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Protesting students in Colombia hug riot policeman

When I see pictures of heavily armed riot police, something bad is usually happening. This offbeat situation in Bogota reminds me of the famous "flower power" image by the late Bernie Boston.

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Students hug riot policemen during a protest against an education reform bill, in Bogota on October 26. Thousands of students, on strike for the past two weeks, took to the streets to protest against the bill to reform higher education put forward by the government of President Juan Manuel Santos.



Guillermo Legaria / AFP - Getty Images

A student hugs a riot policewoman during a protest against an education reform bill, in Bogota on October 26. Thousands of students, on strike for the past two weeks, took to the streets to protest against the bill to reform higher education put forward by the government of President Juan Manuel Santos.