Pictures of the day: Chile's new pecking order

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The Independent US

More than 100 students have held a kiss-in in the Chilean capital Santiago as part of a peaceful protest demanding education reforms.

Pairs of university and high school students locked lips in front of the Metropolitan Cathedral while passersby stopped to watch. Some onlookers applauded.

The kiss-in marked a light break from mass student and teacher protests that have at times sparked violence and police crackdowns. Protesters plan more large-scale protests next week.

The students are demanding higher quality and more equitable education. They have also occupied schools, staged choreographed dances and marched on the presidential palace to get their message heard.