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A labourer sits at a window under a railway bridge in the old quarters of Delhi...A labourer sits at a window under a railway bridge in the old quarters of Delhi April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Afghan worker prepares candies at a factory in Herat, Afghanistan, 16 April 2014. The economy of Afghanistan has improved significantly since 2002 due to the induction of billions of dollars in international aid and investments. The recent improvement is also due to remarkable progress in agricultural production especially Grapes, Pomegranates, Apricots, melons and superior Potatoes.

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An Afghan worker prepares candies at a factory in Herat, Afghanistan on Wednesday. The nation’s economy has improved significantly since 2002 due to billions of dollars in international aid and investments.

Train derailment in India leaves 45 passengers injured

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The derailed engine and carriages of the BG Express Train at Ajuri station near Morigaon district in Assam state, India, on Wednesday

A view of the rescue operation underway after ferry Sewol sank in waters off Jindo Island in the southwestern province of South Jeolla, South Korea, 16 April 2014. Around 290 people are officially missing after the sinking of a South Korean ferry, national media reported 16 April 2014.

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A view of the rescue operation under way after the ferry Sewol sank in waters off Jindo Island in the southwestern province of South Jeolla, South Korea on Wednesday

TOPSHOTS A Pakistani family chooses a sc...TOPSHOTS A Pakistani family chooses a school bag at a shop in Rawalpindi on April 15, 2014. Pakistan has re-entered the international bond market after a seven-year gap, the finance ministry said Wednesday, raising $2 billion to boost dwindling foreign exchange reserves and shore up the rupee.  AFP PHOTO/Farooq NAEEMFAROOQ NAEEM/AFP/Getty Images

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A family looks at a wide array of school bags at a shop in Rawalpindi. Pakistan has re-entered the international bond market after a seven-year gap, the finance ministry said on Wednesday, raising $2bn to boost dwindling foreign exchange reserves and shore up the rupee.

A Nepalese man, covered in vermillion powder, dances during Sindoor Jatra festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Devotees mark the festival by playing traditional drums, singing, dancing and carrying chariot of various deities around town while throwing sindoor, vermillion powder, to welcome the advent of spring and the New Year.

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A man covered in vermillion powder dances during the Sindoor Jatra festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Tuesday

Volunteers light candles during the "Light of Peace in the Philippines" event in Oton town at Iloilo province, central Philippines. The event achieved a Guinness world record for the largest candle-lit image with 56,690 candles forming the map of the Philippines, breaking the previous record held by Pakistan in December 2009 with 35,478 candles. The largest flaming image using candles was done by 100,000 volunteers to celebrate world peace, local media reported.

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Volunteers light candles during the “Light of Peace in the Philippines” event in Oton town in Iloilo province, central Philippines. The event achieved a Guinness world record for the largest candle-lit image with 56,690 candles forming the map of the country.

Visitors participate in the annual water-splashing festival to mark the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna...Visitors participate in the annual water-splashing festival to mark the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province April 15, 2014. Last Sunday marked the beginning of the 1,376th New Year, according to the ethnic Dai minority calendar. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Visitors participate in the annual water-splashing festival to mark the new year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna. Last Sunday marked the beginning of the 1,376th new year, according to the ethnic Dai calendar. Read more

Two homeless children sleep on a pavement in front of a closed shop in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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Two homeless children sleep on a pavement in front of a closed shop in Kolkata, India, on Tuesday Read more

People dance with umbrellas during a celebration for the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna...People dance with umbrellas during a celebration for the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province, April 14, 2014. Last Sunday marked the beginning of the 1,376th New Year, according to the ethnic Dai minority calendar. REUTERS/Wong Campion (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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People dance with umbrellas during a celebration for the New Year of the Dai minority in Xishuangbanna, China. Last Sunday marked the beginning of the 1,376th New Year, according to the ethnic Dai calendar.