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A worker levels a salt pan in Mumbai, India

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A worker levels a salt pan in Mumbai, India

An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarovar (water tank) during dense fog at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on December 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Narinder NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarovar during dense fog at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. PhotoNarinder Nanu/AFP/Getty 

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A child walks to an installation made from fallen leaves by college students, in shape of a sofa, to call for people’s attention to environment protection, in Hangzhou, China. Photo China Daily/Reuters 

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Workers stand outside a construction site at the end of their shift in Beijing, China. Photo Thomas Peter/Reuters 

Indian state of Madhya Pradesh police Home Guards and civil defense contigents take part in a parade held to mark the 70th anniversary of the Home Guards' founding in Bhopal, India, 06 December 2016. The Home Guards is an Indian paramilitary voluntary force, which serve as an auxiliary to the police and assist in maintaining internal security and the community in any kind of emergency in air raids, fire, floods, and epidemics, natural disaster and other calamities.  EPA/SANJEEV GUPTA

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Indian state of Madhya Pradesh police Home Guards and civil defense contingents take part in a parade held to mark the 70th anniversary of the Home Guards’ founding in Bhopal, India. Photo Sanjeev Gupta/EPA 

Indian supporters of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa Jayaram react outside the hospital where she is being treated after false reports that she had died in Chennai on December 5, 2016.  Scuffles broke out December 5 outside the hospital where one of India's most popular political leaders Jayalalithaa Jayaram is on life support after suffering a cardiac arrest. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKARARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian supporters of the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Jayalalithaa Jayaram react outside the hospital where she is being treated after false reports that she had died in Chennai. Photo Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty 

An Indian army soldier runs amid smoke from canisters during a session to showcase skills at the Army Service Corps training centre in Bangalore, India, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

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An Indian army soldier runs amid smoke from canisters during a session to showcase skills at the Army Service Corps training centre in Bangalore, India. Photo Aijaz Rahi/AP 

Indian Navy marine commandos demonstrate their skills during a rehearsal ahead of Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai

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Indian Navy marine commandos demonstrate their skills during a
rehearsal ahead of Navy Day celebrations in Mumbai, India.
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A police woman tries to detain an activist of Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) during a protest against what organisers say is the trafficking of children, in Kolkata

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A police woman tries to detain an activist of Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI) during a protest against what organisers say is the trafficking of children, in Kolkata, India. Picture Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters

China's Virtual Reality Arcades Bring VR To The Masses

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Chinese twins wear virtual reality glasses (VR) as they ride in a roller coaster simulator at the Wantong VR Park. Picture Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

An Indian Army soldier sits with soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China after participating in an anti-terror drill during the Sixth India-China Joint Training exercise "Hand in Hand 2016" at HQ 330 Infantry Brigade, in Aundh in Pune district, some 145km southeast of Mumbai, on November 25, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / INDRANIL MUKHERJEEINDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian Army soldier sits with soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China after participating in an anti-terror drill during the Sixth India-China Joint Training exercise “Hand in Hand 2016″ at HQ 330 Infantry Brigade India. Photo Indranil Mukherjee/AFP

Black-winged Stilt migratory birds fly over the Shahpura lake on the onset of winter season in Bhopal, India, 25 November 2016. Every year, several different species of birds arrive at the lake in search for warmer areas.  EPA/SANJEEV GUPTA

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Black-winged Stilt migratory birds fly over the Shahpura lake on the onset of winter season in Bhopal. Every year, several different species of birds arrive at the lake in search for warmer areas. Photo Sanjeev Gupta/AFP/EPA 

A street cleaner pushes his tricycle through the alleys of Wuzhen Township of Tongxiang City, in east China's Zhejiang  province on November 25, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELEJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

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A street cleaner pushes his tricycle through the alleys of Wuzhen Township of Tongxiang City, in east China’s Zhejiang province. Photo Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty 

Areial view of the flowermarket at the city market in Bangalore, India  24  November 2016. Indian business is reportedly affected due to lack of Indian currency notes. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the elimination of the 500 and 1,000 rupee bills at midnight on 08 November, for the purpose of fighting against 'black money' (hidden assets) and corruption in the country. The decision sparked protests, while storekeepers complained about dwindling sales because many citizens lack the cash to buy the most basic products, as queues get longer at ATMs and banks.  EPA/JAGADEESH NV

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An aerial view of the flower market at the city market in Bangalore. Photo Jagadeesh NV/EPA 

A bride looks up from behind her veil during a mass marriage ceremony organized for 22 Muslim couples in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

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A bride looks up from behind her veil during a mass marriage ceremony organised for 22 Muslim couples in Mumbai, India. Rajanish Kakade/AP 

A bird dries its feathers on top of a tree as storm clouds gather on a wet day in Colombo, Sri Lanka November 21, 2016.

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A bird dries its feathers on top of a tree as storm clouds gather on a wet day in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters 

A vendor reads newspaper as he waits for customers at a wholesale onion market in Kolkata, India, November 21, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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A vendor reads newspaper as he waits for customers at a wholesale onion market in Kolkata, India. Photo Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters 

Police use water cannon to disperse activists of the youth wing of India's main opposition Congress party during a protest in New Delhi

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Police use water cannon to disperse activists of the youth wing of India’s main opposition Congress party during a protest against the government’s decision to withdraw 500 and 1000 Indian rupee banknotes from circulation, according to a media release, in New Delhi, India. Picture REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

A man looks at a contaminated river in Cangnan county of Wenzhou

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A man looks at a contaminated river in Cangnan county of Wenzhou, Zhejiang province, China. Picture Reuters

Robot inventor Wu Yulu sits on a rickshaw driven by a robot which he invented in his village in rural Beijing's Tongzhou district, China, 17 November 2016. The 54-year-old Chinese farmer living in rural Beijing's Tongzhou district invented 63 robots in the past 30 years. Wu, who only received primary school education, plans to give up the agricultural work for his robot products. He regularly participates in exhibitions, transfers patent rights and teaches at the university to earn money.  EPA/WU HONG

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Robot inventor Wu Yulu sits on a rickshaw driven by a robot which he invented in his village in rural Beijing’s Tongzhou district, China. The 54-year-old Chinese farmer has invented 63 robots in the past 30 years. Photo Wu Hong/EPA