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Kashmiri women watch the funeral procession of Adil Reshi, a suspected rebel in Hussainpora 55 Kilometers (34 miles) south of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Thousands participated in the funerals of three suspected rebels who were killed in an overnight gun-battle with Indian security forces Monday. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Kashmiri women watch the funeral procession of Adil Reshi, a suspected rebel in Hussainpora. Thousands participated in the funerals of three suspected rebels who were killed in an overnight gun-battle with Indian security forces on Monday. Photo Dar Yasin/AP 

The tail of a crashed Turkish Boeing 747 cargo plane lies at a residential area outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The cargo plane crashed Monday morning, killing people in the residential area adjacent to the Manas airport as well as those on the plane. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin)

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The tail of a crashed Turkish Boeing 747 cargo plane lies at a residential area outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The cargo plane crashed Monday morning, killing people in the residential area adjacent to the Manas airport as well as those on the plane. Photo Vladimir Voronin/AP

Bangladeshi Muslim devotees offer prayers on the first day of the three-day Islamic congregation in Tongi, about 20 kilometers (13 miles) north of Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Bangladeshi Muslim devotees offer prayers on the first day of the three day Islamic congregation in Tongi, north of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Greek Orthodox swimmer Nicolaos Solis kisses a wooden cross retrieved from the Bosphorus river's Golden Horn, as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul, on January 6, 2017. Similar celebrations for the Epiphany Day are held across the country and region on river banks, seafronts and lakes.  / AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

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Greek Orthodox swimmer Nicolaos Solis kisses a wooden cross retrieved from the Bosphorus river’s Golden Horn, as part of celebrations of the Epiphany day at the Church of Fener Orthodox Patriarchate in Istanbul today. Photo Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty

epa05684220 A soldier guards polio vaccination team administering polio vaccination to children during a three-day countrywide vaccination campaign in Peshawar, Pakistan, 21 December 2016. Pakistan is one of the last two countries, along with Afghanistan, where polio is still endemic. Though new polio cases dropped to a nine-year low in 2016, attacks by Islamist militants against health workers and police guarding them remained a challenge for a UN-funded vaccination campaign.  EPA/ARSHAD ARBAB

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A soldier guards polio vaccination team administering polio vaccination to children during a three-day countrywide vaccination campaign in Peshawar, Pakistan. Though new polio cases dropped to a nine-year low in 2016, attacks by Islamist militants against health workers and police guarding them remained a challenge for a UN-funded vaccination campaign. Photo Arshad Arbab/EPA

A surfer dressed in a Santa Claus outfit surfs on Kuta beach on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on December 19, 2016.  The popular resort island, a pocket of Hindu culture in a country with the biggest Muslim population in the world, receives thousands of tourists every year over the Christmas season. / AFP PHOTO / SONNY TUMBELAKASONNY TUMBELAKA/AFP/Getty Images

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A surfer dressed in a Santa Claus outfit surfs on Kuta beach on Indonesia’s resort island of Bali. Photo Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP/Getty 

Bangladeshi residents take part in a parade to mark the country's 45th Victory Day in Dhaka on December 16, 2016.  Bangladesh, led by the country's founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, won independence from Pakistan after a bitter nine-month war in 1971. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Bangladeshi residents take part in a parade to mark the country’s 45th Victory Day in Dhaka. Photo Munir UZ Zaman/AFP/Getty

Sri Lankan construction workers prepare a partially constructed Christmas tree in Colombo

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Sri Lankan construction workers prepare a partially constructed Christmas tree in Colombo. Photo Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty

Cheonggye Stream in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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A worker decorates bulbs on a wire as balloons on display to celebrate upcoming Christmas season over the Cheonggye Stream in Seoul, South Korea.Photo Ahn Young-joon/AP

A protester reacts after the South Korean parliament's successful impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye as crowds gather outside the National Assembly in Seoul

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A protester reacts after the South Korean parliament’s successful impeachment of President Park Geun-Hye, as crowds gather outside the National Assembly in Seoul

Lawmakers and members of opposition parties hold cards during a rally demanding the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Park, who faces impeachment this week, rose to power with the support of conservatives enamored of the economic growth ushered in by her late dictator father decades ago. The sign read "President Park Geun-hye" and "Impeachment !". (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Lawmakers and members of opposition parties hold cards during a rally demanding the impeachment of South Korean President Park Geun-hye at the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea. Photo Ahn Young-joon/AP 

A member of the Syrian government forces inspects a post used by the rebels in the newly captured Al-Safa neighbourhood of Aleppo on December 7, 2016. Rebels in Aleppo called for a five-day truce and the evacuation of civilians Wednesday after losing more than three quarters of their territory including the Old City to a Syrian army offensive.

