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An Occupy Oakland protester spraypaints the side of a building during a march on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, in Oakland, Calif. Except for a couple incidents of graffiti and minor confrontations with police officers, the protesters, who numbered about 1000, remained lawful. Relatives of an earthquake victim are led away from ruins by a Policeman, [...]

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There are many forms of protest, many ways to express an objection to particular events, situations, policies, and even people.  Protests can also take many forms - from individual statements to mass demonstrations - both peaceful and violent. In the last 30 days, there have been numerous protests across the globe in many countries.  The following post is a collection of only some of those protests, but the images convey a gamut of emotions as citizens stand up for their political, economic, religious and lifestyle rights.  -- Paula Nelson (51 photos total)
As protesters sleep in Zuccotti Park, N.Y. police officers receive instructions. A group of activists calling themselves Occupy Wall Street targeted the Financial District for more than a week of demonstrations in late September. The group said they sought to bring attention to corporate malfeasance, social inequality, and the yawning gap in income between America's rich and poor. (Eduardo Munoz/Reuters)

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A Pakistani woman displaced by the floods walks along a flooded road holding an axe to cut wood, in Digri district near Hyderabad, Pakistan. The United Nations and Pakistani government appealed for $357 million in foreign donations to urgently help more than seven million people swamped by a second year of catastrophic floods.

One year from the country’s worst-ever floods that left more than 21 million people in need, Pakistan’s southern plains have been inundated again, with some parts of Sindh province swamped with more water than last summer.

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A Pakistani woman displaced by the floods walks along a flooded road holding an axe to cut wood, in Digri district near Hyderabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. The United Nations appealed for $357 million Sunday to help millions of Pakistanis affected by floods that have damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and destroyed millions of acres of crops. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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This photograph taken from a Pakistani Army helicopter shows flood affected villagers seeking refuge on a dry patch in the flood-hit Sanghar district of Sindh province on September 19, 2011. The United Nations and Pakistani government appealed for $357 million in foreign donations to urgently help more than seven million people swamped by a second year of catastrophic floods. One year on from the country's worst-ever floods that left more than 21 million people in need, Pakistan's southern plains have been inundated again, with some parts of Sindh province swamped with more water than last summer. AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN (Photo credit should read ASIF HASSAN/AFP/Getty Images) #

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A Pakistani boy, right, reaches for his bowl after crossing a flooded field in Tando Muhammad Khan near Hyderabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. The United Nations appealed for $357 million Sunday to help millions of Pakistanis affected by floods that have damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and destroyed millions of acres of crops. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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A Pakistani woman stands in floodwater as she removes belongings in her house following heavy monsoon rain in Hyderabad on September 13, 2011. Pakistan called on the world to speed up relief efforts after torrential rains exacerbated major floods, killing 270 people and making another 200,000 homeless in the south of the country. AFP PHOTO / YOUSUF NAGORI #

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In this photo taken from a helicopter, a displaced Pakistani man gestures to Pakistani army officers as they deliver rice and sugar to flood victims, in Badin District, in Pakistan's Sindh province, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. In Pakistan's Sindh province alone, the floods have killed over 220 people, damaged or destroyed some 665,000 homes and displaced more than 1.8 million people, according to the United Nations. Neighboring Baluchistan province has also been affected. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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A Pakistani family member stands between patients suffering from the mosquito-borne disease, dengue fever, at a local hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pakistani authorities who are already under pressure to help hundreds of thousands of flood victims, struggling to contain dengue fever which has killed many people and around 4,400 cases have been reported, officials said. (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash) #

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Local residents wade through a flooded street following heavy monsoon rains in Quetta on September 13, 2011. Pakistan called on the world to speed up relief efforts after torrential rains exacerbated major floods, killing 270 people and making another 200,000 homeless in the south of the country. AFP PHOTO / BANARAS KHAN #

