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Myanmar student protesters and nationalists clash with riot police during a march in Letpadan town, some 130 kilometres (80 miles) north of Myanmar's main city on March 10, 2015. Student protesters have embarked on months of demonstrations calling for education reform, but plans by a core group to march to Yangon have been halted by police in the dusty central town of Letpadan, who have surrounded around 150 activists since March 2.

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Myanmar student protesters and nationalists clash with riot police during a march in Letpadan town, some 130km (80 miles) north of Myanmar’s main city on Tuesday. Student protesters have embarked on months of demonstrations calling for education reform, but plans by a core group to march to Yangon have been halted by police in the dusty central town of Letpadan

Male civil society members wear burqas to protest violence against women, ahead of International Women's Day, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

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Male civil society members wear burqas to protest violence against women, ahead of International Women’s Day, in Kabul, Afghanistan

Firefighters protest during a 24 hour strike outside Methodist Central Hall Westminster on February 25, 2015 in London, England. Firefighters across the country are parcipitating in the strike over changes to their pensions.

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Firefighters protest during a 24 hour strike outside Methodist Central Hall Westminster on Wednesday in London, England. Firefighters across the country are parcipitating in the strike over changes to their pensions

Female protester wearing goggles stands on a street during clashes in the village of Bilad Al Qadeem

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A female protester wearing goggles stands on a street during clashes in the village of Bilad Al Qadeem, south of Manama, on Friday. Protesters blocked roads in several villages and several shops and businesses were shut as part of the three-day nationwide strike, after following a call from an anonymous opposition group called 14th February, to mark the 4th anniversary of Bahrain’s uprising.

Policemen detain a topless Femen activist after she jumped in front of the car carrying former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn (not seen) upon his arrival for his trial in Lille, northern France, on February 10, 2015. Three topless women from the protest group Femen jumped on the car of Dominique Strauss-Kahn as the former IMF chief arrived to testify at his trial for "aggravated pimping." With slogans scrawled on their half-naked bodies and hurling insults at the car, the three protesters were quickly rounded up by police as the car entered an underground parking area.

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Policemen detain a topless Femen activist after she jumped in front of the car carrying former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn upon his arrival for his trial in Lille, northern France, on Tuesday

Bangladesh police stop activists from the Road Transport League, a wing of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League as they protest against the on-going nationwide strike outside the Bangladesh Nationalist Party office in Dhaka on February 9, 2015.  Violence triggered by the nationwide strike and blockade of roads, railways and waterways has reportedly left 80 people dead

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Bangladesh police stop members of the Road Transport League, a wing of the ruling Bangladesh Awami League, during a protest outside the Bangladesh Nationalist party office in Dhaka against the nationwide strike on Monday. Violence triggered by the strike and blockade of roads, railways and waterways has reportedly left 80 people dead.

Demonstrators from grassroots environmental network Friends of the Earth Europe

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Demonstrators from grassroots environmental network Friends of the Earth Europe stage a protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact (TTIP) in front of the European institutions in Brussels, on Wednesday. US and EU negotiators began their latest round of talks on February 2 seeking to push through the world’s biggest-ever free trade deal, which after nearly two years remain bogged down by public opposition.

A Palestinian draped in a Palestinian flag stands next to burning tyres during a protest against the decision by the main U.N. aid agency to suspend payments to tens of thousands of Palestinians for repairs to their homes damaged in last summer's war, outside the headquarters of the United Nations Special Coordinator in Gaza City January 28, 2015. Dozens of Palestinians, whose homes were destroyed and damaged in the summer war, attacked the office of the United Nations Special Coordinator in Gaza, to protest the decision by a key United Nations organisation to suspend its cash aid to them. Some burnt tyres outside the gate while others tried to storm in through climbing the outer walls. Some hurled stones into the headquarters.

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A Palestinian draped in a Palestinian flag stands next to burning tyres during a protest against the decision by the main U.N. aid agency to suspend payments to tens of thousands of Palestinians for repairs to their homes damaged in last summer’s war, outside the headquarters of the United Nations Special Coordinator in Gaza City

A man known as Marcello Di Finizio stands on the ledge of St Peter's facade to protest against the so-called Bolkestein directive on Monday at the Vatican. The Bolkestein directive is an EU directive aimed at opening up Europe's services sector to cross-border competition.

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A man known as Marcello Di Finizio stands on the ledge of St Peter’s facade to protest against the so-called Bolkestein directive on Monday at the Vatican. The Bolkestein directive is an EU directive aimed at opening up Europe’s services sector to cross-border competition

Palestinian protester dressed as Santa Claus holds a Palestinian flag as he argues with Israeli soldiers during a demonstration against Israeli settlements in the village of Maasara near the West Bank city of Bethlehem...A Palestinian protester dressed as Santa Claus holds a Palestinian flag as he argues with Israeli soldiers during a demonstration against Israeli settlements in the village of Maasara near the West Bank city of Bethlehem December 19, 2014.

