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ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHTParalympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius walks across the courtroom without his prosthetic legs during the third day of the resentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa June 15, 2016. REUTERS/Siphiwe SibekoREUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.REUTERS NEWS PICTURES. TEMPLATE OUT

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Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius walks across the courtroom without his prosthetic legs during the third day of the resentencing hearing for the 2013 murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa

Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius leaves after the second day of his sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa

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Former Paralympian Oscar Pistorius leaves after the second day of his sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, at Pretoria High Court, South Africa today

epa05364135 Opposition supporters react in front of a burning barricade they set up in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, as they protest against an MP Moses Kuria of the ruling Jubilee coalition who allegedly called for the assassination of opposition leader Raila Odinga, 14 June 2016.  Kenyan police are investigating MP's Moses Kuria and Ferdinand Waititu after they were captured on video making inflammatory remarks against members of the Luo community. The incident comes after weeks of protests led by opposition leader Raila Odinga against the country's electoral body Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).  EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

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Opposition supporters react in front of a burning barricade they set up in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, as they protest against an MP Moses Kuria of the ruling Jubilee coalition who allegedly called for the assassination of opposition leader Raila Odinga 

epa05360986 The double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his sentencing hearing at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa 13 June 2016. The Supreme Court of South Africa overturned the High Court's verdict in December 2015, where Pistorius now faces sentencing for murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on 13 February 2013.  EPA/THEMBA HADEBA / POOL

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The double-amputee Olympian Oscar Pistorius sits in the dock during his sentencing hearing at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa

Demonstrators calling for the disbandment of the national electoral commission over allegations of bias and corruption, perform press-ups in the street as a sign of strength, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Monday, June 6, 2016. While demonstrations led by opposition leaders in the capital were largely peaceful, police in Kisumu tear-gassed demonstrators who responded by throwing stones and witnesses say some people were killed by police.

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Demonstrators calling for the disbandment of the national electoral commission over allegations of bias and corruption, perform press-ups in the street as a sign of strength, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. .

epa05340705 A supporter of the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, wears a mask and looks on during a rally held in Nairobi, Kenya, 01 June 2016. Kenyan opposition staged a rally on Madaraka Day, the national holiday to commemorate the day that Kenya attained internal self-rule from Britain in 1963, to protest against the country's electoral body Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) and push for reforms ahead of the next year's general elections.  EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

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A supporter of the opposition Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD), led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga, wears a mask and looks on during a rally held in Nairobi, Kenya 

A handout picture released by the Italian Navy shows people jumping out of a boat right before it overturns in Canal of Sicily off the Libyan coast, 25 May 2016. The Italian navy says it has recovered five bodies from the overturned migrant ship.

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A picture released by the Italian Navy shows people jumping out of a boat right before it overturns in Canal of Sicily off the Libyan coast. The Italian navy says it has recovered five bodies from the overturned migrant ship

French Tunisian Jewish women pray at the Ghriba synagogue in the Tunisian resort island of Djerba during the annual Jewish pilgrimage on May 25, 2016

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French Tunisian Jewish women pray at the Ghriba synagogue in the Tunisian resort island of Djerba during the annual Jewish pilgrimage today. Djerba is home to one of the last Jewish communities in the Arab world 

TOPSHOT - A man leads school children away from teargas and a burning barricade in Kibera slum, Nairobi on May 23, 2016 during a demonstration of opposition supporters demanding a change of leadership at the electoral commission ahead of a vote due next year.  Local media reported at least one killed in Kisumu in the west of the country, while police in Nairobi and the second city of Mombasa fought running battles with small groups of protesters. There was no immediate police confirmation of the reported death. Police had banned the planned demonstrations and scores of officers in riot gear guarded the building that houses the election commission headquarters in the centre of the capital.  / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZACARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images

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A man leads school children away from teargas and a burning barricade in Kibera slum, Nairobi during a demonstration of opposition supporters demanding a change of leadership at the electoral commission ahead of a vote due in 2017