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In this photo taken from a helicopter, displaced Pakistanis run through flood water to pickup bags of rice and sugar delivered by the Pakistani army, in Pakistan's Sindh province, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. In Pakistan's Sindh province alone, the floods have killed over 220 people, damaged or destroyed some 665,000 homes and displaced more than 1.8 million people, according to the United Nations. Neighboring Baluchistan province has also been affected. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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Pakistani Navy personnel distribute aid to flood-affected villagers in Jhudo district on September 16, 2011. The United Nations said that it was stepping up aid to Pakistan, where monsoon floods have killed 270 people, affected over 5.5 million others and destroyed 1.1 million homes. TOPSHOTS/AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN #

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Pakistani flood affected peoples line up for relief supplies at a distribution point on the outskirts of Badin on September 18, 2011. In Pakistan's fertile south, a grim-faced soldier found himself in a standoff with 100 flood-stricken protesters demanding help for their communities marooned by the surging water. The UN and Islamabad on September jointly issued an emergency funding appeal for 357 million USD to shore up rescue and relief efforts. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN #

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A displaced Pakistani girl sleeps on a bed as she and her family take refuge on a roadside in Tando Allah Yar, in Pakistan's Sindh province, after fleeing their flood-hit homes, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. In Pakistan's Sindh province alone, the floods have killed over 220 people, damaged or destroyed some 665,000 homes and displaced more than 1.8 million people, according to the United Nations. Neighboring Baluchistan province has also been affected. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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A displaced Pakistani child, his face covered with flies, lies on the ground as he and his family take refuge on a roadside in Tando Allah Yar, in Pakistan's Sindh province, after fleeing their flood-hit homes, Monday, Sept. 26, 2011. In Pakistan's Sindh province alone, the floods have killed over 220 people, damaged or destroyed some 665,000 homes and displaced more than 1.8 million people, according to the United Nations. Neighboring Baluchistan province has also been affected. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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Displaced Pakistani Orung Zeeb, 1, sleeps in a hammock attached to a bed his mother laying on, as they take refuge on a roadside after fleeing their homes in Tando Allah Yar district near Hyderabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. In Pakistan's Sindh province alone, the floods have killed over 220 people, damaged or destroyed some 665,000 homes and displaced more than 1.8 million people, according to the United Nations. Neighboring Baluchistan province has also been affected. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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Displaced Pakistani Shahinaz Afser, 8, stands inside her family's tent in a relief camp set by the Pakistani army in Kaloi, in Pakistan's Sindh province, after fleeing their flood-hit homes, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. In Pakistan's Sindh province alone, the floods have killed over 220 people, damaged or destroyed some 665,000 homes and displaced more than 1.8 million people, according to the United Nations. Neighboring Baluchistan province has also been affected. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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A Pakistani woman displaced by floodwater, carries a young boy while crossing a flooded way, in Tando Muhammad Khan near Hyderabad, Pakistan, Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. The United Nations appealed for $357 million Sunday to help millions of Pakistanis affected by floods that have damaged hundreds of thousands of homes and destroyed millions of acres of crops. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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Pakistani flood affected villagers arrive at a safe place in flood-hit Badin district in Sindh province on September 13, 2011. Pakistan called on the world to speed up relief efforts after torrential rains exacerbated major floods, killing 270 people and making another 200,000 homeless in the south of the country. Local officials say devastation in parts of the country's main breadbasket is worse than last year, when a fifth of the country was left under water by the country's worst ever floods that affected a total of 21 million people. AFP PHOTO / ASIF HASSAN #

