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<p>Dinamo Zagreb soccer fans strip off during their team's match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in London November 6, 2008. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez </p>

Dinamo Zagreb soccer fans strip off during their team's match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in London November 6, 2008. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

Dinamo Zagreb soccer fans strip off during their team's match against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane in London November 6, 2008. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>Federal police officers stand amidst tear gas during an operation outside Oaxaca University in Oaxaca City November 2, 2006. Mexican riot police used tear gas and water cannon on Thursday to force back Molotov-cocktail hurling protesters as violence flared again in the strife-torn city of Oaxaca. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar</p>

Federal police officers stand amidst tear gas during an operation outside Oaxaca University in Oaxaca City November 2, 2006. Mexican riot police used tear gas and water cannon on Thursday to force back Molotov-cocktail hurling protesters as violence...more

Federal police officers stand amidst tear gas during an operation outside Oaxaca University in Oaxaca City November 2, 2006. Mexican riot police used tear gas and water cannon on Thursday to force back Molotov-cocktail hurling protesters as violence flared again in the strife-torn city of Oaxaca. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

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<p>Protesters carry stones during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner violence in Reiger Park informal settlement, east of Johannesburg, May 19, 2008. A wave of xenophobic attacks spread through South African townships on Monday and mobs beat foreigners and set some ablaze in scenes reminiscent of apartheid era violence. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko </p>

Protesters carry stones during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner violence in Reiger Park informal settlement, east of Johannesburg, May 19, 2008. A wave of xenophobic attacks spread through South African townships on Monday and...more

Protesters carry stones during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner violence in Reiger Park informal settlement, east of Johannesburg, May 19, 2008. A wave of xenophobic attacks spread through South African townships on Monday and mobs beat foreigners and set some ablaze in scenes reminiscent of apartheid era violence. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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<p>Iranian protesters clash with riot police in front of the British embassy in Tehran April 1, 2007. Iranian protestors hurled stones and big firecrackers at Britain's embassy in Tehran on Sunday in a worsening crisis over 15 detained British naval personnel. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl </p>

Iranian protesters clash with riot police in front of the British embassy in Tehran April 1, 2007. Iranian protestors hurled stones and big firecrackers at Britain's embassy in Tehran on Sunday in a worsening crisis over 15 detained British naval...more

Iranian protesters clash with riot police in front of the British embassy in Tehran April 1, 2007. Iranian protestors hurled stones and big firecrackers at Britain's embassy in Tehran on Sunday in a worsening crisis over 15 detained British naval personnel. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

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<p>Pro-democracy activists shout at riot policemen, in front of a burning tire, after clashes near a political rally in Nepal's capital Kathmandu April 25, 2006. Nepal's seven-party alliance called off crippling pro-democracy protests on Tuesday after King Gyanendra announced he was reinstating the dissolved parliament, but Maoist rebels denounced the king's speech as a sham. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

Pro-democracy activists shout at riot policemen, in front of a burning tire, after clashes near a political rally in Nepal's capital Kathmandu April 25, 2006. Nepal's seven-party alliance called off crippling pro-democracy protests on Tuesday after...more

Pro-democracy activists shout at riot policemen, in front of a burning tire, after clashes near a political rally in Nepal's capital Kathmandu April 25, 2006. Nepal's seven-party alliance called off crippling pro-democracy protests on Tuesday after King Gyanendra announced he was reinstating the dissolved parliament, but Maoist rebels denounced the king's speech as a sham. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>German riot policemen run past a burning car during clashes at an anti-G8 demonstration in Rostock June 2, 2007. Protesters threw stones and bottles and attacked police officers with sticks in the German port of Rostock on Saturday after a largely peaceful demonstration against next week's Group of Eight summit. A group of around 500 demonstrators set upon police near the harbour after a series of marches through the city in which police said 25,000 people took part. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay </p>

German riot policemen run past a burning car during clashes at an anti-G8 demonstration in Rostock June 2, 2007. Protesters threw stones and bottles and attacked police officers with sticks in the German port of Rostock on Saturday after a largely...more

