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An anti-xenophobia activist stands chained in front of a banner, as thousands of people get ready to march against the recent wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa through the streets of Johannesburg CBD on April 23, 2015. President Jacob Zuma pledged to tackle xenophobia in South Africa as troops were sent in to support police in a crackdown against attacks on immigrants that have left at least seven people dead

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An anti-xenophobia activist stands chained in front of a banner, as thousands of people get ready to march against the recent wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa through the streets of Johannesburg CBD on Thursday

The hands of displaced foreign nationals are photographed as they stand outside a shelter for displaced foreigners in east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The South African army has been deployed to areas in that remain volatile after a spate of attacks targeting immigrants, the defense minister announced on Tuesday.

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The hands of displaced foreign nationals seen as they stand outside a shelter for displaced foreigners in east of Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday

Mothers and their children wait in line to be give food at a Red Cross refugee camp set up for foreign residents due to recent xenophobia attacks in the Primrose area of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. Xenophobia attacks that started in the port city of Durban two weeks ago and have spread to the countries largest city Johannesburg

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Mothers and their children wait in line to be give food at a Red Cross refugee camp set up for foreign residents due to recent xenophobia attacks in the Primrose area of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. Xenophobia attacks that started in the port city of Durban two weeks ago and have spread to the countries largest city of Johannesburg

A man picks up metal scraps from a burnt out car outside the Jeppies Hostle, in the Jeppestown area of Johannesburg, on Friday. Twelve people were arrested overnight as anti-foreigner attacks in South Africa spread to parts of downtown Johannesburg.

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A man picks up metal scraps from a burnt out car outside the Jeppies Hostle, in the Jeppestown area of Johannesburg, on Friday. Twelve people were arrested overnight as anti-foreigner attacks in South Africa spread to parts of downtown Johannesburg

The Empire State Building is lit in red ...The Empire State Building is lit in red and purple April 14, 2015 in New York as part of the effort to bring attention to the 219 missing Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram a year ago on April 14, 2014.  AFP PHOTO /  TIMOTHY  A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

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The Empire State Building is lit in red and purple in New York as part of efforts to bring attention to the 219 missing Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram a year ago. 

A young Yemeni poses with a gun during a protest against Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, outside the Sana a-based UN offices in Sana a, Yemen, 13 April 2015. According to reports, Yemeni students rallied outside the Sana a-based UN offices, calling for an end of the Saudi-led military Decisive Storm operation, accusing the Saudi-led coalition of attacking schools and civilian houses throughout Yemen in their bid the degrade the capabilities of the Houthis and their allies.

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A young Yemeni poses with a gun during a protest against Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen, outside the Sanaa based UN offices in Sanaa, Yemen on Monday

A member of the Sudanese security forces waits outside a polling station where he is registered to vote, in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, April 13, 2015.

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A member of the Sudanese security forces waits outside a polling station, where he is registered to vote, in Khartoum, Sudan on Monday.

Kenya University Attack

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Kenyan students, some wearing black shirts to represent mourning, hold candles as they march in memory of the victims of the Garissa college attack and to protest what they say is a lack of security, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday.

Qualified anti-poaching rangers and new recruits train during an "Op-Fok" training session at the Nkwe Tactical Training Academy in Vaalwater in the Limpopo. South Africa.

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Qualified anti-poaching rangers and new recruits train during an “Op-Fok” training session at the Nkwe Tactical Training Academy in Vaalwater in the Limpopo, South Africa.

Libya Dawn fighter uses a monocoular to look at Islamic State (IS) militant positions near Sirte ...A Libya Dawn fighter uses a monocoular to look at Islamic State (IS) militant positions near Sirte March 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic              TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY            TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A Libya Dawn fighter uses a monocular to look at Islamic State, known as Isis near Sirte. 

