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  • 1. A police officer is engulfed in flames after being hit by a Molotov cocktail thrown by protesters marking the anniversary of the Tlatelolco massacre in Mexico City, Wednesday Oct. 2, 2013. Mexico commemorated the 45th anniversary of the massacre of students holding an anti-government protest ten days before the 1968 Summer Olympics celebrations in Mexico City. (Eduardo Verdugo/AP)
  • 2. A military police pepper sprays a protester during a demonstration in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, June 17, 2013. (Victor R. Caivano/AP)
  • 3. An injured Cambodian worker escapes from riot police in the compound of a Buddhist pagoda in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. (AP)
  • 4. Egyptian protesters drag a wounded Muslim Brotherhood supporter during clashes between supporters and opponents of Egypt’s powerful Muslim Brotherhood near the Islamist group’s headquarters in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, March 22, 2013. (Khalil Hamra / AP)
  • 5. A body, left, lies outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, Saturday Sept. 21 2013. (Sayyid Azim/AP)
  • 6. A South African policeman, left, fires a rubber bullet at striking farm workers as they demonstrate in De Doorns, South Africa, Thursday, Jan 10, 2013. (Schalk van Zuydam, AP)
  • 7. A police vehicle falls off of the 6th of October bridge close to the largest sit-in by supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in the eastern Nasr City district of Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. (Aly Hazzaa, El Shorouk Newspaper/AP)
  • 8. A police officer uses his baton to beat back supporters of Haiti's former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide who gathered outside the courthouse in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where Aristide arrived earlier in the day on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. The two-time president showed up at the courthouse to testify before a judge investigating the 2000 slaying of Jean Dominique, one of the Caribbean country's most prominent journalists. (Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)
  • 9. Lebanese citizens and Hezbollah supporters gather at the scene of a car bomb explosion in southern Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday Aug. 15, 2013. The powerful car bomb ripped through a southern Beirut neighborhood that is a stronghold of the militant group Hezbollah. (Hussein Malla/AP)
  • 10. Police clash with demonstrators during a protest against austerity measures near the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, Spain, Thursday April 25, 2013. (Andres Kudacki/AP)
  • 11. A military attack helicopter flies over a street near the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, July 5, 2013 days after the ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi. (Hassan Ammar/AP)
  • 12. A man throws a piece of furniture during clashes between loyalist protesters and riot police in North Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 13, 2013. (Peter Muhly / AFP / Getty Images)
  • 13. Military police detain a man during an anti-government protest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 20, 2013. (Victor R. Caivano/AP)
  • 14. Turkish protesters clash with riot police at the city's main Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, June 1, 2013. (AP)
  • 15. A Bahraini anti-government protester is engulfed in flames when a shot fired by riot police hit the petrol bomb in his hand during clashes in Sanabis, Bahrain, Thursday, March 14, 2013. (Hasan Jamali / AP)
  • 16. Masked Palestinians use a back car seat as a shield during a protest in support of Palestinian prisoners, outside an Israeli military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (Bernat Armangue / AP)
  • 17. Egyptian riot police fire tear gas at protesters demonstrating in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. (Khalil Hamra, AP)
  • 18. An Egyptian protester evacuates an injured boy during clashes near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (Khalil Hamra, AP)
  • 19. Police using water canon on BJP workers who are protesting against India's Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s Hindu Terror remark on January 24, 2012 in Chandigarh, India. Home minister Shinde has alleged that the BJP and RSS were behind terror attacks by extremists during a Congress Conclave in the city of Jaipur. (Keshav Singh, Hindustan Times / Getty Images)
  • 20. Afghan security and intelligence check a dead body at the scene after an attack by militants in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. (Ahmad Jamshid, AP)
  • 21. A Chadian soldier wearing reflective sunglasses observes the convoy ahead of him, as Chadian soldiers who are fighting in support of the president of the Central African Republic ride on the road leading to Damara, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. (Ben Curtis, AP)
  • 22. A Christian man chases a suspected Seleka officer in civilian clothes with a knife near the airport in Bangui, Central African Republic, Monday Dec. 9, 2013. Both Christian and Muslim mobs went on lynching sprees as French Forces deployed in the capital. The Seleka man was taken into custody by French forces who fired warning shots to disperse the crowds. (Jerome Delay/AP)
  • 23. Muslim men organized in militias with machetes rough up a Christian man while checking him for weapons in the Miskine neighbourhood of Bangui, Central African Republic, Friday Dec. 13, 2013. A band of about a dozen Muslim men with machetes faced off against an equally large group of Christian youths. Also in Miskine, French troops backed by a helicopter traded fire with unidentified assailants as France's Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian arrived in tBangui. More than 500 people have been killed over the past eight days in sectarian fighting in Central African Republic. (Jerome Delay/AP)
  • 24. Inglewood police snipers take up a position outside a residence, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in Inglewood, Calif., where a police officer was shot and another received minor injuries in a confrontation with a gunman who barricaded himself inside a home and could be holding a hostage, authorities said. (Nick Ut/AP)
  • 25. Opponents of ousted President Mohammed Morsi carry their injured friend who was wounded during clashes with Morsi supporters, in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, July 22, 2013. Several hundred Morsi supporters tried to march toward the U.S. Embassy, passing near Tahrir Square, where Morsi opponents have been camped out. Clashes erupted between the two sides.(Hussein Malla/AP)
  • 26. An Egyptian security force escorts a supporter of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as security forces clear a sit-in camp set up near Cairo University in Cairo's Giza district, Egypt, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013. Egyptian police in riot gear swept in with armored vehicles and bulldozers Wednesday to clear the sit-in camp and the other encampment set up by supporters of the country's ousted Islamist president in Cairo, showering protesters with tear gas as the sound of gunfire rang out. (Hussein Tallal/AP)
  • 27. Protesters throw stones at a police vehicle in Ubate, north of Bogota, Colombia, Monday, Aug. 26, 2013. Hundreds of protesters clashed with police in support of farmers who had being blockading highways for a week for an assortment of demands that include reduced gasoline prices, increased subsidies and the cancellation of free trade agreements. (Fernando Vergara/AP)
  • 28. A Palestinian protester uses a sling shot during clashes with Israel troops in Betunia near the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 27, 2013. Thousands of Palestinians demonstrated in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and east Jerusalem to mark the anniversary of an uprising against occupation, clashing in places with Israeli forces.