German riot policemen run past a burning car during clashes at an anti-G8 demonstration in Rostock June 2, 2007. Protesters threw stones and bottles and attacked police officers with sticks in the German port of Rostock on Saturday after a largely peaceful demonstration against next week's Group of Eight summit. A group of around 500 demonstrators set upon police near the harbour after a series of marches through the city in which police said 25,000 people took part. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

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<p>A demonstrator uses a slingshot against riot police during a rally in Santiago June 12, 2008. Hundreds of students marched on Thursday through Santiago protesting against a proposed education reform. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero </p>

A demonstrator uses a slingshot against riot police during a rally in Santiago June 12, 2008. Hundreds of students marched on Thursday through Santiago protesting against a proposed education reform. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero

A demonstrator uses a slingshot against riot police during a rally in Santiago June 12, 2008. Hundreds of students marched on Thursday through Santiago protesting against a proposed education reform. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero

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<p>A pro-democracy activist throws a rock at suspected undercover police who drove past a demonstration in Yangon September 29, 2007. Various pro-democracy groups, each consisting of nearly 100 activists, protested in the city center before being dispersed by riot police and military officials. REUTERS/Will Baxter </p>

A pro-democracy activist throws a rock at suspected undercover police who drove past a demonstration in Yangon September 29, 2007. Various pro-democracy groups, each consisting of nearly 100 activists, protested in the city center before being...more

A pro-democracy activist throws a rock at suspected undercover police who drove past a demonstration in Yangon September 29, 2007. Various pro-democracy groups, each consisting of nearly 100 activists, protested in the city center before being dispersed by riot police and military officials. REUTERS/Will Baxter

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<p>Protesters attack a police officer outside the U.S. embassy in Mexico City March 13, 2007 after a demonstration against the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush turned violent. REUTERS/Jennifer Szymaszek </p>

Protesters attack a police officer outside the U.S. embassy in Mexico City March 13, 2007 after a demonstration against the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush turned violent. REUTERS/Jennifer Szymaszek

Protesters attack a police officer outside the U.S. embassy in Mexico City March 13, 2007 after a demonstration against the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush turned violent. REUTERS/Jennifer Szymaszek

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<p>Residents try to block police and demolition workers from entering their squatter shanty next to a mosque in Manila June 7, 2007. Armed police and SWAT teams forced their way into the shanty to allow the demolition to take place. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside </p>

Residents try to block police and demolition workers from entering their squatter shanty next to a mosque in Manila June 7, 2007. Armed police and SWAT teams forced their way into the shanty to allow the demolition to take place. REUTERS/Darren...more

Residents try to block police and demolition workers from entering their squatter shanty next to a mosque in Manila June 7, 2007. Armed police and SWAT teams forced their way into the shanty to allow the demolition to take place. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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<p>Protesters from leftist groups flee from riot police spraying gas to disperse them during an anti-Israel demonstration in the shopping district of Istiklal in Istanbul, July 31, 2006. Police used batons and gas to disperse the stone-throwing demonstrators who were trying to reach the main square, which is usually closed to the demonstrations, on Monday night. REUTERS/Fatih Saribas</p>

Protesters from leftist groups flee from riot police spraying gas to disperse them during an anti-Israel demonstration in the shopping district of Istiklal in Istanbul, July 31, 2006. Police used batons and gas to disperse the stone-throwing...more

Protesters from leftist groups flee from riot police spraying gas to disperse them during an anti-Israel demonstration in the shopping district of Istiklal in Istanbul, July 31, 2006. Police used batons and gas to disperse the stone-throwing demonstrators who were trying to reach the main square, which is usually closed to the demonstrations, on Monday night. REUTERS/Fatih Saribas

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<p>A riot policeman stands behind his shield after a protester threw paint during a rally outside Greek Parliament in Athens January 10, 2007. Thousands of teachers, students and public servants across the country staged a one-day strike to protest against government plans to reform higher education and introduce private universities. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis </p>

A riot policeman stands behind his shield after a protester threw paint during a rally outside Greek Parliament in Athens January 10, 2007. Thousands of teachers, students and public servants across the country staged a one-day strike to protest...more

A riot policeman stands behind his shield after a protester threw paint during a rally outside Greek Parliament in Athens January 10, 2007. Thousands of teachers, students and public servants across the country staged a one-day strike to protest against government plans to reform higher education and introduce private universities. REUTERS/Yiorgos Karahalis

