A woman holds a poster reading 'Romania say no to the shale gas exploiting by fracking' during a demonstration against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in Bucharest April 4, 2013. Around 300 protesters gathered in Bucharest's University Square in protest against the drilling technique, which uses high pressure injections of water, sand and chemicals to crack open rock and release oil and gas trapped inside. Hundreds of Romanians rallied in several cities to protest against shale gas drilling, voicing concerns over environmental pollution and health hazards.The protesters called on the centre-left government to revoke permits granted to several oil groups, including US giant Chevron, enabling them to start exploration drilling. 'Chevron, go home,' and 'Down with traitors', they chanted, in reference to Prime Minister Victor Ponta who earlier this year said he was favorable to shale gas drilling after repeatedly declaring he was against, while he was in opposition.Nearly 1,000 people rallied in Barlad, an eastern Romanian city lying close to a 600,000 hectare concession granted to Chevron.Several hundred persons also staged a protest in Buzias, a resort famous for its mineral water lying in a western Romanian region where a Luxembourg-based company plans to start drilling. A U.S. Energy Information Administration study said the joint reserves for Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary were around 538 billion cubic metres, among the biggest in eastern Europe. AFP PHOTO DANIEL MIHAILESCU
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Chairman of the Adelaide Crows Rob Chapman speaks during a press conference held at AAMI Stadium on July 3, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide Crows AFL coach Phil Walsh has been found dead in his home after allegedly being stabbed by his 26-year-old son.
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Chief Executive of the Adelaide Crows Andrew Fagan and Chairman of the Adelaide Crows Rob Chapman speaks during a press conference held at AAMI Stadium on July 3, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide Crows AFL coach Phil Walsh has been found dead in his home after allegedly being stabbed by his 26-year-old son.
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The jockey of the Contrada of the Torre is carried in triumph at the end of today Palio of S Provenzano on July 2, 2015 in Siena, Italy. The Palio is the most famous event in Siena and is a horse race that is held twice each year, on July 2 and August 16.
Gillon McLachlan speaks to media during a press conference at AFL House on July 3, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. Gillon McLachlan announced that the round 14 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Geelong Cats would be abandoned after the death of Crows coach Phil Walsh. Walsh was found dead after an alleged domestic dispute in his Somerton Park home in Adelaide overnight.
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Investigators are seen taking a knife into evidence at the home of Phil Walsh on July 3, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide Crows AFL coach Phil Walsh has been found dead after an alleged domestic dispute in his Somerton Park home in Adelaide overnight.
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The King's sister, Her Royal Highness Princess Salote Mafile'o Piloluvu Tuita arrives for traditional entertainment by school children on July 2, 2015 in Nukualofa, Tonga. Tonga is preparing for the coronation of King Tupou VI with a week of festivities ahead of the official service at the Free Wesleyan Church in Nuku'alofa on Saturday. King Tupou VI succeeds his brother, King Tupou V, who passed away in 2012.