the regional parliament of Asturias demanding better salaries and greater standards of public safety in Oviedo, northern Spain, November 19, 2015. The letters painted on the firefighters' backs form the words, "The PSOE (Socialist Party of Spain) puts you in danger"

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Firefighters take part in a protest in front of the regional parliament of Asturias demanding better salaries and greater standards of public safety in Oviedo, northern Spain. The letters painted on the firefighters’ backs form the words, “The PSOE (Socialist Party of Spain) puts you in danger” 

An election worker sits inside a polling station during the runoff of the first round of the parliamentary election, in Al-Haram in Giza, a neighboring city of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015.

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An election worker sits inside a polling station during the runoff of the first round of the parliamentary election, in Al-Haram in Giza, a neighboring city of Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday

Protesting university students flee as police fire stun grenades outside Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday Oct. 21, 2015. The protests are part of a wave of nationwide protests that have shut down many South Africa universities, which say they are struggling with higher operational costs as well as inadequate state subsidies.

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Protesting university students flee as police fire stun grenades outside Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday. The protests are part of a wave of nationwide protests that have shut down many South Africa universities, which say they are struggling with higher operational costs as well as inadequate state subsidies

COSATU march to parliament...epa04967149 Protesters chant slogans and sing during a Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) protest outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, 07 October 2015. Members of COSATU nationwide have embarked on a national strike. COSATU Provincial secretary Tony Ehrenreich said the march aimed to put pressure on the government to halt retrenchments, immediate implementation of an efficient and reliable public transport system and for aboloshing e-tolls

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Protesters chant slogans and sing during a Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) protest outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa

Opposition lawmaker Yukihiro Knishi (C) gets a punch from ruling lawmaker Masahisa Sato (R) as they mob around Yoshitada Konoike (unseen), chairman of the upper chamber special committee on security legislation, for passing security bills during the special committee at Japan's parliament in Tokyo, Japan.

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Opposition lawmaker Yukihiro Knishi (C) gets a punch from ruling lawmaker Masahisa Sato (R) as they mob around Yoshitada Konoike (unseen), chairman of the upper chamber special committee on security legislation, for passing security bills during the special committee at Japan’s parliament in Tokyo, Japan.

German Bundestag budget meeting...epa04923343 German Chancellor Angela Merkel winks at a colleague in the parliament building in Berlin, Germany, 10 September 2015. The German parliament continues to discuss the budget for 2016.  EPA/KAY NIETFELD

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel winks at a colleague in the parliament building in Berlin, Germany. The German parliament continues to discuss the budget for 2016 

Indian police detain a Youth Congress activist after they storm a barricade during a protest against the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) led Government near parliament house in New Delhi, India, 22 July 2015. Members of Indian Youth Congress protested against the Ministers of BJP led Government for their alleged involvement in various scams including the recruitment racket in Vyapam or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board and helping former cricket official, Lalit Modi

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Indian police detain a Youth Congress activist after they storm a barricade during a protest against the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) led Government near parliament house in New Delhi, India on Wednesday. Members of Indian Youth Congress protested against the Ministers of BJP led Government for their alleged involvement in various scams including the recruitment racket in Vyapam or the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board and helping former cricket official, Lalit Modi

Anti-foxhunting protesters let off flares outside the Houses of Parliament, London, as a vote to relax the fox-hunting ban in England and Wales has been postponed after the Scottish National Party's decision to take part in the division made defeat almost certain. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 14, 2015. The controversial vote, scheduled for Wednesday, would have brought the law south of the border in line with that in Scotland, where an unlimited number of dogs can be used to "flush out" a fox to be shot, compared to just two in England and Wales.

