Pamplona, Spain — A man smokes as stickers calling for a general strike litter the streets from those angry about the Spanish government's tough new labor reforms and cutbacks.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alvaro Barrientos / Associated PressLink
Barcelona, Spain — A police officer runs during demonstrations that were part of a general strike called by Spanish unions angry over economic reforms from the new conservative government.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated PressLink
Murcia, Spain — A protester yells at a police officer in Murcia during the 24-hour general strike called in Spain to protest against labor reform. According to trade unions, 75% of workers in Murcia supported the strike.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ISRAEL SANCHEZ / EPALink
Medan, Indonesia — Student protesters wave the Indonesian national flag as they burn tires at a protest against the government's plan to raise fuel prices in Medan. The government plans to raise fuel prices by about 33% next month to avoid a budget deficit because of expensive fuel subsidies.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Binsar Bakkara / Associated PressLink
Surabaya, Indonesia — Police officers set up a roadblock during a protest against the Indonesian government's plan to raise fuel prices.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Trisnadi / Associated PressLink
St. Austell, England — Contortionist Leilani Franco performs at a preview for the NoFit State Circus' new summer show at the Eden Project in St. Austell.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty ImagesLink
Quezon City, Philippines — Students at Batasan Hills High School in Quezon City attend graduation; such festivities occur nationwide in the Philippines in March.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NOEL CELIS / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Buranovo, Russia — Ekaterina Shklyaeva, 74, a member of the singing group Buranovskiye Babushki, or Buranovo Grannies, talks to her goats in her village of Buranovo. The group of women ages 43 to 86 will represent Russia in the Eurovision 2012 Song Contest in Baku.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Hong Kong — Two men use their cellphones in front of a print of a painting by Zhang Xiaogang that is advertising the upcoming Sotherby's spring sales series.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONY DICKSON / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
New Delhi — A Tibetan exile shouts as he is detained by Indian police officers at a protest near where Chinese President Hu Jintao is attending the BRICS summit. The meeting came amid heavy security after the self-immolation of a Tibetan exile at an anti-China protest Monday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Manish Swarup / Associated PressLink
Wuppertal, Germany — Anori the polar bear cub, born Jan. 4, cuddles with his mother, Vilma, at the open-air enclosure of the zoo in Wuppertal.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIUS BECKER / European Pressphoto AgencyLink
London — Members of the Household Cavalry take part in the Major General's Review at Hyde Park. Major General George Norton, who commands the division, determines whether it is fit to perform its ceremonial duties for the summer, which this year includes the Olympics.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images EuropeLink
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