An employee of the Seita-Imperial Tobacco plant in Carquefou wears the symbolic cask of comic book hero Asterix during a protest at the entrance of the factory. Imperial Tobacco on Tuesday announced the closure of factories in Britain and France with the loss of 900 jobs.
Opposition supporters hold candles as they take part in a rally against Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela.
Garment workers in Dhaka, Bangladesh, gathered to demand compensation for those who were killed and injured in the collapse of the eight-storey Rana Plaza building last year. Protestors formed a human chain in the run-up to April 24, the first anniversary of the tragedy, which saw 2,500 people rescued but left more than 1,100 people dead.
Kyrgyzstan opposition activists rally in the capital Bishkek to demand reforms on Thursday. About a thousand people gathered for the protest organised by the National Opposition Movement, which was formed earlier this year from several smaller parties.
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Filipino activists wear painted skull masks at a march outside the US embassy in Manila, Philippines, on Monday to condemn an upcoming visit by US President Barack Obama. Activists also called for an end to the presence of US troops in the country and the visiting forces agreement.
A Palestinian uses a slingshot to hurl a stone towards Israeli troops during clashes at a protest calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails, outside Israel’s Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday
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An anti-government activist clashes with riot police during a protest in Caracas, Venezuela. Demonstrations began in San Cristobal almost two months ago and at least 39 people have been killed in protest-related violence
Anti-government protesters on their blood-stained bus that was part of a convoy attacked by gunmen on its way back from a protest in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday. Four people were wounded.
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A special forces police officer fires rubber bullets as a protester raises his hand during a demonstration at the front of Cairo University, Egypt on Wednesday.
Protestors with a radioactive sign painted on their faces pose during a demonstration on the first day of the two-day Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, Netherlands.