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A migrant, identified as a 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits for being rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay...A migrant, identified as a 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits for being rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay, Turkey February 8, 2016, in this handout photo provided by the Turkish Coast Guard Command. Twenty-seven migrants, 11 of them children, drowned on Monday off Turkey's Aegean coast as they tried to reach a Greek island, the Turkish coast guard said. The boat sank in the Aegean Sea near the Edremit area of the northwestern province Balikesir.  REUTERS/Turkish Coast Guard Command/Handout via Reuters ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. THE PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS.

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A migrant, identified as a 20-year old Pelen Hussein from Syria, stands on top of a capsized boat as he waits for being rescued by the members of Turkish Coast Guard Air Command in the Aegean Sea off the waters of Edremit bay, Turkey 

A girl poses for pictures under decorated trees as the Chinese Lunar New Year, which welcomes the Year of the Monkey, is celebrated at Daguanyuan park, in Beijing

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A girl poses for pictures under decorated trees as the Chinese Lunar New Year which welcomes the Year of the Monkey is celebrated at Daguanyuan park in Beijing

Rescue workers and excavation vehicles carry out their rescue and search operation on what was the top (foreground) of the Wei-Kuan complex which collapsed in the 6.4 magnitude earthquake, in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan

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Rescue workers and excavation vehicles carry out their rescue and search operation on what was the top (foreground) of the Wei-Kuan complex which collapsed in the 6.4 magnitude earthquake, in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan

Indian dancers perform a fire breathing ...Indian dancers perform a fire breathing act during a procession to mark the 661st anniversary of the birth of Hindu guru Bawa Lal Dayal Maharaj in Amritsar on February 9, 2016. Bawa Lal Dayal Maharaj, a popular leader of his time, is especially revered by devotees of a temple in the town of Dhyanpur, some 45 kms north of Amritsar. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian dancers perform a fire breathing act during a procession to mark the 661st anniversary of the birth of Hindu guru Bawa Lal Dayal Maharaj in Amritsar

Rioters throw bricks at police in Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local holiday delicacies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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Rioters throw bricks at police in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local holiday delicacies 

Nepalese Hindu women cover themselves with plastic sheet and take cover as it rains during Swasthani Bratakatha festival  in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. During this festival, devotees recite holy scriptures dedicated to Hindu goddess Swathing and Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to get a good husband while those married pray for the longevity of their husbands by observing a month-long fast. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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Nepalese Hindu women cover themselves with a plastic sheet, and take shelter from the rain, during the Swasthani Bratakatha festival in Kathmandu, Nepal

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Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gesture as they look from a balcony during their meeting in Ankara, Turkey 

Horse mounted policemen patrol as thousands of Indian Hindu devotees gather to perform rituals at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati on "Mauni Amavasya" or new moon  day, the third and the most auspicious date of bathing during the annual month long Hindu religious fair "Magh Mela" in Allahabad, India, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims take dips in the confluence, hoping to wash away sins during the month long festival. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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Thousands of Indian Hindu devotees gather to perform rituals at the Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges, Yamuna, and the mythical Saraswati on Mauni Amavasya or new moon day, the third and the most auspicious date of bathing during the annual month long Hindu religious festival Magh Mela in Allahabad, India

TOPSHOT - An Indian scavenger searches f...TOPSHOT - An Indian scavenger searches for coins offered by Hindu devotees at Sangam during the annual Magh Mela festival in Allahabad on February 5, 2016

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An Indian man searches for coins offered by Hindu devotees at Sangam during the annual Magh Mela festival in Allahabad 

This photo taken on February 4, 2016 sho...This photo taken on February 4, 2016 shows a woman working next to cats at a shelter on the outskirts of Yangon. The shelter houses over 200 animals and are provided food and basic medical treatments which owners say were rescued from Yangon streets. AFP PHOTO / Ye Aung THUYe Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

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A cat shelter on the outskirts of Yangon. The shelter houses over 200 animals which are rescued from Yangon streets. The shelter provides food and basic medical treatments

A vendor sells vegetables along a street in downtown Hanoi, as Vietnamese prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year

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A vendor sells vegetables along a street in downtown Hanoi, as Vietnamese prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year

Sharp Corp. President Kozo Takahashi Attends Third-Quarter Earnings News Conference...Reporters hold recorders as Kozo Takahashi, president of Sharp Corp., not pictured, leaves a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Sharp reported its fifth straight loss as the embattled maker of Aquos flat-screen televisions decides between two competing bailout offer