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<p>Kampuchea Krom Buddhist monks fight with riot police during a protest near the Vietnam embassy in Phnom Penh December 17, 2007. The monks were demanding the release of a senior colleague arrested in Vietnam six months ago. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea </p>

Kampuchea Krom Buddhist monks fight with riot police during a protest near the Vietnam embassy in Phnom Penh December 17, 2007. The monks were demanding the release of a senior colleague arrested in Vietnam six months ago. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea more

Kampuchea Krom Buddhist monks fight with riot police during a protest near the Vietnam embassy in Phnom Penh December 17, 2007. The monks were demanding the release of a senior colleague arrested in Vietnam six months ago. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea

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<p>Russian police detain an opposition protester in Moscow April 14, 2007. Russian riot police detained dozens of opposition activists, including chess champion Garry Kasparov, in Moscow on Saturday as they frustrated attempts to hold a banned protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule. REUTERS/Konstantin Koutsyllo </p>

Russian police detain an opposition protester in Moscow April 14, 2007. Russian riot police detained dozens of opposition activists, including chess champion Garry Kasparov, in Moscow on Saturday as they frustrated attempts to hold a banned protest...more

Russian police detain an opposition protester in Moscow April 14, 2007. Russian riot police detained dozens of opposition activists, including chess champion Garry Kasparov, in Moscow on Saturday as they frustrated attempts to hold a banned protest against President Vladimir Putin's rule. REUTERS/Konstantin Koutsyllo

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<p>Mounted Israeli police officers scuffle with Israeli ultranationalist protesters during clashes in the unauthorised West Bank outpost of Amona February 1, 2006. Israeli riot police clashed on Wednesday with several thousand settlers battling to block partial demolition of an unauthorised West Bank outpost in scenes reminiscent of Israel's Gaza pullout. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen</p>

Mounted Israeli police officers scuffle with Israeli ultranationalist protesters during clashes in the unauthorised West Bank outpost of Amona February 1, 2006. Israeli riot police clashed on Wednesday with several thousand settlers battling to block...more

Mounted Israeli police officers scuffle with Israeli ultranationalist protesters during clashes in the unauthorised West Bank outpost of Amona February 1, 2006. Israeli riot police clashed on Wednesday with several thousand settlers battling to block partial demolition of an unauthorised West Bank outpost in scenes reminiscent of Israel's Gaza pullout. REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen

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<p>Malaysian riot police fire their water canon at protesters during a demonstration by ethnic Indians in Kuala Lumpur November 25, 2007. A few thousand people defied official warnings to stay away from a planned rally in the Malaysian capital called by a Hindu rights group to draw attention to complaints of government discrimination against the minority ethnic Indian community. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad </p>

Malaysian riot police fire their water canon at protesters during a demonstration by ethnic Indians in Kuala Lumpur November 25, 2007. A few thousand people defied official warnings to stay away from a planned rally in the Malaysian capital called by...more

Malaysian riot police fire their water canon at protesters during a demonstration by ethnic Indians in Kuala Lumpur November 25, 2007. A few thousand people defied official warnings to stay away from a planned rally in the Malaysian capital called by a Hindu rights group to draw attention to complaints of government discrimination against the minority ethnic Indian community. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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<p>An England soccer fan confronts a German riot policeman in Stuttgart city centre during the World Cup tournament June 24, 2006. REUTERS/Toby Melville </p>

An England soccer fan confronts a German riot policeman in Stuttgart city centre during the World Cup tournament June 24, 2006. REUTERS/Toby Melville

An England soccer fan confronts a German riot policeman in Stuttgart city centre during the World Cup tournament June 24, 2006. REUTERS/Toby Melville

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<p>Rangers fans fight with British riot police after their team lost to Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Cup final in central Manchester, northern England May 14, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Staples </p>

Rangers fans fight with British riot police after their team lost to Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Cup final in central Manchester, northern England May 14, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Staples

Rangers fans fight with British riot police after their team lost to Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Cup final in central Manchester, northern England May 14, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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<p>A man sits tied to a lamppost after being apprehended by members of the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO) and accused of burglary in Oaxaca City October 18, 2006. Seven people, mostly protesters, have now been killed in the conflict that began four months ago, when striking teachers and leftist activists occupied much of the colonial city, storming Congress and blocking hundreds of streets in an effort to oust state Governor Ulises Ruiz. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar </p>

