A supporter of India's opposition Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) poses as
he attends a rally in Hyderabad on February 17, 2011. Members of the BJP
led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) conducted a rally in protest at the
scam-hit United Progressive Alliance Congress government.
A man treats an anti-government protester injured during a demonstration
in the southern Yemeni city of Taiz February 18, 2011. At least two people
were killed in Yemen on Friday when clashes broke out between police and
protesters, witnesses said, and thousands turned out in Bahrain and Libya
to mourn protesters killed in government crackdowns.
An unidentified Bahraini man reacts after he helped an anti-government protester
who was injured during a demonstration in Manama, Bahrain, Friday, Feb. 18,
2011. Soldiers fired tear gas and shot heavy weapons into the air as thousands
of protest marchers defied a government ban and streamed toward the landmark
square that had been the symbolic center of the uprising against the Gulf
Bahraini pro-government protesters pose during a march supporting the Bahraini
leadership in Manama, Bahrain, Friday, Feb. 18, 2011.
Bahraini Shiite anti-government protestors chant slogans in Manama, Bahrain,
Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. Soldiers fired tear gas and shot heavy weapons into
the air as thousands of protest marchers defied a government ban and streamed
toward the landmark square that had been the symbolic center of the uprising
against the Gulf nation's leaders.
A woman shouts slogans during a protest rally in the centre of La Paz, February
18, 2011. Thousands of demonstrators rallied against President Evo Morales'
government policies, protesting against rising food and transport costs and
demanding for an increase in their wages.
An Albanian man shouts slogans during a protest gathering tens of thousands
of anti-government protesters nearly a month after four demonstrators were
killed in a similar protest that turned violent, on February 18, 2011 in
Tirana. The rally was called by the Socialist Party of Tirana's mayor Edi
Rama who was expected to speak at the end of the demonstration which began
with a march through the capital and ended outside government headquarters,
ringed by dozens of riot police.
A protester kicks a burning effigy of U.S. citizen Raymond Davis during a
protest rally near the U.S consulate in Lahore, February 18, 2011. Hundreds
of opposition and Islamist activists protested in front of the U.S. consulate
in Lahore and across town, burning tyres and the U.S. flag and demanding
Davis stay in Pakistan. Similar protests were held in Karachi, Peshawar and
Multan. The move comes as U.S. officials pressure Pakistan to release Davis,
a U.S. consulate employee who is locked in a Lahore jail after shooting and
killing two Pakistanis in the city of Lahore last month in what he said was
an attempted robbery.
Pakistani cameramen record the scene as a police officer in plain clothes
fires tear gas to disperse a protest by teachers in Karachi, Pakistan, on
Friday, Feb. 18, 2011. Some hundreds of teachers hold a protest rally to
condemn dismissal from their jobs.
Stateless Arabs, known as bidoons, run for cover during clashes with Kuwaiti
riot police at a protest in Jahra City, 50 kms of Kuwait City, on February
18, 2011. At least five people were hurt and dozens arrested as hundreds
of stateless Arabs, also known as bidoons, protested demanding rights and
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian
restrictions on their ability to film or take protest-fun-ures in Tehran.
Iranians hold up a poster (L) showing Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
with art student Sanee Zhaleh who was killed on Monday's protest rally, and
posters featuring altered images of opposition leaders (C), during a
pro-government rally following Friday prayers in Tehran February 18, 2011.
A senior Iranian cleric said on Friday there was no need to hang opposition
chiefs as their influence was already dead -- a softer line that reflected
reluctance to make martyrs out of leaders of the Green movement. Friday prayers
leader Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, who heads the hugely influential state Guardian
Council, said calls to hang them were superfluous as they and their movement
were as good as dead already.
Radical Muslim protesters shout slogans during a protest against the Ahmadi
sect in Jakarta February 18, 2011. Indonesia's highest Islamic authority
and many mass Islamic organisations in the most populous Muslim country consider
Ahmadi "heretical" for believing that Mohammad was not Islam's final prophet.
