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In pictures: 'Woman in red' becomes icon for Turkey protesters

June 5, 2013

A Turkish riot policeman prepares to use tear gas against the woman in red in Taksim Square, Istanbul. Osman Orsal / Reuters
A Turkish riot policeman prepares to use tear gas against the woman in red in Taksim Square, Istanbul. Osman Orsal / Reuters
"That photo encapsulates the essence of this protest," said the maths student Esra at Besiktas, near the Bosphorus strait and one of the centres of this week's protests. Osman Orsal / Reuters
'That photo encapsulates the essence of this protest,' said the maths student Esra at Besiktas, near the Bosphorus strait and one of the centres of this week's protests. Osman Orsal / Reuters
Endlessly shared on social media and replicated as a cartoon on posters and stickers, the image of the woman in red has become the leitmotif for female protesters during days of violent anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul. Osman Orsal / Reuters
Endlessly shared on social media and replicated as a cartoon on posters and stickers, the image of the woman in red has become the leitmotif for female protesters during days of violent anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul. Osman Orsal / Reuters
The policeman fires tear gas at the woman. Osman Orsal / Reuters
The policeman fires tear gas at the woman. Osman Orsal / Reuters