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
Business people eat their lunch in a part of Hong Kong’s financial central district occupied by pro-democracy protesters
A masked Kashmiri protester stands with a placard during a protest in Srinagar, India. Separatist groups in Kashmir called a general strike to mark the anniversary of the day Indian troops took control of the region in 1947.
A pro-democracy protester sleeps on a stretch of Nathan Road blocked by activists during Occupy Hong Kong, the mass civil disobedience campaign in the Mongkok district. The government told the High Court it was prepared to arrest anyone who flouted injunctions requiring the clearance of areas occupied by protesters.
Anti-occupy protesters hold a Chinese national flag and demand barricades be removed from the occupied area in Hong Kong‘s Mong Kok district on Friday
Motorcyclists take part in a protest against the Yemeni Government’s decision to begin enforcing a long-standing motorbike ban, Sanaa, Yemen
Pro-democracy protesters stand their ground on a barricaded road in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong on Thursday
Barricade debris set up by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong on Thursday litters a street. Hong Kong is suffering its worst crisis since the handover to China in 1997, as opposition mounts against Beijing’s plan for electoral reform in the Chinese territory
A wedding couple speak to police officers as they try to leave the area of a pro-democracy protest in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong. Dozens of police removed barricades from a second Hong Kong protest site, a day after a similar attempt at the city’s main occupied area largely backfired as demonstrators rebuilt and reinforced their defences.
Pro-democracy demonstrators (R) carry their breakfast on a highway in Hong Kong, where protesters are planning a fresh show of force after talks with the government dramatically collapsed on Thursday
Kurdish protesters in the southeastern Turkish city of Diyarbakir demand increased western intervention against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis). Fresh air strikes by the US-led coalition hit positions held by Isis jihadis nearby in the key Syrian border town of Ain al-Arab, according to an AFP journalist
A wall of post-it messages of support is seen near an occupied area in Hong Kong. Small knots of pro-democracy demonstrators remained on Hong Kong’s streets after protest leaders agreed to talks with the government
A protester sits under a tent as she helps block an area around the government headquarters in Hong Kong. Pro-democracy protests in Beijing-controlled Hong Kong subsided on Monday as students and civil servants returned to school and work after more than a week of demonstrations, but activists vowed to keep up their campaign of civil disobedience.
A protester tries to fix a makeshift tent as he joins others in blocking areas around the government headquarters building in Hong Kong
Anti-riot police clash with anti-austerity protesters near the Capodimonte museum during the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday in Naples
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Hundreds of messages are stuck on the wall of the Legislative Counsel building in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong