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25 photos that suggest tear gas unites us all

Security forces, it seems, are the same wherever you go. From Ferguson to Dhaka to Manama, protests of the last few years look eerily similar.


It's looking dystopian out there and around here, everywhere really. In no particular order, these recent AFP photos are from all over the world. You can click on the photo for the context. Suffice it to say, most of these protests are a reaction to growing income inequality, or authoritarianism, or police brutality, often all of the above.


1. Istanbul, Turkey


2. Manama, Bahrain


3. West Bank


4. Rustenburg, South Africa


5. Santiago, Chile


6. Montreal, Canada


7. Jakarta, Indonesia


8. Athens, Greece


9. Homs, Syria


10. Cairo, Egypt


11. Oakland, United States


12. Rome, Italy


13. Tunis, Tunisia          


14. Bangkok, Thailand


15. Kyiv, Ukraine          


16. Dhaka, Bangladesh


17. Asuncion, Paraguay          


18. Tegucigalpa, Honduras


19. Jugon les-Lacs, France          


20. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


21. Phnom Penh, Cambodia          


22. Mexico City, Mexico


23. Kashmir, India    


24. Bogota, Colombia


25. Ferguson, United States