An image from the protests in Macedonia has fired up public imagination and social media.
A photographer for news agency Reuters took a picture of a woman protestor using a riot police shield as a mirror to apply red lipstick moments before planting a kiss on it.
The powerful image was taken during demonstrations in Macedonia calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski and his cabinet. According to Reuters, nearly 2000 protesters clashed with police and set rubbish bins on fire outside the government building in Skopje during the rally. The photo of the unidentified woman has created quite a stir on Twitter.
This woman is everything pic.twitter.com/XKySELebVT- Molly Crabapple (@mollycrabapple) May 6, 2015
@mollycrabapple lipstick over fear, could be a new ideology. I like it- Eleanor Watt (@watt_eleanor) May 6, 2015
@mollycrabapple "War paint".- three hours (@my3hours) May 6, 2015
@mollycrabapple@misterdv Nightstick vs lipstick.- A Kelly (@AidanKelly4) May 6, 2015
Badass woman protester in Macedonia uses a riot shield as a mirror to reapply her lipstickhttp://t.co/lCPLKygbYUpic.twitter.com/0PWWryasJ5- badass woman alert (@badass_w) May 6, 2015
Love in my language via @badass_w What do you think? @redmylipsorg woman in Macedonia uses riot shield as a mirror to reapply her lipstick- Gabrielle Walker (@Gabrielle_Perth) May 7, 2015
Several other eloquent pictures have also emerged from the protests.
In this one, unarmed protestors face the armed riot police.
Here, a young woman sits on the street, a police cordon in front of her.
A protestor faces off with the wall of shields before him.