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Members of a music band smoke cigarettes on a bench as they take a break, in Kunming

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Members of a music band smoke cigarettes on a bench as they take a break, in Kunming, Yunnan province, China, on Wednesday. China is set to raise the wholesale tax rate for cigarettes to 11 percent from 5 percent, the Ministry of Finance said in early May, in a move to deter smokers in the world’s biggest maker and consumer of tobacco.

A passenger sleeps along with her children at a railway station on a hot summer day in Allahabad...A passenger sleeps along with her children at a railway station on a hot summer day in Allahabad, India, May 26, 2015. Temperature in Allahabad on Tuesday is expected to reach 46.4 degree Celsius (115.5 degree Fahrenheit), according to India's metrological department website. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A passenger sleeps along with her children at a railway station on a hot summer’s day in Allahabad, India

Traditonally dressed Australian Aboriginal performers hold gum-tree leaves as they dance on Sydney's Coogee Beach as they participate in a 'Corroboree'

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Traditonally dressed Australian Aboriginal performers hold gum-tree leaves as they dance on Sydney’s Coogee Beach as they participate in a ‘Corroboree’ showcasing traditional dance during an event to mark National Reconciliation Week

Participants compete during a bodybuilding contest at a gymnasium in Wuhan...Participants compete during a bodybuilding contest at a gymnasium in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, May 24, 2015. Over 300 people from 22 different Chinese provinces took part in the contest on Sunday, local media reported. Picture taken May 24, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA

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Participants compete during a bodybuilding contest at a gymnasium in Wuhan, Hubei province 

Syrian refugees are seen on Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece...REFILE CORRECTIN GRAMMAR Seven-month-old Syrian refugee Jaffe is held by her mother Nada in a Greek coast guard van next to her father Ahmed (L), after they were rescued, on the Greek island of Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece early May 26, 2015. Hundreds of mainly Syrian and Afghan immigrants on Tuesday landed on the Greek island of Kos in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

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Seven-month-old Syrian refugee Jaffe is held by her mother Nada in a Greek coast guard van next to her father Ahmed. They were rescued, on the Greek island of Kos following an attempt to cross part of the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece early on Monday 

TOPSHOTS A resident (front L) throws an ...TOPSHOTS A resident (front L) throws an empty bottle (C) towards advancing policemen and a demolition team during the demolition of an informal settlers community in Manila on May 26, 2015, to redevelop the area into a business district in a joint venture with a private firm. Some 500 families were affected by the demolition. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELISNOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A resident throws an empty bottle towards advancing policemen and a demolition team during the demolition of an informal settlers community in Manila to redevelop the area into a business district in a joint venture with a private firm 

 A man and his cart loaded with sacks of vegetables near the Afghan border in Chaman, Pakistan, 22 May 2015. The merchants wait for clearance to cross into Afghanistan with their goods

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A man and his cart loaded with sacks of vegetables near the Afghan border in Chaman, Pakistan on Friday. The merchants wait for clearance to cross into Afghanistan with their goods

This photo taken on May 21, 201...TOPSHOTS This photo taken on May 21, 2015 shows an ethnic Rohingya Muslim woman looking back as she rides a tuk tuk near a camp set up outside the city of Sittwe in Myanmar's Rakhine state. Malaysia ordered search and rescue missions on May 22 for thousands of boatpeople stranded at sea, as Myanmar hosted talks with US and Southeast Asian envoys on the migrant exodus from its shores.  AFP PHOTO / YE AUNG THUYe Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

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An ethnic Rohingya Muslim woman looking back as she rides a tuk tuk near a camp set up outside the city of Sittwe in Myanmar’s Rakhine state. Malaysia ordered search and rescue missions Friday for thousands of boatpeople stranded at sea, as Myanmar hosted talks with US and Southeast Asian envoys on the migrant exodus from its shores

Rohingya migrants, who recently arrived in Indonesia by boat, carry an IV drip as they help a fellow migrant to walk inside a temporary compound for refugees in Aceh Timur regency...Rohingya migrants, who recently arrived in Indonesia by boat, carry an IV drip as they help a fellow migrant to walk inside a temporary compound for refugees in Aceh Timur regency, Indonesia's Aceh Province May 21, 2015.  Malaysia and Indonesia issued a joint statement on Wednesday saying they will continue to offer international assistance to 7,000 migrants adrift at sea and assist them with "resettlement and repatriation" within a year with international help

