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  •  - A human rights activist is dragged away by plainclothes police outside the courthouse where Chinese rights activist Ni and her husband are appearing on trial in Beijing

    A human rights activist is dragged away by plainclothes police outside the courthouse where Chinese rights activist Ni and her husband are appearing on trial in Beijing

    Posted: 12/29/2011 2:46:44 AM EST
    A human rights activist is dragged away by plainclothes police after attempting to talk to diplomats and journalists outside the courthouse where Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband are appearing on trial in Beijing December 29, 2011. Ni, who is known for defending the rights of people evicted from their homes, was left disabled by a police beating in 2002 after filming the forced demolition of a client's home, and then jailed. Ni and Dong Jiqin were detained in April along with dozens of Chinese rights lawyers, activists and grassroots agitators after authorities feared contagion from Middle East and North Africa uprisings, which triggered the crackdown by China's domestic security apparatus. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - A human rights activist is dragged away from a US diplomat by plainclothes police after attempting to talk to him outside the courthouse where Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband are

    A human rights activist is dragged away from a US diplomat by plainclothes police after attempting to talk to him outside the courthouse where Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband are

    Posted: 12/29/2011 2:44:22 AM EST
    A human rights activist is dragged away from a U.S. diplomat (L) by plainclothes police after attempting to talk to him outside the courthouse where Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband are appearing on trial in Beijing December 29, 2011. Ni, who is known for defending the rights of people evicted from their homes, was left disabled by a police beating in 2002 after filming the forced demolition of a client's home, and then jailed. Ni and Dong Jiqin were detained in April along with dozens of Chinese rights lawyers, activists and grassroots agitators after authorities feared contagion from Middle East and North Africa uprisings, which triggered the crackdown by China's domestic security apparatus. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - Dong Xuan, daughter of Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan, is interviewed by journalists outside the courthouse where Ni and her husband are appearing on trial in Beijing

    Dong Xuan, daughter of Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan, is interviewed by journalists outside the courthouse where Ni and her husband are appearing on trial in Beijing

    Posted: 12/29/2011 2:40:46 AM EST
    Dong Xuan, daughter of Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan, is interviewed by journalists outside the courthouse where Ni and her husband are appearing on trial in Beijing December 29, 2011. Ni, who is known for defending the rights of people evicted from their homes, was left disabled by a police beating in 2002 after filming the forced demolition of a client's home, and then jailed. Ni and Dong Jiqin were detained in April along with dozens of Chinese rights lawyers, activists and grassroots agitators after authorities feared contagion from Middle East and North Africa uprisings, which triggered the crackdown by China's domestic security apparatus. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - Supporters of Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband are pushed away by plain-clothes and uniformed police from the courthouse where activists are appearing on trial in Beijing

    Supporters of Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband are pushed away by plain-clothes and uniformed police from the courthouse where activists are appearing on trial in Beijing

    Posted: 12/29/2011 2:39:10 AM EST
    Supporters of Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband are pushed away by plain-clothes and uniformed police from the courthouse where activists are appearing on trial in Beijing December 29, 2011. Ni, who is known for defending the rights of people evicted from their homes, was left disabled by a police beating in 2002 after filming the forced demolition of a client's home, and then jailed. Ni and Dong Jiqin were detained in April along with dozens of Chinese rights lawyers, activists and grassroots agitators after authorities feared contagion from Middle East and North Africa uprisings, which triggered the crackdown by China's domestic security apparatus. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY SOCIETY)
  •  - A Supporter of Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband is pushed away by plain-clothes and uniformed police from the courthouse where activists are appearing on trial in Beijing

    A Supporter of Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband is pushed away by plain-clothes and uniformed police from the courthouse where activists are appearing on trial in Beijing

    Posted: 12/29/2011 2:38:19 AM EST
    A Supporter of Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband is pushed away by plain-clothes and uniformed police from the courthouse where activists are appearing on trial in Beijing December 29, 2011. Ni, who is known for defending the rights of people evicted from their homes, was left disabled by a police beating in 2002 after filming the forced demolition of a client's home, and then jailed. Ni and Dong Jiqin were detained in April along with dozens of Chinese rights lawyers, activists and grassroots agitators after authorities feared contagion from Middle East and North Africa uprisings, which triggered the crackdown by China's domestic security apparatus. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - Supporters of Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband are pushed away by plain-clothes and uniformed police from the courthouse where activists are appearing on trial in Beijing

    Supporters of Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband are pushed away by plain-clothes and uniformed police from the courthouse where activists are appearing on trial in Beijing