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In this photo taken from a helicopter, Pakistani farmers look up while working in their partially flooded fields in Pakistan's Sindh province, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2011. In Pakistan's Sindh province alone, the floods have killed over 220 people, damaged or destroyed some 665,000 homes and displaced more than 1.8 million people, according to the United Nations. Neighboring Baluchistan province has also been affected. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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A displaced Pakistani youth, crosses a flooded field carrying tree branches, in Mirpur Khas in Pakistan's Sindh province, after fleeing their flood-hit homes, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. In Pakistan's Sindh province alone, the floods have killed over 220 people, damaged or destroyed some 665,000 homes and displaced more than 1.8 million people, according to the United Nations. Neighboring Baluchistan province has also been affected. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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An aerial view shows the tents of people displaced by flooding in a relief camp in Kanri Village district Umarkot on September 24, 2011. A United Nations food agency launched an appeal for 18.9 million USD September 23 to help farmers in southern Pakistan hit by floods it said were even more disastrous than last year. AFP PHOTO/Rizwan TABASSUM #

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A displaced Pakistani man pushes a bed through flood water after fleeing his home in Tando Allah Yar district near Hyderabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. In Pakistan's Sindh province alone, the floods have killed over 220 people, damaged or destroyed some 665,000 homes and displaced more than 1.8 million people, according to the United Nations. Neighboring Baluchistan province has also been affected. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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A displaced Pakistani boy, center, looks on as he and others collect water from a tanker in Umerkot District in Pakistan's Sindh province, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Flood victims camped out near inundated fields and crowded hospitals on Monday as authorities and international aid groups struggled to respond to Pakistan's second major bout of flooding in just over a year. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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A displaced Pakistani child looks on while being held by her mother as they and others take refuge in a college in Tando Muhammad Khan near Hyderabad, Pakistan, after fleeing their flood-hit homes, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. Pakistani authorities are unsure how many people are still stranded by floods that first hit Pakistan in August following unusually heavy monsoon rains and have affected at least 5.4 million people. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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Displaced Pakistani Nelo Fotah, 10, sits inside his grocery stall, where he and others take refuge on a roadside after fleeing their homes in Tando Allah Yar district near Hyderabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Flood victims camped out near inundated fields and crowded hospitals on Monday as authorities and international aid groups struggled to respond to Pakistan's second major bout of flooding in just over a year. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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A Pakistani flood effected child cries beside a makeshift tent on the high ground of flooded area of Jhudo on September 16, 2011. Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani cancelled a visit to the United States to address the UN General Assembly because of widespread new floods, his office said. Heavy rains in the fertile southern province of Sindh have caused flooding that has so far killed 289 people and forced 400,000 others to leave their homes, one year after the country suffered its worst-ever floods. AFP PHOTO/Asif HASSAN #

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Displaced Pakistani Shanmaha Radow, 37, sits with her daughters, Reemo 4, left, and Zuma, 2, as they take refuge on a roadside in Tando Jam, in Pakistan's Sindh province, after fleeing their flood-hit homes, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. In Pakistan's Sindh province alone, the floods have killed over 220 people, damaged or destroyed some 665,000 homes and displaced more than 1.8 million people, according to the United Nations. Neighboring Baluchistan province has also been affected. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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VICTORY
VICTORY: French rider Arnaud Demare, center, celebrated his win with teammate Adrien Petit, behind him, as they crossed the finish line of the men’s under-23 road race at the Road World Championships Friday in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images)

STIFF AS A BOARD
STIFF AS A BOARD: Hundreds of Filipino college students staged a ‘planking’ protest to denounce budget cuts for higher education near the gates of the presidential palace in Manila, Philippines, Friday. (Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA)

PRAYING FOR PEACE
PRAYING FOR PEACE: An Afghan man prayed at the grave of former president Burhanuddin Rabbani at the Wazir Akbar Khan hilltop overlooking Kabul on Friday. Mr. Rabbani, who was in charge of peace talks with the Taliban, was killed in his home on Tuesday by a suicide bomber. (Shah Marai AFP/Getty Images)

OFF TO SEE THE POPE
OFF TO SEE THE POPE: Pilgrims walked toward the chapel in Etzelsbach, Germany, Friday, for a service with Pope Benedict XVI. The pope is on a four-day official visit to his homeland, Germany. (Nigel Treblin/Associated Press)


