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Protest in Azerbaijan

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One of the 36 arrested oppositional activists during a demonstration for free parliament elections in Baku, Azerbaijan.  Your View/Abbas Atilay

News is always happening around the world.  However, due to resource limitations, news organizations aren’t always able to cover everything.  But with the advent of citizen journalism, ordinary people can step in and help fill the gaps, whether it’s in countries that have been heavy in the news like Iran, or ones not quite on the radar like this photo in Azerbaijan.

Your View contributor Abbas Atilay captured a dramatic moment during a protest for free parliament elections in Baku, the capital city of Azerbaijan, a country located in the Caucus mountains region in Asia.  There is determination both in the face of the protester and in the faces of the police who’re arresting him.

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Looking Thailand in the eyes

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An anti-government 'red shirt' protester injured during a confrontation with the Thai army at Pratunam, is taken into the police hospital in Bangkok May 14, 2010.    Your View/Seila Montes

The tense standoff in Bangkok continues to produce some memorable photos, including this one by Seila Montes of an injured anti-government “red-shirt” protester. The light captured in the man’s eye gives the photo a focal point and a point of connection with the audience.

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Show of commitment

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Sometimes news events can drag on longer than a photographer plans. Just ask Reuters Honduras photographer Edgard Garrido, who has been in the Brazilian embassy holed up with the ousted President for more than 10 days. Your View contributor Edin Tuzlak has been following the story of Bosnian veterans protesting on the streets of Sarajevo for two days. Edin has managed to capture both sides, the police and the protesters, to give viewers an insight into the news event.

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Drama in the details

Sometimes pictures need to be seen big. This week’s picture of soccer fans clashing with police in the Czech Republic is one of those pictures. Click here to see the full size image.

The more you look at this picture the more the details of the scene become visible – from the look of horror on the woman’s face to the overturned potted plant. The soccer fan’s eyes are what draw you into the frame but it is the details that keep you looking at it.

Gray day in Jerusalem

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Be waiting until the main action of the protest had died down and using a low angle, Oded Gal has created a moody street scene of the aftermath of a demonstration in Jerusalem.

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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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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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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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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.

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