A man lies on the ground as Turkish police use a water cannon to disperse protestors during a May Day rally near Taksim Square in Istanbul on Friday. Turkish police on used tear gas and water cannon to disperse protesters marking May Day in the Besiktas district of Istanbul as they tried to move towards the Taksim Square protest hub of Istanbul
Italian Police prepare to face up to demonstrators in Rome, Italy on Wednesday during a a demonstration in Rome against the government’s Jobs Act labour reform bill
Amanda Ashe of Oakland, left, ‘faces off’ with a police officer during the second night of demonstrations in Emeryville, California, following the grand jury decision in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri
Clashes break out between police and demonstrators as thousands of people take part in a demonstration on the streets in Brussels, Belgium. About 100,000 protesters took part in the demonstration
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
NATO-led Kosovo Force (KFOR) soldiers rest after taking part in a crowd and riot control exercise near the town of Ferizaj on Friday
An Egyptian riot policeman secures a street in front of burning tyres thrown by supporters of Muslim Brotherhood movement during their rally to mark the first anniversary of the military ousting of president Mohamed Morsi on Thursday in Cairo’s Ain Shams district
Ukrainian police fight with ‘protesters’ as part of an exercise in riot control, in the southern Ukraine city of Odessa, ahead of next weekend’s elections. Election commission officials have warned that security concerns may make it difficult if not impossible to stage Sunday’s poll in parts of rebel-held areas in the eastern industrial belt.
A pro-European integration protester takes cover behind a makeshift shield at the site of clashes with riot police in Kiev, Ukraine. Opposition leaders emerged from crisis talks with President Viktor Yanukovich on Wednesday, saying he had failed to give concrete answers to their demands, and told their supporters on the streets to prepare for a police offensive
This photo released by the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs shows Ukrainian riot police on fire after gasoline bombs were hurled by anti-government protesters during the clashes in central Kiev, Ukraine
Riot police officers block Pro-EU activists gathered at Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine. The policemen formed a chain across Kiev’s main street outside the city building.
A man works on a riot diorama by modelmaker Gareth Hutchinson in his model shop in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Each model in the diorama is individually handcrafted.
Riot police fire rubber bullets at demonstrator during clashes near Guanabara Palace where Pope Francis met President Dilma Rousseff in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Monday. Demonstrators are continuing their anti-government protests, which began in June amid growing economic and social dissatisfaction in Brazil.
A protester kneels in front of burning tyres in front of Luxor governorate building to protest against the newly-appointed governor, Adel Mohamed al-Khayat.
Turkish riot police rest in front of a damaged bank at Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday. Turkish police took up posts around Taksim Square, a day after continuous clashes in which police tried to clear the central plaza of anti-government protesters. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was to meet later with a group of public figures and artists to discuss two weeks of protests against his government.
Protesters clash with Turkish riot policemen on the way to Taksim Square in Istanbul on Wednesday, as part of ongoing protests against the ruling party, police brutality and the destruction of Taksim park for a development project. Turkey’s Islamic-rooted government has apologised to injured protesters and said it had ‘learnt its lesson’ after days of mass street demonstrations that have posed the biggest challenge to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decade in office.
A protester sleeps at a bus stop sprayed with graffiti at Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday. Pockets of protesters clashed with Turkish riot police overnight and a union federation began a two-day strike on Tuesday as anti-government demonstrations in which two people have died stretched into a fifth day. Hundreds of police and protesters have been injured since Friday, when a demonstration to halt construction in a park in an Istanbul square grew into mass protests against a heavy-handed police crackdown and what opponents call Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian policies
Turkish youths relax in Gezi Park in Istanbul on Monday after five days of protests against the demolition of the park.
German riot police scuffle with protestors in front of the European Central Bank head quarters during an anti-capitalism “Blockupy” demonstration in Frankfurt on Friday
Students are sprayed by a water cannon during clashes with riot policemen on Tuesday at a protest in Santiago, Chile. The protesters were demanding that the government of Sebastian Pinera, the Chilean president, improve the quality of public education in the city