BUY! SELL! Traders signaled offers on Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index options at the Chicago Board Options Exchange Friday. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

AMONG THE ASHES
AMONG THE ASHES: Two children searched for valuable items in a burnt house after a fire in Paranaque City, Philippines, Friday. More than 100 houses were razed by the fire, leaving 300 families homeless and one elderly woman dead. (Rouelle Umali/Zuma Press)

STACKS OF STEEL
STACKS OF STEEL: An OAO TMK employee walked between stacks of steel sheets used in the production of seamless pipes at the company’s smelting complex in Volzhsky, Russia, on Thursday. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

STATEHOOD BID
STATEHOOD BID: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, reacted to a standing ovation before his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Friday. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

UP, UP AND AWAY
UP, UP AND AWAY: A balloonist inflated a hot air balloon at the Balloon Cup in Kirchberg, Austria, on Friday. (Kerstin Joensson/Associated Press)

HIS HOLINESS
HIS HOLINESS: Worshipers attended a vesper service held by Pope Benedict XVI in Etzelsbach, Germany, Friday. The 84-year-old pope has a packed program, with 18 sermons and speeches planned for his four-day trip to Berlin, Erfurt and Freiburg. (Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images)

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People take refugee at a makeshift shelter after earthquakes in Cuilapa, Guatemala, Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. Four earthquakes struck the southeastern part of Guatemala in less than two hours Monday afternoon, causing at least one death, authorities said. At least three people were reported missing.

Anti-death penalty protester is helped off the ground after hearing about a delay of the execution by the U.S. Supreme Court for Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis In Jackson, Ga., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Davis was scheduled to die Wednesday for killing off-duty Savannah officer Mark MacPhail.

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People take refugee at a makeshift shelter after earthquakes in Cuilapa, Guatemala, Monday, Sept. 19, 2011. Four earthquakes struck the southeastern part of Guatemala in less than two hours Monday afternoon, causing at least one death, authorities said. At least three people were reported missing. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd) #

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Anti-death penalty protester is helped off the ground after hearing about a delay of the execution by the U.S. Supreme Court for Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis In Jackson, Ga., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Davis was scheduled to die Wednesday for killing off-duty Savannah officer Mark MacPhail. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton) #

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A caretaker at the Calauit island wildlife sanctuary feeding giraffes with tree leaves in Busuanga, Palawan province, in the western Philippines. Calauit island wildlife sanctuary covers 3,700 hectares and is home to endemic animals and African wildlife and was declared a game preserve and wildlife sanctuary in 1977 as the Philippines responded to an appeal by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to save endangered animals in Africa. AFP PHOTO/ TED ALJIBE #

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Members of Indian Army engineering wing help a Buddhist monk to descend a huge landslide following Sunday's 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Phengla around 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Gangtok, in Sikkim, India, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Thousands of homeless villagers in the Himalayas spent a miserable night outdoors in heavy rains after a powerful earthquake flattened houses and rescuers struggled to reach victims in the mountains of India, Nepal and Tibet. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) #

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Soldiers stand guard as Israeli settlers with Israeli flags participate in a protest march against Palestinian statehood September 20, 2011 from the West Bank Jewish settlement of Itamar to the Palestinians town of Nablus, West Bank. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said that he plans to apply for full membership for a Palestinian state after he speaks at the UN General Assembly this Friday in New York City. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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Traders signal offers in the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index futures pit at the CME Group following the Federal Reserve meeting September 21, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Federal Reserve says it will sell $400 billion of its shorter-term securities to buy longer-term holdings in an effort to stimulate the economy. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) #

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A worker puts finishing touches on a ribbon display on a giant lantern shaped structure set up on Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) #

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Freed American Shane Bauer, center is welcomed upon his arrival from Iran, in Muscat, Oman Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. After more than two years in Iranian custody, two Americans convicted as spies took their first steps toward home Wednesday as they bounded down from a private jet and into the arms of family for a joyful reunion in the Gulf state of Oman. (AP Photo/Sultan Al-Hasani) #

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The Statue of Liberty is seen through the windows of a boat prior to the start of the 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty ceremony on Liberty Island on September 22, 2011 in New York City. The 125th Anniversary of the Statue of Liberty is to be celebrated on October 28th, 2011. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) #

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Supporters of Yemen's President Ali Abduallah Saleh gather at the Monument of the Unknown Soldier where a Palestinian flag hangs during a rally celebrating his return to Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. President Ali Abdullah Saleh made a surprise return to Yemen on Friday after more than three months of medical treatment in Saudi Arabia in a move certain to further enflame battles between forces loyal to him and his opponents that have turned the capital into a war zone. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) #

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An Indian villager and a child, evacuated by helicopter from Chungthang de-board at a helipad in Mangan, India, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. The 6.9 magnitude quake Sunday evening claimed lives in northeastern India, Tibet and Nepal. Rescue efforts have been hampered by heavy rain and mudslides that blocked the roads leading to villages in the remote, mountainous region. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri) #

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A supporter of Haiti's former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier hold portraits of former Haitian dictator Francois Duvalier, also known as "Papa Doc," below, and his son Jean-Claude Duvalier, also known as "Baby Doc," top, as protesters gather outside a hotel where the group interrupted a press conference by Amnesty International in downtown Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday Sept. 22, 2011. Amnesty International was expected to reveal new testimony from victims of the dictatorship and their relatives. Duvalier returned to Haiti in January from exile in France. He was ousted from Haiti in 1986 after a 15-year rule. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery) #

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A woman suspected of being a Gadhafi loyalist is seen behind bars inside a detention facility in Misrata, Libya, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011. Moammar Gadhafi's former prime minister has been arrested in Tunisia, officials said, as Libya's new rulers and NATO warned the fugitive leader and his loyalists that they are running out of places to hide. (AP Photo/ Manu Brabo) #

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers a keynote during the Facebook f8 Developer Conference at the San Francisco Design Center in San Francisco on September 22, 2011 in California. KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images #

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Supporters of Yemen's President Ali Abduallah Saleh stand on flag poles celebrating his return to Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, Sept. 23, 2011. President Ali Abdullah Saleh made a surprise return to Yemen on Friday after more than three months of medical treatment in Saudi Arabia in a move certain to further enflame battles between forces loyal to him and his opponents that have turned the capital into a war zone. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) #

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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, an Indian man removes a dried cloth from a string in New Delhi, India. India's Planning Commission, tasked with updating its poverty line figures to reflect rising prices, told the nation's Supreme Court Wednesday that fifty cents a day was "adequate" for the average Indian villager to spend on basic needs. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal) #

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A defecting Yemeni soldier takes position behind sandbags during clashes in Sanaa on September 22, 2011 as tribesmen join battles between rival military units, raising fears among frightened residents of a descent into civil war. MOHAMMED HUWAIS/AFP/Getty Images #

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Girls walk in a park in Moscow, on September 21, 2011. NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images #

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Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian demonstrator during clashes at the Qalandia checkpoint between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Jerusalem, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces in Qalandia Wednesday, as thousands of flag-waving Palestinians rallied in towns across the West Bank to show support for their president's bid to win U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill) #

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A displaced Pakistani boy, center, looks on as he and others collect water from a tanker in Umerkot District in Pakistan's Sindh province, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Flood victims camped out near inundated fields and crowded hospitals on Monday as authorities and international aid groups struggled to respond to Pakistan's second major bout of flooding in just over a year. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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A photo taken on September 20, 2011 shows rescue serviceman checking for people as a passenger boat capsizes after being hit by a restaurant boat on the flooded Jialing River in southwest China's Chongqing municipality. Nearly 1.7 million people have been forced to abandon their homes and dozens more have died in heavy flooding across large parts of China, the government reported. STR/AFP/Getty Images #