    Posted: 12/29/2011 2:34:48 AM EST
    Supporters of Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband are pushed away by plain-clothes and uniformed police from the courthouse where activists are appearing on trial in Beijing December 29, 2011. Ni, who is known for defending the rights of people evicted from their homes, was left disabled by a police beating in 2002 after filming the forced demolition of a client's home, and then jailed. Ni and Dong Jiqin were detained in April along with dozens of Chinese rights lawyers, activists and grassroots agitators after authorities feared contagion from Middle East and North Africa uprisings, which triggered the crackdown by China's domestic security apparatus. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - Police and their vehicles are seen outside the courthouse where Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband are appearing on trial in Beijing

    Police and their vehicles are seen outside the courthouse where Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband are appearing on trial in Beijing

    Posted: 12/29/2011 2:22:25 AM EST
    Police and their vehicles are seen outside the courthouse where Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband are appearing on trial in Beijing December 29, 2011. Ni, who is known for defending the rights of people evicted from their homes, was left disabled by a police beating in 2002 after filming the forced demolition of a client's home, and then jailed. Ni and Dong Jiqin were detained in April along with dozens of Chinese rights lawyers, activists and grassroots agitators after authorities feared contagion from Middle East and North Africa uprisings, which triggered the crackdown by China's domestic security apparatus. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - Supporters of Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband stand outside the courthouse where they are appearing on trial in Beijing

    Supporters of Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband stand outside the courthouse where they are appearing on trial in Beijing

    Posted: 12/29/2011 2:14:43 AM EST
    Supporters of Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband stand outside the courthouse where they are appearing on trial in Beijing December 29, 2011. Ni, who is known for defending the rights of people evicted from their homes, was left disabled by a police beating in 2002 after filming the forced demolition of a client's home, and then jailed. Ni and Dong Jiqin were detained in April along with dozens of Chinese rights lawyers, activists and grassroots agitators after authorities feared contagion from Middle East and North Africa uprisings, which triggered the crackdown by China's domestic security apparatus. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - A human rights activist is dragged away by plainclothes police outside the courthouse where Chinese rights activist Ni and her husband are appearing on trial in Beijing

    A human rights activist is dragged away by plainclothes police outside the courthouse where Chinese rights activist Ni and her husband are appearing on trial in Beijing

    Posted: 12/29/2011 2:13:32 AM EST
    A human rights activist is dragged away by plainclothes police after attempting to talk to diplomats and journalists outside the courthouse where Chinese rights activist Ni Yulan and her husband are appearing on trial in Beijing December 29, 2011. Ni, who is known for defending the rights of people evicted from their homes, was left disabled by a police beating in 2002 after filming the forced demolition of a client's home, and then jailed. Ni and Dong Jiqin were detained in April along with dozens of Chinese rights lawyers, activists and grassroots agitators after authorities feared contagion from Middle East and North Africa uprisings, which triggered the crackdown by China's domestic security apparatus. REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS)
  •  - Former U.S. President Bush greets women at the Chikumbuso community center in Lusaka

    Former U.S. President Bush greets women at the Chikumbuso community center in Lusaka

    Posted: 12/3/2011 9:31:26 AM EST
    Former U.S. President George W. Bush (R) greets women at the Chikumbuso community center in Lusaka December 3, 2011, during his visit to the grassroots project which helps women generate income through economic activities. Amnesty International called on Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia on Thursday to arrest Bush for human rights violations when he visits Africa this month. As president from 2001 to 2009, Bush authorized the use of water boarding and other interrogation techniques that Amnesty and other human rights groups consider torture. Bush is visiting Africa this week to raise awareness about cancer in the region, Amnesty said. REUTERS/Mackson Wasamunu (ZAMBIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
  •  - Former U.S. President Bush and his wife Laura greet women at the Chikumbuso community center

    Former U.S. President Bush and his wife Laura greet women at the Chikumbuso community center

