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Supporters of Bugun and Kanalturk media groups shout slogans towards Turkish riot police onTuesday in Istanbul. Turkish police swooped on the Ankara-based offices of a media groups critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a day after two British reporters were jailed on controversial terror charges.The raids on Koza-Ipek Media sparked fresh concern about press freedom in Turkey, which is gearing for snap legislative elections in November, its second in five months.

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Supporters of Bugun and Kanalturk media groups shout slogans towards Turkish riot police onTuesday in Istanbul. Turkish police swooped on the Ankara-based offices of a media groups critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a day after two British reporters were jailed on controversial terror charges

South African police fire rubber bullets to disperse residents of Masiphumelele during a protest against the police in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa  23 October 2015. Community members are angered at the arrest of some residents suspected to be vigilantes following the killing of suspected criminals by vigilantes. This follows weeks of protests over the lack of policing in the impoverished area and the alleged targetting of vigilante members by the police

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South African police fire rubber bullets to disperse residents of Masiphumelele during a protest against the police in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa

Young girl touches riot shield of police officer as she and other migrants walk after crossing border in Rigonce

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A young girl touches the riot shield of a police officer as she and other migrants make their way on foot after crossing the border from Croatia, in Rigonce, Slovenia, on Thursday.

French police officers protest in front of the Ministry of Justice on Place Vendome, during a demonstration calling for more resources and improved security measures in their work environment, in Paris, France, 14 October 2015. The protest is organised just one week after a police officer was seriously wounded in a shoot-out with a gunman who was granted an out-of-jail permit.

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French police officers protest in front of the Ministry of Justice on Place Vendome, during a demonstration calling for more resources and improved security measures in their work environment, in Paris, France on Wednesday

Protesters clash with Turkish riot police during a demonstration on Tuesday in Istanbul against the deadly attacks in Ankara. The double suicide bombing on a peace rally in Ankara has raised a feud between the government and Turkey's main pro-Kurdish party to a new level, widening a dangerous polarisation as Turks head to November 1 polls.

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Protesters clash with Turkish riot police during a demonstration on Tuesday in Istanbul against the deadly attacks in Ankara

An Israeli policeman prevents a Palestinian man from entering  in Jerusalem's Old City

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An Israeli policeman prevents a Palestinian man from entering the compound which houses al-Aqsa mosque, known by Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and by Jews as the Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City. 

A woman carries a baby as she goes through a police line in front of a reception center in Opatovac, Croatia, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Scuffles have broken out between Croatian police and asylum-seekers after they were barred from entering a newly opened reception center meant to register those seeking sanctuary in Europe.

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A woman carries a baby as she goes through a police line in front of a reception centre in Opatovac, Croatia today. Scuffles have broken out between Croatian police and asylum-seekers after they were barred from entering a newly opened reception centre meant to register those seeking sanctuary in Europe.

French gendarmes proceed with operations during the eviction of around 200 refugees from a camp site in Calais, northern France, on Monday. Thousands of migrants over the summer attempted to cross the Channel Tunnel between Britain and France, which later stepped up border controls.

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French gendarmes proceed with operations during the eviction of around 200 refugees from a camp site in Calais, northern France, on Monday

Palestinians scuffle with Israeli riot police

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Palestinians clashed with Israeli police at Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Monday,
hours before the start of the Jewish New Year.

A suspect of the Aug. 17 Bangkok blast who was arrested last week near the border with Cambodia points as he stands next to police officers during a crime re-enactment at an apartment, where police raided and found possible bomb-making materials last month, in Nongjok district, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, September 8, 2015

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A suspect of the August Bangkok blast who was arrested last week near the border with Cambodia points as he stands next to police officers during a crime re-enactment at an apartment, where police raided and found possible bomb-making materials last month, in Nongjok district, on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand

An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard near a barricade in Srinagar. Indian Kashmir mostly shut down September 7 to protest government delays in rebuilding the region hit by devastating floods a year ago, as hundreds of police and troops patrolled the streets.

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An Indian paramilitary trooper looks through the grill of his helmet visor as he stands guard near a barricade in Srinagar. Indian Kashmir mostly shut down September 7 to protest government delays in rebuilding the region hit by devastating floods a year ago, as hundreds of police and troops patrolled the streets.

Belgian riot police stand covered in straw sprayed from a combine harvester by European farmers during a protest blocking access to the European institutions in Brussels on Monday

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Belgian riot police stand covered in straw sprayed from a combine harvester by European farmers during a protest blocking access to the European institutions in Brussels on Monday

A Palestinian woman argues with an Israeli border policeman during a protest against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah...A Palestinian woman argues with an Israeli border policeman during a protest against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah September 4, 2015

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A Palestinian woman argues with an Israeli border policeman during a protest against Jewish settlements in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah on Friday

Hungarian policemen stand by the family of migrants protesting on the tracks at the railway station in the town of Bicske, Hungary on Thursday

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Hungarian policemen stand by the family of migrants protesting on the tracks at the railway station in the town of Bicske, Hungary on Thursday

A municipal police officer throws a stone back at protesting residents of Kampung Pulo after clashes erupted during an eviction in Jakarta

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A municipal police officer throws a stone back at protesting residents of Kampung Pulo after clashes erupted during an eviction in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday.

An injured resident of Kampung Pulo is being carried by police officers during clashes over eviction in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday

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An injured resident of Kampung Pulo is being carried by police officers during clashes over eviction in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Thursday

A South Korean armed policeman wears a gas mask during an anti-terror drill on the sidelines of South Korea-US joint military exercise, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, at a subway station in Seoul on August 19, 2015. Tens of thousands of South Korean and US troops on August 17 began a military exercise simulating an all-out North Korean attack, as Pyongyang matched Seoul in resuming a loudspeaker propaganda campaign across their heavily-fortified border

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A South Korean armed policeman wears a gas mask during an anti-terror drill on the sidelines of South Korea-US joint military exercise, called Ulchi Freedom Guardian, at a subway station in Seoul on Wednesday

Peruvian riot police await for their transport helicopters to land to pick them up by at the end of an interdiction operation in the illegal gold mining area of La Pampa, in Madre de Dios, southern Peruvian jungle on July 14, 2015.  In an unprecedented operation in mid-July, Peru managed to eliminate 55 camps for illegal gold mining in the area of La Pampa, in the region of Madre de Dios, where 60,000 hectares of forest have been destroyed by this activity

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Peruvian riot police await for their transport helicopters to land to pick them up by at the end of an interdiction operation in the illegal gold mining area of La Pampa, in Madre de Dios, southern Peruvian jungle

Muslim worshipers, guarded by Israeli police, pray on the streets of the Wadi al-Joz neighborhood in east Jerusalem, following restrictions by Israeli police to only allow men above 50-year-old to access the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

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Muslim worshipers, guarded by Israeli police, pray on the streets of the Wadi al-Joz neighborhood in east Jerusalem, following restrictions by Israeli police to only allow men above 50-year-old to access the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

Policemen seek cover with their helmets and shields as they block protesters trying to march towards Batasang Pambansa, where Philippines President Benigno Aquino will address the joint session of Congress and deliver his last State of the Nation address in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines.

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Policemen seek cover with their helmets and shields as they block protesters trying to march towards Batasang Pambansa, where Philippines President Benigno Aquino will address the joint session of Congress and deliver his last State of the Nation address in Quezon city, Metro Manila, Philippines.