Roma

Participants of the Khamoro World Roma Festival dance through the historical centre of Prague May 30, 2014. The festival aims to showcase Roma culture and improve relations between society and members of the Roma community, according to the organisers.

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Participants of the Khamoro World Roma Festival dance through the historical centre of Prague

A dog is chained to a fence at a Roma camp in the Serb-majority town of Leposavic in northern Kosovo on December 16, 2013. Around 35 Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families, displaced by the 1998-99 Kosovo conflict, have moved to their new homes in the Roma Mahala neighborhood in Mitrovica.

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A dog is chained to a fence at a Roma camp in the Serb-majority town of Leposavic in northern Kosovo on Monday. About 35 Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian families, displaced by the 1998-99 Kosovo conflict, have moved to their new homes in the Roma Mahala neighbourhood in Mitrovica.

A Roma child looks at French police standing guard as Roma families are evacuated from their illegal camp near the Var river in Nice...A Roma child looks at French police standing guard as Roma families are evacuated from their illegal camp near the Var river in Nice, southeastern France, November 27, 2013.  REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

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A child looks at French police standing guard as Roma families are evicted from their illegal camp near the Var river in Nice, southeastern France Read more

A Roma child is carried by its mother at the Roma neighborhood in Tinca village. A centre for Roma people built by the local authorities from Lyon, France, will be opened in the village.

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A Roma child is carried by its mother in the Roma area of Tinca village. A centre for Roma people built by the local authorities in Lyon, France, will be opened in the village.

A protestor of the right wing Pro NRW organization shows a sign that reads 'I'm fed up with the lefts', during a demonstration near a disputed Roma house in Duisburg, Germany on Thursday Aug.29,2013. Hundreds of Roma live in these eight floor building that urgently needs refurbishing. People in the neighborhood fear criminal activities and complain about the waste that surrounds the area.

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A protester from the rightwing Pro NRW group holds a sign that reads “I’m fed up with the lefts”, during a demonstration near a property that is home to hundreds of Roma in Duisburg, Germany on Thursday. The eight-storey building is in urgent need of refurbishment and has attracted complaints about alleged criminal activity that takes place there

A man puts up a large poster of the deceased Roma King Florin Cioaba, in Sibiu, in the Transylvania region of Romania, a day before his funeral.

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A man puts up a large poster of the deceased self-styled Roma king, Florin Cioaba, in Sibiu, in the Transylvania region of Romania, a day before his funeral

Reka Gertner, a Hungarian Roma, poses with her drawing at her home in the village of Told...Reka Gertner, a Hungarian Roma, poses with her drawing at her home in the village of Told, in eastern Hungary June 21, 2013. The Igazgyongy (Pearl) art education foundation teaches art classes in the area and tries to give underprivileged children, most of them Roma, a chance to break out of hopeless poverty by building their self-esteem and giving them a goal in life.

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Reka Gertner, a Hungarian Roma, poses with her drawing at her home in the village of Told, in eastern Hungary on Friday. The Igazgyongy (Pearl) art education foundation teaches art classes in the area.