Protests in Bahrain
In Bahrain, witnesses say riot police have tried to disperse protesters with tear gas and rubber bullets.
The clashes took place as officers attempted to stop people gathering for a major rally in the capital, Manama.
It follows demonstrations on Sunday, with protesters calling for reform in the island kingdom.
Bahrain has Sunni muslim rulers but the population is 70 per cent Shia, who claim they are regularly discriminated against.
Photos via Al Jazeera’s Sara Hassan.
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Bahraini women hold national flags during an anti-government rally in solidarity with jailed human rights activist, Nabeel Rajab on March 22, 2013 in the village of Belad Al Qadeem, in a suburb of Manama. The International Federation for Human Rights says around 80 people have been killed in Bahrain since violence first broke out on February 14, 2011 when thousands of protesters camped out in Manama’s Pearl Square, taking their cue from the Arab Spring uprisings. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH/AFP/Getty Images) 2013 AFP
BAHRAIN, SANABIS : A Shiite Bahraini woman flashes the victory at security forces during clashes following a demonstration to mark the second anniversary of an uprising in the Sunni-ruled kingdom of Bahrain, on February 14, 2013 in the village of Sanabis, West of the capital Manama. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-SHAIKH
A protester shouts anti-government slogans as she holds a banner saying ”Freedom is bullet-proof” during an anti-government march in downtown Manama September 7, 2012. Dozens of anti-government tried to march towards Bahrain Justice Ministry in retaliation against the verdict of the 20 leaders last week. Riot police, after several verbal warnings, fired tear-gas and sound grenades to disperse the protesters. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
Bahrain’s Protest of Art & Photography | مسيرة البحرين للتصميم و التصوير
Riot policewomen arrest an anti-government protester during a demonstration in capital Manama, September 21, 2012. Hundreds of protesters on Friday tried to march in the main traditional shopping market to demand Bahrain King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifah to step down. Riot police fired tear gas and sound grenades to disperse the protesters. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed