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from Our Take on Your Take:

Images of a democracy icon

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Detained Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is one of the most difficult people for journalists to photograph as access to the democracy icon is severely limited. Often the only way to see an image of Suu Kyi is on the posters and placards of demonstrators protesting her detention, or in the case above against fresh charges brought against her.

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from Photographers' Blog:

Human roadblock

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I was relaxing Sunday evening killing zombies on the Xbox, when I got a news alert on my blackberry stating Tamil protesters were blocking two lanes of traffic on the Gardiner Expressway.  The Gardiner is a major freeway that goes through downtown Toronto. We don’t often see big protests or demonstrations, so my excitement begins to build.

The freeway snakes in between high rise condo buildings, and my first instinct was to figure out a way to get a vantage point up in the building to shoot the protest from a high angle.  I spotted a couple of guys enjoying a few beers on their 10th floor balcony  and shouted up. They were happy to come down and take me up to a spot overlooking the site of the protest. I took my pictures of the blockaded road, filed them, and got back down to street level to see if I could get in nice and close.

from Our Take on Your Take:

Through the flag lies the protest

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Your View contributor Balint Fejer has waited for the moment that a flag is lowered into his frame in this scene from a protest in Hungary.

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from DealZone:

Canary Wharf’s bankers don denim, brace for protests

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A man sits and another stands by a sign in the Canary Wharf financial district of London

Some in Canary Wharf swapped their emblematic pin-striped suits for more casual gear on Thursday as London's banking bastion braced for anti-capitalist protesters.

"We have advised staff to dress casually and security around Canary Wharf has been tightened significantly," said Robert Whitton, chairman of Whitton Investments, an investment management firm based in the district.

from Oddly Enough Blog:

We’re lounging against The Man!

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Today's political protesters don't seem to have the commitment we saw in the turbulent 20th century. I've ranted about golf-playing protesters, radicals who don't quite get it, and protesters who only rally in historical costumes.

But this may be the worst. A photo of guys demonstrating against the G20 summit, IN FRICKING DECK CHAIRS!

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Turning the tables on police?

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Lonnie! Where you goin' with my good table?

Nowhere, Ma!

Lonnie, I'm not stupid! You're strappin' my good table to yer car!

Okay, Jeez! I'm takin' it down to our protest today, to throw it at the police.

Yikes, Lonnie! Throwin' a heavy table at the cops? What are you protesting?

Police brutality, Ma.

But I NEED my table, Lon! It's canasta night!

Don't worry, I'm pretty sure it's a deductible political donation. Plus, I wrote your name and address on the bottom.

Oh, you're a good son, Lonnie!

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A protester throws a table at the police during an annual march against police brutality in downtown Montreal March 15, 2009. REUTERS/ Christinne Muschi

from Oddly Enough Blog:

Get up and get your getup on!

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Welcome back to our popular feature, Stuff maybe we should have explained in the caption, but didn't. We're told these photos show demonstrators in Edwardian costumes protesting the expansion of London's Heathrow Airport.

Huh? And that would be because airport expansion was a vital issue during the 1901 to 1910 Edwardian era? Or because protesting without a fun period costume just isn't done?

from Our Take on Your Take:

A shoe hold up

Since Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi hurled his shoes at President Bush, footwear has become an integral part of rallies around the world. You Witness contributor Roshan Norouzi shows us the shoe effect during a protest in Tehran against Israeli air strikes on Gaza.

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from Oddly Enough Blog:

Hold my bomb while I find my matches, pal!

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I've blogged before about how today's protesters just don't seem to be as dedicated as they were back in the day. I'm starting to think they're not as bright as they used to be, either.

This anarchist is making a Molotov cocktail, a basic tool of the anarchy game. But then, in the bottom photo, he HANDS the fricking thing to a SECURITY GUARD, to be passed along to an ambassador, who's supposed to give it to protesters in Greece!

from Our Take on Your Take:

Mayhem in Mexico

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It's a rare moment for us to get so many great pictures from one event.  Diego Uriarte managed to get up close and personal with these protesters in Mexico, close enough to capture the faces of the police as they reacted to the demonstrators.

View this week's You Witness slideshow here .

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