Protesting Asylum Seekers Launch Hunger Strike

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A demonstrating refugee from Iran rolls a cigarette while lying on... News PhotoBerlin,Bestof,Brandenburg Gate,Cigarette,Germany,Horizontal,Hunger Strike,International Landmark,Iran,Lying Down,Politics,Protest,Refugee,Social Issues,Topics,TopixPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2012 Getty ImagesBERLIN, GERMANY - OCTOBER 25: A demonstrating refugee from Iran rolls a cigarette while lying on the ground during a hunger strike in front of the Brandenburg Gate on October 25, 2012 in Berlin, Germany. The demonstrators, predominantly from Iran, Afghanistan and Iraq are subsisting on only water, tea and coffee without sugar, and claim to have been told by the police that they are not allowed blankets or tents. They have been sitting in front of the Brandenburg Gate since last night, and say they will continue their strike until the German government responds to their demands for a halt to deportations and faster processing of asylum applications. (Photo by Adam Berry/Getty Images)