Anti-government protests in Philippines

Thousands of anti-government protestors in the Philippines marched on the House of Representatives, where president Benigno Aquino III was delivering his State of the Nation Address. The demonstrators burned an effigy of Aquino, and tried to break through police barriers to get close to the House. Female police officers held bouquets of flowers as a gesture of non-violence towards the protestors, but scuffles still broke out throughout the day.
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Anti-government protestors scuffle with riot police during Philippine president Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2013 in Quezon City, Philippines. Thousands of protestors tried to break through police barriers to get near the House of Representatives where Aquino is speaking before the Upper and Lower House of the Philippine Congress. (Getty Images)
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Anti-government protestors burn an effigy of Philippine president Benigno Aquino III during a protest action against Aquino's fourth State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2013 in Quezon City, Philippines. Thousands of protestors tried to break through police barriers to get near the House of Representatives where Aquino is speaking before the Upper and Lower House of the Philippine Congress. (Getty Images)
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Female police officers stand guard during Philippine president Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2013 in Quezon City, Philippines. Thousands of protestors tried to break through police barriers to get near the House of Representatives where Aquino is speaking before the Upper and Lower House of the Philippine Congress. (Getty Images)
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Anti-government protestors display an effigy of Philippine president Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2013 in Quezon City, Philippines. Thousands of protestors tried to break through police barriers to get near the House of Representatives where Aquino is speaking before the Upper and Lower House of the Philippine Congress. (Getty Images)
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Anti-government protestors dismantle security barricades leading to the Philippine Congress during Philippine president Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2013 in Quezon City, Philippines. Thousands of protestors tried to break through police barriers to get near the House of Representatives where Aquino is speaking before the Upper and Lower House of the Philippine Congress. (Getty Images)
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Anti-government protestors scuffle with riot police during Philippine president Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2013 in Quezon City, Philippines. Thousands of protestors tried to break through police barriers to get near the House of Representatives where Aquino is speaking before the Upper and Lower House of the Philippine Congress. (Getty Images)
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Thousands of anti-government protestors march in the streets during Philippine president Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2013 in Quezon City, Philippines. Thousands of protestors tried to break through police barriers to get near the House of Representatives where Aquino is speaking before the Upper and Lower House of the Philippine Congress. (Getty Images)
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Anti-government protestors scuffle with riot police during Philippine president Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2013 in Quezon City, Philippines. Thousands of protestors tried to break through police barriers to get near the House of Representatives where Aquino is speaking before the Upper and Lower House of the Philippine Congress. (Getty Images)
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Anti-government protestors march during Philippine president Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2013 in Quezon City, Philippines. Thousands of protestors tried to break through police barriers to get near the House of Representatives where Aquino is speaking before the Upper and Lower House of the Philippine Congress. (Getty Images)
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Anti-government protestors scuffle with riot police during Philippine president Benigno Aquino III's State of the Nation Address on July 22, 2013 in Quezon City, Philippines. Thousands of protestors tried to break through police barriers to get near the House of Representatives where Aquino is speaking before the Upper and Lower House of the Philippine Congress. (Getty Images)