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Chinese paramilitary police stand guard near Tiananmen Square on Wednesday in Beijing. Twenty-five years ago on this day Chinese troops cracked down on pro-democracy protesters and in the clashes that followed scores were killed and injured.
A Brazil’s national football team fan talks with riot policemen outside their hotel ahead their friendly match against Panama during their preparation for the 2014 World Cup in Goiania on Tuesday
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters are stopped from moving towards the office of Akhilesh Yadav, the chief minister of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, during a protest against the recent rape and hanging of two girls in Lucknow
Policemen of the “Choque” special unit pose during the presentation of security forces for the upcoming FIFA World Cup, in Flamengo beach in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.
Military policemen hold their weapons as they are surrounded by a mob during a confrontation between anti-coup protesters and military at the Victory monument in Bangkok
Illegal Afghan immigrants wait to be expelled from their camp at Calais. French police early Wednesday began expelling around 650 migrants from camps in the northern port of Calais.
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Police and soldiers stand guard outside a military compound before former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra arrives to meet Thailand’s ruling military in Bangkok. The new rulers summoned the entire former government and members of the politically influential Shinawatra family a day after it seized control in a bloodless coup. Thailand has seen months of unrest, which has claimed at least 28 lives in politically related violence.
Anti-gas drilling protesters celebrate at the Bentley blockade site on Thursday in Lismore, Australia, after a drilling permit allowing mining company Metgasco to set up an exploratory gas well on a private property in Bentley was suspended because of “insufficient” community consultation. Read more
A police officer stands guard next to graffiti of President Juan Manuel Santos during a May day protest in Bogotá, Colombia on Monday Read more
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A boy walks among the ruins of his family’s home after a squatter colony was demolished in Tondo, Manila. Police and local officials said about 500 shanties and illegal structures were being demolished as the government started clearing the area to widen the road and make way for the construction of a modernised port.