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Soldiers work to remove a boulder place there by protesters to block the Simon Bolivar highway in Quito, Ecuador. President Lenin Moreno, who earlier declared a state of emergency over a transportation strike, vowed that he wouldn't back down on the decision to end costly fuel subsidies, which doubled the price of diesel overnight and sharply raised gasoline prices.

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A labourer rests beside onion sacks at a market in Dibrugarh.

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Activists of Delhi Pradesh Mahila Congress led by its President Sharmistha Mukherjee, stage a demonstration against the Union Government over an increase in petrol and diesel prices, in New Delhi.

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Women protest against the economic policies of President Lenin Moreno, in Quito, Ecuador. Hundreds marched peacefully in different cities around the country to protest a fuel price hike that was put into effect at the end of last year.

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A street artist preforms as a minder as people protest against the economic policies of President Lenin Moreno, in Quito, Ecuador. Hundreds marched peacefully in different cities around the country to protest a fuel price hike that was put into effect at the end of last year.

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A policeman stands guard as some of the people arrested during demonstrations over the hike in fuel prices, make their court appearance at the magistrates courts in Harare, Zimbabwe. Some dozens of people appeared in court and were charged with public violence and a human rights group in Zimbabwe says a few people were killed in clashes between demonstrators protesting fuel hikes and security forces who opened fire on some crowds.

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Armed police officers outside the residence of Evan Mawarire, an activist and pastor who helped mobilize people to protest against the hike in fuel prices, following his arrest in Harare, Zimbabwe. Mawarire was arrested for allegedly inciting violence in the protests against the government's increase in fuel prices.

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Women inspect their stalls at a market after they were destroyed during demonstrations over the hike in fuel prices in Harare, Zimbabwe. Soldiers moved in to disperse crowds at the busy intersection and transport hub in Harare amid Zimbabwe's biggest unrest since deadly post-election violence in August.

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A student wearing a mask of French President Emmnanuel Macron puts his hands on his head as school children demonstrate in Bayonne, southwestern France. Macron has acknowledged he's partially responsible for the anger that has fueled weeks of protests in France, an unusual admission for the leader elected last year.

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People run away from a burning car during clashes in Marseille, southern France.

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Riot police officers stand behind a burning trash bin during clashes in Marseille, southern France.

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Police officers clash with demonstrators in Lyon, central France. The grassroots movement began as resistance against a rise in taxes for diesel and gasoline, but quickly expanded to encompass frustration at stagnant incomes and the growing cost of living.

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Demonstrators gesture on the blocked highway in Biarritz, southwestern France. The grassroots movement began as resistance against a rise in taxes for diesel and gasoline, but quickly expanded to encompass frustration at stagnant incomes and the growing cost of living. Offshoot movements have emerged elsewhere, and yellow-vest protests were held in Belgium and the Netherlands.

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A worker clears debris in a bank as a man watches through smashed windows, in Paris.

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A man walks near a coffee shop whose windows are broken in Paris. Paris monuments reopened, cleanup workers cleared debris and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again, after running battles between yellow-vested protesters and riot police left 71 injured and caused widespread damage to the French capital.

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Yellow vests hang on the rooftop and at windows of an apartment building in Marseille, southern France. Across the country, France is mobilizing some 89,000 police, up from 65,000 last weekend when more than 130 people were injured and over 400 arrested as protests degenerated into the worst street violence to hit Paris in decades.

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Workers carry a wooden piece to protect shop windows on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris. Many shop owners across the French capital are getting ready for the violence, setting up walls with carton boards to protect their windows. The Arc de Triomphe is seen in background.

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A group of demonstrators wearing their yellow vest talk to a truck driver as they occupy a traffic circle, outside La Mede oil refinery, near Martigues, southeastern France.

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A group of demonstrators wearing their yellow vest occupy a traffic circle, outside La Mede oil refinery, near Martigues, southeastern France.

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A group of demonstrators wearing their yellow vest occupy a traffic circle, outside La Mede oil refinery, near Martigues, southeastern France.

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A group of demonstrators wearing their yellow vest occupy a traffic circle outside La Mede oil refinery, near Martigues, southeastern France. Trade unions and farmers pledged to join nationwide protests against President Emmanuel Macron, as concessions by the government failed to stem the momentum of the most violent demonstrations France has seen in decades. On poster reads: Macron resigns, National Assembly dissolution. People suffering.

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French riot police officers remove a barricade that was set sup outside the French oil giant Total fuel depot in Gennevilliers, outside Paris. The concessions made by French president Emmanuel Macron's government in a bid to stop the huge and violent anti-government demonstrations seemed to have failed to convince protesters, with trade unions and disgruntled farmers now threatening to join the fray.