TOPSHOT - An overloaded car travels through the Assaga refugee camp in Diffa on May 17, 2016, close to the Niger-Nigeria border.  Chief of Humanitarian Operations of the UN, Stephen O'Brien, vowed on May 17 to raise funds at the next World Humanitarian Summit for "significant" help to the more than 240,000 refugees displaced by Boko Haram in camps in south-east Niger. / AFP PHOTO / BOUREIMA HAMABOUREIMA HAMA/AFP/Getty Images

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An overloaded car travels through the Assaga refugee camp in Diffa close to the Niger-Nigeria border

A man stands in a building earmarked for demolition in the Mathare neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya, May 17, 2016. Kenya's authorities tore down a badly built residential block in the poor Nairobi district on Tuesday, one of more than 250 shoddy buildings that could now face demolition after a six-story structure collapsed this month killing 51 people. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic SEARCH "MATHARE DEMOLITION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES   TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A man stands in a building earmarked for demolition in the Mathare neighbourhood of Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya’s authorities tore down a badly built residential block in the poor Nairobi district on Tuesday, one of more than 250 shoddy buildings that could now face demolition after a six-story structure collapsed this month killing 51 people.

A man injured following clashes with Kenyan riot police officers, runs away from teargas, during a demonstration of Kenya's opposition supporters in Nairobi, on May 16, 2016.  Opposition protestors led by former Prime Minister Raila Odinga gathered outside the Indepedent Electoral and Boundaries Comission building to demand the dismissal of IEBC commissioners, after alleged bias towards the ruling Jubillee Alliance Party. / AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZACARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images

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A man injured following clashes with Kenyan riot police officers, runs away from teargas, during a demonstration of Kenya‘s opposition supporters in Nairobi

Traditional Maasai tribesmen pose for a photograph near elephant tusks, part of an estimated 105 tonnes of confiscated ivory to be set ablaze, stacked onto a pyre at Nairobi National Park near Nairobi

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Traditional Maasai tribesmen beside elephant tusks, part of an estimated 105 tonnes of confiscated ivory to be set ablaze, stacked onto a pyre at Nairobi National Park near Nairobi, Kenya

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A boy carries a goat near Jidhi town of Awdal region, Somaliland. Across the Horn of Africa millions have been hit by the severe El Nino-related drought.

A man shouts slogans against South Afric...A man shouts slogans against South African President Jacob Zuma and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party during a protest organized by the opposition political parties, Civil Society organizations and Religious group as the nation celebrates Freedom Day in Johannesburg on April 27, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GIANLUIGI GUERCIAGIANLUIGI GUERCIA/AFP/Getty Images

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A man shouts slogans against South African President Jacob Zuma and the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party during a protest organized by the opposition political parties, Civil Society organizations and Religious group as the nation celebrates Freedom Day in Johannesburg, South Africa 

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A particial view of the Nyaragongo volcano taken from Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo 

Thousands of South African main oppositi...Thousands of South African main opposition party Democratic Alliance supporters march to the Constitutional Court to protest against South African President Jacob Zuma on April 15, 2016 in Johannesburg. / AFP PHOTO / MUJAHID SAFODIENMUJAHID SAFODIEN/AFP/Getty Images

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Thousands of South African main opposition party Democratic Alliance supporters march to the Constitutional Court to protest against South African President Jacob Zuma in Johannesburg

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Quality control workers pick out unsuitable green, unroasted coffee beans from a conveyor belt at Dormans coffee factory in Nairobi, Kenya

Supporters of newly re-elected...TOPSHOT - Supporters of newly re-elected Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso celebrate his victory in Brazzaville on March 24, 2016 after the Independent Electoral Commission declared him the winner. Nguesso extended his 32 years in power winning elections in the first round with 60 percent of the vote, the interior minister said on March 24. / AFP PHOTO / Eduardo SoterasEDUARDO SOTERAS/AFP/Getty Images

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Supporters of newly re-elected Congo President Denis Sassou Nguesso celebrate his victory in Brazzaville after the Independent Electoral Commission declared him the winner 

TOPSHOT - A fisherman works on the Niger...TOPSHOT - A fisherman works on the Niger river on March 21, 2016 in Niamey.

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A fisherman works on the Niger river in Niamey