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Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa's judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria...Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa's judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, September 11, 2014. A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of all murder charges on Thursday, saying prosecutors had failed to prove the Olympic and Paralympic track star intended to kill his girlfriend or an imagined intruder on Valentine's Day last year.

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Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius reacts as he listens to Judge Thokozile Masipa’s judgement at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria. A South African judge cleared Oscar Pistorius of all murder charges on Thursday and will await the verdict on culpable homicide

Visual artists gather during a rally against the Ebola virus which has been effecting neighboring countries on September 4, 2014, in Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast.  Eight experimental treatments and two vaccines for Ebola were on the table September 4, as 200 health experts met to discuss how to end the world's worst-ever outbreak of the killer virus. No fully tested and approved treatments or vaccines exist for Ebola, which has killed more than 1,900 people in west Africa since the beginning of the year. The epidemic is most prominent in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. There are no known cases of Ebola in neighboring Ivory Coast.

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Visual artists gather during a rally against the Ebola virus which has been effecting neighboring countries on Thursday, in Abidjan, the capital of the Ivory Coast

Young boys warm up before playing soccer on a dusty field in Soweto, South Africa

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Young boys warm up before playing football on a dusty field in Soweto, South Africa

Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic...MONROVIA, LIBERIA - AUGUST 21:  A man lies under a car after being put there in detention by the Liberian army on the second day of the government's Ebola quarantine on their neighborhood of West Point on August 21, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. An army officer said that he was showing symptoms of Ebola and was caught trying to escape from West Point. The government delivered bags of rice, beans and cooking oil to residents, who are forbidden from leaving the seaside slum, due to the Ebola outbreak in their community. More than 1,200 people have died due to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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A man lies under a car after being detained by the Liberian army as the government quarantines the West Point neighbourhood of Monrovia, Liberia. An army officer said the man was showing symptoms of Ebola and was caught trying to escape from the area. Read more

South Africa X Fighters World Tour

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Freestyle motocross rider Maikel Melero of Spain warms up ahead of the fifth stage of the Red Bull X-Fighters World Tour in the savanna of Pretoria, South Africa.

Liberia Battles Spreading Ebola Epidemic...MONROVIA, LIBERIA - AUGUST 20:  A member of the Church of Aladura prays on the beach on August 20, 2014 in Monrovia, Liberia. He and other church members were praying for God to rescue Liberia from its current crisis. The Ebola virus has killed more than 1,200 people in four African nations, with more in Liberia than any other country.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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A member of the Church of Aladura prays on the beach in Monrovia, Liberia. He and other church members were praying for God to rescue Liberia from its current crisis. The Ebola virus has killed more than 1,200 people in four African nations, with more in Liberia than any other country.

Somali soldiers patrol in Wadajir district South of capital following heavy fighting as Somali government and African Union troops battled a powerful militia warlord in a bid to disarm him, on August 15, 2014 in Mogadishu. Somalia's government launched a disarmament campaign earlier this month, with troops backed by the AU mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today fighting to seize weapons from militia leader Ahmed Dai.

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Somali soldiers patrol in Wadajir district South of capital following heavy fighting as Somali government and African Union troops battled a powerful militia warlord in a bid to disarm him, on Friday in Mogadishu

African migrants climb a border fence during a latest attempt to cross into Spanish territory, between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla...African migrants climb a border fence during a latest attempt to cross into Spanish territory, between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla August 12, 2014. Around 500 people stormed the border, where 25 of them passed the fence and they are currently held at CETI, the short-stay immigrant centre, according to local authorities.

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African migrants climb a border fence during a latest attempt to cross into Spanish territory, between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla on Tuesday

Ebola in Liberia...epaselect epa04343618 A Liberian woman weeps over the death of a relative from Ebola in the Banjor Community on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia 06 August 2014. According to statistics from the World Health Organisation (WHO) 932 patients have died from Ebola in West Africa with most of the latest deaths reported in Liberia. WHO officials are meeting in Geneva to discuss the global implications and response to the outbreak. In Nigeria a second person a nurse who treated an Ebola patient has died.  EPA/AHMED JALLANZO

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A woman grieves for a relative who has died from Ebola, in the Banjor community on the outskirts of Monrovia, Liberia. According to statistics from the World Health Organisation, 932 people have died from the virus in West Africa, with most of the latest deaths reported in Liberia. Read more

  FOR ALL PICTURES SEARCH 'PENNEY SNIM' FOR ALL IMAGES PXP01-PXP33  Mauritania's SNIM iron ore mining company aims to produce 13 million tonnes in 2014, around the same level as last year, the majority state-owned firm said. SNIM mines black iron ore in the northern town of Zouerate, a remote desert location which nevertheless attracts people from all over the country looking for work. SNIM employees proudly call their firm the lung of their nation's economy and the train that ferries the ore to the coast stretches some two kilometres, making it one of the world's longest. REUTERS/Joe Penney (MAURITANIA - Tags: BUSINESS COMMODITIES EMPLOYMENT ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TEMPLATE OUT

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Mauritania’s SNIM iron ore mining company mines black iron ore in the northern town of Zouerate, a remote desert location that attracts people from all over the country looking for work. The train that ferries the ore to the coast stretches about 2 km.