A man sits tied to a lamppost after being apprehended by members of the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO) and accused of burglary in Oaxaca City October 18, 2006. Seven people, mostly protesters, have now been killed in the conflict...more

A man sits tied to a lamppost after being apprehended by members of the Popular Assembly of the People of Oaxaca (APPO) and accused of burglary in Oaxaca City October 18, 2006. Seven people, mostly protesters, have now been killed in the conflict that began four months ago, when striking teachers and leftist activists occupied much of the colonial city, storming Congress and blocking hundreds of streets in an effort to oust state Governor Ulises Ruiz. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar

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<p>Activists try to avoid a water cannon as anti-riot policemen disperse some 1,000 student activists during a protest outside the presidential palace in Manila April 6, 2006. About a dozen people were hurt on Thursday when Philippine anti-riot police clashed with student activists calling for President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to step down. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco</p>

Activists try to avoid a water cannon as anti-riot policemen disperse some 1,000 student activists during a protest outside the presidential palace in Manila April 6, 2006. About a dozen people were hurt on Thursday when Philippine anti-riot police...more

Activists try to avoid a water cannon as anti-riot policemen disperse some 1,000 student activists during a protest outside the presidential palace in Manila April 6, 2006. About a dozen people were hurt on Thursday when Philippine anti-riot police clashed with student activists calling for President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to step down. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>Protestors chant slogans on top of an old burning lorry during a demonstration in the western town of Kisumu January 18, 2008. Protests resumed on Friday in the western opposition stronghold of Kisumu where more than 300 youths set fire to a fuel tanker to block the road. The authorities banned the street rallies despite calls from Western nations, including the United States and Britain, for it to allow peaceful protests. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya </p>

Protestors chant slogans on top of an old burning lorry during a demonstration in the western town of Kisumu January 18, 2008. Protests resumed on Friday in the western opposition stronghold of Kisumu where more than 300 youths set fire to a fuel...more

Protestors chant slogans on top of an old burning lorry during a demonstration in the western town of Kisumu January 18, 2008. Protests resumed on Friday in the western opposition stronghold of Kisumu where more than 300 youths set fire to a fuel tanker to block the road. The authorities banned the street rallies despite calls from Western nations, including the United States and Britain, for it to allow peaceful protests. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>Lebanese Islamist demonstrators gather in front of the Danish consulate after setting fire to it in Beirut February 5, 2006. Angry demonstrators set the Danish consulate in Beirut ablaze on Sunday and the violent turn in protests over publication of cartoons of Prophet Mohammad drew condemnation from European capitals and moderate Muslims. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir</p>

Lebanese Islamist demonstrators gather in front of the Danish consulate after setting fire to it in Beirut February 5, 2006. Angry demonstrators set the Danish consulate in Beirut ablaze on Sunday and the violent turn in protests over publication of...more

Lebanese Islamist demonstrators gather in front of the Danish consulate after setting fire to it in Beirut February 5, 2006. Angry demonstrators set the Danish consulate in Beirut ablaze on Sunday and the violent turn in protests over publication of cartoons of Prophet Mohammad drew condemnation from European capitals and moderate Muslims. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir

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<p>Pakistani protesters smash the items in front of KFC before setting the building on fire during a protest rally against the publication of cartoons depicting Islamic prophet Muhammad in Lahore February 14, 2006. Police used tear gas to drive out students who stormed into Islamabad's diplomatic enclave on Tuesday and protesters attacked Western businesses in Pakistan's most violent reaction yet to cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad.  REUTERS/Mian Khursheed</p>

Pakistani protesters smash the items in front of KFC before setting the building on fire during a protest rally against the publication of cartoons depicting Islamic prophet Muhammad in Lahore February 14, 2006. Police used tear gas to drive out...more

Pakistani protesters smash the items in front of KFC before setting the building on fire during a protest rally against the publication of cartoons depicting Islamic prophet Muhammad in Lahore February 14, 2006. Police used tear gas to drive out students who stormed into Islamabad's diplomatic enclave on Tuesday and protesters attacked Western businesses in Pakistan's most violent reaction yet to cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed

