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Activists Rally In Front Of U.S. Supreme Court...WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 11: People against the California Teachers Union rally in front of the US Supreme Court building January 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. The high court is hearing arguments in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. The case will decide whether California and twenty two other states can make public-employees, such as public school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs, to pay union agency fees.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

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People against the California Teachers Union rally in front of the US Supreme Court building in Washington, DC. The high court is hearing arguments in the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case. The case will decide whether California and twenty two other states can make public-employees, such as public school teacher Rebecca Friedrichs, to pay union agency fees.

A Palestinian protester walks past burni...A Palestinian protester walks past burning tyres during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel, on January 8, 2016, in the village of Kafr Qaddum, near the city of Nablus in the Israeli occupied West Bank. AFP PHOTO / JAAFAR ASHTIYEHJAAFAR ASHTIYEH/AFP/Getty Images

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A Palestinian protester walks past burning tyres during clashes with Israeli security forces following a demonstration against the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel, on in the village of Kafr Qaddum

Shia Muslims shout slogans during a protest against the execution of cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed along with others in Saudi Arabia, on the outskirts of Srinagar, India January 8, 2016.

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Shia Muslims shout slogans during a protest against the execution of cleric Nimr al-Nimr, who was executed along with others in Saudi Arabia, on the outskirts of Srinagar, India on Friday

Nimr al-Nimr...An Iranian woman holds up a poster showing Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent opposition Saudi Shiite cleric who was executed last week by Saudi Arabia, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. Allies of Saudi Arabia followed the kingdom's lead and began scaling back diplomatic ties to Iran on Monday after the ransacking of Saudi diplomatic missions in the Islamic Republic, violence sparked by the Saudi execution of al-Nimr. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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An Iranian woman holds up a poster showing Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent opposition Saudi Shia cleric who was executed last week by Saudi Arabia, in Tehran, Iran 

People chant slogans during a protest against security operations against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey cities Cizre and Silopi, in Sirnak on December 22, 2015

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People chant slogans during a protest against security operations against Kurdish rebels in southeastern Turkey cities Cizre and Silopi, in Sirnak on Tuesday

Kashmiri protesters, engulfed in teargas smoke, throw stones at Indian security personnel in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse Kashmiris who gathered after Friday afternoon prayers to protest against Indian rule in the disputed region.

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Kashmiri protesters, engulfed in teargas smoke, throw stones at Indian security personnel in Srinagar, Indian-controlled Kashmir, Friday

Some of the thousands of people marching against South African President Jacob Zuma after President Zuma fired two finance ministers in the space of last week, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Thousands of South Africans took to the streets 16 December to demand the resignation of President Jacob Zuma, whose reputation has been tarnished by a string of scandals. A social media inspired movement called #Zumamustfall sparked several marches across the country on 16 December, a national holiday. The next #zumamustfall march is planned for 01 February 2016. Rallies were also staged in Pretoria, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth

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Some of the thousands of people marching against South African President Jacob Zuma after President Zuma fired two finance ministers in the space of a week, in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Wednesday. Thousands of South Africans took to the streets to demand the resignation of President Jacob Zuma

A Romanian shepherd, carrying his traditional stick and a wrinkled banner, shouts while running towards the main entrance gate of the Romania's Parliament Palace, during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, 15 December 2015. Up to one thousand of farmers from all over the country, organized by their trade union confederation, gathered to protest against the government's shepherd regulating policies, demanding greater state-subsidies for the traditional rural farming system. Shepherds stormed the Parliament fence, forcing the entrance gates while scuffling with riot police, occupying a part of the parliament yard. The new laws restrict the rights of grazing during the winter, as well as the maximum number of shepherd dogs for a traditional style of shepherding with a history of thousands of years.

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A Romanian shepherd, carrying his traditional stick and a wrinkled banner, shouts while running towards the main entrance gate of the Romania’s Parliament Palace, during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, on Tuesday. Up to one thousand farmers from all over the country gathered to protest against the government’s shepherd regulating policies

Participants hold a long red sheet during a demonstration within the COP21 to ask leaders to fight climate change during the COP21 World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, on Friday. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December aimed at reaching an international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and curtail climate change.

