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Police officers arrest protesters outside a drill site operated by Cuadrilla Resources on Monday in Balcombe, West Sussex, UK. The protesters, who continue to gather outside the plant, oppose fracking, the controversial method of extracting energy out of the ground. Hundreds of the climate change activists have promised 48 hours of “direct action” against the energy group
A man with his bull terrier dog spends quiet moments looking at his phone in Lichfield, Staffodshire. Anti-fracking protesters have occupied the UK headquarters of Lichfield-based energy company Cuadrilla on Monday
Lauren Wagner of Baltimore, Maryland in the US, leads a group of about 20 demonstrators carrying water guns as they march in a “Toy Gun March” demonstration, organised by a Libertarian website to highlight Second Amendment gun rights, from Arlington Cemetery into Washington.
An opponent of Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi sleeps in a tent next to a wall covered in graffiti as he and others protest outside the presidential palace in Cairo. Egypt was on edge on Tuesday following an ultimatum the military issued to Mr Morsi, giving the president and the opposition 48 hours to resolve the crisis in the country or have the army step in with its own plan.
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A demonstrator is shot by rubber bullets as anti-riot police officers charge after clashes erupted during a protest against corruption and price hikes in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
A rain soaked couple dances as a pianist is playing in Taksim Square, Istanbul, Turkey on Friday. Read more
A protester is arrested during the Carnival Against Capitalism demonstration in central London on Tuesday ahead of the G8 summit next week near Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
An Indian policeman on Tuesday watches from an armoured vehicle outside Mirwaiz Manzil in the old city, towards where separatists were planning to hold a rally in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir. A shutdown was called by separatists to mark the anniversaries of two slain leaders, Molvi Mohammad Farooq and Abdul Gani Lone. Protesters clashed with the police and paramilitary troopers in the old city. Shops, schools and businesses were closed, as was public transport. Authorities have placed moderate separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq under house arrest. Read more
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Palestinian protesters throw stones towards the Israeli army during clashes in al-khader village near the West Bank town of Bethlehem to mark Prisoners’ Day on Wednesday. Palestinians across the Israeli occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip mark this day annually. Read more