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A Palestinian protester dressed as Santa Claus holds a Palestinian flag as he argues with Israeli soldiers during a demonstration against Israeli settlements in the village of Maasara near the West Bank city of Bethlehem

A supporter of Zaman holds a copy of the...A supporter of Zaman holds a copy of the newspaper behind a Turkish flag during a demostration against the arrest of journalists outside the Istanbul police headquarters on December 15, 2014. The Turkish government faced accusations of eroding democracy and press freedoms after over two dozen people were arrested in raids against media critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

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Supporter of Turkey’s Zaman demonstrate against the arrest of journalists, outside the Istanbul police headquarters. The Turkish government has been accused of eroding democracy and press freedoms after over two dozen people were arrested in raids against media critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Traffic resumes after the last "Occupy" protest site is cleared at a main road at Causeway Bay shopping district in Hong Kong...Traffic resumes after the last "Occupy" protest site is cleared at a main road at Causeway Bay shopping district in Hong Kong December 15, 2014. Hong Kong authorities arrested several pro-democracy activists on Monday as they cleared the last of three protest sites, marking the closure of demonstration camps in the city that have blocked streets for more than two months. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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Traffic resumes after the last Occupy protest site is cleared at a retail district in Hong Kong. The authorities arrested several pro-democracy activists on Monday as they cleared the last of three protest sites, marking the end of the demonstrations that have blocked the city’s streets for more than two months.

Workers remove a banner at an area blocked by pro-democracy protesters outside the People's Liberation  Army  headquarters in Hong Kong. Authorities started, on Thursday, clearing the main pro-democracy protest site that has choked roads into the city's most economically and politically important district for more than two months.

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Workers remove a banner at an area blocked by pro-democracy protesters outside the People’s Liberation Army headquarters in Hong Kong. Authorities started, on Thursday, clearing the main pro-democracy protest site that has choked roads into the city’s most economically and politically important district for more than two months.

 Israeli Orthodox jews seen protesting on December 10, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. Orthodox jews are protesting the building of a new neighbourhood in Jerusalem, because of fears it will destroy an ancient Jewish tomb at the site.

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Israeli Orthodox jews seen protesting on Wednesday in Jerusalem, Israel. Orthodox jews are protesting the building of a new neighbourhood in Jerusalem, because of fears it will destroy an ancient Jewish tomb at the site

A man walks past a message written on an overpass by pro-democracy protesters at the financial Central district in Hong Kong

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A man walks past a message written on an overpass by pro-democracy protesters at the financial Central district in Hong Kong

A demonstrator takes a photograph while holding an upside down U.S. flag during a demonstration today against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict in the death of Eric Garner in Berkeley, California.

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A demonstrator takes a photograph while holding an upside down U.S. flag during a demonstration today against the New York City grand jury decision to not indict in the death of Eric Garner in Berkeley, California.

***BESTPIX*** Protesters In Miami Hold A "Hands Up Don't Shoot" Demonstration In Wake Of Recent Grand Jury Verdicts

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Demonstrators march through the Wynwood neighbourhood to protest against police abuse, in Miami, Florida. The protest was one of many that have taken place nationwide after grand juries investigating the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York failed to indict the police officers involved in both incidents.

A NYPD policeman reacts next to people protesting against the Staten Island death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July, at midtown Manhattan in New York

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A NYPD policeman (R) reacts next to people protesting against the Staten Island death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July, at midtown Manhattan in New York December 3, 2014. A New York City grand jury decision not to charge white police officer Daniel Pantaleo who killed unarmed black man Garner with a chokehold sparked outrage and protests on Wednesday, and the U.S. Justice Department said it would investigate the incident

Italian Police prepare to face up to demonstrators in Rome, Italy on Wednesday during a  a demonstration in Rome against the government's Jobs Act labour reform bill. Three protesters were injured in a police charge at the demonstration. The protest organized by the self-styled National Social Strike Laboratory said high school students occupying their schools this week also participated in the march through central Rome, which turned into a melee when protesters tried to break through a police cordon around the Senate building, setting off flares and throwing eggs at law enforcement. The government's Jobs Act labour reform bill now on the floor of the Senate, where the administration of Premier Matteo Renzi looks set to call a confidence vote.

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Italian Police prepare to face up to demonstrators in Rome, Italy on Wednesday during a a demonstration in Rome against the government’s Jobs Act labour reform bill

Pro-democracy protester and a policeman fall to the ground as two other policemen detain protester during clashes outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong

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A pro-democracy protester and a policeman fall to the ground as two other policemen detain the protester during clashes outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on Monday