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<p>Protestors chant slogans during a demonstration in the western town of Kisumu January 18, 2008. Protests resumed on Friday in the western opposition stronghold of Kisumu where more than 300 youths set fire to a fuel tanker to block the road.  REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya </p>

Protestors chant slogans during a demonstration in the western town of Kisumu January 18, 2008. Protests resumed on Friday in the western opposition stronghold of Kisumu where more than 300 youths set fire to a fuel tanker to block the road. ...more

Protestors chant slogans during a demonstration in the western town of Kisumu January 18, 2008. Protests resumed on Friday in the western opposition stronghold of Kisumu where more than 300 youths set fire to a fuel tanker to block the road. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

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<p>Riot police officers move a car during a protest by fishermen in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels June 4, 2008. Fishermen from France, Italy and other European Union countries carried out a demonstration to protest against the high price of fuel and ask for the support of the EU. REUTERS/Thierry Roge </p>

Riot police officers move a car during a protest by fishermen in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels June 4, 2008. Fishermen from France, Italy and other European Union countries carried out a demonstration to protest against...more

Riot police officers move a car during a protest by fishermen in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels June 4, 2008. Fishermen from France, Italy and other European Union countries carried out a demonstration to protest against the high price of fuel and ask for the support of the EU. REUTERS/Thierry Roge

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<p>A pro-democracy activist throws a tear gas canister back at riot policemen while defying a curfew in Nepal's capital Kathmandu, April 24, 2006. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

A pro-democracy activist throws a tear gas canister back at riot policemen while defying a curfew in Nepal's capital Kathmandu, April 24, 2006. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

A pro-democracy activist throws a tear gas canister back at riot policemen while defying a curfew in Nepal's capital Kathmandu, April 24, 2006. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>British riot police charge at Rangers fans after their team lost to Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Cup final in central Manchester, northern England May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Staples </p>

British riot police charge at Rangers fans after their team lost to Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Cup final in central Manchester, northern England May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Staples

British riot police charge at Rangers fans after their team lost to Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Cup final in central Manchester, northern England May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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<p>Protesters participate in a demonstration against the law to privatize the ISSSTE, or the social security and pension system for government workers, outside Mexico City's congress March 22, 2007. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo </p>

Protesters participate in a demonstration against the law to privatize the ISSSTE, or the social security and pension system for government workers, outside Mexico City's congress March 22, 2007. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

Protesters participate in a demonstration against the law to privatize the ISSSTE, or the social security and pension system for government workers, outside Mexico City's congress March 22, 2007. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

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<p>Prisoners gather on the roof during a riot at La Mesa jail in Tijuana, in Mexico's state of Baja California September 14, 2008. Four prisoners were injured, according to the Red Cross, while local media reported that another three were killed. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes </p>

Prisoners gather on the roof during a riot at La Mesa jail in Tijuana, in Mexico's state of Baja California September 14, 2008. Four prisoners were injured, according to the Red Cross, while local media reported that another three were killed....more

Prisoners gather on the roof during a riot at La Mesa jail in Tijuana, in Mexico's state of Baja California September 14, 2008. Four prisoners were injured, according to the Red Cross, while local media reported that another three were killed. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes

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<p>May Day protesters shout slogans from a window of a building where they rushed in for protection during clashes between police and Mayday protesters in central Istanbul, May 1, 2008. Thousands of police were stationed across the city centre to block access to the main Taksim Square, where three major trade union confederations have pledged to mobilise up to 500,000 people in defiance of an official ban. REUTERS/Umit Bektas </p>

May Day protesters shout slogans from a window of a building where they rushed in for protection during clashes between police and Mayday protesters in central Istanbul, May 1, 2008. Thousands of police were stationed across the city centre to block...more

May Day protesters shout slogans from a window of a building where they rushed in for protection during clashes between police and Mayday protesters in central Istanbul, May 1, 2008. Thousands of police were stationed across the city centre to block access to the main Taksim Square, where three major trade union confederations have pledged to mobilise up to 500,000 people in defiance of an official ban. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

