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Egyptians protest in Cairo...epa03772971 An Egyptian man waves the national flag during a protest against the President Mohamed Morsi in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, 03 July 2013. Egypt was heading for a confrontation between the military and Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, who has rejected an army ultimatum to end a political standoff with his opponents. Hours before the ultimatum expires at 1630 (1430 GMT), the army leaked details of a roadmap that includes overthrowing Morsi, scrapping the constitution, dissolving parliament and forming a government of independents headed by an army general.  EPA/ANDRE PAIN

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An Egyptian man waves the national flag during a protest against Mohamed Morsi, president of Egypt, in Tahrir Square, on Wednesday. Egypt was heading for a confrontation between the military and the Islamist president, who has rejected an army ultimatum to end a political standoff with his opponents. Hours before the ultimatum expired at 14.30 GMT, the army leaked details of a roadmap that includes overthrowing Mr Morsi, scrapping the constitution, dissolving parliament and forming a government of independents headed by an army general 

A Bulgarian girl sits on the street holding a Bulgarian flag during an anti-government rally near the Bulgarian parliament building in Sofia, Bulgaria, 03 July 2013, in an attempt to block the street. Thousands of protestors, for more than two weeks now, are protesting every day around the country demanding the resignation of the four-week-old Socialist-led government of Plamen Oresharski.

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A Bulgarian girl sits on the street holding a flag during an anti-government rally near the parliament building in Sofia, in an attempt to block the street. 

egislators from Taiwan's rulin...TOPSHOTS Legislators from Taiwan's ruling Kuomintang party and opposition try to seize the parliament's podium on June 25, 2013.  Fighting broke out in Taiwan's parliament as legislators scuffled and threw coffee during a debate on whether a controversial capital gains tax on share trading should be revised less than a year after it was brought in.

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Legislators from Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang party and opposition try to seize the parliament’s podium on Tuesday. Fighting broke out in Taiwan’s parliament as legislators scuffled and threw coffee during a debate on whether a controversial capital gains tax on share trading should be revised less than a year after it was brought in. 

Protestors chant while cover a sculpture of a pig with rotten animal blood during a demonstration outside the parliament after lawmakers voted themselves hefty salary increases on June 11, 2013 in Nairobi. The protestors had intended to occupy the parliament but were not allowed in by anti-riot police.

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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

EU Parliament Session in Strasbourg...epa03709926 Members of the Parliament vote during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, 21 May 2013. European Union leaders must go beyond promises when they tackle the issue of tax evasion at a Brussels summit this week, several leading EU parliamentarians said on 21 May - hours after internet giant Apple was accused of dodging US income taxes. 'Do we really have the courage and the willingness to fight tax evasion and tax havens? We need strong action, not only declarations,' Socialist leader Hannes Swoboda said during a debate at the European Parliament plenary in Strasbourg, France.  EPA/Patrick Seeger

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Members of the parliament on Tuesday vote during a plenary session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. EU leaders must go beyond promises when they tackle the issue of tax evasion at a Brussels summit this week, several EU parliamentarians said, hours after Apple was accused of dodging US income taxes. 

A protestor wearing a mask with the colours of the Kenyan flag participates in a demonstration against lawmakers' salary demands outside the parliament buildings in the capital Nairobi, May 14, 2013. Kenyan police in riot gear fired teargas and water cannons on Tuesday to disperse about 200 protesters gathered outside parliament to demonstrate against lawmakers' salary demands. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA - Tags: SOCIETY POLITICS CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A protestor wearing a mask with the colours of the Kenyan flag participates in a demonstration against lawmakers’ salary demands outside the parliament buildings in the capital Nairobi on Tuesday. Kenyan police in riot gear fired teargas and water cannon in attempts to disperse about 200 protesters.

An organiser walks on a large European Union flag is displayed front of Romania's Parliament Building to mark EU Day in Bucharest May 9, 2013. The flag measures 140 by 100 meters and weighs 800kg, according to organisers.

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An organizer walks on a large European Union flag displayed in front of Romania’s parliament building to mark EU Day in Bucharest. The flag measures 140m by 100m and weighs 800kg, according to organisers.

Queen Elizabeth II Attends The State Opening Of Parliament...LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Yeomen of the Guard march through the House of Lords ahead of the State Opening of Parliament on May 8, 2013 in London, England. Queen Elizabeth II will unveil the coalition government's legislative programme in a speech delivered to Members of Parliament and Peers in The House of Lords today. Proposed legislation is expected to be introduced on toughening immigration regulations, capping social care costs in England and setting a single state pension rate of 144 GBP per week.  (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Yeomen of the Guard march through the House of Lords ahead of the State Opening of Parliament in London, England, on Wednesday. Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the coalition government’s legislative programme in a speech delivered to members of parliament and peers in the House of Lords. 

Giant face sculptures made of tree branches are hung in trees in Holyrood Park outside the Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 1, 2013. The giants are part of a Year of Natural Scotland 2013 project, and are created by independent arts company Vision Mechanics. The City of Edinburgh Council and Historic Scotland have partnered to bring these pieces into the city, where they will hang, growing and changing with the seasons.

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Giant face sculptures made of tree branches are hung in trees in Holyrood Park outside the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. The pieces are part of a Year of Natural Scotland 2013 project, which were created by independent arts company Vision Mechanics. The City of Edinburgh Council and Historic Scotland have brought these pieces into the city, where they will hang, grow and change with the seasons.