Los Angeles Times

Senegal riots

Riot police beat a demonstrator during a demonstration in Senegal's capital Dakar. Senegalese riot police fired rubber bullets, teargas and water cannon in running clashes with stone-throwing anti-government demonstrators in the heart of the capital Dakar on Thursday. Thousands of students and other protesters gathered outside the National Assembly building, where lawmakers were due to vote on a controversial constitutional change that President Abdoulaye Wade's critics say is aimed at easing his re-election.Reuters photo