Pro-Russia militants sit next to a flag with the face of Jesus Christ as convoy of 2S1 Gvozdikas (122-mm self-propelled howitzers) takes a break as they move from the frontline near the eastern Ukrainian city of Starobeshevo in Donetsk regio

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Pro-Russia rebels sit next to a flag with the face of Jesus Christ as a convoy of 2S1 Gvozdikas (122-mm self-propelled howitzers) takes a break near the eastern Ukrainian city of Starobeshevo in Donetsk region

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Afghan refugee women, clad in a burqa, climb on a truck to be repatriated to Afghanistan, at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office on the outskirts of Peshawar

Journalists wait outside the meeting room in Minsk, Belarus as Ukrainian peace talks dragged on deep into a second day Thursday,

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Journalists wait outside the meeting room in Minsk, Belarus as Ukrainian peace talks dragged on into a second day

Construction cranes are reflected in mirrors at a company compound in Tokyo

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Construction cranes are reflected in mirrors at a company compound in Tokyo

Filipinos view a Vincent Van Gogh shaped character-themed hot air balloon being inflated during the 19th International Hot Air Balloon Festival at Philippine Air Force Hangar in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines

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A Vincent Van Gogh-shaped hot air balloon being inflated during the International Hot Air Balloon Festival at an air force hanger in Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga province, Philippines

A worker makes red lanterns as orders hike ahead of the Spring Festival, at a workshop in Wenxian county, Henan province February 11, 2015. The Chinese Lunar New Year on Feb. 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram).

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A worker makes red lanterns as orders hike ahead of the Spring Festival, at a workshop in Wenxian county

A man takes a nap on a street in Beijing

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A man takes a nap on a street in Beijing

An airplane flies past the rising moon in its waning gibbous stage as viewed from Jersey City, N.J., Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015. The statue known as Civic Fame, bottom left, which stands atop of the Manhattan Municipal Building in New York, is also visible.

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An aeroplane flies past the rising moon in its waning gibbous stage as viewed from Jersey City, New Jersey. The statue known as Civic Fame, bottom left, which stands on the Manhattan Municipal Building in New York, is also visible.

Indian villager looks from hole in the wall of a building allegedly damaged by shelling from the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir border, at Arnia village, about 45 KM from Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India, 30 January 2015. According to local sources in a major ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers three civilians were wounded on the Indian side of the disputed India-Pakistan Kashmir border when Pakistani troops allegedly fired mortar shells at border posts and villages.

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Indian villager looks from hole in the wall of a building allegedly damaged by shelling from the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir border, at Arnia village, about 45 KM from Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India. According to local sources in a major ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers three civilians were wounded on the Indian side of the disputed India-Pakistan Kashmir border when Pakistani troops allegedly fired mortar shells at border posts and villages.

An employee works at a state regional cinema fund in Krasnoyarsk

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Employee Dmitry Kudryavtsev selects a film to work on at the “Krasnoyarsky Kinograph” (Krasnoyarsk Cinemagraph) state regional cinema fund in the Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The fund stores feature, documentary, newsreel films and other footage taken since the beginning of the 20th century, which were examined, reconditioned and sorted by employees. Many collections, including the ones featuring periods of history of Russia and Siberia, are of great value, according to the representatives of the fund.

The statue of Britain's former Prime Minister Winston Churchill is reflected onto the rain covered pavement in front of the Houses of Parliament in London

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The statue of Britain’s former Prime Minister Winston Churchill is reflected onto the rain covered pavement in front of the Houses of Parliament in London

A Palestinian draped in a Palestinian flag stands next to burning tyres during a protest against the decision by the main U.N. aid agency to suspend payments to tens of thousands of Palestinians for repairs to their homes damaged in last summer's war, outside the headquarters of the United Nations Special Coordinator in Gaza City January 28, 2015. Dozens of Palestinians, whose homes were destroyed and damaged in the summer war, attacked the office of the United Nations Special Coordinator in Gaza, to protest the decision by a key United Nations organisation to suspend its cash aid to them. Some burnt tyres outside the gate while others tried to storm in through climbing the outer walls. Some hurled stones into the headquarters.

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A Palestinian draped in a Palestinian flag stands next to burning tyres during a protest against the decision by the main U.N. aid agency to suspend payments to tens of thousands of Palestinians for repairs to their homes damaged in last summer’s war, outside the headquarters of the United Nations Special Coordinator in Gaza City

Iranian mourners walk in the funeral procession in Tehran

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Iranian mourners at a funeral procession in Tehran for Brigadier General Mohammad Ali Allahdadi, a commander in the Islamic republic’s Revolutionary Guards, who was killed in an Israeli air strike in Syria. 

Manila Prepares For The Arrival Of Pope Francis

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Filipino Catholics gather for Pope Francis’s arrival in Manila, Philippines.

Workers climb as they prepare to install new high-voltage electric power transmission line on an electric pylon in Kuala Lumpur

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Workers climb an electric pylon in Kuala Lumpur to install a high-voltage electric power transmission line. Currently 16% of electricity generation in Malaysia is hydroelectric, the remaining 84% being thermal.

People walk on a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015. Japan's Cabinet approved a record 96.3 trillion yen ($814 billion) government budget for the coming fiscal year Wednesday after a tax hike to accommodate rising outlays for social security and defense. Rising revenues following the sales tax increase last April enabled Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to raise spending without increasing the proportion financed by new government bonds, though the total national debt is still about twice the size of the economy

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People walk across a pedestrian crossing in Tokyo. 

Parisians queue at a newspaper kiosk to get their copies of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo magazine on January 14, 2015 in Paris, France. Three million copies of the controversial magazine have been printed  in the wake of last week's terrorist attacks.

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Parisians wait outside a newspaper kiosk to buy the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, France. The magazine publisher has increased its print run of the satirical weekly after newsagents across France sold out of the issue within minutes.

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man walks after taking a holy bath at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival in the northern Indian city of Allahabad January 14, 2015. Makar Sankranti is an auspicious festival celebrated by Hindus across the country that marks the start of the harvest season.

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A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man takes a holy bath at Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers, on a foggy winter morning during the Makar Sankranti festival in the northern Indian city of Allahabad. Makar Sankranti is celebrated by Hindus across the country and marks the start of the harvest season.

Devotees with replica statues of the Black Nazarene participate in a procession in Manila. Millions of devotees are expected to attend the annual procession of the Black Nazarene on Friday. The Black Nazarene, a life-size wooden statue of Jesus Christ carved in Mexico and brought to the Philippines in the 17th century, is believed to have healing powers in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

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Devotees with replica statues of the Black Nazarene participate in a procession in Manila. Millions of devotees are expected to attend the annual procession of the Black Nazarene on Friday. The Black Nazarene, a life-size wooden statue of Jesus Christ carved in Mexico and brought to the Philippines in the 17th century, is believed to have healing powers in the predominantly Roman Catholic country.

Russian Cossacks, dressed in a traditional uniform, guard the territory outside the Kazan Cathedral, where an Orthodox Christmas service is held, under a heavy snowfall in Stavropol, southern Russia

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Russian Cossacks in traditional uniform guard the territory outside the Kazan Cathedral, where an Orthodox Christmas service is held under a heavy snowfall in Stavropol, southern Russia