Lorries parked on both carriageways of the M20 in Ashford, Kent, as Operation Stack remains in place due to industrial action in Calais on what is predicted to be the hottest day of the year so far.

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Lorries parked on both carriageways of the M20 in Ashford, Kent, as Operation Stack remains in place due to industrial action in Calais on what is predicted to be the hottest day of the year so far.

Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with a bank employee through a closed door in Iraklio on the island of Crete.

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Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with a bank employee through a closed door in Iraklio on the island of Crete.

A Los Angeles City Fire helicopter drops water on a wildfire in Santa Clarita, Calif. About 1,000 people have been evacuated from homes as a 100-acre wildfire burns through brushy canyonlands north of Los Angeles

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A Los Angeles City Fire helicopter drops water on a hillside fire in Santa Clarita, Calif. About 1,000 people have been evacuated from homes as a 100-acre wildfire burns through brushy canyonlands north of Los Angeles.

A muddied girl, donning a cape made of dried banana leaves, makes the rounds of the streets to collect candles prior to attending a mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist in the village of Bibiclat, in northern Philippines

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A muddied girl, donning a cape made of dried banana leaves, makes the rounds of the streets to collect candles prior to attending a mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St John the Baptist in the village of Bibiclat, in northern Philippines

A young boy carrying metal to sell walks past as a fire burns through part of Gikomba market, East Africa's largest second hand clothing market, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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A young boy carrying metal to sell walks past destroyed buildings after a fire burnt through part of Gikomba market, East Africa’s largest second hand clothing market, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Nuns pray as they surround the body of Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Theresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity, in Kolkata, India.

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Nuns pray as they surround the body of Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Theresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity, in Kolkata, India.

Syrian children play on a destroyed tank in south of Kobane in Syria.

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Syrian children play on a destroyed tank in the south of Kobane in Syria

French Research and Intervention Brigades (BRI - Brigade de recherche et d'intervention) policemen officers take part in a training exercice at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris.

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French Search and Intervention Brigades (BRI – Brigade de recherche et d’intervention) policemen officers take part in a training exercice at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris.

Armenian police forces use water cannons against protesting against plans of the government to raise electricity prices for up to 40 per cent, in Yerevan, Armenia.

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Armenian police forces use water cannons against protesting against plans of the government to raise electricity prices for up to 40 per cent, in Yerevan, Armenia.

Police officers wearing masks as a precaution against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) are reflected on windows in Seoul, South Korea.

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Police officers wearing masks as a precaution against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) are reflected on windows in Seoul, South Korea. 

A combine makes a turn while harvesting in a wheat field near Mt. Hope, Kansas, USA.

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A combine makes a turn while harvesting in a wheat field near Mt. Hope, Kansas, USA>

Nepalese army personnel arrange the ammunition kept on display during the Inauguration ceremony of the two MI-17V-5 Helicopters bought from Russia for the Nepal Army Air Wing in Kathmandu.

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Nepalese army personnel arrange the ammunition kept on display during the Inauguration ceremony of the two MI-17V-5 Helicopters bought from Russia for the Nepal Army Air Wing in Kathmandu.

Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad.

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Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad.

A worker prepares vermicelli at a workshop in Hyderabad, Pakistan, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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A worker prepares vermicelli at a workshop in Hyderabad, Pakistan, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

Police escort a suspect during a crime reconstruction in the east-coast district of Sai Kung in Hong Kong, a day after suspected explosives were seized at an abandoned television studio ahead of a vote on a controversial political reform package.

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Police escort a suspect during a crime reconstruction in the east-coast district of Sai Kung in Hong Kong, a day after suspected explosives were seized at an abandoned television studio ahead of a vote on a contentious political reform package.

Visitiors to the  Paris Air Show are reflected in the helmet visor worn by French Lieutenant Romain of the 1st Combat Helicopter Regiment.

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Visitors to the Paris Air Show are reflected in the helmet visor worn by the French Lieutenant Romain of the 1st Combat Helicopter Regiment.

A police watch tower is silhoutted during sunset in Baku, Azerbaijan.

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A police watch tower is silhouetted during sunset in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband speaks during a press conference at which he announced his resignation as head of the party.

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Opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband speaks during a press conference at which he announced his resignation as head of the party.

in London prior to delivering a speech on the economy.

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Labour leader, Ed Miliband, arrives at the Royal Institute of British Architects prior to delivering a speech on the economy . 

An Ariane 5 rocket lifts off from its launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana, carrying a satellite for Norwegian broadcast and broadband operator Telenor Satellite Broadcasting and a French-Italian military telecommunication satellite.

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An Ariane 5 rocket lifts off from its launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana, carrying a satellite for Norwegian broadcast and broadband operator Telenor Satellite Broadcasting and a French-Italian military telecommunication satellite