A high school in Valencia, Spain, has become a flash point for Spaniards' anger over austerity measures. Police recently skirmished with protesters opposed to spending cuts that have left students packed 50 to a classroom.
There's a battle taking place between various conservative factions in Iran as the country prepares for parliamentary elections on Friday. The candidates seeking broad changes have been barred from running, with many in jail or under house arrest.
Vladimir Putin has been the most powerful figure in Russia for 12 years and is expected to win the presidential election Sunday. But heading into the polls, many Russians are angry with what they see as recent electoral fraud and rampant corruption.
Media suppression, corruption and murder have marked the regime of Vladimir Putin, who is running for his third term as president in Russia's election next week. His rise to power is spelled out in journalist Masha Gessen's new book, The Man Without a Face.
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