Violence

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - FEBRUARY 12:  Muslim families seek shelter under an aeroplane at Bangui Airport in Central African Republic (CAR) following the violence which makes ten of thousands of citizens displaced in the country on February 11, 2014.

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Muslim families seek shelter under an aeroplane at Bangui Airport in Central African Republic (CAR) following the violence which makes ten of thousands of citizens displaced. 

In Kony's Shadow exhibition...Embargoed to 0001 Wednesday February 12 Undated handout photo issued by Christian Aid of Maracillina Amee, 68, who the Lord's Resistance Army attacked in her village in the early 1990s, abducted two villagers, killed her 10-year-old daughter and cut off her nose with a knife, she is now scheduled to receive plastic surgery, via the Refugee Law Project. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday February 12, 2014. A multimedia exhibition has been produced to mark today's International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers. In Kony's Shadow documents the stories of people who survived the terror of Joseph Kony's LRA in northern Uganda. See PA story POLITICS Soldiers. Photo credit should read: Christian Aid/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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A handout photo issued by Christian Aid shoes Maracillina Amee, 68, who was attacked in the 1990s by Lord’s Resistance Army soldiers, who cut off her nose and killed her 10-year-old daughter, is to receive plastic surgery via the Refugee Law Project. A multimedia exhibition to mark Tuesday’s International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, “In Kony’s Shadow”, documents the stories of those who survived the terror of Joseph Kony’s LRA in northern Uganda. The exhibition opens on March 5 at Gallery@Oxo, in London 

A woman speaks as she kneels down in fro...A woman speaks as she kneels down in front of a line of riot police in the center of Kiev on January 24, 2014. Ukrainian protesters today expanded their protest camp in Kiev closer to the administration of President Viktor Yanukovych, after crisis talks to end Ukraine's worst crisis since its 1991 independence ended in deadlock. After five days of clashes that activists say left five dead, Ukraine's three main opposition leaders held several hours of talks with Yanukovych late on January 23 but the minor concessions they announced were greeted with derision by protesters. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI SUPINSKYSERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images

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A woman speaks as she kneels down in front of a line of riot police in the center of Kiev Ukrainian protesters today expanded their protest camp in Kiev closer to the administration of President Viktor Yanukovych, after crisis talks to end Ukraine‘s worst crisis since its 1991 independence ended in deadlock. After five days of clashes that activists say left five dead, Ukraine’s three main opposition leaders held several hours of talks with Yanukovych late on January 23 but the minor concessions they announced were greeted with derision by protesters. 

Protesters clash with police in central Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014. Three people have died in clashes between protesters and police in the Ukrainian capital Wednesday, according to medics on the site, in a development that will likely escalate Ukraine's two month-long political crisis. The mass protests in the capital of Kiev erupted after Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych spurned a pact with the European Union in favor of close ties with Russia, which offered him a $15 billion bailout. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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Protesters fight with police in central Kiev, Ukraine. Three people have died in clashes in the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday, according to medics on the site, in a development that will likely escalate Ukraine’s two-month political crisis. 

Bangkok Shutdown mass rally...epa04033755 Thai anti-government protests leader Suthep Thaugsuban (L) is greeted by supporters as he leads a mass march as part of the Bangkok Shutdown rally at a major business district in Bangkok, Thailand, 21 January 2014. The uptick in violence of grenade attacks did not stop anti-government protesters from marching to drum up support for the movement, aimed at forcing caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her government to resign.

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Thai anti-government protests leader Suthep Thaugsuban is greeted by supporters as he leads a mass march as part of the Bangkok Shutdown rally at a big business district in Bangkok, Thailand. The uptick in violence of grenade attacks did not stop anti-government protesters from marching to drum up support for the movement, aimed at forcing caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her government to resign. 

Vladimir Malyshev...Ukrainian lawmakers scuffle as pro-government lawmaker Vladimir Malyshev, left, injured in the scuffle, has blood on his face in the Ukrainian parliament  in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Lawmakers scuffled in the Ukrainian parliament during a debate on this year's budget. Despite the opposition's efforts to disrupt the vote,  the budget draft, which has already been delayed by almost two months, was passed in its second reading.

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Lawmaker Vladimir Malyshev, left, was left with blood on his face after a scuffle in the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, during a debate on this year’s budget. Despite the opposition’s efforts to disrupt the vote, the budget draft, which has already been delayed by almost two months, was passed on its second reading 

A child sits next to barbed wire as people stand in a refugee camp near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, after fleeing violence.

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A child sits next to barbed wire as people stand in a refugee camp near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, after fleeing violence

A Palestinian youth wearing a gas mask to protect against tear gas, lobs a stone during clashes with Israeli soldiers close to the Israeli Ofer military prison, near the West Bank village of Betunia

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A Palestinian youth wears a mask to protect against tear gas during clashes with Israeli soldiers close to Israel’s Ofer military prison, near the West Bank village of Betunia.

Filipino army soldiers stand behind an armoured personnel carrier on the fifth day of a stand off between government troops and rebels, in the residential village in Zamboanga City, southern Philippines

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Soldiers in the Philippines stand behind an armoured personnel carrier on the fifth day of a stand-off between government troops and Muslim rebels in Zamboanga city, on the island of Mindanao 

A resident looks at burning houses during a fire fight between Philippine government forces and Muslim rebels as stand-off entered its fourth day in Zamboanga City on the southern island of Mindanao.

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A young Filipino stands amid burning houses after a fire fight between Philippine forces and Muslim rebels in Zamboanga City, on the southern island of Mindanao. The stand-off between government troops and rebels holed up in the southern city, entered its fourth day on Thursday. 