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Anti-foxhunting protesters let off flares outside the Houses of Parliament, London, as a vote to relax the fox-hunting ban in England and Wales has been postponed after the Scottish National Party’s decision to take part in the division made defeat almost certain on Tuesday

Varoufakis looks at his mobile phone while sitting on the floor during a speech of PM Tsipras to his parliamentary group at the parliament building in Athens...Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (L) looks at his mobile phone while sitting on the floor during a speech of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to his parliamentary group at the parliament building in Athens June 16, 2015. Greece's government denied a German newspaper report on a euro zone plan that involves Athens imposing capital controls this weekend if it fails to reach a deal with creditors this week, a government official told Reuters on Monday. REUTERS/Costas Baltas/IntimeNews ATTENTION EDITORS - GREECE OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN GREECE.

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Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis looks at his mobile phone while sitting on the floor during a speech of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras to his parliamentary group at the parliament building in Athen. Greece’s government denied a German newspaper report on a euro zone plan that involves Athens imposing capital controls this weekend if it fails to reach a deal with creditors this week, a government official told Reuters on Monday 

Guardsmen march past Buckingham Palace during the State Opening of Parliament in central Londo

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Guardsmen march past Buckingham Palace during the State Opening of Parliament in central London, on Wednesday

Ring-tailed lemurs are pictured at Zoom ...Ring-tailed lemurs are pictured at Zoom Torino, a zoological park in Cumiana near Turin, on April 22, 2015. Zoom Torino is a new immersive zoological park, where animals can be seen without bars or cages, only natural barriers ensure the visit. AFP PHOTO / MARCO BERTORELLOMARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images

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Ring-tailed lemurs are pictured at Zoom Torino, a zoological park in Cumiana near Turin, Zoom Torino is a new immersive zoological park, where animals can be seen without bars or cages, only natural barriers ensure the visit

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street to see Queen Elizabeth II for the official dissolution of Parliament, in London, Monday, March 30, 2015. The United Kingdom will go to the polls for a general election on May 7. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

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Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron leaves Downing Street to see Queen Elizabeth II for the official dissolution of Parliament, in London

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 30: A fox runs in front of 10 Downing Street on March 30, 2015 in London, England. Campaigning in what is predicted to be Britain's closest national election in decades will start after Queen Elizabeth II dissolves Parliament today. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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A fox runs in front of 10 Downing Street in London, England. Campaigning in what is predicted to be Britain’s closest general election in decades will start after Queen Elizabeth II dissolves parliament today 

Dimitris Koutsoumpas (R), general secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) and religious officials attend a swearing in ceremony of the new parliament in Athens on February 5, 2015. Greece's parliament met for the first time after last month's election amid market jitters sparked by an ECB block on a key source of funding for Athens' banks.

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Dimitris Koutsoumpas, general secretary of the Communist party of Greece (right), and religious officials attend a swearing-in ceremony of the new parliament in Athens. Greece’s parliament met for the first time after last month’s election amid market jitters sparked by an ECB block on a key source of funding for Athens’ banks.

The four original surviving copies of the Magna Carta are brought together for the first time, as they are prepared for display at the British Library in central London, as part of its 800th anniversary.

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The four original surviving copies of the Magna Carta are brought together for the first time, as they are prepared for display at the British Library in central London, as part of its 800th anniversary.

Pope Francis addresses the European Parl...Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament at the institution's headquarters in Strasbourg, November 25, 2014. Pope Francis urged European lawmakers to do more to help migrants and not to allow the Mediterranean to become a "vast cemetery.

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Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament at the institution’s headquarters in Strasbourg. Pope Francis urged European lawmakers to do more to help migrants.

A group of female spectators leave as another group follows a debate of the Iranian parliament on a vote of confidence for nominee for the post of science minister Fakhroddin Ahamadi Danesh Ashtiani proposed by the President Hassan Rouhani, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Iran's parliament rejected Rouhani's nominee for the post of science minister over his pro-reform tendencies. In October the parliament rejected Mahmoud Nili Ahmadabadi, another nominee for the same post; the same body dismissed former-Science Minister Reza Faraji Dana in August over similar allegations.

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A group of female spectators leaves as another group listen to a debate in the Iranian parliament. Fakhroddin Ahamadi Danesh Ashtiani was proposed by President Hassan Rouhani for the post of science minister, but was rejected.