Gallery technicians at Sotheby's Bond Street get ready to exhibit five Monet's with a value in excess of  70 million which are coming up for auction.

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Gallery technicians at Sotheby’s Bond Street get ready to exhibit five Monet’s with a value in excess of 70 million prior to being auctioned.

Fettler Piotr Lichon, is seen through an eye of a posed bronze BAFTA mask, as he grinds and polishes partially finished mask for the BAFTA awards at a foundry in west London.

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Fettler Piotr Lichon, is seen through an eye of a bronze mask, as he grinds and polishes a partially finished award for the BAFTA ceremony at a foundry in west London.

A customer browses through used items at a flea market on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia.

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A customer browses through used items at a flea market on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia

Benjamin Becker of Germany signs autographs after defeating Lleyton Hewitt of Australia in their men's singles second round match at the Australian Open.

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Benjamin Becker of Germany signs autographs after defeating Lleyton Hewitt of Australia in their second round singles match at the Australian Open in Melbourne

Idols installed on a tableau are wrapped in a plastic sheet to protect them from rain during a media preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.

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Idols installed on a tableau are wrapped in a plastic sheet to protect them from rain during a media preview for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

Bangladeshi children travel at the back of a moving train at a railway station during the second day of a 48-hour general strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Bangladeshi children on a moving train at a railway station during the second day of a 48-hour general strike called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist party in Dhaka, Bangladesh

A South Korean police SWAT team members move into a building during an anti-terror drill in Seoul.

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A South Korean police SWAT team moves towards a building during an anti-terror drill in Seoul.

A man offers his fish for sale at a central fish market in Athens.

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A man offers his fish for sale at a central fish market in Athens.

Traffic is held up as snow ploughs clean the A7  highway near Valence, in southeastern France

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Traffic is held up as snow ploughs clean the A7 highway near Valence, in southeast France

Exam markers inspect students’ exam papers for the national college entrance examination to the higher academy of fine arts at the paper inspection site in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China.

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Exam markers inspect students’ exam papers for the national college entrance examination to the higher academy of fine arts at the paper inspection site in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China.

Ixil Indians wait outside the courtroom in Guatemala City where Guatemala's former dictator Efrain Rios Montt is facing charges of genocide and crimes against. Rios Montt was convicted for the massacre of thousands during his 1982-83 regime in what was considered a historic 2013 ruling. But his 80-year sentence was later overturned and a restart to the trial ordered.

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Ixil Indians wait outside the courtroom in Guatemala City where Efrain Rios Montt, Guatemala’s former dictator, is facing charges of genocide and crimes against humanity. Mr Rios Montt was convicted for massacring thousands of people during his 1982-83 regime, in what was considered an historic 2013 ruling. But his 80-year sentence was later overturned and a retrial ordered

Brick factory workers warm themselves on a fire during a winter morning at a factory in Lalitpur, Nepal.

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Brick factory workers warm themselves on a fire during a winter morning at a factory in Lalitpur, Nepal

Two commercial planes cross in the sky on above Payerne airport, France.

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Two commercial planes cross in the sky on above Payerne airport, France. 

Visitors lay flowers at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a fatal siege in the heart of Sydney's financial district

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Visitors lay flowers at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a fatal siege in the heart of Sydney’s financial district

Union members clash with police in Brussels during a national general strike which was called for by the different unions to protest against austerity measures.

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Union members clash with police in Brussels during a national strike, which was called to protest against austerity measures.

Cho Hyun-ah, who was head of cabin service at Korean Air and the oldest child of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho, arrives for questioning at the Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board office of Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in Seoul, South Korea. The chairman of Korean Air Lines Co. apologised for the behavior of his adult daughter who delayed a flight in an incident now dubbed "nut rage."

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Cho Hyun-ah, who was head of cabin service at Korean Air and the oldest child of Korean Air chairman Cho Yang-ho, arrives for questioning at the Aviation and Railway Accident Investigation Board office of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport in Seoul, South Korea. The chairman of Korean Air Lines Co. apologised for the behaviour of his adult daughter who delayed a flight in an incident now dubbed “nut rage.”

A Christmas star on top of a sales booth is pictured against the colorful morning sky at the Christmas market in Dresden, eastern Germany.

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A Christmas star on top of a sales booth is pictured against the colorful morning sky at the Christmas market in Dresden, eastern Germany

Two cyclists are reflected in a puddle shortly after a storm on the banks of the river Rhine in Duesseldorf, Germany.

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Two cyclists are reflected in a puddle shortly after a storm on the banks of the river Rhine in Duesseldorf, Germany.

Copies of the French Civil Code are placed amongst a frieze depicting the "Oath of the Jeu de Paume" (June 20, 1789) on the Republic statue as French lawyers, notaries and bailiffs attend a national protest in Paris against a government reform plan to deregulate their profession.

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Copies of the French Civil Code are placed amongst a frieze depicting the “Oath of the Jeu de Paume” (June 20, 1789) on the Republic statue as French lawyers, notaries and bailiffs attend a national protest in Paris against a government reform plan to deregulate their profession.

Workers remove a banner at an area blocked by pro-democracy protesters outside the People's Liberation  Army  headquarters in Hong Kong. Authorities started, on Thursday, clearing the main pro-democracy protest site that has choked roads into the city's most economically and politically important district for more than two months.

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Workers remove a banner at an area blocked by pro-democracy protesters outside the People’s Liberation Army headquarters in Hong Kong. Authorities started, on Thursday, clearing the main pro-democracy protest site that has choked roads into the city’s most economically and politically important district for more than two months.