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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 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
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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.
A policeman performs a stunt on his motorcycle during a Republic Day parade in Jammu, India
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A South Korean police SWAT team moves towards a building during an anti-terror drill in Seoul.
Nepalese riot police stand guard during a general strike in Kathmandu. The strike was called by various opposition parties to demand that the draft of a new constitution is done on time through consensus.
An armed policeman stands guard at the entrance of Belgium’s federal prosecutor office in Brussels on Friday. Belgian police arrested 13 people during a dozen raids overnight
French municipal Police officers react as they attend a national tribute for the three officers killed during last week’s terrorist attacks, in front of Paris Prefecture on Tuesday. The three police officers were killed in terror attacks at the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and in the streets of Montrouge, outside the French capital
Armed police gather near the scene of a hostage situation in Port de Vincennes in Paris, France. According to reports, at least five people were taken hostage in a kosher deli.
A Pakistani policeman stands guard at the Parliament House building in Islamabad as legislators voted for an amendment in the constitution that will protect the establishment of military courts. Pakistan’s lower house on January 6 approved the setting-up of military courts to hear terrorism-related cases, after a Taliban massacre at a military-run school in the northwest shocked the nation. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had announced the plan after the militants gunned down 134 children and 16 adults at the Peshawar school last month
Female Pakistani police commandos take part in an exercise at a police training centre in Nowshera, a district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The army has been waging a major offensive against longstanding Taliban and other militant strongholds in the restive tribal areas on the Afghan border for the past six months
A hostage runs towards a police officer outside Lindt Chocolat Café, where other hostages were being held, in Martin Place in central Sydney, Australia on Monday
A police officer walks among crosses planted by the NGO Rio de Paz (Peace Rio) on Copacabana beach today in memory of police officers killed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio de Paz placed 152 black crosses symbolising the same number of police officers killed in the last two years in Rio de Janeiro, according to NGO.
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Demonstrators march through the Wynwood neighbourhood to protest against police abuse, in Miami, Florida. The protest was one of many that have taken place nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents.
A demonstrator protests recent grand jury decisions not to indict police officers in the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, at Boston Common in Boston
Italian Police prepare to face up to demonstrators in Rome, Italy on Wednesday during a a demonstration in Rome against the government’s Jobs Act labour reform bill
A police officer blows his whistle at pro-democracy protesters as barricades are removed from an occupied area in Mong Kok district of Hong Kong on Wednesday
Indian police pay tribute to the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks at a Mumbai memorial on Wednesday. More than 160 people, including 26 foreign nationals, died in the three-day attack six years ago
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Rescue workers and civilians search for survivors in the rubble of an eight-story building that collapsed in the Cairo suburb of Matariya, early Tuesday. Police officials say several people were killed
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Police clash with protesters as they try to clear the street after agents authorized by bailiff’s removed barricades on Argyle Street in Mongkok district on Tuesday in Hong Kong. The Mong Kok protest site is scheduled for clearance by baliffs this week after Hong Kong’s high court authorized police to arrest protesters who obstruct bailiffs on the three interim restraining orders