A protester marchs with a picture of Ataturk (literally father of the Turks) raised above his head, the symbolic figurehead of the movement.
One of the steep roads to Taksinm Square defended with a makeshift barricade.
The protesters do not see themselves as part of the 'Arab Spring'. They do not see themselves as Arabs and Turkey is a democracy. This is a battle for a country that is now a strong economic power and a battle over the direction that it takes.
Two young protesters sit pensively at one of the barricades prepared for an attack by the police.
On one of the many barricades protesters raise a Turkish flag.
Protesters wave flags and banners from a building above Taksim Square.
In the early morning a yound girl walks through the square playing with her basketball.
A protester near to the police line chants with the crowd. The builders helmet is a makeshift means of protection in case of the police trying to quell the riots.
In the wreckage of a bus protesters sing and chant. The atmosphere at times is one of jubilation.
An overturned vehicle is used as a barricade.
An old man celebrates with the crowd.
A man stands overlooking Taksim Square waving a flag of Ataturk, his hand given a sign for victory.