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Displaced Pakistani Ijaz Nawana, 6, looks on while sitting on the ground playing with tyre, as he and others take refuge on a roadside after fleeing their homes in Tando Allah Yar district near Hyderabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. In Pakistan's Sindh province alone, the floods have killed over 220 people, damaged or destroyed some 665,000 homes and displaced more than 1.8 million people, according to the United Nations. Neighboring Baluchistan province has also been affected. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen) #

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Israeli settler youths wave Israeli flags at the start of a protest march against Palestinian statehood, from the West Bank Jewish settlement of Itamar near the Palestinians town of Nablus, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he is determined to seek U.N. recognition this week of a Palestinian state in the West Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem, areas Israel captured in 1967. Israeli security forces fear the U.N. bid could spark violence in the West Bank. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit) #

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Eddie Reyes is comforted while remembering fifteen of his colleagues in the New York Police Department Emergency Service Unit who were killed on September 11, 2001 during a first responders wreath-laying ceremony at the National September 11 Memorial on September 20, 2011 in New York City. The ceremony, which marks the first of seven "first responder days" for members of 9/11 first responder agencies and their families, honored the 441 first responders whose names are now inscribed on the September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) #

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Photojournalist Uriel Sinai has been covering the West Bank for Getty Images. He’s spent time documenting the Jewish Settlement outpost of Havat Gilad, Migron and Beit Horon among others.

The photographs show the sometimes peaceful, other times turbulent nature of the West Bank where life between the Israeli’s and Palestinians often clash.

Jewish Settler Yehoda Shimon and his wife Ilana spend the afternoon with their children at their home at the Jewish Settlement outpost of Havat Gilad in the West Bank. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will formally submit the application for Palestinian statehood to the 66th United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 20th. The Palestinian bid arises from two decades of on-and-off peace talks that have failed to produce a deal.

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A Jewish bride prays ahead of her wedding near the Jewish Settlement of Migron in the West Bank. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas formally submitted the application for Palestinian statehood to the 66th United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 23rd. The Palestinian bid arises from two decades of on-and-off peace talks that have failed to produce a deal. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men are seen as they arrive at the tomb of the biblical Matriarch Rachel in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. As little as one hundred years ago the tomb was a small isolated building on the road between Bethlehem and Jerusalem while today it is inside a heavily secured Israeli army enclave on a road that penetrates deep into the Palestinian town. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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The Israeli separation barrier is seen as as it surrounds the tomb of the biblical Matriarch Rachel in the West Bank town of Bethlehem. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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Jewish Settler Yehoda Shimon and his wife Ilana spend the afternoon with their children at their home at the Jewish Settlement outpost of Havat Gilad in the West Bank. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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A settler boy plays with goats at the Jewish Settlement outpost of Havat Gilad in the West Bank. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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Jewish settler children spend the afternoon at their home at the Jewish Settlement outpost of Havat Gilad in the West Bank. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will formally submit the application for Palestinian statehood to the 66th United Nations General Assembly in New York. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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A boy plays outside his home on July 26, 2011 at the Jewish Settlement outpost of Havat Gilad in the West Bank. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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Jewish Settler Ilana Shimon and her children play outside their home at the Jewish Settlement outpost of Havat Gilad in the West Bank. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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Jewish Settler children play outside their home at the Jewish Settlement outpost of Havat Gilad in the West Bank. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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A Jewish Settler and her son at their home at the Jewish Settlement outpost of Havat Gilad in the West Bank. The Palestinian bid arises from two decades of on-and-off peace talks that have failed to produce a deal. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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Jewish Settler children play at the Jewish Settlement outpost of Havat Gilad in the West Bank. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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Jewish Settler, Yehoda Cohen from Havat Gilad swims with his son in a pool on August 13, 2011 near the Jewish Settlement of Har Bracha, West Bank. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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An Israeli soldier flashes the victory sign as the Israeli army secures and area at the Tapuach Junction north of the Palestinian town Nablus in the West Bank. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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A Palestinian man shepherds his goats near the Tapuach Junction north of the Palestinian town Nablus in the West Bank. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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Israeli children play at the Juwish settelmnt of Shvot Rachel in the West Bank. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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Guests celebrate during a Jewish wedding near the Jewish Settlement of Migron in the West Bank. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will formally submit the application for Palestinian statehood to the 66th United Nations General Assembly in New York. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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A Palestinian man rests after crossing from the West Bank town of Qalqilya to work in the Jewish state in the early morning near the Israeli army's checkpoint at Kibbutz Eyal in central Israel. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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Palestinians stand beneath flags decorating a main a round-about in Ramallah, West Bank. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly told United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon September 19, that he will seek full membership for a Palestinian state during the UN General Assembly this week in New York. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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Palestinians stand in line for an ATM in Ramallah, West Bank. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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A Palestinian soldier stands behind the tomb of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Ramallah, West Bank. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly told United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon September 19, that he will seek full membership for a Palestinian state during the UN General Assembly this week in New York. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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Israeli children wave Israeli flags as settlers participate in a protest march against Palestinian statehood from the West Bank Jewish settlement of Itamar to the Palestinians town of Nablus, West Bank.(Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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Soldiers stand guard as Israeli settlers with Israeli flags participate in a protest march against Palestinian statehood from the West Bank Jewish settlement of Itamar to the Palestinians town of Nablus, West Bank. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said that he plans to apply for full membership for a Palestinian state after he speaks at the UN General Assembly this Friday in New York City. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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Israeli children sit next to an Israeli army post as Israeli settlers participate in a protest march against Palestinian statehood. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

