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Nov. 26, 2012. Police officers are sprayed with milk by European milk farmers during a demonstration outside the European Parliament in Brussels. (Photo: Geert Vanden Wijngaert—AP)
From protests in Egypt and life in the aftermath of the Gaza conflict to Myanmar’s refugee camps and volcanic lava spilling into the ocean in Hawaii, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.
Policeman strikes AFP photojournalist Patricia Melo during the Portuguese general strike in Lisbon March 22, 2012.
Portugal faces a general strike by workers angered by austerity measures imposed as a condition of a 78-billion euro bailout last year but doubts remain as to whether Thursday’s stoppage will receive widespread support. [REUTERS/Hugo Correia]
Greece’s Paralyzing General Strike Turns Violent in Central AthensMay 11, 2011 - Athens, Greece - Several hundred youths hurled projectiles, fire crackers and Molotov coctails at police, who responded with volleys of tear gas and stun grenades.Greece was paralyzed Wednesday by a nationwide general strike as hundreds of thousansa of workers and civil servants walked off the job in a 24-hour protest over the Socialist government’s ongoing austerity program.
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