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A Spanish Civil Guard pulls an African migrant from a border fence, as Spanish Civil Guard officers stand underneath, during an attempt to cross into Spanish territories, between Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Melilla.

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A Spanish Civil Guard pulls an African migrant from a border fence, as Spanish Civil Guard officers stand underneath, during an attempt to cross into Spanish territories, between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Melilla.

Girls carry bags of plastic items and tins as rubbish pickers sift through garbage at the Maputo municipal garbage dumping site in Maputo on October 14, 2014. Mozambique's upstart opposition vowed to take on the two traditional political heavyweights by offering a non-violent alternative in polls taking place on October 15 after a low-level conflict.

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Girls carry bags of plastic items and tins as rubbish pickers sift through garbage at the Maputo municipal garbage dumping site in Maputo on Tuesday

Women faint (Bottom) as another reacts while volunteers (unseen) take away from a nearby house the body of a woman who died of Ebola, in Waterloo, some 30 kilometers southeast of Freetown, on October 7, 2014. Dozens of British military personnel are due to fly to Sierra Leone next week to help build medical facilities to combat the Ebola epidemic, the defence ministry said on October 7.  AFP PHOTO / FLORIAN PLAUCHEURFLORIAN PLAUCHEUR/AFP/Getty Images

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Women faint while volunteers (unseen) remove the body of a female Ebola victim from a nearby house in Waterloo, some 30km southeast of Freetown. Dozens of British military personnel are to fly to Sierra Leone next week to help build medical facilities to combat the epidemic 

A young girl suspected to be infected by Ebola has been moved to quarantine in a hospital in Foredugu. Ebola may only be present in a few African nations, but fears over the crippling outbreak are infecting economies across the continent and may put its envy-inducing growth prospects at risk.

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A young girl waits at a hospital in Foredugu, where patients suffering from Ebola are being treated. Ebola may only be present in a few African nations, but fears over the crippling outbreak are infecting economies across the continent

A man walks in front of doors in a wall of Rabat's Medina...A man walks in front of doors in a wall of Rabat's Medina September 23, 2014. UNESCO made Rabat a World Heritage Site two years ago and media and tour operators call it a "must-see destination." But it seems the tourist hordes have yet to find out. While visitors are getting squeezed through the better-known sites of Marrakesh and Fez, the old part of Rabat - with its beautiful Medina and Kasbah of the Udayas - remains an almost unspoiled oasis of calm. Smaller and more compact, its labyrinths of streets, passages and dead ends are a treasure trove of shapes and colours, of moments begging to be caught by the photographer's lens. Picture taken September 23, 2014.    REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (MOROCCO - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TRAVEL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)     ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 05 OF 24 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'RABAT'S TREASURE TROVE OF COLOURS'  TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'RABAT DAMIR'

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A man walks in front of a door in Rabat’s Medina. Unesco made Rabat a World Heritage Site two years ago and media and tour operators call it a “must-see destination”. But it seems the tourist hordes have yet to discover its charms. While visitors squeeze through the better-known sites of Marrakesh and Fez, the old part of Rabat – with its beautiful Medina and Kasbah of the Udayas – remains an almost unspoilt oasis of calm. Smaller and more compact, its labyrinths of streets, passages and dead ends are a treasure trove of shapes and colours, moments begging to be caught by the photographer’s lens. 

A Turkana boy stands inside a hut in Napak village in northwestern Kenya inside the Turkana region of the Ilemy Triangle...A Turkana boy stands inside a hut in Napak village in northwestern Kenya inside the Turkana region of the Ilemy Triangle September 25, 2014. The Ilemi Triangle is a disputed region in East Africa, claimed by South Sudan and Kenya, bordering also Ethiopia. The dispute arose from unclear wording of a 1914 treaty which tried to allow free movement of the Turkana people, nomadic herders who had traditionally grazed the area.  Picture taken on September 25, 2014. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (KENYA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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A Turkana boy stands inside a hut in Napak village in northwestern Kenya inside the Turkana region of the Ilemy Triangle. The Ilemi Triangle is a disputed region in East Africa, claimed by South Sudan and Kenya, bordering also Ethiopia. The dispute arose from unclear wording of a 1914 treaty which tried to allow free movement of the Turkana people, nomadic herders who had traditionally grazed the area.

Oscar Pistorius Is Convicted Of Culpable Homicide Of Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp...PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Oscar Pistorius leaves on bail from the North Gauteng High Court on September 12, 2014 in Pretoria, South Africa. South African Judge Thokosile Masipa ruled out murder charges yesterday, but convicted Oscar Pistorius in court today of culpable homicide, as the six month trial of the Olympic double-amputee sprinter comes to an end. His defence maintained that Mr Pistorius mistook Ms Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder in his home when he fired several shots into his bathroom allegedly in self-defence but killing his girlfriend. Sentencing for Pistorius will be on October 13.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Oscar Pistorius leaves on bail from the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, South Africa. South African Judge Thokosile Masipa ruled out murder charges yesterday, but convicted Oscar Pistorius in court today of culpable homicide, as the six month trial of the Olympic double-amputee sprinter comes to an end. His defence maintained that Mr Pistorius mistook Ms Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder in his home when he fired several shots into his bathroom allegedly in self-defence but killing his girlfriend. Sentencing for Pistorius will be on October 13. 

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. 

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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. 

  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.

TOPSHOTS TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Reuben ...TOPSHOTS TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Reuben KYAMA, Thomas MORFIN A member of a youth corps campaigning for peace performs an act at the sprawling Kibera slum in Nairobi on July 28, 2014, reminiscent of deadly ethnic violence that followed the disputed results of the 2007 general elections, that were particularly intensive at the slum leaving scores dead. Kenya takes pride in being a union of "42 tribes", but a string of attacks in towns on its volatile coast has exposed bitter and explosive ethnic tensions linked to politics.  "There has been a surge of dangerous speech," said 26-year-old Nanjira Sambuli, a project leader of Umati, an online crowd sourcing project monitoring hate speech, based in Nairobi's sleek iHub offices, the heart of its tech-savvy community. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBATONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images

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A member of a youth corps campaigning for peace performs an act at the sprawling Kibera slum in Nairobi. A string of attacks in towns on its volatile coast has exposed bitter and explosive ethnic tensions linked to politics. Reminiscent of deadly ethnic violence that followed the disputed results of the 2007 general elections, that were particularly intensive at the slum leaving scores dead. “There has been a surge of dangerous speech,” said 26-year-old Nanjira Sambuli, a project leader of Umati, an online crowd sourcing project monitoring hate speech, based in Nairobi’s sleek iHub offices, the heart of its tech-savvy community. 

Boys play with their toy guns after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Somalia's capital Mogadishu.

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Boys play with their toy guns after attending Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

People hold placards and shout slogans while marching through Cape Town to protest Israel's military campaign in Gaza and show their support to the Palestinian people, on July 16, 2014. Israel urged 100,000 Gazans to flee their homes on July 16, but the warning was largely ignored despite an intensification of the military's nine-day campaign after Hamas snubbed a ceasefire effort.

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People hold placards and shout slogans while marching through Cape Town to protest Israel’s military campaign in Gaza and show their support to the Palestinian people, on Wednesday