A Cambodian riot police officer throws stones at residents during clashes that erupted in the midst of a forced eviction at the Borei Keila complex in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, January 3, 2012. Local human rights group Licadho said that police officers and residents were injured in a face-off when hundreds of armed authorities tried to evict families from their homes in a long running dispute with a local real estate firm well-connected with the government. The firm, Phanimex, plans to convert the residential complex into a commercial building.
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A riot police officer fires tear gas at residents during a forced eviction at the Borei Keila complex in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Jan. 3, 2012. Cambodian human rights group Licadho said that police officers and residents were injured in a face-off when hundreds of armed authorities tried to evict families from their homes in Borei Keila, Phnom Penh, as part of a long running dispute with a local real estate firm well-connected with the government. The firm, Phanimex, plans to convert the residential complex into a commercial building. Licadho said that at least 12 people had also been detained following the violent clashes.
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Israeli soldiers detain an activist during clashes in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah December 11, 2011. The clashes erupted after the funeral of Palestinian demonstrator Mustafa Tamimi, who sustained a head injury during a Friday protest against an Israeli barrier and died of his wounds on Saturday.
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A protestor throws a molotov cocktail at riot police outside the parliament in Athens, Greece, on December 6, 2011, during demonstrations to commemorate the police killing of a student three years ago which sparked violent riots lasting weeks. Pupils and students marched to mark the December 6, 2008 death of Alexis Grigoropoulos, 15, shot by police as Greece first came under pressure from the eurozone debt crisis.
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A protester throws a petrol bomb against riot police guarding the parliament in Athens’ Syntagma (Constitution) square during clashes on Dec. 6, 2011. Greek police fired tear gas on Tuesday at dozens of black-clad protesters in Athens who hurled petrol bombs and stones, while hundreds marched to parliament to mark the 2008 shooting of a student by police.
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Riot policemen stand with their shields spray painted by students during a demonstration in Bogota, Colombia November 24, 2011. Students took part in a nationwide protest against the government reform of public universities, according to student organizations.
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A human rights supporter sprays paint at riot policemen during a protest against the launch of a book on retired Chilean Brigadier Miguel Krassnoff in Santiago November 21, 2011. The book celebrates Krassnoff’s work while he was in the Direccion de Inteligencia Nacional (DINA), the secret police during Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s regime, according to local media. Krassnoff is currently serving 144 years in prison from 23 sentences for the kidnap, torture and murder of Pinochet’s opponents.
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A demonstrator is hit by a jet of water as they clash with riot police during a protest to demand for changes to the public state education system in Santiago, Chile November 18, 2011. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is the profiteering in the state education system, local media reported.
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