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An elderly economically backward villager listens to a speaker, unseen, during a rally demanding pension for elderly poor citizens in New Delhi, India, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013.

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An elderly woman listens to a speaker, unseen, during a rally demanding pensions for elderly poor citizens in New Delhi, India.

The crowd cheers as Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe addresses during Heroes Day commemorations in Harare, August 12, 2013. Mugabe told critics of his disputed re-election to "go hang" on Monday, dismissing his rivals as "Western-sponsored stooges" at a the liberation war commemoration that was boycotted by his principal challenger. The Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) of Mugabe's rival Morgan Tsvangirai filed a court challenge on Friday against the announced landslide win of Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party in the July 31 vote, alleging widespread rigging and intimidation.

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Supporters of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe at the Heroes Day commemorations in Harare, on Monday, at which he told critics of his disputed re-election to “go hang”, dismissing his rivals as “western-sponsored stooges”. The liberation war anniversary rally was boycotted by his principal challenger, Morgan Tsvangirai, of the Movement for Democratic Change, which filed a court challenge on Friday against the landslide win of Mugabe and his Zanu-PF party in the July 31 vote, alleging widespread rigging and intimidation.

All Bodo Students Union activists shout slogans as they demand the creation of new state called  Bodoland  during a mass rally on a national highway in Barama, in lower Assam, India, Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. India's ruling coalition endorsed creating a new state called  Telangana  be carved out of Andhra Pradesh state in southern India, which immediately spurred activists to call for other long-standing demands for separate states to be met.

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All Bodo Students Union activists demand the creation of a state called Bodoland during a mass rally on a national highway in Barama, in lower Assam, India. The ruling coalition endorsed carving a new state called Telangana out of Andhra Pradesh in southern India, which spurred activists to call for other long-standing demands for separate states to be met.

A student participates in a peace rally to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in Mumbai August 6, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A student in Mumbai, India takes part in a peace rally on Tuesday to commemorate the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in JapanRead more

Al-Quds day rally in Karachi...epa03811115 Pakistani Shiite Muslims hold toy guns during a rally to protest against Israel and US policy in the middle east, to mark the Al-Quds (Jerusalem day), in Karachi, Pakistan, 02 August 2013. Many Muslim countries mark Al-Quds day, an annual day of protest decreed in 1979 by the late Iranian ruler Ayatollah Khomeini, on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. The day is celebrated in a move to express support for the Palestinian people and their resistance against Israeli occupation.  EPA/REHAN KHAN

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Shia Muslims hold toy guns during an al-Quds Day rally in Karachi, Pakistan, on Friday. The annual event, marked across the Muslim world, is held to express support for the Palestinian people and their resistance against Israeli occupation Read more

Supporters of the Movement for Democrati...Supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai attend the final campaign rally "Cross Over" on July 29, 2013 at the "Freedom Square" in Harare ahead of the general elections held on July 31, 2013.  Zimbabweans vote for a new president and parliament on July 31 , four years after Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe-- who has ruled for 33 years -- and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai were forced to share power.

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Supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change presidential candidate Morgan Tsvangirai attend the final campaign rally on Monday at “Freedom Square” in Harare ahead of the general elections on Wednesday. Zimbabweans will vote for a new president and parliament four years after Zimbabwe’s president, Robert Mugabe, who has ruled for 33 years, and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, were forced to share power. Read more

Supporters of  ousted President Mohamed Mursi shout during a protest in Cairo July 12, 2013. Supporters of Mursi called for protests on Friday and Egyptians prayed there would be no repeat of clashes that have killed more than 90 people in the last week in the bitterly divided Arab nation.

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Supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi shout during a protest in Cairo. Supporters of Mr Morsi called for protests on Friday, and Egyptians hoped there would be no repeat of clashes that have killed more than 90 people in the past week in the divided Arab nation.

A Bulgarian girl sits on the street holding a Bulgarian flag during an anti-government rally near the Bulgarian parliament building in Sofia, Bulgaria, 03 July 2013, in an attempt to block the street. Thousands of protestors, for more than two weeks now, are protesting every day around the country demanding the resignation of the four-week-old Socialist-led government of Plamen Oresharski.

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A Bulgarian girl sits on the street holding a flag during an anti-government rally near the parliament building in Sofia, in an attempt to block the street. Read more

Protesters scuffle with police officers on a downtown street during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong Monday, July 1, 2013. Tens of thousands of the protesters demanded their widely disliked Beijing-backed leader resign and pressing for promised democratic reforms so they can choose their own top representative. The march is an annual event that underscores the growing gulf between Hong Kong and the mainland 16 years after the city ceased to be a British colony and came back under Beijing's control.

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Protesters scuffle with police officers during an annual pro-democracy protest in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands of protesters demanded that their Beijing-backed leader resign and pressed for promised democratic reforms so they can choose their own top representative.

Munduruku natives rally in fron...TOPSHOTS Munduruku natives rally in front of  the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on June 6, 2013. Five indigenous tribes are calling for legislation under which they would have to be consulted prior to any official decision affecting them with respect to the dam's construction. Belo Monte, which is being built at a cost of $13 billion, is expected to flood an area of 500 square km along the Xingu River, displacing 16,000 people, according to the government. Some NGOs have estimated that some 40,000 people would be displaced by the massive project. Indigenous groups say the dam will harm their way of life while environmentalists warn of deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and irreparable damage to the ecosystem. AFP PHOTO / Evaristo SAEVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images

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Munduruku Indians gather in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil. Five indigenous tribes are calling for legislation giving them consultation rights prior to any official decision regarding the construction of the Belo Monte dam that would affect them. The dam, which is being built at a cost of $13bn, is expected to flood an area of 500sq km along the Xingu River, displacing 16,000 people, according to the government. Some non-governmental organisations have estimated that about 40,000 people would be displaced by the huge project. Indigenous groups say the dam will harm their way of life, while environmentalists warn of deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and irreparable damage to the ecosystem Read more