A police staging area in Montreal. Nightly protests in the Eastern Canadian city made headlines around the world.
Downtown Glasgow on the eve of the referendum.
A bagpiper walks through George Square, Glasgow on referendum night.
Dublin Ireland was consumed by riots as republicans protested the visit of the unionist Victims of Republican Violence.
Downtown Port au Prince, Haiti.
Rwandan soldiers parade through North Kivu. Rwanda has invaded its larger neighbour several times since the 1994 genocide.
A Scottish veteran in George Square, Glasgow.
A woman looks over a collapsed house. Much of Haiti was destroyed by the 2010 earthquake.
Kenyans congregate in a makeshift refugee camp near Kisumu, Kenya. Hundreds of thousands of people ended up in the camps after violence swept the country after disputed elections.
Wajir Province, Kenya
Marches often lasted hours and covered more than 25 kilometres a night.
Women talk as their animals drink in drought-stricken East Africa
An anti-nuclear campaigner sits in George Square, Glasgow. The Trident nuclear submarine base in Scotland was a major issue throughout the referendum campaign.
Rwandan soldiers in North Kivu.
Montreal saw marches every night for 50 days during the Printemps Erable.
Parts of Kenya have endured crippling drought for years.
Chalk messages reflecting the disappointment of the ‘yes’ campaign adorn George Square, Glasgow the morning following the referendum.
UN peacekeepers in Eastern DRC
Refugees pose for the camera in Goma, DRC. Hundreds of thousands of people, fleeing conflict, have converged on the provincial capital.
Red Cross manager Erin Grinnell tours an earthquake-destroyed village near Leogane, Haiti
Children carry water in a Congolese IDP camp
Many people supported the protests in Montreal.
Francois Alexis, 24, holds his voter registration card in the Cite Soleil slum during the first round of voting in the 2011 Haiti election. Despite being registered, Alexis was unable to vote as he was unable to find the appropriate polling station.
Congolese soldiers on parade.
A protester washes chemical gas from his eyes during student protests in Montreal.
The red square became the symbol for striking students.
A protester kicks a police officer during student protests in Montreal.
Police misjudge the wind direction during student protests in Montreal.
Striking students often dressed up for the nightly protests.
Camels drink at a well along the Kenya/ Somalia border. Somali herders often travel hundreds of miles on foot to reach the water in the drought-stricken region.
Police stand watch in Montreal during the student protests that consumed the city for months.
A shoe trader in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The main pier in Utila, Honduras.
Saddiqi Fundi, a former child soldier in Congo works at a garage in Goma, DRC as part of a rehabilitation project.
A child carries a bed roll in the KIbati II refugee camp outside Goma in the Eastern DRC
Exiled Zimbabweans protest outside the country’s consulate in Pretoria, South Africa
A child playfully brandishes a machete during Kenya’s post-election crisis.
Downtown Port au Prince, election day.
A ‘yes’ supporter crowdsurfing in George Square, Glasgow as Scots awaited results on referendum night.
Referendum night, George Square, Glasgow.
A Congolese entertainer at a rebel integration ceremony in North Kivu.
Cholera tents in Carrefour, a suburb of Port au Prince, Haiti. The country has endured the worst epidemic of the bacterial disease in modern history.
Champs de Mars, Port au Prince. A refugee camp sprung up in the shadow of Haiti’s destroyed Palais Nationale.
Casseroles. Supporters of striking students took to banging pots and pans to show their support.
Earthquake damage, downtown Port au Prince, Haiti.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon meets with skeptical Congolese refugees.
Goma’s airport runway is littered with crashed aircraft. Congolese airlines have the worst safety in the world.
Printemps Erable, Montreal
Somali herders in East Africa
A woman walks though a dried up lake bed along the Kenya-Somalia border. Severe drought has affected the area for years.