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Firemen spray their water cannon at protesters who are forcing their way closer to U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 during a protest against the forthcoming visit of U.S. President Barack Obama. The protesters were also calling for the pullout of U.S. troops in the country under the Visiting Forces Agreement

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Firemen spray a water cannon at protesters forcing their way towards the US embassy in Manila on Tuesday during a protest against the forthcoming visit of US president Barack Obama. The protesters were also calling for the pullout of US troops in the country under the Visiting Forces Agreement.

Russian punk group Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova looks on as she stands outside Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow, on February 24, 2014, during a protest against the trial of eight people accused of instigating mass riots after an opposition rally on Moscow's on Bolotnaya square turned violent on the eve of Vladimir Putin's inauguration as president in 2012. A Russian court resumed today the sentencing of the eight anti-Putin protesters found guilty of mass riots as police detained dozens of people protesting against the trial.

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Russian punk group Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova looks on as she stands outside Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow on Monday during a protest against the trial of eight people accused of instigating mass riots after an opposition rally on Moscow turned violent on the eve of Vladimir Putin’s inauguration as president in 2012.

A Thai anti-government protester reacts during a rally intending to shutdown and force government servants to stop their work at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Bangkok, Thailand, 24 February 2014. Two young Thai girls succumbed to injuries sustained during an attack on anti-government protester over the weekend in eastern Thailand, police and medical officials said. The protests have sparked several clashes with authorities or pro-government militants that have claimed at least 18 lives and left about 700 injured over the last three-and-a-half months, according to government sources.

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A Thai anti-government protester takes part in a rally aimed at forcing government servants to stop their work at the Ministry of Science and Technology in Bangkok, Thailand.

A scarecrow like mock anti-government protestor is pictured on a barricade between protestors and government forces on February 21, 2014 in Kiev

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A scarecrow-like mock anti-government protester on a barricade between protesters and government forces in Kiev on Friday

General Economy As Escalating Unrest Tumbles Currency And Shares...Protestors inspect damage caused by recent anti-government protests on Independence Square following recent clashes in Kiev, Ukraine, on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. Violence is escalating in the country of 45 million as the Russian-backed leader's security service conducts a nationwide anti-terrorism operation to end the three-month uprising. Photographer: Vincent Mundy/Bloomberg

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Protesters inspect damage caused by anti-government protests on Independence Square following clashes in Kiev, Ukraine. Violence is escalating in the country of 45m despite a truce being declared on Wednesday Read more

KIEV, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 20:  Anti-government protesters continue to clash with police in Independence square, despite a truce agreed between the Ukrainian president and opposition leaders on February 20, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. After several weeks of calm, violence has again flared between police and anti-government protesters, who are calling for the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych over corruption and an abandoned trade agreement with the European Union.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Anti-government protesters continue to clash with police in Independence Square, despite a truce agreed between the Ukrainian president and opposition leaders on Wednesday in Kiev. After several weeks of calm, violence has again flared between police and anti-government demonstrators, who are calling for the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovich over corruption and an abandoned trade agreement with the EU. Read more

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH - Anti-government protesters carry an injured man on a stretcher in Independence Square in Kiev February 20, 2014. Ukrainian protesters seized back Kiev's Independence Square in fresh clashes with riot police on Thursday that left several injured and possibly two demonstrators dead.   REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (UKRAINE  - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TEMPLATE OUT.

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Anti-government protesters carry an injured man on a stretcher in Independence Square in Kiev on Thursday morning. Ukrainian protesters seized back Kiev’s Independence Square in fresh clashes with riot police on Thursday that left several injured and possibly two demonstrators dead.

A policeman, center, tries to stop Ukrainian protesters as they seize police headquarters in Lviv, western Ukraine, early Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The violence on Tuesday was the worst in nearly three months of anti-government protests that have paralyzed Ukraine's capital, Kiev, in a struggle over the identity of a nation divided in loyalties between Russia and the West, and the worst in the country's post-Soviet history. (AP Photo/ Pavlo Palamarchuk)

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A policeman, centre, tries to stop Ukrainian protesters as they seize police headquarters in Lviv, western Ukraine. The violence on Tuesday was the worst in nearly three months of anti-government protests that have paralysed Ukraine’s capital, Kiev, and the worst in the country’s post-Soviet history.

Soldiers hand out bottles of water to anti-government protesters through a barbed-wire fence at a Defence Ministry compound in north Bangkok...Thai soldiers hand out bottles of water to anti-government protesters through a barbed-wire fence at a Defence Ministry compound serving as a temporary office for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in north Bangkok February 19, 2014. Protesters seeking to oust Yingluck rallied at her temporary office on Wednesday, but the premier stayed away from the potential flashpoint a day after five people were killed in gunbattles in Bangkok. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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Soldiers hand out bottles of water to anti-government protesters through a barbed-wire fence at a Defence Ministry compound serving as a temporary office for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra in north Bangkok, Thailand. Protesters seeking to oust Yingluck rallied at the office on Wednesday, but the premier stayed away from the potential flashpoint, a day after five people were killed in gun battles in the city. Read more

Interior Ministry members are on fire as they stand guard during clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev...Interior Ministry members are on fire as they stand guard during clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev February 18, 2014. Several thousand protesters clashed with police near the Ukrainian parliament on Tuesday after being stopped from marching to the building in a move to keep up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich. After being blocked by a line of trucks about 100 metres short of the building, protesters hurled stones at police, a Reuters witness said. REUTERS/Vlad Sodel

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Police catch fire as they stand guard during clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev, Ukraine. Several thousand protesters clashed with police near the Ukrainian parliament after being stopped from marching to the building in a move to keep up pressure on President Viktor Yanukovich. After being blocked by a line of trucks about 100 metres short of the building, protesters hurled stones at police, a Reuters witness said. Read more