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06/08/2013

Begging for change in Turkey - Editor's Choice - Picture of the Day - June 8, 2013

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A woman covers her baby with a Turkish flag as she begs for money at Taksim Square on June 9, 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey. The protests that began last week were initially over the fate of Taksim Gezi Park, one of the last significant green spaces in the centre of the city. The heavy-handed response of the police, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his government's increasingly authoritarian agenda has broadened the rage of the clashes.

 

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