  • 29. A Libyan protester holds a gun during clashes between demonstrators and troops of the Libyan Shield Forces (LSF), a coalition of militias, following a demonstration outside the LSF office in the northern city of Benghazi on June 8, 2013.
  • 30. A Bahraini riot-police car is hit by a petrol bomb during clashes with demonstrators following the funeral of Hussein Abdullah, in the village of Saar, west of Manama, on June 26, 2013. Bahrain, a Gulf kingdom ruled by the Sunni Al-Khalifa dynasty, was shaken in February 2011 by a protest movement led by the Shiite majority.
  • 31. Indian police officials arrest an activist of Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity (KMSS) during a demonstration in the Dispur area of Guwahati on October 1, 2013. The KMSS activists were demonstrating to demand land rights for those living for prolonged period of time on government land.
  • 32. Firemen battle a fire in Lashio , Northern Shan state of Myanmar on May 29, 2013. Myanmar's government called for calm after mobs burned down a Muslim orphanage, a mosque and shops during a new eruption of religious violence in the east of the country.
  • 33. A member of the Lou Nuer tribe comes back home in the Yuai village, Uror county, Jonglei state in South Sudan, on July 23, 2013 after fighting against the rebel group of Yau Yau in Pibor county, South Sudan. Over 100,000 South Sudanese civilians are cut off from aid in the eastern state of Jonglei amid fierce fighting between rival ethnic groups, aid agencies and the United Nations warned on July 17.
  • 34. Afghan defence personnel inspect the scene following a suicide attack in Bazarak district, Panjshir province, on May 29, 2013. Afghan security forces killed six suicide bombers who attacked the Panjshir provincial governor's office early on May 29, officials said, in an assault on one the the most stable areas of the country.
  • 35. A policeman walks on a street in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Sunday, May 5, 2013 during a protest by Islamic activists. Police in Bangladesh's capital fired rubber bullets to disperse stone-throwing Islamic activists Sunday during the protest to demand that the government enact an anti-blasphemy law. The government in this Muslim-majority nation has rejected the groups' demands, saying Bangladesh is governed by secular liberal laws. (Rahul Talukder/AP)
  • 36. A protester throws a petrol bomb towards riot policemen during clashes in Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Hundreds of police in riot gear forced through barricades in Istanbul's central Taksim Square early Tuesday, pushing many of the protesters who had occupied the square for more than a week into a nearby park. (Kostas Tsironis/AP)
  • 37. Wounded churchgoers lie on the ground as Roman Catholic nuns run for cover after a blast at the St. Joseph Mfanyakazi Roman Catholic Church in Arusha, Tanzania Sunday, May 5, 2013. A Tanzanian police official says a woman died and over 40 people were seriously injured when a bomb exploded in the Roman Catholic Church in northern Tanzania, with eyewitnesses reporting that the bomb was thrown from a motorcycle. (AP)
  • 38. Russian riot police officers clash with CSKA Moscow soccer fans celebrating their team's Russian Premier League Championship title, in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, May 18, 2013, (Denis Tyrin/AP)
  • 39. Egyptian protesters clash near a bus belonging to Muslim Brotherhood supporters burns after it was reportedly set alight by anti- government protesters in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, April 19, 2013. Clashes erupted Friday between several hundred opponents and supporters of Egypt’s Islamist president during a rally by his allies calling on him to “cleanse the judiciary” of alleged supporters of the old regime. (Mostafa Elshemy / AP)
  • 40. People gather on the site of bomb blast in Karachi on March 3, 2013. A bomb attack in Pakistan's largest city Karachi on Sunday killed at least 23 people, including women and children, and wounded 50 others, police said. (Asif Hassan / AFP / Getty Images)
  • 41. A US soldier stands alongside the body of a suspected suicide bomber in Kabul on February 24, 2013. Afghan security forces Sunday shot dead two suspected suicide bombers in a car near a construction site in Kabul's diplomatic enclave, a police official and an AFP photographer said. (Shah Marai / AFP / Getty Images)
  • 42. This picture taken late on January 23, 2013 shows Thai police officers inspecting the dead body of a suspected separatist militant (C) who was shot dead in clashes with Thai soldiers in the Srisakorn district of Thailand's restive southern province of Narathiwat. More than 5,300 people, both Buddhist and Muslim, have been killed since 2004 in Thailand's restive south, according to local conflict monitor Deep South Watch. (Madaree Tohlala, AFP / Getty Images)
  • 43. Security officers walk away as a man mourns next to the bodies of his wife and daughter, who were gunned down outside their house as they attempted to escape when suspected Orma raiders attacked their village of Kibusu in Kenya Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. The raiders set more than twenty houses on fire and killed at least ten people as the Tana River County ethnic clashes erupted yet again. (AP)
  • 44. Photos: Huffington Post