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Reporters hold recorders as Kozo Takahashi, president of Sharp Corp (not pictured) leaves a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday. Sharp reported its fifth straight loss as the embattled maker of Aquos flat-screen televisions decides between two competing bailout offer

Sri Lankan military personnel march duri...Sri Lankan military personnel march during the country's 68th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo on February 4, 2016.  Sri Lankan schoolchildren sang their national anthem in the island's minority Tamil language at Independence Day celebrations for the first time in 67 years, in a highly symbolic gesture after decades of civil war. Every year since 1949, the first anniversary of independence from Britain, the anthem Sri Lanka Matha ("Mother Sri Lanka") had been sung at the festivities only in Sinhala, spoken by the island's ethnic Sinhalese majority.   AFP PHOTO / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHILAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images

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Sri Lankan military personnel march during the country’s 68th Independence Day celebrations in Colombo 

Wood business in Kashmir...epa05141371 Kashmiri woodwork craftsmen work at their workshop in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 03 February 2016. People associated with walnut woodwork complain of economic hardships  because of low wages, which has resulted in decline in their business.  EPA/FAROOQ KHAN

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Kashmiri woodwork craftsmen work at their workshop in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian Kashmir. People associated with walnut woodwork walnut woodwork complain of economic hardships because of low wages, which has resulted in decline in their business 

Thailand's economy is forecast to grow at 3.7 percent in 2016...epa05140834 A street food vendor walks in front of a colorful graffiti painted on a wall in Bangkok, Thailand, 03 February 2016. Thailand's economy is forecast to grow at 3.7 percent in 2016 revised down from earlier projected of 3.8 percent driven by the private consumption and investment as well as government stimulus measures and billion-dollar investment in infrastructure project, according to the Fiscal Policy Office.  EPA/DIEGO AZUBEL

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A street food vendor walks in front of a colorful graffiti in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand’s economy is forecast to grow at 3.7 percent in 2016 revised down from earlier projected of 3.8 percent driven by the private consumption and investment as well as government stimulus measures and billion-dollar investment in infrastructure project, according to the Fiscal Policy Office.

stock markets fall sharply...epa05140690 Pedestrians are reflected in a stock market indicator board in Tokyo, Japan, 03 February 2016. Japan's market plummeted following sharp declines in US stocks and after crude oil prices tumbled below 30 dollars per barrel. The benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average lost 559.43 points, or 3.15 per cent, to end at 17,191.25.  EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

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Pedestrians are reflected in a stock market indicator board in Tokyo. Japan‘s market plummeted following sharp declines in US stocks and after crude oil prices tumbled below 30 dollars per barrel

Stranded passengers wait outside the Guangzhou Railway Station after trains were delayed as they prepare going back to their hometown ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. China's travel rush ahead of Lunar New Year has been disrupted by rare snowfall in central parts of the country.  (Color China Photo via AP) CHINA OUT

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Stranded passengers wait outside the Guangzhou Railway Station after trains were delayed as they prepare going back to their hometown ahead of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Guangzhou 

Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resist...Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen's Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, check the damage at The National Museum after it was hit by a mortar shell during clashes in the flashpoint southwestern city of Taez, on February 2, 2016.  / AFP / AHMAD AL-BASHAAHMAD AL-BASHA/AFP/Getty Images

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Yemeni tribesmen from the Popular Resistance Committees, supporting forces loyal to Yemen’s Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, check the damage at The National Museum after it was hit by a mortar shell during clashes in the flashpoint southwestern city of Taez 

Students and a women police officer dance as they take part in "One Billion Rising" campaign on a street in Chandigarh...Students and a women police officer (C) dance as they take part in "One Billion Rising" campaign on a street in Chandigarh, India, February 2, 2016. One Billion Rising is a global coordinated campaign aimed to call for an end to violence against women and girls, according to its organisers. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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Students and a women police officer dance as they take part in “One Billion Rising” campaign on a street in Chandigarh, India. One Billion Rising is a global coordinated campaign aimed to call for an end to violence against women and girls, according to its organisers

A young Nepalese boy recites from holy scripts as he takes his lessons to become a Hindu priest at a holy school in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Hinduism is the major religion of Nepal with over 80 percent people identifying themselves as Hindus according to a 2011 census. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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A young Nepalese boy recites from holy scripts as he takes his lessons to become a Hindu priest at a holy school in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hinduism is the major religion of Nepal with over 80 percent people identifying themselves as Hindus according to a 2011 census