    Posted: 12/3/2011 9:31:01 AM EST
    Former U.S. President George W. Bush (L) and his wife Laura greet women at the Chikumbuso community center in Lusaka December 3, 2011, during their visit to the grassroots project which helps women generate income through economic activities. Amnesty International called on Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia on Thursday to arrest Bush for human rights violations when he visits Africa this month. As president from 2001 to 2009, Bush authorized the use of water boarding and other interrogation techniques that Amnesty and other human rights groups consider torture. Bush is visiting Africa this week to raise awareness about cancer in the region, Amnesty said. REUTERS/Mackson Wasamunu (ZAMBIA - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)
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    Posted: 11/2/2011 7:40:53 PM EST
    Cattle stand in a drought ravaged field Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, on a ranch in Bay City, Texas. A grassroots battle is being waged against the nearby construction of a coal-fired power plant that residents fear will use too much water and possibly pollute whatever is left. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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    Posted: 11/2/2011 7:40:53 PM EST
    Allison Sliva stands beside the Colorado River Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in Bay City, Texas, and talks about the grassroots battle against the construction of a coal-fired power plant that residents fear will use too much water and possibly pollute whatever is left. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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    Posted: 11/2/2011 7:40:52 PM EST
    A sign protesting the White Stallion coal plant hangs on a ranch fence Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011, in Bay City, Texas. Signs like this are one part of a grassroots battle against the construction of the coal-fired power plant that residents fear will use too much water and possibly pollute whatever is left. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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    Posted: 11/1/2011 1:50:49 PM EST
    This screen shot image made on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 shows freecycle.org. The Freecycle Network is a grassroots gifting network that has transformed into a global movement of millions offering, wanting and taking all manner of stuff. (AP Photo/freecycle.org)
  •  - Gabe Ozuna, 18, Freshman at Yale and Elizabeth Henry, 19, a sophomore at Yale who is part of Occupy Occupy New Haven argue in New Haven

    Gabe Ozuna, 18, Freshman at Yale and Elizabeth Henry, 19, a sophomore at Yale who is part of Occupy Occupy New Haven argue in New Haven

    Posted: 10/17/2011 1:51:50 PM EST
    REFILE - CLARIFYING CAPTION Gabe Ozuna (L-R), 18, Freshman at Yale and Elizabeth Henry, 19, a sophomore at Yale who is part of Occupy Occupy New Haven argues with Occupy New Haven protester Dan Peters in New Haven, Connecticut October 15, 2011. Protests inspired by the grassroots 'Occupy Wall Street' movement are planned for dozens of cities world-wide as part of a global day of action. Elizabeth Henry is part of Occupy Occupy New Haven which is a counter protest to Occupy New Haven. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - A protester holds a sign during the 'Occupy Toronto' march in the financial district in Toronto

    A protester holds a sign during the 'Occupy Toronto' march in the financial district in Toronto

    Posted: 10/15/2011 8:16:19 PM EST
    A protester holds a sign during the 'Occupy Toronto' march in the financial district in Toronto, October 15, 2011. Protests inspired by the grassroots 'Occupy Wall Street' movement are planned for dozens of cities world-wide as part of a global day of action. REUTERS/Mike Cassese (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Abigail Garrett, 6, of Hamden, Connecticut holds a sign during an Occupy New Haven march in New Haven

    Abigail Garrett, 6, of Hamden, Connecticut holds a sign during an Occupy New Haven march in New Haven

    Posted: 10/15/2011 7:58:07 PM EST
    Abigail Garrett, 6, of Hamden, Connecticut holds a sign during an Occupy New Haven march in New Haven, Connecticut October 15, 2011. Protests inspired by the grassroots 'Occupy Wall Street' movement are planned for dozens of cities world-wide as part of a global day of action. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - A protester holds a sign in front of police officers during the 'Occupy Toronto' march in the financial district in Toront

    A protester holds a sign in front of police officers during the 'Occupy Toronto' march in the financial district in Toront

    Posted: 10/15/2011 5:46:19 PM EST
    A protester holds a sign in front of police officers during the 'Occupy Toronto' march in the financial district in Toronto, October 15, 2011. Protests inspired by the grassroots 'Occupy Wall Street' movement are planned for dozens of cities world-wide as part of a global day of action. REUTERS/Mike Cassese (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Gabe Ozuna, 18, Freshman at Yale and Elizabeth Henry, 19, a sophomore at Yale who is part of Occupy New Haven argue in New Haven

    Gabe Ozuna, 18, Freshman at Yale and Elizabeth Henry, 19, a sophomore at Yale who is part of Occupy New Haven argue in New Haven

    Posted: 10/15/2011 4:20:25 PM EST
    Gabe Ozuna (L-R), 18, Freshman at Yale and Elizabeth Henry, 19, a sophomore at Yale who is part of Occupy New Haven argue with Occupy New Haven protester Dan Peters in New Haven, Connecticut October 15, 2011. Protests inspired by the grassroots 'Occupy Wall Street' movement are planned for dozens of cities world-wide as part of a global day of action. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)


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