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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.
A French farmer pushes tyres onto fire with his tractor to block the A1 Lille-Paris highway early in the morning in Seclin, northern France, on Wednesday. The French President on Tuesday promised measures to help livestock and dairy farmers who have been protesting for weeks over what they say is a squeeze on their profits by retailers and food processors.
A protester is seen wrapped in a Honduran flag during clashes with the police in the surroundings of the Presidential Palace in Tegucigalpa, on Thursday. At least 22 people on hunger strike, including Human Rights activist Wilfredo Mendez, demand the installation of the International Commission against Impunity in Honduras (CICIH)
Riot police stand among the flames from exploded petrol bombs thrown by a small group of anti-establishment demonstrators in front of parliament in Athens late on Wednesday. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras battled to win lawmakers’ approval on Wednesday for a bailout deal to keep Greece in the euro, while the country’s creditors, pressed by the IMF to provide massive debt relief, struggled to agree a financial lifeline.
Anti-foxhunting protesters let off flares outside the Houses of Parliament, London, as a vote to relax the fox-hunting ban in England and Wales has been postponed after the Scottish National Party’s decision to take part in the division made defeat almost certain on Tuesday
Indian members of Indian Youth Congress (IYC) shout slogans and hold a mock funeral procession that represents those who died in Professional Examination Board scam in Madhya Pradesh during a protest in New Delhi, India on Tuesday
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Police and firemen surround the last two remaining protestors (under blue blankets) occupying part of the northern runway at Heathrow Airport today in London, England.
Kenyan anti-gay activists led by church leaders and mempers of parliament shout slogans in front of the Supreme Court during an anti-gay demonstation in downtown Nairobi, Kenya on Monday
Anti-EU protesters are seen through a burned and torn European Union flag during a protest at the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece.
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Protesters march during a rally in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday
Carrying banners calling for a “NO” vote in the forthcoming referendum on bailout conditions set by the country’s creditors, protesters gather in front of the Greek parliament in Athens, late on Monday. Some 17,000 people took to the streets of Athens and Thessalonique to say ‘No’ to the latest offer of a bailout deal Monday, accusing Greece‘s international creditors of blackmail
Activists hold a protest in front of the Chinese Consular Office in Manila as the country commemorates the 117th anniversary of the Philippines’ declaration of independence from Spain. The protesters shouted slogans against China’s reclamation and construction activities on islands and reefs in the Spratly Group of the South China Sea that are also claimed by the Philippines
An injured police officer lies on the ground during clashes with violent demonstrators which erupted at the end of a march of students and teachers protesting against what they call inadequate education reforms, in Santiago on the eve of the start of the 2015 Copa America continental football tournament here in Chile. Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Santiago to condemn President Michelle Bachelet’s reforms
A Burundian protester reacts in front of a burning barricade during an anti-government demonstration in the capital Bujumbura, Burundi on Wednesday
A woman passes by policemen during a protest against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi on Tuesday
Protesters gesture during a protest against Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza and his bid for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi, on Tuesday
Protestors raise their hands during a demonstration in the Musaga neighbourhood of Bujumbura on Monday
A detained protester cries in front of a burning barricade during a protest against President Pierre Nkurunziza’s decision to run for a third term in Bujumbura, Burundi
A man gestures as he celebrates in Bujumbura, Burundi. Crowds poured onto the streets of Burundi’s capital on Wednesday to celebrate after a general said he was dismissing President Pierre Nkurunziza for violating the constitution by seeking a third term in office
A policeman tries to protect a female police officer accused of shooting a protestor in the Buterere neighbourhood of Bujumbura, Burundi on tuesday. Protestors opposed to the president’s decision to run for a third term chased, beat and stoned the woman, who was later handed back to the police