Major protests of 2013

Protests are taking over Ukraine and Thailand now, but this year's been full of passionate political demonstrations, including the unforgettable riots in Egypt and Turkey.

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Major protests of 2013
A pro-EU Ukrainian protester waving his national flag shouts slogans behind riot policemen standing guard in Independence Square in Kiev on December 9, 2013. Pro-EU Ukrainian demonstrators kept up their protest against President Viktor Yanukovych as the authorities sent internal troops and riot police into central Kiev in an increasingly tense showdown. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)
The anti-government protests in Bangkok continue outside Government House on December 9, 2013 in Thailand. The protesters demand the resignation of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, claming that Yingluck's government is controlled by her brother, ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra, who was toppled in a military coup in 2006. He was accused of abusing his power and of fraud, and he left the country in 2008. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Muslim Brotherhood and ousted president Mohammed Morsi supporters clash with Egyptian riot police during a demonstration in the streets of El Zeitun neighborhood close by al Qubba presidential Palace on December 6, 2013 in Cairo. Egyptian police dispersed several rallies by Islamists, firing tear gas at protesters in Cairo as the government tries to stamp out unrest since president Mohamed Morsi's July overthrow. (Photo credit should read MAHMOUD KHALED/AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-fracking and climate protesters march with banners and placards towards the test drill site operated by British energy firm Cuadrilla in Balcombe in southern England, on August 18, 2013. British energy firm Cuadrilla scaled back its operations at the rural site where it is test drilling for oil as hundreds of protesters hold a six-day 'action camp' in protest against the process of fracking and the exploitation of fossil fuels. Hydraulic fracturing involves using huge amounts of pressurised water mixed with chemicals to crack open shale -- sedimentary rock containing hydrocarbons -- to release natural gas. Cuadrilla, which specialises in fracking for shale gas, is not currently using the technique at the test drill site in Balcombe. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLIS
Activists march during a silent demonstration against police violence against protestors, political corruption and demanding better public services in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 31, 2013. The banner reads 'Liberty' in Portuguese. AFP PHOTO / YASUYOSHI CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)
Students with cardboard weapons participate in a performance during a protest in front of the Bulgarian parliament in Sofia, on November 20, 2013. Shouts 'Resignation' and 'Victory' were also heard as a workers rally merged with the daily protest of about 1,000 students outside parliament, who pressed for Oresharski to go and demanded new morals in politics they saw as corrupt and catering too much for big business interest. Several thousand Bulgarian public sector workers rallied in Sofia on Wednesday with demands for more government measures to ease poverty, as angry students kept pressing for the cabinet's resignation. AFP PHOTO / NIKOLAY DOYCHINOV
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 08: A man holds a banner with the written slogan "Alle Roma Bleiben" (All Roma Stay) as ethnic Roma protest against discrimination against Roma on International Roma Day on April 8, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. Western Europe has experienced a large influx of Roma, who are also called Gypsies, from Romania and Bulgaria in recent years following the accession of the two countries to the European Union. Restrictions on the rights of Romanian and Bulgarian citizens to work in the EU are scheduled to end at the end of 2013. (Photo by Carsten Koall/Getty Images)
Armenian demonstrators clash with riot police outside the Turkish consulate in Thessaloniki on April 24, 2013. The ethnic Armenian community in Thessaloniki organized a protest rally, marking the 98th anniversary of the massacre and deportation of Ottoman Armenians during World War I, which Armenians claim left around 1.5 million dead and is described by many countries as genocide although Ankara continues to reject the term. AFP PHOTO /Sakis Mitrolidis
Turkish police fire tear gas and water cannon during a demonstration called by teachers unions against the government's education policies on November 23, 2013 in Ankara. Political tensions are mounting in Turkey ahead of an election-charged year, with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan embroiled in a bitter row with an influential Muslim leader over education. AFP PHOTO/ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Protestors and supporters of the group Anonymous marched from the Washington Monument to the White House on November 5,2013 in Washington, DC. The march was part of a global Million Mask March planned for Guy Fawkes Day. The largely youthful protest was not unified around a single issue or grievance, as demonstrators variously called for more transparent government, the elimination of poverty, an end to war, and increased personal freedoms, among other demands. (Photo by Erkan Avci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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