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
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Sri Lankan Muslims, made homeless after two days of anti-Muslim riots in the tourist region of Alutgama, protest against the radical Buddhist group Bodu Bala Sena at a makeshift camp in Beruwala, about 58 km south of the capital Colombo on Wednesday
Residents chant slogans as they take part in a protest against the recent attack by unidentified gunmen in the coastal Kenyan town of Mpeketoni. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta said two days of attacks on the coast in which about 65 people were killed were planned by ‘local political networks’, dismissing claims by Somalia’s al Shabaab Islamist group that it was behind the assaults
People take part in a rally outside parliament in Kiev on Tuesday. The protesters wanted parliament to be dissolved and early elections to be held.
An anti-government demonstrator dressed as Batman holds up a sign on the Lapa Arches during a protest against the 2014 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Protesters burn tyres during a demonstration against Yemen‘s fuel shortages near the house of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Sanaa
Riot police are surrounded by red smoke during a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain, by firemen protesting against budgets cuts outside Catalunya’s parliament
Pro-Russia separatists of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic remove the state coat of arms of Ukraine from a gate of the regional administration building, in the eastern Ukrainian city