Young Nepalese women cover their faces with bags to protest against violence against women in Kathmandu, Nepal. Recent cases include two acid attacks on school girls in the city and the rape and murder of a six-year-old.
Male civil society members wear burqas to protest violence against women, ahead of International Women’s Day, in Kabul, Afghanistan.
A woman takes part in a rally in Narobi, Kenya, to protest against violence towards women. About 200 women gathered to rally in support of a woman who was attacked and stripped last week by a mob at a bus stop, in an incident that was captured on video and went viral online
People celebrate the departure of Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso. General Honore Traore, the head of Burkina Faso’s armed forces, took power on Friday after Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African country.
Sex workers wear skeleton masks, a traditional Mexican symbol representing the Day of the Dead, as they make an offering during a procession to remember their deceased colleagues, especially those who were violently murdered, in Mexico City. The annual Day of the Dead is observed on November 1 and 2.
Ukrainian ultra-right party supporters clash with police in front of the Ukrainian Parliament during protests demanding the government recognises Ukrainian Insurgent Army soldiers as fighters of independence, in Kiev, Ukraine. The protest took part on the 72nd anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).
A group of Palestinian boys ride horse-drawn cart past destroyed houses in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City following the long-term truce agreed between Israel and the Palestinians. After seven weeks of the deadliest Israeli-Palestinian violence in a decade, a long-term ceasefire took hold on Tuesday.
Palestinian relatives of four boys killed in Israeli bombardment, all from the Bakr family, at the family house during the funerals in Gaza City on Wednesday. Four children were killed and several injured at a beach in Gaza City, medics said, in Israeli shelling witnessed by AFP journalists.
Israeli soldiers sleep next to armoured personnel carriers at the Israeli-Gaza border on Tuesday near Sderot, Israel, as operation “Protective Edge” entered its eighth day of airstrikes by the Israel Defense Forces across the Gaza strip.
A chicken walks amidst the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Friday. Israeli warplanes kept up deadly raids on Gaza but failed to stop Palestinian militants firing rockets across the border, as the United States offered to help negotiate a truce
Israeli tanks trundle along the border with Gaza on Thursday. They are responding to recent rocket attacks by Hamas militants on Israel.
Smoke billows from the Gaza Strip following an Israeli air strike on Wednesday as seen from the Israeli border with the Palestinian coastal enclave. The Israeli air force bombed 160 targets in the Gaza Strip overnight as it pressed a widescale campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket fire, an army official said today
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters are stopped from moving towards the office of Akhilesh Yadav, the chief minister of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, during a protest against the recent rape and hanging of two girls in Lucknow
People angered by an attack on a church in central Bangui, the capital of the strife-torn Central African Republic, take part in a protest. At least 15 people, including a priest, were killed and several others wounded in clashes on Wednesday, a military source said
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An anti-government protester takes aim at riot police with his slingshot during clashes after the funeral procession of Ali Abbas and Ahmed Al Mesjen who died when their car exploded in the village of Maqsha west of Manama, Bahrain
A policeman yawns as he sits with his colleagues outside a court where the case of the gang-rape of a photojournalist was heard in Mumbai. Four men were found guilty on Thursday of the gang-rape of a photojournalist last year in Mumbai, an attack that sparked street protests in the city and raised fresh questions about attitudes to women in the world’s largest democracy. The four men convicted of gang-rape are due to be sentenced on Friday, prosecution lawyer Ujjwal Nikam told reporters outside the Mumbai court where the case was heard.
An anti-government activist is arrested by police during a protest against Venezuela president Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas. Twenty-eight people have been killed and 365 injured in anti-government protests
Relatives of Berkin Elvan cry as his coffin is carried on Tuesday in Istanbul. The teenager died on Tuesday after being in a coma since June 2013 after being struck in the head by a gas canister during a police crackdown on protesters. The teenager, the eighth person to be killed in the Gezi Park protests, has become one of the prime symbols of violence faced by protesters throughout the nationwide Gezi demonstrations.
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Relatives of Jimmy Vargas, a student who died during a recent protest, weep beside his coffin during his funeral in San Cristobal, 660km from Caracas. Five intelligence agents have been arrested for suspected ties to killings during protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s government. Venezuela has been swept by student-led protests since February 4, posing the greatest challenge yet to Maduro’s government just under a year since he took office.
Protesters inspect damage caused by anti-government protests on Independence Square following clashes in Kiev, Ukraine. Violence is escalating in the country of 45m despite a truce being declared on Wednesday