Japan Art

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Model feebee poses as part of art installation i€œDazzle roomi€ made by artist Shigeki Matsuyama at Room 32 fashion and design exhibition in Tokyo, on Friday.

Protest against reported Chinese deployment of surface-to-air missile system

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Filipinos stage a demonstration to protest against a report that China deployed a surface-to-air missile system in the disputed South China Sea, in front of the Chinese consular office in Makati city, south of Manila, Philippines, on Friday

Utopia Challenged - Sweden's Relationship With Refugees

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Muhammed (L), 13, of Syria and Mahdi Ghafour, 6, of Afghanistan plays on a pier on in Kladesholmen, Sweden. Last year Sweden received 162,877 asylum applications, more than any European country proportionate to its population. According to the Swedish Migration Agency, Sweden housed more than 180,000 people in 2015, more than double the total in 2014. The country is struggling to house refugees in proper conditions during the harsh winter; summer holiday resorts, old schools and private buildings are being turned into temporary shelters for asylum seekers as they wait for a decision on their asylum application. Sweden is facing new challenges on its migration policy after the massive arrival of refugees last year, forcing the country to drastically reduce the number of refugees passing through its borders. Stricter controls have had a significant effect on the number of arrivals, reducing weekly numbers from 10,000 to 800. The Swedish migration minister announced in January that the government will reject up to 80,000 refugees who applied for asylum last year, proposing strict new residency rules.

Winter Youth Olympic Games

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Ema Klinec of Slovenia competes in the women’s Ski Jumping individual competition at the Winter Youth Olympic Games, Lillehammer

Police stop activists from various Hindu right-wing groups as they try to cross a barricade during a protest against the students of JNU outside the university campus in New Delhi

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Police stop activists from various Hindu right-wing groups as they try to cross a barricade during a protest against the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) outside the university campus in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday.

A man sells key-chains in the shape of Pope Francis in downtown Morelia

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A man sells key-chains in the shape of Pope Francis in downtown Morelia, in the Mexican state of Michoacan.

TOPSHOT - South Korea's Black Eagles aer

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South Korea’s Black Eagles aerobatics team flying KAI T-50B aircraft perform an aerial display during the Singapore Airshow at the Changi exhibition centre in Singapore on Tuesday

Nicoline Nielse, Margot Tresal Mauroz

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Nicoline Nielsen of Denmark, left, and Margot Tresal Mauroz of France compete during the ladies’ Freestyle Skiing Ski Cross event at the Hafjell Freepark heats during the Winter Youth Olympic Games, in Lillehammer, Norway.

Soviet tanks in Afghanistan

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Afghan boys play on a Soviet-era tank in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, on Monday. Soviet troops occupied the country for ten years between 1979 and 1989.

Steel workers protest

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Steel workers protest to demand urgent action against cheap Chinese imports, in front of the European Commission in Brussels on Monday.

A child plays beneath lanterns at a temple decorated to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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A child plays beneath lanterns at a temple decorated to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Carnival revellers dressed as "Peliqueiros" run along a street in Spain's northwestern village of Laza

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Carnival revellers dressed as “Peliqueiros” run along a street in Spain’s northwestern village of Laza. “Peliqueiros”, or ancient tax collectors, pursued villagers through the streets ringing their cowbells and hitting villagers with their sticks.

Greece Strike

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Riot policemen try to avoid a petrol bomb thrown by protesters during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens, on Thursday. Clashes have broken out between Greek police and youths throwing fire bombs and stones, as tens of thousands of people march through central Athens to protest planned pension reforms.

A child climbs through a fench inside the former compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the half-emptied village of Leer, South Sudan, on February 3, 2016.   A large part of the civilian population fled the village due to the fighting between Army forces and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) on October 2, 2015. Government forces pushed the rebels out but the clashes were followed with intensive looting by armed men who entered humanitarian compounds and stole equipment, medical supplies and money. / AFP / ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRANALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN/AFP/Getty Images

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A child climbs through a fence inside the former compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the half-emptied village of Leer, South Sudan.

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz kisses his wife Heidi Cruz after winning at his Iowa caucus night rally in Des Moines

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz kisses his wife Heidi Cruz after winning at his Iowa caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa 

France Drifting Ship

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Rescue workers control the cable on the 164-meter (538-foot) cargo ship”Modern Express”as it is towed while it drifted off the coast of France. Rescuers have begun towing a cargo ship that had been adrift for five days in southwest France

India Kashmir Protest

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An Indian police officer baton charges Kashmiri residents who were blocking a road to stop authorities from pulling down illegally built structures around the Nigeen Lake in Srinagar.

Muslim pray as they visit the Hira cave at the Mount Al-Noor during their Umrah Mawlid al-Nabawi in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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Muslim pray as they visit the Hira cave at the Mount Al-Noor during their Umrah Mawlid al-Nabawi “Birthday of Prophet Mohammad” in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Indian youths exercise near the sea front during a hazy morning in Mumbai on January 29, 2016.  AFP PHOTO / PUNIT PARANJPEPUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian youths exercise near the sea front during a hazy morning in Mumbai on Friday

Vehicles carry coffins draped with Iraqi flags and containing bodies found in a mass grave in Anbar province

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Vehicles carry coffins draped with Iraqi flags and containing bodies found in a mass grave in Anbar province. Iraqi authorities have uncovered the mass grave in Ramadi containing at least 40 bodies, including women and children, apparently killed by Islamic State insurgents when they seized the city in May.