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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 on April 16, 2014. Imperial Tobacco yesterday announced the closure of factories in Britain and France with the loss of 900 jobs, citing declining sales in Europe, tougher anti-smoking measures and the growth of contraband sales. The two factories concerned are Carquefou's one, where 327 people are employed, and Nottingham in central England, which has 540 staff.

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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's President Nicolas Maduro was due to host Venezuelan opposition leaders on Thursday at the start of mediated talks intended to stem two months of political unrest that has killed dozens in the OPEC nation.

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Opposition supporters hold candles as they take part in a rally against Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela.

Garment workers protest in Bangladesh...epa04163076 Garment workers make a human chain demanding proper compensation of the dead and injured workers of the Rana Plaza building collapse, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 11 April 2014. The one-year anniversary of the collapse of the eight-story Rana Plaza building that left over 1,100 workers dead and about 2,500 rescued alive is coming up on 24 April 2013.  EPA/ABIR ABDULLAH

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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.

Kyrgyz opposition activists rally to dem...Kyrgyz opposition activists rally to demand reforms in the Kyrgyzstan's capital Bishkek on April 10, 2014. About a thousand people gathered today in a Bishkek park for the protest organised by the National Opposition Movement, which formed out of several smaller parties earlier this year. today in Bishkek. AFP PHOTO / VYACHESLAV OSELEDKOVYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images

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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.

Filipino activists hold paper mache skulls  painted with US flags as they march outside the US embassy in Manila, Philippines on Monday in a rally condemning the upcoming visit of US President Barack Obama to the country. Activists also called for an end to the presence of US troops in the country and the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).

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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.

Palestinian uses a slingshot to hurl a stone towards Israeli troops during clashes outside Israel's Ofer military prison near Ramallah

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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

An anti-government activist clashes with riot police

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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 look at bloodstained floor of the bus they were traveling after an attack by suspected gunmen while on their way back from a protest in Bangkok, Thailand Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Gunmen have fired on a convoy of anti-government protesters in Thailand's capital, and four people have been wounded. (AP Photo)

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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.

A special forces police officer fires rubber bullets during a demonstration at the front of Cairo University

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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.

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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.