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Ukrainian police officers stand in line during protests in Kiev. Ukrainian pro-Europe demonstrators vowed to stay on the streets and continue their blockade of government buildings, despite a police threat to enforce a court order that the protesters disperse.
People supporting an EU integration attend a rally at Independence Square in Kiev on Wednesday.
Police stand guard outside the parliament in Kiev on Tuesday. Ukraine’s government survived a no-confidence motion, dashing hopes of thousands of demonstrators calling for its resignation after the government’s decision to turn its back on an integration agreement with the EU.
A protester gives roses to Thai policewomen outside city police headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand. Anti-government protesters swarmed into the Thai prime minister’s office compound Tuesday as police stood by and watched, allowing them to claim a symbolic victory after three days of bitter clashes
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A Papuan student takes part on a rally in Surabaya, East Java, demanding the freedom of West Papua province. Papua declared independence from the Dutch in 1961, but neighbouring Indonesia took control of the region with force in 1963.
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A Thai anti-government protester throws a tear gas canister back to the police during a rally outside Government House in Bangkok, Thailand.
A man throws a flare in the direction of Ukraine interior ministry members, during a rally held by supporters of EU integration in Kiev.
Ukrainian students stand hand in hand as part of a human chain organised by pro-EU protesters to symbolise the unity of Ukraine with Europe. The chain, pictured here in front of a portrait of jailed opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, began in Kiev’s Independence Square and snaked out along a passing thoroughfare in the capital.
A soldier wears glasses given to him by one of the anti-government protesters who broke into the compound of the Royal Thai army headquarters in Bangkok Read more
Students take part in a pro-European rally in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. An EU summit to cap years of effort to bring ex-Soviet states into the Western fold opens with its ambitions dented on Thursday after Ukraine, the biggest prize, balked at the last moment under Russian pressure. Kiev’s surprise decision to scrap a landmark political and trade accord with the European Union just days before has set off a war of words between East and West reminiscent of the Cold War and sparked some of the biggest protests in Ukraine in a decade.