A much-criticised ban on all demonstrations and public gatherings introduced in Bahrain this week appears to have fallen on deaf ears.
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Photographer Doug Rickard sees artistic possibility in the images of people captured in the photographic drive-bys that make up Google Street View. He has travelled thousands of virtual miles, looking for potential photographs in Google's maps that have more than just utilitarian purpose. KQED's Scott Shafer reports.
See inside one of Google's data centers in this guided tour. See what powers our products, and then explore on your own in Street View: http://www.google.com/about/datacenters/streetview
Doctors, lawyers and journalists were among those who went on strike in Greece, on the eve of a national day of action against the latest bout of belt-tightening and reforms.
They protested in front of the finance ministry over tougher tax and social security measures they claim are crippling their professions.
"Young scientists in Greece are being forced to emigrate in order to survive, as here they are taxed 35 percent on the first cent they earn and they're unable to find a job anyway," said George Patoulis, President of the Athens Medical Association.
The protest came amid reports of significant progress in talks over the next Greek bailout deal.
Inspectors from the troika of international lenders were said to be close to agreement on most measures to prevent the country from going bankrupt.
Some issues such as labour reform remain unresolved.
Thousands of protesters have marched across Spanish cities to decry tough austerity measures as the protest movement gains momentum, with signs it could culminate in a general strike in November. Sunday's march is the latest in a series of protests staged by hundreds of thousands of Spaniards almost on a daily basis over the past few months. The protests have presented the centre-right government with a headache as it is due to hold regional elections. Al Jazeera's Paul Brennan reports from Madrid.