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Rohingya migrants, who recently arrived in Indonesia by boat, carry an IV drip as they help a fellow migrant to walk inside a temporary compound for refugees in Aceh Timur regency, Indonesia’s Aceh Province on Thursday

People catch a fish on a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Dongguan, Guangzhou province, China

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People catch a fish on a flooded street after heavy rainfall in Dongguan, Guangzhou province, China

A rebel fighter takes position behind sandbags in Aleppo's Al-Ezaa neighbourhood...A rebel fighter takes position behind sandbags in Aleppo's Al-Ezaa neighbourhood May 20, 2015. REUTERS/Hosam Katan      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A rebel fighter takes position behind sandbags in Aleppo’s Al-Ezaa neighbourhood, Syria

A Nepalese homeless man sleeps in a street of Kathmandu on Wednesday. Nearly 8,500 people have now been confirmed dead in the disaster, which destroyed more than half a million homes and left huge numbers of people without shelter with just weeks to go until the monsoon rains.

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A Nepalese homeless man sleeps in a street of Kathmandu on Wednesday. Nearly 8,500 people have now been confirmed dead in the disaster, which destroyed more than half a million homes and left huge numbers of people without shelter with just weeks to go until the monsoon rains

A man walks past a billboard at the Global Gaming Expo Asia in the world's biggest gambling hub of Macau on May 20, 2015. The three-day fair of gambling innovations, the largest gaming event in Asia, showcases the industry's latest products, services and technologies at the glitzy Venetian Macau hotel

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A man walks past a billboard at the Global Gaming Expo Asia in the world’s biggest gambling hub of Macau on Wednesday. The three-day fair of gambling innovations, the largest gaming event in Asia, showcases the industry’s latest products, services and technologies at the glitzy Venetian Macau hotel

n this photograph taken on May...TOPSHOTS In this photograph taken on May 19, 2015, an Afghan youth dives into a ditch of muddy water to beat the heat on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province. AFP PHOTO / Noorullah ShirzadaNoorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images

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An Afghan youth dives into a ditch of muddy water to beat the heat on the outskirts of Jalalabad in Nangarhar province 

An Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan May 19, 2015. A bomb exploded in the parking lot of Afghanistan's Ministry of Justice on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens as civil servants were leaving work for the day, officials said

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An Afghan policeman stands guard at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan. A bomb exploded in the parking lot of Afghanistan’s Ministry of Justice on Tuesday, killing at least five people and wounding dozens as civil servants were leaving work for the day

Nepalese laborers work at a brick factory in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Tuesday. Nepal is facing an acute brick crisis after some 40 million houses were damaged and 80 percent of brick kilns were also damaged due to two major earthquakes on 05 April 2015 and 12 May 2015. The official death toll for the 12 May 7.3 magnitude quake rose to 117, authorities said, in addition to the 8,202 victims claimed by the April 25 earthquake.

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Nepalese laborers work at a brick factory in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Tuesday. Nepal is facing an acute brick crisis after some 40 million houses were damaged and 80 percent of brick kilns were also damaged due to two major earthquakes

Smoke billows following the detonation o...Smoke billows following the detonation of explosives placed by Syrian government forces inside a tunnel that was reportedly used by rebels in the government-controlled part of Aleppo on May 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GEORGE OURFALIANGEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Smoke billows following the detonation of explosives placed by Syrian government forces inside a tunnel that was reportedly used by rebels in the government-controlled part of Aleppo

Pedestrians crossing a big scramble crossway in Tokyo, Japan, 18 May 2015. Consumer prices in Japan rose 2.2 per cent in March from a year earlier amid a slight recovery in oil prices, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has announced at the beginning of May 2015.

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Pedestrians cross a big scramble crossway in Tokyo on Monday. Consumer prices in Japan rose 2.2 per cent in March from a year earlier amid a slight recovery in oil prices

Indian Hindu devotees help bathe an elderly woman as they perform rituals in the the river Ganges on Somvati Amavasya, or no moon day, in Allahabad, India, Monday, May 18, 2015. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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Indian Hindu devotees help bathe an elderly woman as they perform rituals in the the river Ganges on Somvati Amavasya, or no moon day, in Allahabad, India on Monday. Somvati Amavasya is the no moon day that falls on a Monday in a traditional Hindu lunar calendar

In this photo taken on May 17, 2015, a girl paints on an umbrella in Pathein township, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar.  (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

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A girl paints on an umbrella in Pathein township, Ayeyarwady Delta, Myanmar