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Employees of the world's leading producer of primary aluminum, Alcoa, shout slogans as they take part in a demonstration outside the industry ministry in Rome, as Prime Minister Mario Monti's government holds talks. The demonstrators protest against the closing of Portovesme and Fusina melting plants on the Italian island of Sardinia, which employ about 2,000 people.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP / Getty Images

Employees of the world's leading producer of primary aluminum, Alcoa, clash with police during a demonstration outside the industry ministry.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE / AFP / Getty Images

Chicago teachers walk a picket line outside Benjamin Banneker Elementary School, after they went on strike for the first time in 25 years. Union and district officials failed to reach a contract agreement despite intense weekend negotiations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: M. Spencer Green / Associated Press

Groups of laborers toss fake money during a mock funeral for President Ma Ying-jeou and his government in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei in protest of laws that allow companies to refuse payments and pensions to employees once they file for bankruptcy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Santana / Associated Press

A Palestinian boy adds a tire to a burning barricade during a protest against the high cost of living in the West Bank town of Jenin. Palestinian demonstrators fed up with high prices and unpaid salaries shuttered shops, halted traffic with burning tires and closed schools throughout the West Bank on Monday in the largest show of popular discontent with the governing Palestinian Authority in its 18-year history.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mohammed Ballas / Associated Press

A Bangladeshi boat man struggles to make his way through a water hyacinth-filled Buriganga River in Bangladesh. The free-floating aquatic plant is hampering the movement of boats in the river.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: A.M. Ahad / Associated Press

An elderly man sits on a toy horse at a playground in Beijing. China says its trade surplus widened to $26.7 billion in August as exports remained weak and imports registered a surprise decline in a further blow to the country's slowing economy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: WANG ZHAO / AFP / Getty Images

Indian Hindu devotees perform evening rituals as they take a holy dip in the River Ganges in Allahabad. Allahabad, on the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, is one of Hinduism's important centers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rajesh Kumar Singh / Associated Press

A staff member of the German parliament Bundestag walks through a tunnel between parliament buildings. During the first week after the summer break the German parliament will face the budget debate and on Wednesday a decision of Germany's Federal Constitutional Court about the European stability mechanism.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Markus Schreiber / Associated Press

Olympic volunteers pose in front of the National Gallery before the victory parade of the British athletes of the Olympics and Paralympics Games passing by Trafalgar Square.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA / EPA

Polo players practice on the beach ahead of a beach polo event in Newquay, England. Several thousand people are expected to watch the event, now in its sixth year, which is being played on one of Cornwall's most popular surfing beaches.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Cardy / Getty Images

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Monday’s Pictures in the News begins in Italy, where employees of the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, Alcoa, shout slogans as they take part in a demonstration outside the industry ministry in Rome. The demonstrators are protesting the closure of melting plants on the Italian island of Sardinia, which employ about 2,000 people.

Other protests in the news include Chicago teachers walking a picket line after they went on strike for the first time in 25 years; laborers toss fake money during a mock funeral for President Ma Ying-jeou and his government in protest of laws that allow companies to refuse payments and pensions to employees once they file for bankruptcy in Taipei; and Palestinian demonstrators fed up with high prices and unpaid salaries shuttered shops, halted traffic with burning tires and closed schools throughout the West Bank on Monday in the largest show of popular discontent with the governing Palestinian Authority in its 18-year history.

Elsewhere, a Bangladeshi boat man struggles to make his way through a water hyacinth-filled Buriganga River in Bangladesh; Indian Hindu devotees perform evening rituals as they take a holy dip in the River Ganges in Allahabad; and polo players practice on the beach ahead of a beach polo event on in Newquay, England.

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