[Pics] Flickr Spotlight #1 - 15 Images Of Revolution Around The World

Hey everyone! My name is Noam (yeah, from The Stolen Scream) and I'm one of the latest addition to the Fstoppers team. Each week I’ll be bringing you some of the most interesting, amazing and unique photos from Flickr. If you have any theme suggestions, or even photos you think should be included in future stories - feel free to comment on the bottom, or write to me here - I will read each and every suggestion you have!

This week I decided to start by showing some of the most amazing revolution, protest and riot photos taken this year. As you all know 2011 was a year packed with protests: Egypt, Syria, Libya, Greece, Canada and the US are just a few examples, and social media outlets such as Flickr, Facebook and Twitter were used as tools of communication and for spreading the news around the globe. Some of the pictures posted on Flickr were used by newspapers and magazines, but I want to show you some of those photos that many of you may not have seen before. Lets begin!

The Vancouver Riot
The Vancouver Riot - Vancouver, CA (Photo: You Fricken Hoser)


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The Chilean protests - Chile. (Photo: Fabian Ortiz Acero)


Athens
Financial Crisis Riots - Athens, Greece (Photo: Verani Federico)


¡Nunca rendirse!
The Chilean protests - Santiago, Chile (Photo: Nacho Errázuriz)


Tottenham Riots - 6th August 2011
Protests and riots against the local police - London, England (Photo: Suburbanslice)



Aftermath of local riots - Rome, Italy (Photo: lu)


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Tent protest for better living standards - Zaragoza, Spain (Photo: Beatriz Pitarch)


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Protest was against the French Foreign Ministry and its policies in Africa - Paris, France (Photo: Philippe Leroyer)


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Seconds before the famous pepper-spray incident happened - Davis, California (Photo: Brian Nguyen)


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Protests and riots against the local police - London, England (Photo: Jason Cuddy)


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Protests in response to the changes in budget repair bill - Wisconsin State Capitol (Photo: Phil Ejercito)


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The Egyptian revolution - Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt (Photo: Mosa'ab Elshamy)


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The Chilean protests - Chile (Photo: Diego A. Figueroa)


Battle for Ras Lanuf
Libyan rebels attacking Gaddafi's armed forces - Ras Lanuf, Libya (Photo: Olivier Blaise)



Tents Avenue, Tel Aviv
Israeli protesters after spending the night in a 'tent city' - Tel Aviv, Israel (Photo: Noa Kastel)


So.. Which is your favorite photo from this set? think of images that should have been included? comment below.

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12 Comments

Cool, thanks for this post. I like to see a bit more documentary content on Fstoppers.

Vancouver wins the prize for the worst excuse to riot.

Seshan's picture

I agree, it also shouldn't even be in here, this was suppose to be about "World Revolutions" it has nothing to do with that.

Noam Galai's picture

In the description i said "revolution, protest and riot photos" but i guess the title i gave wasnt as good :)

Lee Morris's picture

Amazing pictures. I love each of them for a different reason but my favorite may be the smoke bomb being thrown. 

James Robertson's picture

Gotta love the rainbow

The riots we had in Vancouver were neither in protest nor part of a revolution. It was a bunch of completely moronic jackasses just being... well, morons.

Joel Greenwood's picture

Did this image of the Vancouver riots not make it in? Seriously?

http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/135992-vancouver-riot-kiss 

Noam Galai's picture

This was one of the best photos of the year and everyone saw it... it was all over the news. I wanted to bring you all the great pictures that didnt get the exposure they should get :) makes sense?

Incredible shots!

Noam Galai's picture

There is something about the last picture ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/casperit/5988447240/ ) that i think is really special... maybe its just the calmness after all the craziness in the other pictures

The photo of the rainbow is spectacular!