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A demonstrators stand in front of a makeshift barricade set up by the so-called yellow jackets to block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France.

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A demonstrator wearing a yellow vest waves the French flag while another one sets up a barrier on a motorway near Aix-en-Provence, southeastern France.

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Demonstrators wearing yellow vests blow into small horns as they open the toll gates on a motorway near Aix-en-Provence, southeastern France.

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Demonstrators, known as the yellow jackets, burn wooden pallets as they block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France.

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Demonstrators stand in front of a makeshift barricade set up by the so-called yellow jackets to block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France.

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A demonstrator wearing a yellow vest rests as protesters open the toll gates on a motorway near Aix-en-Provence, southeastern France.

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Demonstrators stand near a makeshift barricade set up by the so-called yellow jackets to block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France.

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A demonstrator stands in front of a makeshift barricade set up by the so-called yellow jackets to block the entrance of a fuel depot in Le Mans, western France with banner reading "Stop the Government racket". French government's decision to suspend fuel tax and utility hikes did little to appease protesters, who called the move a "first step" and vowed to fight on after large-scale rioting in Paris last weekend.

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Riot police officers guard the National Assembly in Paris. Ambulance workers took to the streets and gathered close to the National Assembly in downtown Paris to complain about changes to working conditions as French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is holding crisis talks with representatives of major political parties in the wake of violent anti-government protests that have rocked Paris.

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Ambulance workers hold flares outside the National Assembly in Paris.

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Ambulance workers block the Place de la Concorde after setting ablaze tyres in Paris.

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Ambulance workers block the bridge leading the National Assembly, background, in Paris.

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Ambulance workers block the Place de la Concorde and hold a board reading "The State killed me", in Paris.

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Ambulance workers block the Place de la Concorde in Paris. Ambulance workers took to the streets and gathered close to the National Assembly in downtown Paris to complain about changes to working conditions as French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is holding crisis talks with representatives of major political parties in the wake of violent anti-government protests that have rocked Paris.

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A broken sculpture of Marianne, symbol of the French Repupblic, appears damaged in the gallery inside the Arc de Triomphe during a demonstration in Paris. A French protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in Paris as police fired tear gas and water cannon in street battles with activists wearing the fluorescent yellow vests of a new movement.

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Demonstrators use street barriers to shieled from water cannons during a demonstration in Paris.

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A hooded demonstrator throws an item as a car buns during a demonstration in Paris.

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Hooded demonstrators smash a car during a demonstration in Paris.

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Avenues leading to the Arc de Triomphe are pictured from the top of the Arc de Triomphe on the Champs-Elysees avenue during a demonstration in Paris. A French protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in Paris as police fired tear gas and water cannon in street battles with activists wearing the fluorescent yellow vests of a new movement.

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Workers clean up the street as they remove burned motorcycles, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris.

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A woman walks past graffiti reading "Paris is ours", near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris.

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Tear gas canisters are seen among autumn leaves strewn near the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

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A woman walks past by a street barricade, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris.

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A man takes a snapshot of charred cars the day after a demonstration, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris.

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A man rides his bicycle past by charred cars, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris.

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A charred car is pictured the day after a demonstration, near the Arc de Triomphe, in Paris. A protest against rising taxes and the high cost of living turned into a riot in the French capital, as activists torched cars, smashed windows, looted stores and tagged the Arc de Triomphe with multi-colored graffiti.

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Protestors hug each other in front of a line of anti riot policemen during a protest of the yellow jackets in Brussels. The demonstrators are protesting against rising fuel prices.

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Police use a water cannon on demonstrators during a protest of the yellow jackets in Brussels. The demonstrators are protesting against rising fuel prices.

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Demonstrators light a police van on fire during a protest of the yellow jackets in Brussels. The demonstrators are protesting against rising fuel prices.

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Demonstrators, called the yellow jackets, holds up an EU flag during a protest against rising fuel prices in Brussels.

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Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) activists raise slogans in protest against the Central government for hike in fuel prices, in Guwahati.

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Mahila Congress members protest against LPG price hike, in Bikaner.

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Congress leaders and workers protest over fuel price hike, in Faridabad.

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A view of a bus stand during the ‘Chakka Jaam’ strike called by the All J&K Transport Welfare Association against the fuel hike, RTO officials and demanded revision in the passenger fare, in Jammu.

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Members of transporters union stage a protest during the ‘Chakka Jaam’ strike called by the All J&K Transport Welfare Association against the fuel hike, RTO officials and demanded revision in the passenger fare, in Jammu.

