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The year's most shocking images of protests around the world

In its annual review of the year's news, Time magazine named "The Protester" as its 2011 person of the year. Much of the Arab world remains in upheaval. A leaderless movement unknown in 2010, Occupy Wall Street led to sit-ins around the world. Harsh austerity measures forced Europeans into the streets. Even in China, civil unrest is brewing. Change is definitely afoot.

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An Occupy Wall Street demonstrator is arrested by New York City Police during what protest organizers called a "Day of Action" in New York Nov. 17, 2011.

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An anti-government protester reacts before Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was to make a statement February 10, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

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Police officers are splashed with paint in Oxford Street, during a protest organised by the Trades Union Congress, called 'The March for the Alternative,' in central London March 26, 2011.

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Supporters of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh stand on pillars during a rally to show their support, in Sanaa April 1, 2011.

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Police remove an Occupy Oakland camper from Snow Park on Oct. 25, 2011, in Oakland, Calif.

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A protester throws back a tear gas canister at police during clashes along a road which leads to the Interior Ministry, near Tahrir Square in Cairo Nov. 22, 2011.

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A protester stands in front of a burning barricade during a demonstration in Cairo Jan. 28, 2011.

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A policeman is seen in flames as he tries to escape after a petrol bomb was thrown at him during riots in front of the parliament in Athens on Feb. 23, 2011.

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A protester wearing a gas mask walks beside a burning van during violent protests against austerity measures in Athens, June 28, 2011.

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A supporter of embattled Egyptian president Hosni Mubarek rides a camel through the melee during a clash between pro-Mubarak and anti-government protesters in Tahrir Square on Feb. 2, 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

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