Demonstrators protest the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, as the National Guard announces its withdrawal from the town as calm descends following two weeks of often violent clashes
Lightning flashes over protesters on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri. A grand jury has begun hearing evidence as it weighs possible charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.
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Police in riot gear move in to make arrests as demonstrators protest the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Protestors took to the streets of Ferguson, Missouri for another day to voice their outcry over the police slaying of an unarmed black teenager.
A follower of the Shia Muslim Houthi group attends an anti-government gathering in Arhab, north of the capital of Yemen, Sana’a. The Houthis, who control much of the northern Saada province bordering Saudi Arabia, are trying to consolidate their power in the north as the country moves towards a federal system that gives more power to regional authorities.
A policeman stands in al-Haram street in Cairo, Egypt, during clashes with Muslim Brotherhood supporters following a rally marking the first anniversary of a Cairo crackdown
A Maidan activist burns tyres during a protest against the Ukrainian authorities trying to clean the main Kiev street of Khreschatyk, near Independence Square, in the city centre on Thursday
Members of minority Sikh community shout slogans during a protest against the killing of a Sikh trader in Peshawar, Pakistan on Wednesday
Yemeni’s pass burning tyres on a road during a protest against fuel price hikes in Sana’a, Yemen. The Yemeni government raised fuel prices on Wednesday to reduce the burden on state subsidies following severe fuel shortages
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Riot police use water cannon to disperse protesters in Quezon City, Manila, Philippines during the annual state of the nation address by president Benigno Aquino III.
Rain clouds hang over central Hong Kong as activists vow to shut down its financial district in protest at China’s attempt to hobble democratic elections in the city. Businessman Bernard Chan is preparing for the worst. Chan’s investment company has added backup phone lines, bought in extra laptops and stockpiled instant noodles in case its headquarters downtown is caught in the middle of the protest.
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Protesters set fire to crates of peaches from Spanish trucks during a demonstration at a toll bridge on the A9 motorway near Perpignan in the south of France against the low price of imported fruit
People hold placards and shout slogans while marching through Cape Town to protest Israel’s military campaign in Gaza and show their support to the Palestinian people, on Wednesday
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A Filipino Muslim girl, with the colours of the Palestinian flag painted on her face, stands near her mother during a rally held by the Anak Mindanao (Children of Mindanao) Party List group outside the Israeli embassy in Taguig, Metro Manila July 15, 2014. The rally called on the United Nations to help resolve the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza, and for both sides to agree to an immediate ceasefire, the Anak Mindanao party said in a statement.
Public sector workers march in central London during a 24-hour strike
Tens of thousands gather during an annual protest in Hong Kong. Residents began marching through the streets of the former British colony to push for greater democracy in a rally fueled by anger after China published a white paper reminding Hong Kong that its independence was subject to Beijing’s authority.
Police officers use batons to contain youth wing workers of India‘s ruling Bharatiya Janata party during a protest outside the state assembly in the northern Indian city of Lucknow
Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah chant slogans during a protest in Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday
A protester throws a molotov cocktail at Bolivarian National Police during a protest against the government of President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela on Tuesday. University students and government opponents protested in the east of the capital and demanded the release of people who have been arrested in street demonstrations in recent months
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BBC staff and colleagues from other news organisations take part in a one-minute silent protest outside New Broadcasting House in London against the seven-year jail terms given to three al-Jazeera journalists in Egypt on Tuesday
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Greenpeace activists climb on cranes to stop the UK-registered Safmarine Sahara cargo ship from docking after they wrote on its hull “illegal timber”, at the Port de la Pallice in La Rochelle, western France on Monday