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BILIN, WEST BANK A protester in the West Bank village of Bilin, with his face painted the colors of the Palestinian flag, participates in a demonstration on July 28, 2014, in protest against Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip. Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday which marks the end of Ramadan, began that day; the demonstrators performed the Eid prayers near the Israeli West Bank barrier, emblematic to many Palestinians of Israeli occupation. (Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA On July 16, protesters gathered outside the UN offices in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in an attempt to draw international attention to the sectarian clashes that have plagued western Myanmar since June 2012. The conflicts between the Buddhist Rakhine and Muslim Rohingya have left more than 250 people dead and nearly 150,000 displaced, including the woman pictured here. (Photo by Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images)

KHAZAIR, IRAQ An estimated 500,000 Iraqis have been forced to leave their homes by the recent surge in fighting between government troops and armed groups, particularly ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria). Here, a young girl and her family prepare to make camp for the night on a road heading north from Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, which was captured by ISIS forces on June 10. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

IRBIL, IRAQ Men handle doves in Irbil, the fortified Kurdish safe haven for Iraqis and Syrians fleeing ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and the Syrian conflict. Half a million Shiites fled Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, after it was seized by ISIS last month; tens of thousands came to temporary 'internally displaced persons' camps such as the one in Irbil. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

JAPAN Several thousand citizens rally outside of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence on July 1 following his announcement that the nation will now come to the military aid of allies under attack rather than only acting in self-defense. Along with calls for his resignation, protesters asserted that Abe’s actions infringed upon their democratic rights. (Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

JOHANNESBURG Anger over South Africa's high unemployment and government corruption has bloomed into protests throughout the nation in anticipation of May 7 elections. Though some marchers, such as this Democratic Alliance supporter in Johannesburg, were peaceful, others around the country threw rocks or set fire to polling stations. (Photo by Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, D.C. Members of the 'Cowboy Indian Alliance,' which includes ranchers, tribal communities, allies and activists, rally against the Keystone XL pipeline after a week of camping out on the National Mall. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO Protests and violence broke out in the city's Pavao-Pavaozinho after the discovery of the corpse of Douglas Rafael da Silva Pereira. Residents accused the police occupying the area of beating Pereira to death; one person was killed and cars were set ablaze in the ensuing riots. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

TAIPEI More than 200,000 people, known as the "Sunflower Movement," rally on March 30 to oppose a trade pact between Taiwan and China. For two weeks before the protest, student groups had occupied the Legislative Yuan; they feared that such a pact would give China undue political and economic influence over their country. (Photo by Lam Yik Fei/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO Tania Gonzalvez and Louis Carlos de Sousa are just two of the more than 100,000 residents of the Complexo da Maré, a favela, or slum, just a few miles from Rio de Janeiro's international airport. As the World Cup draws nearer, the host city's so-called "pacification" efforts have intensified, including installing permanent police units—and federal security forces—in select areas like Maré. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

MALAKAL, SOUTH SUDAN: Troops in the Sudanese People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) reportedly recaptured Malakal, the capital of Upper Nile and one of the bloodiest battlegrounds in South Sudan, from rebel forces on March 19, 2014. Here, a soldier smokes as he arrives with reinforcements at the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS) base in the city. Thousands have died and nearly a million have been displaced since December, when violence erupted between troops supporting President Salva Kiir and those supporting ex-Vice President Riek Machar. (Ivan Lieman / AFP / Getty Images)

KIEV, UKRAINE For months, Kiev’s Independence Square was home to protests that led to the deaths of dozens and the ousting of former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych. Thanks to President Vladimir Putin’s plan to annex Crimea, which the Russian president announced on March 18, international attention has largely shifted away from the square; still, many occupiers remain, such as this member of a self-defense unit. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MIAMI, FLORIDA Florida's legislative session began on March 4, 2014, prompting protesters (including Kite Rafferty, pictured) to gather around the state. The demonstrators oppose continuing attacks on middle-class Floridians by Republican Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled legislature. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

ALLAHABAD, INDIA Last week, junior doctors in Uttar Pradesh went on strike for six days to protest alleged mistreatment by politician Irfan Solanki and police forces at a medical college in Kanpur. Here, a patient waits in a ward at the SRN hospital, where doctors wore black armbands in support of their Kanpur peers. About 33 patients died from lack of medical help during the strike, which doctors called off March 6 in response to intervention from the Allahabad High Court. (Photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images)

KIEV, UKRAINE A protester carries food for demonstrators on the barricades on Feb. 20, 2014. Renewed violence in Ukraine killed at least 26 people this week, breaking a brief truce between protesters and government forces. In Kiev's Independence Square, where much of the fighting has taken place, protesters threw Molotov cocktails and rocks at heavily armed police. (Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL Several of the most populated cities in Brazil, including Rio de Janeiro, Porto Alegre and São Paulo, experienced the hottest January in several decades—leading many citizens, like these teenagers gathering in a pool fed by spring water, to seek out relief wherever possible. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

LVIV, UKRAINE Hundreds of nationalists carry torches for a rally marking the anniversary of a 1918 battle between young Ukrainians and the USSR's Red Army. Formerly peaceful public demonstrations surrounding trade deals with the European Union escalated into violence last month over the government's draconian anti-protest laws. On Jan. 29, 2014, former President Leonid Kravchuk warned that the country was "on the brink of civil war." (Photo by Yuriy Dyachyshyn/AFP/Getty Images)

KIEV, UKRAINE A Ukrainian protester wearing a gas mask stands amid burnt tires and garbage following clashes between pro-EU demonstrators and riot police in Kiev on January 23. In the last week, Ukraine's previously peaceful protests turned violent on both sides, with at least two protesters confirmed dead and dozens more arrested in clashes with government forces. (Photo by Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images)

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL A new law allowing undocumented immigrants to be detained for a year without trial has prompted widespread outrage in Israel. The majority of asylum-seekers are from Eritrea and Sudan; they point out that returning home means risking intimidation, persecution or even genocide. On January 22 protesters massed outside UN offices and foreign embassies in Tel Aviv. Like the man pictured here, many wore tape over their mouths to symbolize Israel's reluctance to hear their arguments. (Photo by Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

OFRA, PALESTINE After Israel announced plans to build hundreds of houses in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, Palestinians erupted in protest. The territory, which Palestinians have claimed for their future state, has been a main focus in peace talks. Here, a protester stands in front of flames during clashes with Israeli security forces. (Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)