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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Egyptian soldiers beat with their batons a protester during clashes near Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Dec. 16, 2011 after demonstrators threw petrol bombs and set fire to furniture in front of the nearby parliament.
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A protester lies dead as police secure the area after clashes broke out on a road. A protest by students demanding a meeting with the governor of the state of Guerrero turned violent as students clashed with state and federal police, as well as soldiers. At least two protesters died during the 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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An Occupy Boston protester sat inside the group’s encampment early Friday. A shrunken group of protesters remained Friday after police said they wouldn’t immediately enforce a midnight deadline set by Mayor Thomas M. Menino for the group to leave Boston’s Dudley Square.
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A ‘bandage’ covered the eye of a statue of Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz in Cairo Thursday. The bandage is believed to reference the wounds protesters suffered in clashes with security forces before parliamentary elections. Mr. Mahfouz’s 100th birth anniversary is Dec. 11.
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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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