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Hindustani Awami Morcha (S) activists protest against the fuel price hike, depreciation of the rupee and farmer’s issues, in Patna.

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Hindustani Awami Morcha activists stage a protest against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Patna.

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Congress party workers ride on a bullock-cart during the 'Bharat Bandh' called against fuel price hike and devaluation of the rupee, in Bengaluru.

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Left front supporters participate in a rally to support 'Bharat Bandh' called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Kolkata.

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A view of Majestic Bus depot during 'Bharat Bandh' strike called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Bengaluru.

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Congress supporters raise slogans during a Bharat Bandh protest called against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupees, in Shimla.

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Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mewani and activists protest during the 'Bharat Bandh', called against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Ahmedabad.

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A view of a bus depot during the Bharat Bandh, called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Nagpur, Maharashtra.

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Police stop Congress workers who were staging a protest in support of the Bharat Bandh call against fuel price hike, in Meerut.

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Senior CPI(M) leader Subhashini Ali takes part in a protest during the Bharat Bandh called over fuel price hike, at GPO Parking, Lucknow.

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Policemen lathi-charge on members of Indian Youth Congress who were taking part in a protest march during the 'Bharat Bandh', called against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in New Delhi.

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Commuter cross a railway track at Ballygunge Railway Station during office hours on the day of 'Bharat Bandh' strike called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Kolkata.

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Communist Party of India activists disrupt traffic during 'Bharat Bandh' protest called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee in Chennai.

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Congress party workers disrupt the traffic on a road during 'Bharat Bandh' strike called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, at Jayadev Vihar in Bhubaneswar.

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NSUI party youth workers vandalise a filling station during 'Bharat Bandh' protest called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, at Jayadev Vihar in Jabalpur.

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NCP chief Sharad Pawar speaks at a 'dharna' during the 'Bharat Bandh' protest called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in New Delhi.

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CPM leader Sitaram Yechury, CPI leader D Raja along with other leaders shout anti-government slogans during 'Bharat Bandh' against steepest prices of Petrol, Diesel, LPG and Raffle deal, in New Delhi.

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Left Party workers stop a biker during 'Bharat Bandh' strike called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, at Jayadev Vihar in Bhubaneswar.

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Left Front leaders during 'Bharat Bandh' strike called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Kolkata.

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Left Front Chairman Biman Bose and other leaders during 'Bharat Bandh' strike called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Kolkata.

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Left Front Chairman Biman Bose and other leaders during 'Bharat Bandh' strike called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Kolkata.

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A view of Howrah bridge during 'Bharat Bandh' strike called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Kolkata.

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A view of a deserted flyover during 'Bharat Bandh' strike called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Kolkata.

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Security personnel stands guard as Congress party supporters led by Congress State President Ghulam Ahmad Mir (unseen) shout slogans at a protest march during 'Bharat Bandh' protest called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Srinagar.

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Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other leaders during 'Bharat Bandh' protest against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in New Delhi.

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Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Rahul Gandhi during 'Bharat Bandh' protest against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi with senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and others during Bharat Bandh protest march against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi during Bharat Bandh protest march against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in New Delhi.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi with senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and others during Bharat Bandh protest march against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi with senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad and others during Bharat Bandh protest march against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat before Bharat Bandh protest march against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in New Delhi.

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A view of a deserted road during 'Bharat Bandh' strike called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Chikmagalur.

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A view of a deserted Jawaharlal Nehru street during 'Bharat Bandh' strike called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Puducherry.

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A view of closed shops during 'Bharat Bandh' protest called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Bhopal.

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A view of closed shops during 'Bharat Bandh' protest called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Bhopal.

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A view of a deserted street during 'Bharat Bandh' strike called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Gaya.

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A view of a deserted Ganeshguri flyover during 'Bharat Bandh' strike called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Guwahati.

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Policemen lathi-charge on members of Indian Youth Congress protesting during 'Bharat Bandh', against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in New Delhi.

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Supporters of opposition Congress party shout slogans during a protest against the rising of fuel prices in Srinagar.

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Supporters of Congress party shout slogans during a protest against the rising of fuel prices in Srinagar, Kashmir.

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Congress Party workers raise slogans holding LPG cylinders during 'Bharat Bandh' protest called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Patna.

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Congress Party workers raise slogans during 'Bharat Bandh' protest called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Jammu.

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Samajwadi Party activists raise slogans holding their party flags during 'Bharat Bandh' protest called by Congress and other parties against fuel price hike and depreciation of the rupee, in Patna.

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