Police officers offer prayers for victims in Namie, near the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, on Monday, one day before the third anniversary of March 11 earthquake and tsunami. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake in 2011 sent a huge wall of water on to the coast of the Tohoku region, splintering whole communities, ruining swaths of prime farmland and killing nearly 19,000 people.
Riot police assist a colleague after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok. A police officer was killed and dozens of police and anti-government protesters were wounded in gun battles and clashes in Bangkok, officials and witnesses said. Read more
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An armed policeman watches the demonstration by anti-government protesters near the Government House building in Bangkok
Ultra-Orthodox Jews dance as police fire a water canon at them during a protest at the entrance to Jerusalem over Israel drafting ultra-Orthodox Jews into the military. Several thousand protested in Jerusalem and other Israeli cities after a young man was arrested when he dodged the draft.
A pro-European integration protester takes cover behind a makeshift shield at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev, Ukraine. Opposition leaders emerged from crisis talks with President Viktor Yanukovich on Wednesday, saying he had failed to give concrete answers to their demands, and told their supporters on the streets to prepare for a police offensive
Protesters fight with police in central Kiev, Ukraine. Three people have died in clashes in the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday, according to medics on the site, in a development that will likely escalate Ukraine’s two-month political crisis. Read more
This photo released by the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs shows Ukrainian riot police on fire after gasoline bombs were hurled by anti-government protesters during the clashes in central Kiev, Ukraine Read more
A member of the Swiss special police force stands on the roof of the Kongress Hotel next to the Congress Centre in Davos, Switzerland. The world’s financial and political elite will head this week to the Swiss Alps for the 2014 gathering of the World Economic Forum at the ski resort
An elderly woman walks from police officers as they block a street during unrest in central Kiev, Ukraine
Troops of the Interior Ministry take part in a parade to mark the 92nd anniversary of the Iraqi police force at a police academy in Baghdad Read more