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Protesters march during a demonstration after a hike in energy prices in Almaty on January 5, 2022. – Protesters stormed the mayor’s office in Kazakhstan’s largest city Almaty on Wednesday as unprecedented unrest in the Central Asian nation spun out of control. Sparked by a New Year energy price increase, protests swept across Kazakhstan in a rare challenge to the ex-Soviet country’s authoritarian government. (Photo by Abduaziz MADYAROV / AFP)