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Cathleen Garcia holds a candle during a vigil to honour shooting victims in San Bernardino, California

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Cathleen Garcia holds a candle during a vigil to honour shooting victims in San Bernardino, California

People face policemen during a demonstration against a constitutional amendment which would allow indefinite re-election in front of a line of riot policemen in Quito on December 3, 2015. The pro-government majority of the Congress is ready to approve indefinite re-election since 2021 in Ecuador.

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People face policemen during a demonstration against a constitutional amendment which would allow indefinite re-election in front of a line of riot policemen in Quito on Thursday

Global Warming Impacts Patagonia's Massive Glaciers...SANTA CRUZ PROVINCE, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 01:  Gauchos drive cattle outside Los Glaciares National Park, near the Southern Patagonian Ice Field, on December 1, 2015 in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. The Southern Patagonian Ice Field is the third largest ice field in the world. The majority of the almost 50 large glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park have been retreating during the past fifty years due to warming temperatures, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports that over 68 percent of the world's freshwater supplies are locked in ice caps and glaciers. The United Nations climate change conference began November 30 in Paris.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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Gauchos drive cattle outside Los Glaciares National Park, near the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in Santa Cruz Province, Argentina. The Southern Patagonian Ice Field is the third largest ice field in the world. The majority of the almost 50 large glaciers in Los Glaciares National Park have been retreating during the past fifty years due to warming temperatures, according to the European Space Agency (ESA).

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 24:  Demonstrators confront police during a protest following the release of a video showing Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald on November 24, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. Van Dyke was charged today with first degree murder for the October 20, 2014 shooting in which McDonald was hit with 16 bullets.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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Demonstrators confront police during a protest following the release of a video showing Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting and killing Laquan McDonald in Chicago, Illinois. Van Dyke was charged today with first degree murder for the October 20, 2014 shooting in which McDonald was hit with 16 bullets.

Followers of opposition candidate Mauricio Macri holding Argentine flags walk down a street littered with leaflets  in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.  Macri won Argentina's historic runoff election against ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli, putting an end to the era of  President Cristina Fernandez, who along with her late husband dominated Argentine politics for 12 years.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

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Followers of opposition candidate Mauricio Macri holding Argentine flags walk down a street littered with leaflets in downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina. Macri won Argentina’s historic run off election

Volcanic activity at the Tungurahua volcano in Cotalo, Ecuador, 19 November 2015. An increase in volcanic activtiy has been reported at the Tungurahua volcano, according to the latest finidngs from the Ecuadorian Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School (IG-EPN).

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Volcanic activity at the Tungurahua volcano in Cotalo, Ecuador, on Thursday. An increase in volcanic activtiy has been seen at the Tungurahua volcano in recent days

Macri, presidential candidate for the Cambiemos (Let's Change) alliance, kisses his wife Juliana Awada as Argentina's ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli watches at the end of the presidential debate ahead of November 22 run-off election in Buenos Aires

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Mauricio Macri, presidential candidate for the Cambiemos (Let’s Change) alliance, kisses his wife Juliana Awada as Argentina’s ruling party candidate Daniel Scioli watches at the end of the presidential debate ahead of November 22 run-off election in Buenos Aires.

A Chinese Navy vessel enters the port of...A Chinese Navy vessel enters the port of Havana on November 10, 2015.  AFP PHOTO/YAMIL LAGEYAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images

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A Chinese Navy vessel enters the port of Havana on Tuesday

Horses struggles in the mud at the small town of Bento Rodrigues after a dam burst in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 6, 2015.  Brazilian rescuers searched feverishly Friday for possible survivors after two dams burst at an iron ore mine in a southeastern mountainous area

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Horses struggles in the mud at the small town of Bento Rodrigues after a dam burst in Minas Gerais state, Brazil, Friday

People protest in  front of NBC studios ...People protest in  front of NBC studios while they are calling for the network to rescind the invitation to Donald Trump to host Saturday Night Live show on November 4, 2015 in New York. Trump is expected to host SNL on November 7th, but protesters plan to deliver a petition, with 460,000 signatures, calling on NBC Studios to drop Trump. AFP PHOTO/ KENA BETANCURKENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images

