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Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) Police officers patrol as residents move about the Sao Carlos slum complex where the bodies of two men were found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, May 15, 2015. The bodies of two young men were discovered late Thursday in this so-called "pacified" slum where police are present.

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Special Operations Battalion (BOPE) Police officers patrol as residents move about the Sao Carlos slum complex where the bodies of two men were found in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Friday

Passing Out Parade in Humhama...epa04747442 New recruits of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) take part in the passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, India, 14 May 2015. A total of 341 recruits were formally inducted into the CRPF, an Indian paramilitary force, after completing a 44-weeks training in physical fitness, weapon handling, commando operations and counter insurgency.  EPA/FAROOQ KHAN

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New recruits of the Indian Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) take part in the passing out parade in Humhama, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Kashmir, India. A total of 341 recruits were formally inducted into the CRPF, an Indian paramilitary force, after completing a 44-weeks training in physical fitness, weapon handling, commando operations and counter insurgency 

A policeman tries to protect a female police officer accused of shooting a protestor in the Buterere neighbourhood of Bujumbura, Burundi, May 12, 2015. Protestors opposed to the president's decision to run for a third term chased, beat and stoned the woman, who was later handed back to the police

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A policeman tries to protect a female police officer accused of shooting a protestor in the Buterere neighbourhood of Bujumbura, Burundi on tuesday. Protestors opposed to the president’s decision to run for a third term chased, beat and stoned the woman, who was later handed back to the police

A police officer with a bag depicted the image of US President Barack Obama, stands on patrol as protesters march through the Musaga district of Bujumbura, in Burundi, Monday, May 11, 2015.  Police and army negotiated with over 2000 protesters to allow delivery trucks to enter the city. One person was killed in a clash with Burundi's police on Sunday in demonstrations in the capital, Bujumbura, as the government ordered a ban on any further street protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in power.

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A police officer with a bag depicted the image of US President Barack Obama, stands on patrol as protesters march through the Musaga district of Bujumbura, in Burundi, Monday

South African Police officers and soldie...South African Police officers and soldiers from the South African Defence Force SADF guard migrants sitting after raiding buildings in Johannesburg central business district in the early hours of the morning on May 8, 2015 in an operation where more than 300 illegal immigrants and foreign nationals were arrested. AFP PHOTO / MUJAHID SAFODIENMUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images

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South African Police officers and soldiers from the South African Defence Force SADF guard migrants sitting after raiding buildings in Johannesburg central business district in the early hours of the morning in an operation where more than 300 illegal immigrants and foreign nationals were arrested. 

A man lies on the ground as Turkish police use a water cannon to disperse protestors during a May Day rally near Taksim Square in Istanbul on May 1, 2015. Turkish police on used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters marking May Day in the Besiktas district of Istanbul as they tried to move towards the Taksim Square protest hub of Istanbul.

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A man lies on the ground as Turkish police use a water cannon to disperse protestors during a May Day rally near Taksim Square in Istanbul on Friday. Turkish police on used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters marking May Day in the Besiktas district of Istanbul as they tried to move towards the Taksim Square protest hub of Istanbul

Protesters clash with police in Philadelphia on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The event in Philadelphia follows days of unrest in Baltimore amid Freddie Gray's police-custody death. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Protesters clash with police in Philadelphia on Thursday. The event in Philadelphia follows days of unrest in Baltimore amid Freddie Gray’s police-custody death.

Protesters demonstrate ahead of a 10 p.m. curfew Wednesday, April 29, 2015, in Baltimore. The curfew was imposed after unrest in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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Protesters demonstrate ahead of a 10pm curfew in Baltimore, Maryland. The curfew was imposed after unrest in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody 

A police officer searches a man as South African Police officers backed by soldiers of the South African Defence Force SADF conduct searches and identity checks in Hilbrow Johannesburg, an area mostly inhabited by foreign nationals, on Monday. At least seven people have been killed in three weeks of unrest that have revived memories of xenophobic bloodshed in 2008, when 62 people were killed mainly in Johannesburg's townships

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A police officer searches a man on Monday as South African police officers backed by soldiers of the South African Defence Force conduct searches and identity checks in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, an area mostly inhabited by foreign nationals

A disabled protester sits on the road during clashes with riot police against the decision made by Burundi's ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy-Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) party to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term in office, in the capital Bujumbura, April 27, 2015. Burundi police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters on Monday in the second day of demonstrations against Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office, a Reuters witness said.