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<p>Police use tear gas during clashes with demonstrators protesting against NATO and the war in Afghanistan in Oslo, near the Oslo Town Hall, April 26, 2007. Police used tear gas on Thursday to stop protesters who broke through barricades around Oslo city hall just before NATO foreign ministers gathered for a dinner meeting, police and a Reuters witness said. REUTERS/Morten Holm/Scanpix </p>

Police use tear gas during clashes with demonstrators protesting against NATO and the war in Afghanistan in Oslo, near the Oslo Town Hall, April 26, 2007. Police used tear gas on Thursday to stop protesters who broke through barricades around Oslo...more

Police use tear gas during clashes with demonstrators protesting against NATO and the war in Afghanistan in Oslo, near the Oslo Town Hall, April 26, 2007. Police used tear gas on Thursday to stop protesters who broke through barricades around Oslo city hall just before NATO foreign ministers gathered for a dinner meeting, police and a Reuters witness said. REUTERS/Morten Holm/Scanpix

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<p>A photographer is hit by a Molotov cocktail bomb as riot police officers try to detain him during a rally at downtown Santiago August 29, 2007. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded better salaries and improvements to their working conditions. The photographer was not injured. REUTERS/Carlos Vera </p>

A photographer is hit by a Molotov cocktail bomb as riot police officers try to detain him during a rally at downtown Santiago August 29, 2007. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded better salaries and improvements to their working conditions. The...more

A photographer is hit by a Molotov cocktail bomb as riot police officers try to detain him during a rally at downtown Santiago August 29, 2007. Hundreds of demonstrators demanded better salaries and improvements to their working conditions. The photographer was not injured. REUTERS/Carlos Vera

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<p>Far-right anti-government protesters throw cobble stones, Molotov cocktails and shoes at Hungarian riot police in downtown Budapest, in front of a monument to the Soviet Red Army on September 20, 2008. They are protesting against recent government policies. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai</p>

Far-right anti-government protesters throw cobble stones, Molotov cocktails and shoes at Hungarian riot police in downtown Budapest, in front of a monument to the Soviet Red Army on September 20, 2008. They are protesting against recent government...more

Far-right anti-government protesters throw cobble stones, Molotov cocktails and shoes at Hungarian riot police in downtown Budapest, in front of a monument to the Soviet Red Army on September 20, 2008. They are protesting against recent government policies. REUTERS/Karoly Arvai

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<p>Relatives of inmates try to break windows to protest against prison authorities for not giving the names of inmates wounded or dead in a riot in the the border city of Reynosa, northern Mexico October 20, 2008. At least 21 prisoners died in a jail riot in Mexico near the Texas border on Monday when inmates from rival gangs staged a gun battle and set fire to the building. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo </p>

Relatives of inmates try to break windows to protest against prison authorities for not giving the names of inmates wounded or dead in a riot in the the border city of Reynosa, northern Mexico October 20, 2008. At least 21 prisoners died in a jail...more

Relatives of inmates try to break windows to protest against prison authorities for not giving the names of inmates wounded or dead in a riot in the the border city of Reynosa, northern Mexico October 20, 2008. At least 21 prisoners died in a jail riot in Mexico near the Texas border on Monday when inmates from rival gangs staged a gun battle and set fire to the building. REUTERS/Tomas Bravo

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<p>A Nepali riot policeman runs away from pro-democracy activists after they were fired upon with tear gas for defying a curfew in Nepal's capital Kathmandu April 22, 2006. Riot police clubbed and threw tear gas at tens of thousands of protesters shouting anti-monarch slogans while attempting to march towards the royal palace. REUTERS/Adrees Latif</p>

A Nepali riot policeman runs away from pro-democracy activists after they were fired upon with tear gas for defying a curfew in Nepal's capital Kathmandu April 22, 2006. Riot police clubbed and threw tear gas at tens of thousands of protesters...more

A Nepali riot policeman runs away from pro-democracy activists after they were fired upon with tear gas for defying a curfew in Nepal's capital Kathmandu April 22, 2006. Riot police clubbed and threw tear gas at tens of thousands of protesters shouting anti-monarch slogans while attempting to march towards the royal palace. REUTERS/Adrees Latif

