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24 hours of protests around the globe

05 January 2012 / All photos: © ANP /

Protest rallies around the world in a time frame of 24 hours

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Activists from India's Hindu right-wing Rashtriya Shiv Sena organisation burn a Chinese flag as they shout anti-Chinese slogans during a protest in New Delhi on January 4, 2012. India summoned Beijing's deputy chief of mission in New Delhi to complain about a courtroom assault on an Indian diplomat in the Chinese city of Yiwu, officials and reports said. Relations between China and India have often been fraught, principally over disputed borders and the presence of the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Indian soil. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN

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A Nepalese Gas dealer is seen through the ring shape handle of a gas cylinder on his truck as he shouts slogans during a protest rally in Kathmandu, Nepal, 04 January 2012. The Federation of Nepalese Gas dealers called for a convoy in Kathmandu to protest the low supply by the Nepal Oil Corporation. LPG (liquefied Petroleum products), Petrol, diesel and kerosene have been on acute shortage in Nepal's market due to low imports from the neighboring country India. EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

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After Pakistani officials halted the supplies to protest NATO's alleged helicopter attacks. Pakistan had blocked NATO supplies for the last forty days to protest the NATO helicopters attack on two military check posts in the Mohmand tribal region during which at least 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed. EPA/MATIULLAH

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Daily wagers of Power Development Department (PDD) shout anti-government slogans during a protest rally in Jammu on January 4, 2012. Daily wagers PDD employees protested for regularisation of their service since some 165 daily wagers and 30 need basis empolyees had died and 200 injured due to electric shocks while performing their duties, since 1994. AFP PHOTO/STR

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Activist of the Special Police Officers (SPO)lie on the road during a peaceful protest in Guwahati on January 4, 2012. 278 SPOs are demanding for renewal of their job contracts and the clearance of their salaries since February 2011. AFP PHOTO/STR

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Cleaners in the Netherlands are protesting for a better collective labour agreement (CAO). They want, among other things, a wage increase and a more acceptable pace of work. ANP KOEN VAN WEEL

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A Bahraini pro-reform protester scorns police during clashes with riot police in the village of Sitra, south of Manama, Bahrain, 04 January 2012. Clashes erupted between pro-reform protesters and security forces following a march to mark the death of 15-year-old Sayed Hashem Saeed, who was killed on New Year’s Eve in Sitra after being hit with a tear-gas round during pro-reform protests. According to activists, the 55-year-old Bahraini Fakria Jassim al-Sakran was buried on 04 January after she died a day earlier due to exposure to tear-gas during New Year’s clashes. The latest death brings to 55 the tally of those killed since the start of pro-reform protests on 14 February 2011. EPA/MAZEN MAHDI

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Members of the Senegalese community and neighbors take part in a demonstration in Sant Adria del Besos near Barcelona on January 4, 2012, to protest against the death of a Senegalese man who was shot on January 3, 2012 during clashes between a group of sub-Saharan immigrants and members of the Gypsy community. Four members of the same Spanish family have been arrested in connection with the crime.AFP PHOTO/JOSEP

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A Kashmiri woman holds a placard during a protest of visually impaired and blind people in Srinagar on January 4, 2012 on the 203rd birth anniversary of French inventor of the Braille system, Louis Braille. The Braille system is a world-wide system used by blind and visually impaired people for reading and writing. India counts about one third of the world's total blind population. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/Rouf BHAT

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A Kurdish protest in Arnhem, the Netherlands. About 35 protesters ask attention for the dead of 35 civilians due to an airstrike in Turkey.

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Cattle breeders affiliated with the Hanwoo (Korean Beef) Association clash with police in the southeastern city of Haman on Jan. 5, 2012, clogging a road leading to the Seoul-Busan expressway. The farmers were attempting to join a nationwide rally to deliver thousands of cattle to the presidential office Cheong Wa Dae in Seoul to protest a plunge in cattle prices. The country's livestock industry, which is suffering from a plunge brought on by excessive domestic supply and increased imports, is calling on the government to come up with measures to stabilize cattle prices. EPA/YNA SOUTH KOREA OUT

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Sri Lankan university students protest in Colombo on January 5, 2011. Students were asking authorities to remove vice chancellor N.L.A Karunaratne of the Sri Jayawardenepura university. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA

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Sri Lankan policemen arrive at a university students protest in Colombo on January 5, 2011. Students were asking authorities to remove vice chancellor N.L.A Karunaratne of the Sri Jayawardenepura university. AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA


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An anti-Mubarak protester holds effigies with hanging ropes depicting former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and other officials, during Mubarak's trial in Cairo, Egypt, 05 January 2012. Prosecutors in Egypt on 05 January ended their closing argument in the trial of Mubarak, his sons, Alaa and Gamal, former interior minister Habib al-Adli and six former security aides. Prosecutors said there was enough evidence of Mubarak's complicity in the killing of hundreds of protesters during the revolt that led to his ousting from power in February. On conviction, Mubarak could face the death penalty. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI

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Dutch Occupy camp in Nijmegen 'blown away'
Caption The occupiers of Occupy in Nijmegen in The Netherlands, clean up their camp on Thursday, because of the big tent which threatens to blow away by the strong winds on 5 January 2012. ANP PIROSCHKA VAN DE WOUW