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An elementary school student walks past next to a rice paddy field in Kazo, north of Tokyo on Wednesday.

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An elementary school student walks past next to a rice paddy field in Kazo, north of Tokyo on Wednesday

Protesters march during a rally in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Organizers of the annual protest marking Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule face new challenges this year after the 79-day Occupy movement failed to force China to the bargaining table

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Protesters march during a rally in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday

Chinese People's Liberation Army Barracks Open Day

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A member of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) jumps through a fire ring while holding a gun during an demonstration at an open day at the Ngong Suen Chau Barracks in Hong Kong, China, on Wednesday.

An Afghan policeman reacts at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan June on Tuesday. A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops serving with NATO on the main road running between Kabul's airport and the U.S. embassy

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An Afghan policeman reacts at the site of a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, Afghanistan June on Tuesday. A suicide bomber attacked a convoy of foreign troops serving with NATO on the main road running between Kabul’s airport and the U.S. embassy

Supporters of India's All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK)

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Supporters of India’s All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party celebrate after victory in the R.K. Nagar by-election in Chennai on Tuesday.

A woman walks through an alley as used pairs of jeans are hung to dry before they are sold in a second-hand clothes market in Kolkata, India, June 29, 2015

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A woman walks through an alley as used pairs of jeans are hung to dry before they are sold in a second-hand clothes market in Kolkata, India on Monday

South Korean marines aim their machine guns after they landed on the beach during a landing exercise in Taean, South Korea, Monday, June 29, 2015. South Korean navy and marine held a joint landing drill on the west coast on Monday improving their military readiness to protect the Korean Peninsula

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South Korean marines aim their machine guns after they landed on the beach during a landing exercise in Taean, South Korea on Monday. South Korean navy and marine held a joint landing drill on the west coast on Monday improving their military readiness to protect the Korean Peninsula

An Indian boy walks by the Arabian Sea coast piled with garbage, mostly plastic waste, in Mumbai, India, Friday, June 26, 2015. Several recent reports have highlighted India s worsening air quality and termed its capital New Delhi the worst polluted city in the country. In the last decade, along with India's economic boom and increasing prosperity, the output of garbage has also increased manifold

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An Indian boy walks by the Arabian Sea coast piled with garbage, mostly plastic waste, in Mumbai, India on Frida

Pakistani Muslims attend Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Lahore . Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty

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Pakistani Muslims attend Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan

An Indian rag picker carrying goods wades a water logged area after breach in River Jheluml in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian Kashmir, 25 June 2015. A flood alert was sounded in Jammu and Kashmir state on 25 June after the Jhelum and other rivers rose beyond their danger levels.

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An Indian rag picker carrying goods wades a water logged area after breach in River Jheluml in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian Kashmir on Thursday. A flood alert was sounded in Jammu and Kashmir state after the Jhelum and other rivers rose beyond their danger levels

Paramilitary policemen react as they take part in a combat skills training session at a military base in Chaohu, Anhui province, China, June 25, 2015.

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Paramilitary policemen react as they take part in a combat skills training session at a military base in Chaohu, Anhui province, China on Thursday

An Afghan woman holds her child as she visits the inauguration of "Spring of Holy Koran" exhibition during the month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan June 25, 2015

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An Afghan woman holds her child as she visits the inauguration of “Spring of Holy Koran” exhibition during the month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday

Villagers watch as Mount Sinabung releases volcanic material into the air in Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Thursday, June 25, 2015. The volcano has spewed hot lava almost daily since its alert status was raised early this month to the highest level. Thousands of villagers whose homes are in the danger zone have been evacuated since then to safer areas. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

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Villagers watch as Mount Sinabung releases volcanic material into the air in Tiga Serangkai, North Sumatra, Indonesia. The volcano has spewed hot lava almost daily since its alert status was raised early this month to the highest level. Thousands of villagers whose homes are in the danger zone have been evacuated since then to safer areas.

A long exposure picture shows molten lava spilling from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Berastepu village in Karo, North Sumatra province, Indonesia, 24 June 2015. Thousands of villagers were evacuated following the weekend eruption of Mount Sinabung in Indonesia's North Sumatra province, with more expected to follow, officials said on 16 June. Mount Sinabung has erupted intermittently since late 2013

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Molten lava spills from the crater of Mount Sinabung as seen from Berastepu village in Karo, North Sumatra province, Indonesia, on Wednesday

A muddied girl, donning a cape made of dried banana leaves, makes the rounds of the streets to collect candles prior to attending a mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist in the village of Bibiclat, in northern Philippines

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A muddied girl, donning a cape made of dried banana leaves, makes the rounds of the streets to collect candles prior to attending a mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St John the Baptist in the village of Bibiclat, in northern Philippines

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Afghan women wait with a child to get food from distribution scheme held during Ramadan in Herat. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious during the holy month, which ends with the Eid holiday 

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A basketball is shot towards the goal post during a women’s group stage 3×3 basketball match at the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan 

Indian widows celebrate the International Widows Day...epa04815366 Indian widows greet the founder of Indian NGO Sulabh International, Bindeshwar Pathak (C), as they participate in an event to mark the International Widows' Day in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India, 23 June 2015. Widows from shelter homes in Mathura and Vrindavan gathered to celebrate International Widows' Day that was introduced by the United Nations to address injustice faced by widows in many countries. The event was organized by Indian NGO Sulabh International that is trying to improve the condition of widows who are living in shelter homes.  EPA/HARISH TYAGI

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Indian widows greet the founder of Indian NGO Bindeshwar Pathak of Sulabh International. They participate in an event to mark the International Widows’ Day in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh, India. Widows from shelter homes gathered to celebrate International Widows’ Day which was introduced by the United Nations to address injustice faced by widows in many countries. 

Nuns pray as they surround the body of Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Theresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity, in Kolkata, India.

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Nuns pray as they surround the body of Sister Nirmala Joshi, who succeeded Mother Theresa as the head of the Missionaries of Charity, in Kolkata, India.

Police officers wearing masks as a precaution against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) are reflected on windows in Seoul, South Korea.

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Police officers wearing masks as a precaution against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) are reflected on windows in Seoul, South Korea.