Students cling to a fence as they occupy the Finance Ministry in downtown Santiago, on Monday. Student protesters occupied the building as part of a protest demanding changes in the education system
Ships are seen in the street after an earthquake hit areas of central Chile, in Coquimbo city, north of Santiago, Chile. Strong aftershocks rippled through Chile on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that killed at least eight people and slammed powerful waves into coastal towns, forcing more than a million people from their homes
Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. The volcano went quiet on Tuesday after an eruption that sent a plume of ash and lava high into the sky in the early hours put Chile on high alert.
Villarrica volcano, located near Villarrica 1200 km from Santiago, in southern Chile, which began erupting on Tuesday forcing the evacuation of some 3,000 people in nearby villages
Student protesters clash with riot policemen (not pictured) during a demonstration in Santiago to demand changes to the Chilean education system
A demonstrator argues with a police officer at a protest against Chilean presidential candidate Michelle Bachelet of Nueva Mayoria (New Majority) during a campaign event in Santiago, capital of Chile.
A student is hit by a jet of water sprayed by riot police during a protest on Wednesday against the government to demand changes in the public state education system, in Santiago. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system.