Police officers are seen on the pavement outside parliament in Tunis...Police officers are seen on the pavement outside parliament in Tunis March 18, 2015. Gunmen attacked Tunisia's national museum near its parliament on Wednesday, killing at least seven tourists and taking others hostage inside the building, the government said

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Police officers are seen on the pavement outside parliament in Tunis. Gunmen attacked Tunisia’s national museum near its parliament on Wednesday, killing at least seven tourists and taking others hostage inside the building

Chadian jockeys wait to race during an afternoon of races at the hippodrome in N'djamena, Chad, Sunday March 15, 2015. Horse races take place every Sunday, bringing hundreds of spectators willing to brave the excruciating heat to watch their favorite sport.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

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Chadian jockeys wait to take part during an afternoon of horse races at the hippodrome in N’djamena, Chad. Races take place every Sunday.

Somali refugees carry their belongings after their temporary shelters were destroyed by Somali soldiers on March 4, 2015 at the Sarkusta refugee camp in southern Mogadishu. Dozens of houses and shops were destroyed in the area after the Somali government ordered the demolition of makeshift homes.

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Somali refugees carry their belongings after their temporary shelters were destroyed by Somali soldiers on Wednesday at the Sarkusta refugee camp in southern Mogadishu, Somalia. The Somali government ordered the demolition of makeshift homes

Fire in Cape Town...epa04644360 Rescue personel battle a blaze in Noorhoek Manor old age home in Cape Town, South Africa 02 March 2015. A fire fanned by gale force south easterly winds has raged across the south peninsula of Cape Town from Muizenberg to Hout Bay. Residents in some areas were forced to evacuate. Rescue personel continue to battle the blaze.  EPA/NIC BOTHMA

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Firemen battle a blaze in Noordhoek Manor old age home in Cape Town, South Africa. A fire fanned by gale force south easterly winds has raged across the south peninsula of Cape Town from Muizenberg to Hout Bay. 

IDP's (Internally displaced persons) queue to register at the UNMISS Protection of Civilian (POC) site in Bentiu, Unity State, on Friday. The camp receives up to 200 new IDP each day, due to lack of services in the town. The World Health Organization today  appealed for 1.0 billion USD in additional funds to help provide life-saving health services to millions in need in conflict-ravaged Syria, Iraq, Central African Republic and South Sudan. For South Sudan, which has been wracked by fighting since an alleged attempted coup in December 2013, 90 million USD is needed to provide vital health services to some 3.35 million people, WHO said.

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Internally displaced persons (IDPs) queue to register at the UN Mission in South Sudan site in Bentiu, Unity State on Friday. The camp receives up to 200 new IDPs each day

Lesotho Prime Minister and leader of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) Tom Thabane supporters cheer through the streets of Maseru during a general assembly elections campaign gathering on February 26, 2015 in Maseru, Lesotho. Voters from the Kingdom of Lesotho will head to the polls on February 28 to elect a new parliament.

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Lesotho Prime Minister and leader of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) Tom Thabane supporters cheer through the streets of Maseru during a general assembly elections campaign gathering on Thursday in Maseru, Lesotho. Voters from the Kingdom of Lesotho will head to the polls on Saturday to elect a new parliament

Supporters of incumbent Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir (portrait) attend an electoral campaign rally in Khartoum on Tuesday, ahead of the April 13 parliamentary and presidential elections. Campaigning for Sudan's elections started in February 22 with Omar al-Bashir facing little competition for the presidency, a multi-party boycott and the opposition and press facing mounting repression.

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Supporters of incumbent Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir attend an electoral campaign rally in Khartoum, Sudan on Tuesday, ahead of the April 13 parliamentary and presidential elections

Soldiers watch as people move oil barrels away from the site of an explosion at a petrol station and storage facility near the Bakara open-air market in Mogadishu...Soldiers watch as people move oil barrels away from the site of an explosion at a petrol station and storage facility near the Bakara open-air market in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, February 23, 2015.

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Soldiers watch as oil barrels are moved from the site of an explosion on Monday at a petrol station and storage facility near the Bakara open-air market in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu

Lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise volcano in the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. This is the second eruption in the past year at Piton de la Fournaise after 3-years of quiet.

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Lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise volcano on the French Indian Ocean island of Réunion. This is the volcano’s second eruption in the past year after three years of quiet

Reunion Island's active volcano, the Piton de la Fournaise, erupting near the Dolomieu, Bory and Rivals craters on the French Island of Reunion.

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Piton de la Fournaise, erupting near the Dolomieu, Bory and Rivals craters on the French island of Réunion