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Supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood and ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi shout slogans against the military and the interior ministry during a protest in Cairo. Security was stepped up across Egypt on Friday, ahead of expected protests that were feared to escalate into violence
Strikers, near smoke from a flare, block an entrance at Antwerp port, one of the world’s biggest, on Monday. Trade unions and workers voiced anger over austerity measures announced by Belgium’s new government.
Bailiffs walk past people at a makeshift library set up by pro-democracy protesters blocking a main road at the Mong Kok shopping district in Hong Kong on Monday. An injunction to clear the road has been issued but not yet enforced.
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A pro-democracy protester prepares to sleep in his tent at the Mongkok occupy site on Thursday in Hong Kong. In a random poll of 513 people conducted by the University of Hong Kong and released yesterday, showed support for the movement decreasing with 83% of those surveyed saying the eight week occupation should end.
A man carries placards that read ‘Free education. Tax the rich’ in preparation for a student march against university fees in London on Wednesday
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Police disperse pro-democracy protesters outside the Legislative Council building in Hong Kong after clashes with pro-democracy activists on Wednesday
Students perform a skit outside the presidential palace in Jakarta during a protest against the fuel price rises. Indonesian president Joko Widodo announced a sharp increase in fuel prices on Monday, saying costly government subsidies would be better spent on infrastructure and development
A woman takes part in a rally in Narobi, Kenya, to protest against violence towards women. About 200 women gathered to rally in support of a woman who was attacked and stripped last week by a mob at a bus stop, in an incident that was captured on video and went viral online
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Palestinian protesters burn tyres in front of Israel’s barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem
Protesters show symbolical red cards during a protest against President Miloš Zeman in Prague, Czech Republic. The country is marking the 25th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution
Demonstators hold flares during a demonstration as part of a general strike in central Rome on Friday
A man, who attempted to attack Hong Kong media magnate Jimmy Lai, is held on the ground with his limbs tied by pro-democracy protesters in an occupied area in Hong Kong. Three men were restrained by pro-democracy protesters after they tried to attack Lai, an outspoken critic of Beijing who has supported pro-democracy activists through his publications and with donations, at the protest site. Pro-democracy protesters used plastic cords to bind the men as they waited for police to arrive at the scene.
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Demonstrators protest in the Brisbane CBD over climate change, uranium mining, coal seam gas fracking and traditional land rights ahead of the Group of 20 leaders’ summit, which starts on Saturday
Clashes break out between police and demonstrators as thousands of people take part in a demonstration on the streets in Brussels, Belgium. About 100,000 protesters took part in the demonstration
A farmer wearing a suit of acronyms from the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy takes part in a French farmers protest with the FNSEA (Federation Nationale des Syndicats d’Exploitants Agricoles) and JA (Jeunes Agriculteurs, or Young Farmers union) unions in Le Mans, France, on Wednesday
An Iranian woman stands in front of the painted wall of the former US embassy on Tuesday in Tehran. A demonstration marked the anniversary of the storming of the embassy by student protesters 35 years ago that triggered a hostage crisis in which 52 American diplomats were held hostage for 444 days.
Men shout slogans in front of burning cars on Thursday, near the Burkina Faso’s Parliament in Ouagadougou, as they protest against plans to change the constitution to allow President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year rule.
A poster showing Hong Kong‘s Chief Executive C.Y. Leung is seen on a wall at the Occupy Central protest site in the Admiralty District in Hong Kong, Hong Kong. The protest site is full of artwork, changing daily as new pieces are put up across the walls outside Hong Kong’s Government Complex.
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People march in Ouagadougou against the high cost of living in Burkina Faso. Trade unions in Burkina Faso have called a general strike following a day of protests against long-serving President Blaise Compaore