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A disabled protester sits on the road during clashes with riot police against the decision made by Burundi’s ruling National Council for the Defence of Democracy-Forces for the Defence of Democracy (CNDD-FDD) party to allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third five-year term in office, in the capital Bujumbura, on Monday

Protesters Hold Vigil And March Over Death Of Freddie Gray After Police Arrest...BALTIMORE, MD - ARPIL 21:  Protestors walk toward Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station during a march and vigil over the death of Freddie Gray, April 21, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Gray, 25, died from spinal injuries on April 19, one week after being taken into police custody. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Protestors walk towards Baltimore Police Department’s Western District police station during a march and vigil over the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland 

A relative of the victims of South Korea's Sewol ferry disaster is in a nose-to-nose stand-off with a policeman during an anti-government protest near the presidential residence in Seoul on April 17, 2015. Dozens of people continued their protests overnight after thousands of mourners rallied to mark the first anniversary of the disaster that claimed 304 lives.

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A relative of the victims of South Korea’s Sewol ferry disaster is in a nose-to-nose stand-off with a policeman during an anti-government protest near the presidential residence in Seoul on Friday

A Bangladeshi child watches from behind soldiers of Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion a rally to celebrate the first day of the Bangla New Year in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Tuesday, April 14, 2015.

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A child watches a rally to celebrate the first day of the Bangla New Year in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from behind soldiers of the Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion

rthur Prioleau...Rev. Dr. Arthur Prioleau holds a sign during a protest in the shooting death of Walter Scott at city hall in North Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Scott was killed by a North Charleston police office after a traffic stop on Saturday. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager,  has been charged with murder. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Rev. Dr. Arthur Prioleau holds a sign during a protest in the shooting death of Walter Scott at city hall in North Charleston, South Carolina. Scott was killed by a North Charleston police office after a traffic stop on Saturday. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been charged with murder 

Police officers are seen on the pavement outside parliament in Tunis...Police officers are seen on the pavement outside parliament in Tunis March 18, 2015. Gunmen attacked Tunisia's national museum near its parliament on Wednesday, killing at least seven tourists and taking others hostage inside the building, the government said

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Police officers are seen on the pavement outside parliament in Tunis. Gunmen attacked Tunisia’s national museum near its parliament on Wednesday, killing at least seven tourists and taking others hostage inside the building

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Afghan policemen display their skills at a police training centre in Nangarhar Province. 

Police officers on motorized vehicles patrol at  Tiananmen Square during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

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Police officers on motorised vehicles patrol in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, during the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

Riot policemen charge at squatters, who were throwing rocks at them, during an eviction at a squatter settlement in Morelia

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Riot police charge at a squatter settlement in Morelia, Michoacán, central Mexico. About 700 people from the settlement were evicted and their makeshift homes demolished by state police

Bangladesh police stop activists from the Road Transport League, a wing of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League as they protest against the on-going nationwide strike outside the Bangladesh Nationalist Party office in Dhaka on February 9, 2015.  Violence triggered by the nationwide strike and blockade of roads, railways and waterways has reportedly left 80 people dead

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Bangladesh police stop members of the Road Transport League, a wing of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League, during a protest outside the Bangladesh Nationalist party office in Dhaka against the nationwide strike on Monday. Violence triggered by the strike and blockade of roads, railways and waterways has reportedly left 80 people dead.

Indian policeman performs a stunt on motorcycle during the Republic Day parade in Jammu...An Indian policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during the Republic Day parade in Jammu January 26, 2015. India celebrated its 66th Republic Day on Monday. REUTERS/Mukesh Gupta

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A policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during a Republic Day parade in Jammu, India