Delegates at a meeting of Amnesty International hold up masks depicting ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti wearing a gas mask in protest against the ongoing violence as well as sexual violence against women in Egypt on August 19, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. In the latest turn of events in Egypt militants killed 25 policemen following days of clashes that have left over 800 people dead.

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Delegates at a meeting of Amnesty International in Berlin, Germany, hold up masks on Monday depicting ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertiti wearing a gas mask in protest against the ongoing violence as well as sexual violence against women in Egypt. In the latest turn of events in Egyptian militants killed 25 policemen following days of clashes that have left over 800 people dead

Co-workers and relatives of 34 miners sh...Co-workers and relatives of 34 miners shot dead by South African police during a violent wage strike sing and dance as they gather on August 16, 2013 in Marikana to mark the first anniversary of their deaths. Today marks a year after police opened fire on thousands of strikers at platinum producer Lonmin's mine, northwest of Johannesburg, which killed 34 and injured 78 people. The August shooting was described as the worst police brutality since the end of apartheid two decades ago. Three days ago, the firm has recognised radical labour group AMCU, which led the wage strike, in an attempt to ease simmering inter-union tensions on the platinum belt. AFP PHOTO / STEPHANE DE SAKUTINSTEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Co-workers and relatives of 34 miners shot dead by South African police during a violent wage strike gather on Friday in Marikana to mark the first anniversary of the deaths. Police opened fire on thousands of strikers at platinum producer Lonmin’s mine, northwest of Johannesburg. 

Egyptians search for valuables among the debris of a protest camp in Nahda Square, near Cairo University in Giza, Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, Aug.15, 2013. Egypt faced a new phase of uncertainty on Thursday after the bloodiest day since its Arab Spring began, with over 300 people reported killed and thousands injured as police smashed two protest camps of supporters of the deposed Islamist president. Wednesday's raids touched off day-long street violence that prompted the military-backed interim leaders to impose a state of emergency and curfew, and drew widespread condemnation from the Muslim world and the West, including the United States.  (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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The remains of the protest camp in Nahda Square, near Cairo University in the Giza area of the city, on Thursday. Egypt faces a new phase of uncertainty after the bloodiest day since its Arab uprising began, with at least 421 people killed in Wednesday’s violence and 3,572 injured, according to the Egyptian Health Ministry. In the latest development on Thursday, Turkey has called for a UN meeting in an effort to reduce further bloodshed.

This undated handout photo released on A...This undated handout photo released on August 13, 2013 by ChildFund Australia shows a woman named Helen wearing a large bandaid where her lip once was in in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea suffer "severe brutality" with violence, including savage attacks involving knives, axes and whips, occurring in two-thirds of all families, a new study said on August 13, 2013.  ----EDITORS NOTE ----RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT " AFP PHOTO / VLAD SOKHIN / CHILDFUND AUSTRALIA"

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Helen, from Port Moresby, is among many women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea who suffer brutality, with a study by Australian charity ChildFund showing savage attacks occur in two-thirds of all families 

Activists of India's Congress party's youth wing try to break barricades as police use water cannon to stop them during a protest in New Delhi, against the death of five Indian army soldiers in cross-border exchanges. Pakistani troops fired at a patrol near the cease-fire line on Tuesday in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

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Activists from India’s Congress party’s youth wing try to break barricades as police use water cannon to stop them during a protest in New Delhi, against the death of five Indian army soldiers in cross-border exchanges. Pakistani troops fired at a patrol near the cease-fire line on Tuesday in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Turkish riot police and secular protestors clash after hearing verdict of Ergenekon trial in Silivri, near Istanbul, Turkey 05 August 2013. Turkey's former military chief, Ilker Basbug, sentenced to life imprisonment, retired colonel Arif Dogan was sentenced to 47 years; former North Sea field commander Mehmet Otuzbiroglu was sentenced to 20 years and journalist Erol Manisali was sentenced to nine years.The defendants include military officers, journalists and academics accused of membership in Ergenekon, a right-wing underground organization that allegedly plotted to destabilize the government and stage a military coup.

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Turkish riot police clash with protesters following verdicts in the Ergenekon trial in Silivri, near Istanbul, one of the most politically charged trials in the country’s history

An injured Egyptian supporter of deposed president Mohamed Morsi flashes the sign for victory during a rally in support of the former Islamist leader outside Cairo's Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque

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An injured supporter of Mohamed Morsi, the deposed president of Egypt, flashes the victory sign during a rally in support of the former Islamist leader outside Cairo’s Rabaa al-Adawiya mosque

Lauren Wagner of Baltimore, Maryland, leads a group of about twenty demonstrators carrying water guns as they march in a 'Toy Gun March' demonstration, organized by a Libertarian website to highlight Second Amendment gun rights, from Arlington Cemetery into Washington. A different group has called off a proposed march on the US capital with actual loaded firearms, which they had scheduled for the Independence Day holiday on Thursday.

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Lauren Wagner of Baltimore, Maryland in the US, leads a group of about 20 demonstrators carrying water guns as they march in a “Toy Gun March” demonstration, organised by a Libertarian website to highlight Second Amendment gun rights, from Arlington Cemetery into Washington.

Hla Hla May, a Rohingya Muslim woman displaced by violence, holds her one-year-old daughter Roshan at a former rubber factory that now serves as their shelter, near Sittwe.   REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Hla Hla May, a Rohingya Muslim woman displaced by violence, holds her one-year-old daughter Roshan at a former rubber factory that now serves as their shelter, near Sittwe, Myanmar