The placards read, "Disband Ahmadi".
This Saturday, Feb. 12, 2011 photo shows Moroccan leader of a group of young
activists calling itself "Democracy and Freedom" Oussama el Khlifi, during
a demonstration in Rabat, Morocco. Moroccan websites are abuzz about a planned
protest Sunday Feb. 20 2011 against a royal leadership they consider out
of touch. Moroccan authorities are giving it all an official shrug, despite
a wave of popular uprisings in other Arab nations. A banned Islamist party,
meanwhile, is using the moment to call for democratic change.
A member of Migrante International displays a placard and a protest-fun-ure
of Sally Ordinario-Villanueva, one of the three Overseas Filipino Workers
(OFW) sentenced to death for smuggling 4,110 grams of heroin last December
24, 2008 into Xiamen, during a protest along a busy street in Quezon city,
metro Manila February 18, 2011. The Philippines sent its Vice-President Jejomar
Binay to China to appeal to stay the execution of three Filipinos next week
due to drug smuggling.
A Palestinian protester holds a flag as he stands near the controversial
Israeli barrier after protesters tried to pull it down during clashes at
a weekly protest against the barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin near
Ramallah February 18, 2011. Friday marked the sixth year of weekly protests
Dozens of Iraqi men wave their national flag as they protest against corruption
in central Baghdad on February 18, 2011. Iraq is rated by watchdog Transparency
International as the fourth most corrupt country in the world, with diplomats
and local officials persistently citing widespread graft as a major impediment
to the country's development.
A Thai nationalist 'Yellow Shirts' protester waves a hand-shaped clapper
during a rally outside Government House in Bangkok on February 11, 2011.
Thousands of protesters gathered in downtown Bangkok in protest of the
government's handling of a deadly border dispute with neighbouring Cambodia.
A South Korean activist wearing a mask and a helmet stages a campaign against
pizza chains' delivery policy in the busy commercial district of Myeongdong
in Seoul on February 18, 2011. Activists rallied in the South Korean capital
in an unusual protest against pizza chains, saying their promises of quick
service endanger the lives of young motorbike delivery drivers. The placard
reads 'Stop the murderous 30-minute delivery pledge'.
Peter Parks, left, and Elizabeth Swager, both of Portland, protest in front
of Intel's campus before President Barack Obama visit Friday, Feb. 18, 2011,
in Hillsboro, Ore. Obama will make a three-hour stop in the Portland suburb
on Friday. He'll tour Intel's campus in Hillsboro and check out the company's
initiatives to encourage young people to become high-tech scientists and
Anti-Zionist Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men protest against the removal of ancient
tombs in the sea front town of Jaffa, just south of Tel Aviv, on July 13,
2010, where construction is due to take place at the site where religious
men say Jewish graves are located.
Palestinian journalists close their ears and cover their faces after Israeli
soldiers fired tear gas during a protest against Jewish settlements by
Palestinian and foreign activists in the West Bank village of Beit Omar,
near the city of Hebron and the settlement of Karmi Tsour, on October 2,
A magistrate stands at the Nantes' Court Hall, on February 15, 2011 in Nantes,
western France, as magistrates are on strike to protest at French president
Nicolas Sarkozy's claim that mistakes in the judiciary let a repeat offender
allegedly kill and dismember a girl.
University students light candles before a banner during a protest against
violence at the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico in Mexico City on February
17, 2011. Battles between drug lords have claimed more than 30,000 lives
across the country over the past three years, according to official figures.
A Belgian demonstrator takes part in a mass striptease as a symbolic protest
against Belgian politicians in central Ghent February 17, 2011. Belgium has
failed to agree on a new government 249 days since a June parliamentary election,
a new record in political deadlock. The placard around the demonstrator's
neck reads "Splitting of the country, not in my name".