French gendarmerie officers attend their graduating ceremony, at the Officers School of the National Gendarmerie in the eastern city of Melun

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Police officers attend their graduating ceremony, at the Officers School of the National Gendarmerie in the city of Melun in France

A model presents a creation by designer Iris van Herpen as part of her Haute Couture Fall Winter 2013/2014 fashion show in Paris

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A model presents a creation by designer Iris van Herpen as part of her Haute Couture Autumn/Winter 2013-14 fashion show in Paris

 soldier stands guard ahead of a wreath-laying ceremony by British Prime Minister David Cameron at the Monument of the Motherland Defenders in Astana, Kazakhstan.

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A soldier stands guard ahead of a wreath-laying ceremony by UK Prime Minister David Cameron at the Monument of the Motherland Defenders in Astana, Kazakhstan on July 1, 2013. Read more

A man pushes his cart past a mural of former South African President Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg.  Mandela's eldest daughter lambasted foreign media "vultures" for violating her father's privacy as he lay critically ill in hospital, and said the former South African president was still clinging to life on Thursday.

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A man pushes his cart past a mural of former South African president Nelson Mandela in Johannesburg. Mr Mandela’s eldest daughter on Thursday lambasted foreign media ‘vultures’ for violating her father’s privacy as he lay critically ill in hospital.

A shepherd boy is silhouetted on June 26, 2013, in Qunu a rural village where former South African President Nelson Mandela grew up. Mandela's close family members gathered to hear a sombre prayer wishing the anti-apartheid icon a "peaceful, perfect, end" as he lay in hospital in critical condition with his life seemingly slipping away

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A shepherd in Qunu, a rural village where former South Africa President Nelson Mandela grew up. Mr Mandela’s family members gathered on Wednesday to hear a sombre prayer wishing the anti-apartheid icon a “peaceful, perfect end” as he lay in hospital in critical condition.

A Royal Court guard looks on before the arrival of the14th king of Malaysia, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah during the first parliamentary session after the May 5 general elections in Kuala Lumpur on. Malaysian police on June 24, arrested dozens of people protesting election fraud as parliament convened for the first time since divisive elections the opposition says were stolen.

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A royal court guard looks on before the arrival of the 14th king of Malaysia, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah during the first parliamentary session after the general election in Kuala Lumpur on May 5. Malaysian police arrested dozens of people on June 24 protesting election fraud, as parliament convened for the first time since the poll.

Black smoke billows from the entrance of the Bilal bin Rabah mosque behind an armored personnel carrier as Lebanese army soldiers detonate booby traps set by gunmen in the Abra district of the southern city of Sidon, after troops seized control of the headquarters of a radical Sunni sheikh whose supporters battled the army for two days, killing 16 soldiers.

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Black smoke rises from the Bilal bin Rabah mosque behind an armored personnel carrier as Lebanese army soldiers detonate booby traps set by gunmen in the Abra district of the southern city of Sidon. Troops seized control of the headquarters of a radical Sunni sheikh whose supporters battled the army for two days and killed 16 soldiers.

Marcello Lo Guidice's 'Dalla Primavera del Botticelli' at Bonhams, London, which will be sold at the Contemporary Art and Design auction on the 27th of June.

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Marcello Lo Guidice’s ‘Dalla Primavera del Botticelli’ at Bonhams, London, which will be sold at the Contemporary Art and Design auction on June 27 Read more

Muslim Shiites gather in shrine of Imam Hussein, one of Shiite Islam's most revered figures, during the Shaabaniya ceremony commemorating the birth of Imam al-Mahdi, the 12th holiest figure for Shiite Muslims, in the central Iraqi city of Karbala, the Imam al-Mahdi is the 12th Imam who disappeared in the ninth century and Shiites believe that he will appear before the end of time to establish justice and true Islam in the world.

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Muslim Shiites gather in the shrine of Imam Hussein, one of Shiite Islam’s most revered figures, during the Shaabaniya ceremony commemorating the birth of Imam al-Mahdi, the 12th holiest figure for Shiite Muslims, in the central Iraqi city of Karbala. The Imam al-Mahdi disappeared in the ninth century and Shiites believe that he will appear before the end of time to establish justice and true Islam in the world.

US first lady Michelle Obama visits the Holocaust Memorial together with her daughers Malia and Sasha, from left to right, in Berlin, Germany,.

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US first lady Michelle Obama (left) visits the Holocaust Memorial with her daughters Malia and Sasha in Berlin, Germany. US President Barack Obama and his wife are on a two-day official visit to Germany.