 Life in the West Bank

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A man carries his son as Israeli settlers participate in a protest march against Palestinian statehood. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

 Life in the West Bank

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Thousands of Palestinians attend in support the Palestinian bid for recognition of statehood at the United Nations in Ramallah, West Bank. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to submit a letter to the U.N. Security Council to petition for statehood during the UN General Assembly. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

 Life in the West Bank

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Palestinians attend a demonstration in support the Palestinian bid for recognition of statehood at the United Nations in Ramallah, West Bank. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) #

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GETTING HIS SAY
GETTING HIS SAY: Bolivian President Evo Morales talked on his cellphone at the New York United Nations headquarters in New York Wednesday, during the U.N. General Assembly. Days earlier, he criticized the U.S. for its counter-narcotics efforts. (Peter Foley/European Pressphoto Agency)

ON THE STREET
ON THE STREET: A homeless family sat on a sidewalk in Kolkata Wednesday. India’s Planning Commission told the Indian Supreme Court Tuesday that villagers earning more than 50 cents a day shouldn’t qualify for welfare. Activists condemn the figure. (Piyal Adhikary/European Pressphoto Agency)

FROM THE FRONT LINE
FROM THE FRONT LINE: People looked inside a vehicle as a casualty form the front lines was brought to a hospital in Misrata, Libya, Tuesday. (Ricardo Garcia Vilanova/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

PHOTO PROOF
PHOTO PROOF: Villagers displaced by flooding held up their identification cards in order to obtain permits that will enable them to get relief in Badin, Pakistan, Wednesday. (Fareed Khan/Associated Press)

BANK RUN
BANK RUN: Customers waited to get their deposits back from Tomato Savings Bank in Seongnam, South Korea, Wednesday. The country’s financial regulator ordered seven banks, including Tomato Savings, to temporarily close due to their weak finances. (Lee Jae-Won/Reuters)

TIRED PASSENGERS
TIRED PASSENGERS: Commuters waited for train service to resume in Tokyo Wednesday. Typhoon Roke brought travel to a standstill, ripped roofs from homes, triggered landslides and killed at least five people. More than one million residents evacuated some areas. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

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