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Participants hold a long red sheet during a demonstration within the COP21 to ask leaders to fight climate change during the COP21 World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, on Friday

Palestinian protesters carry an injured comrade during clashes with Israeli soldiers that followed a protest against the Israeli settlements in Qadomem, in the Kofr Qadom village near the West Bank city of Nablus, 11 December 2015. According to local sources at least five Palestinians were injured during the clashes.

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Palestinian protesters carry an injured comrade during clashes with Israeli soldiers that followed a protest against the Israeli settlements in Qadomem, in the Kofr Qadom village near the West Bank city of Nablus, on Friday

Activists from Greenpeace stage a protest in front of a two-story-high, mechanically operated polar bear called Aurora into the conference venue, to represent everyone hoping in the next 72 hours during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France,  Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.

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Activists from Greenpeace stage a protest in front of a two-story-high, mechanically operated polar bear called Aurora into the conference venue, to represent everyone hoping in the next 72 hours during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, Wednesday

People face policemen during a demonstration against a constitutional amendment which would allow indefinite re-election in front of a line of riot policemen in Quito on December 3, 2015. The pro-government majority of the Congress is ready to approve indefinite re-election since 2021 in Ecuador.

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People face policemen during a demonstration against a constitutional amendment which would allow indefinite re-election in front of a line of riot policemen in Quito on Thursday

Papuan activists clash with riot police officers during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday. Hundreds of activists staged a rally supporting the free Papua separatist movement.

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Papuan activists clash with riot police officers during a rally in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday. Hundreds of activists staged a rally supporting the free Papua separatist movement

Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo's parliament in Pristina, Kosovo, on Monday. Opposition lawmakers used tear gas at the start of the parliament session to protest against the agreements that Kosovo's government reached during the EU-brokered dialogue with Serbia.

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Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo’s parliament in Pristina, Kosovo, on Monday. Opposition lawmakers used tear gas at the start of the parliament session to protest against the agreements that Kosovo’s government reached during the EU-brokered dialogue with Serbia

Indian security personnel detain activist

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Indian security personnel detain activists of the Indian Youth Congress who were shouting slogans against the Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government during a protest against intolerence in New Delhi on Monday

Protesters shout slogans and hold a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading "Putin, killer!" during a demonstration against Russia on November 27, 2015, in Fatih district in Istanbul. Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on November 27 said that Ankara has crossed the line by shooting down a Russian warplane this week and warned the incident could severely undermine Turkey's interests

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Protesters shout slogans and hold a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin and reading “Putin, killer!” during a demonstration against Russia on Friday, in Fatih district in Istanbul

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 24:  Demonstrators confront police during a protest following the release of a video showing Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald on November 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Van Dyke was charged today with first degree murder for the October 20, 2014 shooting in which McDonald was hit with 16 bullets.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Demonstrators confront police during a protest following the release of a video showing Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald in Chicago, Illinois. Van Dyke was charged today with first degree murder for the October 20, 2014 shooting in which McDonald was hit with 16 bullets.

Members of the South African Municipal Workers' Union (SAMWU) protest in front of the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on November 24, 2015. SAMWU members marched to demand increased wages, better working conditions and new recruitments to reduce municipal water management vacancy rate in water-stressed municipalities in light of the current drought in South Africa.

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Members of the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) protest in front of the Nelson Mandela Bridge in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, on Tuesday. SAMWU members marched to demand increased wages, better working conditions

A man claiming to be from Iran, with his...A man claiming to be from Iran, with his mouth sewn shut, takes part in a demonstration with fellow migrants and refugees as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni on November 24, 2015. At least five migrants stuck on the Greek-Macedonian border on Monday sewed their lips in protest at not being allowed to continue their journey to Europe. Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan refugees are allowed through but those deemed economic migrants -- mainly people from Iran, Pakistan and Bangladesh -- are blocked. AFP PHOTO /Sakis MitrolidisSAKIS MITROLIDIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A man claiming to be from Iran, with his mouth sewn shut, takes part in a demonstration with fellow migrants and refugees as they wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni

Houthi loyalists shout slogans during a demonstration against Saudi-led strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa...Houthi loyalists shout slogans during a demonstration against Saudi-led strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa November 20, 2015. The signs read: "Saudi Arabia is a U.S.-made." and "al Qaeda is a U.S.-made." REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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Houthi loyalists shout slogans during a demonstration against Saudi-led strikes in Yemen’s capital Sanaa. The signs read: “Saudi Arabia is a U.S.-made.” and “al Qaeda is a U.S.-made”