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<p>A Carabiniere in a Land Rover points a gun at a protester (L) as the protestor tries to hurl a fire extinquisher into their vehicle during rioting in central Genoa July 20, 2001. The protestor died after being shot twice and then run over by the police. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez</p>

A Carabiniere in a Land Rover points a gun at a protester (L) as the protestor tries to hurl a fire extinquisher into their vehicle during rioting in central Genoa July 20, 2001. The protestor died after being shot twice and then run over by the...more

A Carabiniere in a Land Rover points a gun at a protester (L) as the protestor tries to hurl a fire extinquisher into their vehicle during rioting in central Genoa July 20, 2001. The protestor died after being shot twice and then run over by the police. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>Riot police storm past a dead protestor who has been shot and killed by Carabiniere during rioting in central Genoa July 20, 2001. Police fired live rouds, tear gas and used water cannon in an attempt to disperse thousands of protestors demonstrating against the G8 summit. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez</p>

Riot police storm past a dead protestor who has been shot and killed by Carabiniere during rioting in central Genoa July 20, 2001. Police fired live rouds, tear gas and used water cannon in an attempt to disperse thousands of protestors demonstrating...more

Riot police storm past a dead protestor who has been shot and killed by Carabiniere during rioting in central Genoa July 20, 2001. Police fired live rouds, tear gas and used water cannon in an attempt to disperse thousands of protestors demonstrating against the G8 summit. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

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<p>Nepali police beat a wounded demonstrator at Gongabhu in Kathmandu April 9, 2006. Thousands of angry Nepalis tried to storm a state hospital on Sunday, burned government vehicles and clashed with riot police despite a curfew aimed at stopping pro-democracy rallies. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar.</p>

Nepali police beat a wounded demonstrator at Gongabhu in Kathmandu April 9, 2006. Thousands of angry Nepalis tried to storm a state hospital on Sunday, burned government vehicles and clashed with riot police despite a curfew aimed at stopping...more

Nepali police beat a wounded demonstrator at Gongabhu in Kathmandu April 9, 2006. Thousands of angry Nepalis tried to storm a state hospital on Sunday, burned government vehicles and clashed with riot police despite a curfew aimed at stopping pro-democracy rallies. REUTERS/Gopal Chitrakar.

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<p>People injured by a mob walk down a street in Achacachi, some 80km (49 miles) north of La Paz, November 17, 2008. Two people were killed and nine injured after being caught stealing in the Aymara town of Achacachi. Lynch mob attacks appear to be on the rise throughout the poor country as President Evo Morales plans to give the country's indigenous majority greater powers to decide how to punish criminals within their communities. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

People injured by a mob walk down a street in Achacachi, some 80km (49 miles) north of La Paz, November 17, 2008. Two people were killed and nine injured after being caught stealing in the Aymara town of Achacachi. Lynch mob attacks appear to be on...more

People injured by a mob walk down a street in Achacachi, some 80km (49 miles) north of La Paz, November 17, 2008. Two people were killed and nine injured after being caught stealing in the Aymara town of Achacachi. Lynch mob attacks appear to be on the rise throughout the poor country as President Evo Morales plans to give the country's indigenous majority greater powers to decide how to punish criminals within their communities. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A Georgian demonstrator sits amid rubbish piled up in front of the Russian embassy during a protest in Tbilisi August 27, 2008. Russia's armed forces overpowered Georgia's troops earlier this month after Tbilisi tried to retake control of the breakaway region of South Ossetia. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili </p>

A Georgian demonstrator sits amid rubbish piled up in front of the Russian embassy during a protest in Tbilisi August 27, 2008. Russia's armed forces overpowered Georgia's troops earlier this month after Tbilisi tried to retake control of the...more

A Georgian demonstrator sits amid rubbish piled up in front of the Russian embassy during a protest in Tbilisi August 27, 2008. Russia's armed forces overpowered Georgia's troops earlier this month after Tbilisi tried to retake control of the breakaway region of South Ossetia. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili

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<p>Siaka Kone, 25, his face wounded by a gunshot during the recent riots, recovers at Donka hospital in Conakry February 17 2007. Guinea's unions on Saturday called off talks with the government aimed at ending protests in which more than 120 people have died, saying they would not negotiate until President Lansana Conte lifted martial law.  REUTERS/Luc Gnago </p>