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A member of the Syrian government forces inspects a post used by the rebels in the newly captured Al-Safa neighbourhood of Aleppo. Photo George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty 

Suspected Islamic State (IS) and Taliban militants are brought before media during a press conference in Jalalabad on December 6, 2016. Afghan National Directorate Security (NDS) forces arrested three suspected Islamic State (IS) fighters and eight Taliban insurgents during an operation in different part of Jalalabad city, officials said. / AFP PHOTO / NOORULLAH SHIRZADANOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images

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Suspected Islamic State (IS) and Taliban militants are brought before media during a press conference in Jalalabad. Photo Noorullah Shirzadan/AFP/Getty 

A protester wearing a mask of South Korean President Park Geun-hye performs during a rally calling for Park to step down in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. South Korean President Park Geun-hye's conditional resignation offer appears to be causing cracks in what previously had been a strong push for her impeachment, with opponents now struggling to set a date for a vote to strip her of power. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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A protester wearing a mask of South Korean President Park Geun-hye performs during a rally calling for Park to step down in Seoul, South Korea. Photo/Ahn Young-joon/AP

Protesters use their smartphones as part of an activity during a rally at Manila's Rizal Park, Philippines Friday Nov. 25, 2016 against the hasty burial of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a heroes' cemetery. Thousands of Filipinos, including more than a dozen nude students, have protested the hasty burial of Marcos in a heroes' cemetery in a growing political storm that's lashing Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte who allowed the entombment. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Protesters use their smartphones as part of an activity during a rally at Manila’s Rizal Park, Philippines against the hasty burial of Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos in a heroes’ cemetery. Photo Aaron Favila/AP 

Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson poses with ceremonial guards at the Lahore Fort in Lahore, Pakistan November 25, 2016. REUTERS/Caren Firouz

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Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson poses with ceremonial guards at the Lahore Fort in Lahore, Pakistan. Photo Caren Firouz/Reuters

 A Chinese labourer stands next t a furnace at outside at an unauthorized steel factory on November 3, 2016 in Inner Mongolia, China. To meet China's targets to slash emissions of carbon dioxide, authorities are pushing to shut down privately owned steel, coal, and other high-polluting factories scattered across rural areas. In many cases, factory owners say they pay informal "fines" to local inspectors and then re-open. The enforcement comes as the future of U.S. support for the 2015 Paris Agreement is in question, leaving China poised as an unlikely leader in the international effort against climate change. U.S. president-elect Donald Trump has sent mixed signals about whether he will withdraw the U.S. from commitments to curb greenhouse gases that, according to scientists, are causing the earth's temperature to rise. Trump once declared that the concept of global warming was "created" by China in order to hurt U.S. manufacturing. China's leadership has stated that any change in U.S. climate policy will not affect its commitment to implement the climate action plan. While the world's biggest polluter, China is also a global leader in establishing renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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A Chinese labourer stands next to a furnace at outside at an unauthorized steel factory on in Inner Mongolia Photo Kevin Frayer/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 

Forces loyal to Libya's Government of National Accord (GNA) hold a position amid the rubble of destroyed buildings in Sirte's Al-Giza Al-Bahriya district on November 21, 2016, during clashes with Islamic State (IS) group jihadists to retake control of the Mediterranean coastal city. / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD TURKIAMAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images

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Forces loyal to Libya‘s Government of National Accord (GNA) hold a position amid the rubble of destroyed buildings in Sirte’s Al-Giza Al-Bahriya district during clashes with Islamic State group jihadists to retake control of the Mediterranean coastal city. Photo Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty 

Pigeons fly around Boudhanath Stupa that was opened to the public Tuesday after restoration in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016. A year and a half after a colossal earthquake destroyed hundreds of its treasured historic sites, Nepal celebrated the restoration of the iconic Buddhist monument topped in gold that towers above Kathmandu. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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Pigeons fly around Boudhanath Stupa that was opened to the public after restoration in Kathmandu, Nepal. A year and a half after a colossal earthquake destroyed hundreds of its treasured historic sites, Nepal celebrated the restoration of the iconic Buddhist monument topped in gold that towers above Kathmandu. Photo Niranjan Shrestha/AP