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People protest in front of NBC studios while they are calling for the network to rescind the invitation to Donald Trump to host Saturday Night Live show in New York. Trump is expected to host SNL on November 7th 

Residents of Mixquic town visit a local cemetery to place flowers, food, candles and balloons at the tombs of their beloved during the celebration of All Souls Day in Mixquic, Mexico

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Residents of Mixquic town visit a local cemetery to place flowers, food, candles and balloons at the tombs of their beloved during the celebration of All Souls Day in Mixquic, Mexico

A young reveller takes part in a parade called "La Calabiuza" , on the eve of the Day of the Dead in Tonacatepeque, 20 kms (13 miles) north of San Salvador. During the celebration, the residents of Tonacatepeque, originally an indigenous community, recall the characters from the mythology of Cuscatlan -- pre-Columbian west and central regions of El Salvador -- and their dead relatives.

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A young reveller takes part in a parade called “La Calabiuza” , on the Day of the Dead in Tonacatepeque, 20 kms (13 miles) north of San Salvador

A Haitian woman selling water at the Haitian-Dominican border, in Malpasse on October 27, 2015, to be delivered to the Haitian authorities. Dominican authorities settled on a deadline of June 17 for foreigners who had no residency papers to legalize their status and for Dominicans born to Haitian parents to receive their identification documents, or face deportation, as part of the National Reorganization Plan for Foreigners. AFP PHOTO/HECTOR RETAMALHECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images

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A Haitian woman sells water at the Haitian-Dominican border, in Malpasse 

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Carson laughs at an answer from Trump at the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder

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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson (R) laughs at an answer from businessman Donald Trump (L) at the 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates debate held by CNBC in Boulder, Colorado.

Gaviao children play with a Barbie doll during the World Indigenous Games, in Palmas, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.  The Games have been hampered by technical hick-ups and allegations of mismanagement and poor organization. On opening day, construction workers were still busily buzzing away on the installations, and some participants have complained of poor conditions in the indigenous lodgings, which the press was forbidden from visiting. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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Gaviao children play with a Barbie doll during the World Indigenous Games, in Palmas, Brazil

U.S. President Obama hugs Vice President Biden after Biden announced he will not seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination during an appearance at the White House in Washington

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U.S. President Barack Obama hugs Vice President Joe Biden after Biden announced he will not seek the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination during an appearance in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

Residents from the nearby Providencia 'favela' community swim and cool off in the polluted Guanabara Bay

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Residents from the nearby Providencia ‘favela’ community swim and cool off in the polluted Guanabara Bay in the historic port district in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Providencia ‘favela’ is considered to be the oldest in Rio. The polluted bay will host sailing events during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Ahead of the games, the port district is undergoing a controversial multibillion dollar urban renewal program although some projects have been delayed in the midst of Brazil’s recession. Many parts of the port district retain descendants of African slaves along with Afro-Brazilian historical locations including the area where samba music is thought to have been born in Rio.

Jose poses with his rooster named Luis to be photographed for tourists in Trinidad, Cuba.

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Jose poses with his rooster named Luis whilst meeting tourists in Trinidad, Cuba

Cotopaxi volcano spews ash and steam near Quito, Ecuador, on Thursday. The Security Coordinator Ministry, based on reports from the Geophysical Institute (IG) of the National Polytechnic School, said that Cotopaxi volcano 'continues its moderate internal and surface activity with emissions of gases and water vapor containing a burden moderate ash.

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Cotopaxi volcano spews ash and steam near Quito, Ecuador, on Thursday

A woman views Banksy's 'Donkey Documents', an intact four ton mural from Jerusalem, in the Design Centre in Chelsea, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 21, 2015. Banksy created the work in 2007, as part of a series along the concrete barrier separating the Palestinian West Bank and Israel. The mural is estimated to sell for $600,000 at the forthcoming Julien's Fine Art Auction in Beverly Hills on 30 September. Photo credit should read: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

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A woman views Banksy’s ‘Donkey Documents’, a four ton mural from Jerusalem, in the Design Centre in Chelsea, London. The mural is estimated to sell for $600,000 at the forthcoming Julien’s Fine Art Auction in Beverly Hills