Siaka Kone, 25, his face wounded by a gunshot during the recent riots, recovers at Donka hospital in Conakry February 17 2007. Guinea's unions on Saturday called off talks with the government aimed at ending protests in which more than 120 people...more

Siaka Kone, 25, his face wounded by a gunshot during the recent riots, recovers at Donka hospital in Conakry February 17 2007. Guinea's unions on Saturday called off talks with the government aimed at ending protests in which more than 120 people have died, saying they would not negotiate until President Lansana Conte lifted martial law. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

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<p>A British riot policeman (R) and Rangers fans attend an injured man after clashes following their team's loss to Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Cup final in central Manchester, northern England, May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Staples </p>

A British riot policeman (R) and Rangers fans attend an injured man after clashes following their team's loss to Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Cup final in central Manchester, northern England, May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Staples

A British riot policeman (R) and Rangers fans attend an injured man after clashes following their team's loss to Zenit St. Petersburg in the UEFA Cup final in central Manchester, northern England, May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Darren Staples

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<p>Police guard the body of a victim killed during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner violence in Reiger Park informal settlement, east of Johannesburg, May 19, 2008. A wave of xenophobic attacks escalated in South Africa's seething townships on Monday, with mobs beating foreigners and setting some ablaze in scenes reminiscent of apartheid era violence. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko </p>

Police guard the body of a victim killed during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner violence in Reiger Park informal settlement, east of Johannesburg, May 19, 2008. A wave of xenophobic attacks escalated in South Africa's seething...more

Police guard the body of a victim killed during clashes believed to be linked to recent anti-foreigner violence in Reiger Park informal settlement, east of Johannesburg, May 19, 2008. A wave of xenophobic attacks escalated in South Africa's seething townships on Monday, with mobs beating foreigners and setting some ablaze in scenes reminiscent of apartheid era violence. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

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<p>Bystanders walk past an overturned vehicle in the western Galilee town of Pekiin October 30, 2007. Some 30 people, many of them police officers, were injured when riots erupted on Tuesday in the predominantly Druze village after Israeli police came to arrest locals suspected of vandalising a cellphone antenna.  REUTERS/Ammar Awad </p>

Bystanders walk past an overturned vehicle in the western Galilee town of Pekiin October 30, 2007. Some 30 people, many of them police officers, were injured when riots erupted on Tuesday in the predominantly Druze village after Israeli police came...more

Bystanders walk past an overturned vehicle in the western Galilee town of Pekiin October 30, 2007. Some 30 people, many of them police officers, were injured when riots erupted on Tuesday in the predominantly Druze village after Israeli police came to arrest locals suspected of vandalising a cellphone antenna. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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<p>A worker repairs damage to a police station following weekend riots by soccer fans in Rome November 13, 2007. Italy's second and third division soccer programme will be suspended at the weekend, the country's federation said on Monday following fan violence sparked by the shooting of a Lazio supporter by a policeman. REUTERS/Chris Helgren </p>

A worker repairs damage to a police station following weekend riots by soccer fans in Rome November 13, 2007. Italy's second and third division soccer programme will be suspended at the weekend, the country's federation said on Monday following fan...more

A worker repairs damage to a police station following weekend riots by soccer fans in Rome November 13, 2007. Italy's second and third division soccer programme will be suspended at the weekend, the country's federation said on Monday following fan violence sparked by the shooting of a Lazio supporter by a policeman. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

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<p>Kashmiri protesters clash with Indian police in Srinagar August 7, 2008. The Indian army is deploying around 10,000 extra soldiers in Kashmir to quell weeks of protests over land for a Hindu shrine that had sparked some of the state's worst religious riots in two decades. REUTERS/Danish Ismail </p>

Kashmiri protesters clash with Indian police in Srinagar August 7, 2008. The Indian army is deploying around 10,000 extra soldiers in Kashmir to quell weeks of protests over land for a Hindu shrine that had sparked some of the state's worst religious...more

Kashmiri protesters clash with Indian police in Srinagar August 7, 2008. The Indian army is deploying around 10,000 extra soldiers in Kashmir to quell weeks of protests over land for a Hindu shrine that had sparked some of the state's worst religious riots in two decades. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

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