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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