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26 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.

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<> on August 13, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. (Scott Olson/AFP/Getty Images)

Editor's note: This list is continuously updated because governments around the world continuously tear gas their citizens.

It's looking dystopian out there and around here, everywhere really. In no particular order, these relatively recent AFP photos are from all over the world. You can click on the photo for the context. In every case, the protests got worse as soon as the police cracked down. Tear gas, it seems, doesn't do what they think it does.

 

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. Venice, 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

 

26. Hong Kong

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