As international oil companies bid for rights to explore a vast oil field off the Brazilian coast at an auction in a swanky Rio de Janeiro hotel, protesters massed outside and clashed with police. They were angry at the state selling off national assets to outside interests rather than licensing it to the country’s own companies.
Oct. 21, 2013
Felipe Dana / AP
A bloodied protester is helped after being injured during clashes with the national guard at a protest against the auction of the Libra oil field near the Windsor hotel where the auction is taking place, on Barra da Tijuca beach in Rio de Janeiro, Oct. 21, 2013.