Thousands of teachers, school workers, students and parents took part in a 'State of Emergency' rally calling on the state legislature to maintain funding for education on May 13, 2011 in downtown Los Angeles, California. While in Chile, police threw tear gas in Santiago, during a protest against a project to build several hydroelectric power stations in the Chilean Patagonia, on May 13, 2011. A controversial $3.2 billion hydroelectric project was billed as key to satisfying Chile's growing energy needs but potentially an environmental concern.

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