Students clash with a riot police vehicle during a demonstration against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Santiago, August 8. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system.
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A first generation immigrant from Japan holds a lantern to remember the 67th anniversary of the atomic bombings of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, at Ibirapuera Park in Sao Paulo August 5, 2012. Sao Paulo has the world’s largest Japanese neighborhood outside of Japan.
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Activists burn the U.S. flag at Antioquia University in Medellin, on April 13 as they protest against the VI Summit of the Americas which will take place in Cartagena, Colombia April 13-15.
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ps: the summit is over and the best news I’ve seen so far is that Hilary Clinton enjoyed her nights at Colombian bars.
I wish the government would sponsor my drinking also.
French riot police push back demonstrators waiting for Nicolas Sarkozy, France’s President and UMP party candidate for the 2012 French presidential elections, who will hold a campaign rally in Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert, central France, March 8, 2012.
Police detain a participant during an opposition protest in Moscow, March 5. Russian police detained at least 100 people during protests calling on Vladimir Putin to resign after a presidential election they say was unfairly skewed in his favor.
Customers queue to buy cheap sacks of potatoes sold directly by farmers at cost price in the northern Greek town of Thessaloniki on March 2. Farmers in northern Greece have joined forces with local residents to provide cheap produce to the people, who placed orders by email, and also to help producers who say they are being squeezed by middlemen. Similar ‘solidarity’ actions started to be organized in other Greek cities.
A restorer of the Mexican Center for Conservation of Fine Art works on restoring the original sketches of “Man at the Crossroads A” (L) and “Man at the Crossroads B” by Mexico’s famous muralist Diego Rivera, inside the Diego Rivera-Anahuacalli museum in Mexico City March 2, 2012. The sketches “A” and “B” correspond respectively to the ends of the famous mural “Man at the Crossroads” that was commissioned by Rockefeller Center in 1932, but was destroyed months later when Rivera refused to remove the image of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin.
Left-wing activists try to break down a police fence guarding the Argentine -British Chamber of Commerce in Buenos Aires March 2, 2012. Argentine Industry Minister Debora Giorgi call on firms to stop importing UK goods in protest at Britain’s position on the Falkland Islands is counter-productive and Britain has raised the issue with Buenos Aires. The minister Giorgi urged company executives to stop importing British goods further straining ties as the 30th anniversary of the Falklands war approaches.
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Students burn a doll representing the death of the public university system in front of Barcelona’s stock exchange during a student’s demonstration against austerity measures in Education on Feb. 29 in Barcelona. Students across Spain staged sit-ins and noisy demonstrations over crisis spending cuts, labor market reforms and recent police violence against protestors.
Yeimi Perez, a Spanish-Colombian double national who was awaiting eviction from her flat, packs her clothes at her flat in Madrid February 29, 2012. Perez said she could not make her mortgage payments although she has work as a petrol station shop assistant. Perez’s lawyer reached an agreement to have the court-ordered eviction suspended until March 14.
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