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The Red Arrows aerobatic team of Britain's Royal Air Force flies over the Marina Barrage in Singapore on October 18, 2016.   The flypast which had previously been delayed twice due to inclement weather finally made their way fly past over Marina Bay on October 18, in Singapore for 20-minutes. The visit to Singapore is part of the team's visit to the Middle East and Asia, to contribute to a campaign to showcase the best of what Britain has to offer. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMANROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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The Red Arrows aerobatic team of Britain’s Royal Air Force flies over the Marina Barrage in Singapore. Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty 

A model presents a creation by designer Tokuko Maeda from her Spring/Summer 2017 collection for her brand TOKUKO 1er VOL during Tokyo Fashion Week in Tokyo, Japan October 18, 2016. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

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A model presents a creation by designer Tokuko Maeda from her Spring/Summer 2017 collection for her brand TOKUKO 1er VOL during Tokyo Fashion Week in Tokyo, Japan. Photo Toru Hanai/Reuters 

A view of an overcrowded prison cell where inmates take turns to sleep on any available spaces at Quezon City Jail, one of the country's most congested jails, Quezon City, Philippines, 17 October 2016. Following the intensified drive of President Rodrigo Duterte's war against criminality, arrested drug suspects are jockeying for space inside jampacked prison cells. Quezon City Jail is designed to hold only 800 inmates but it is now packed with nearly 4,000. Duterte on his speach before his state visit to Beijing expressed gratitude to China for helping the Philippines on building rehabilitation facilities for drug addicts.  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

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A view of an overcrowded prison cell where inmates take turns to sleep on any available spaces at Quezon City Jail, one of the country’s most congested jails, Quezon City, Philippines. Following the intensified drive of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war against criminality, arrested drug suspects are jockeying for space inside the prison cells. Photo Francis R Malasig/EPA

Thai art students paint portraits of Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

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Thai art students paint portraits of Thailand’s late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Silpakorn University in Bangkok, Thailand

A Muslim woman gets caned 23 strokes after being caught in close proximity with her boyfriend in Banda Aceh on October 17, 2016.   Out of seven couples caught spending time together outside marriage, 13 were caned while one girl was spared after it was discovered that she was pregnant. Indonesia's Aceh province has gained international infamy for its strict Islamic laws. / AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [woman] instead of [girl]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images

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A Muslim woman gets caned 23 strokes after being caught in close proximity with her boyfriend in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Photo Chaideer Mahuddi/AFP/Getty

 

A Thai well-wisher weeps as she is comforted by others during a prayer for Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej's recovery at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok,

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A Thai well-wisher weeps as she is comforted by others during a prayer for Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s recovery at the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, Thailand. According to media reports on Wednesday, the world’s longest reigning monarch, 88-years old Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej is in unstable condition after undergoing blood dialysis at Bangkok’s Siriraj hospital. The king’s health has been carefully monitored in the country where the monarch is widely revered. Photo Runggroj Yongrit/EPA 

A woman grieves as a family member was shot by unknown assianlants on a street on October 10, 2016 in Manila, Philippines. The Duterte administration shifted to the next phase on its war on drugs after the first 100 days of President Rodrigo Duterte as over 3,700 people have been killed while more than 700,000 drug dependents surrendered to authorities. According to reports, Duterte received an "excellent" rating for his war on drugs during a recent opinion, with 84 percent of Filipinos respondents said they are satisfied with the drug crackdown.  (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)

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A woman grieves as a family member was shot by unknown assailants on a street on in Manila, Philippines. Dondi Tawatao/Getty

Hindu women apply "sindhur", or vermillion powder, on the face of a woman after worshipping the idol of the Hindu goddess Durga on the last day of the Durga Puja festival in Chandigarh, India October 11, 2016.

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Hindu women apply “sindhur”, or vermillion powder, on the face of a woman after worshipping the idol of the Hindu goddess Durga on the last day of the Durga Puja festival in Chandigarh 

Heavy rain pours as the body of a man killed by unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles is left in a narrow alley in Manila, Philippines early October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj TEMPLATE OUT

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Heavy rain pours as the body of a man killed by unidentified gunmen riding motorcycles is left in a narrow alley in Manila, Philippines. Photo Damir Sagolj/Reuters 

Hindu devotees splash a water buffalo with water from Hanumante River as part of rituals before it is sacrificed on the ninth day of Dashain Hindu Festival in Bhaktapur  Nepal, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. The festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by Hindu goddess Durga, marking the victory of good over evil. Animals are sacrificed at Hindu temples during this festival. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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Hindu devotees splash a water buffalo with water from Hanumante River as part of rituals before it is sacrificed on the ninth day of Dashain Hindu Festival in Bhaktapur Nepal. Photo Niranjan Shrestha/AP 

Russian President Vladimir Putin returns to his seat after delivering a speech at the World Energy Congress, in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 10, 2016. Putin is set to meet Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as the two push ahead with steps toward normalizing ties that were strained by Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane near the border with Syria last year. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin returns to his seat after delivering a speech at the World Energy Congress, in Istanbul. Photo Emrah Gurel/AP

Student groups perform during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei on October 10, 2016.   Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on October 10 called for a resumption of talks with China and pledged that "anything" can be on the table for discussion. Relations with Beijing have deteriorated under Taiwan's first female president, whose China-sceptic Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) took office in May after a landslide victory over the Kuomintang party (KMT).   / AFP PHOTO / SAM YEHSAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images

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Student groups perform during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei. Photo Sam Yehsam Yeh/AFP/Getty 

Armed security forces take a part in a drug raid, in Manila, Philippines,

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Armed security forces take a part in a drug raid, in Manila, Philippines. Photo Damir Sagolj/Reuters 

he Kumari priest and his wife escort Jibika Bajracharya, the newly appointed child goddess Kumari, through the streets on October 7, 2016 in Bhaktapur, Nepal. The Bhaktapur Kumari is a living child goddess and is an ancient tradition in Kathmandu Valley as devotees worship the newly appointed child goddess in order to receive blessings from ancestors or deities. As the new Kumari of Bhaktapur, Jibika Bajracharya performs her role in public during the 15-day long Dashain festival while spending the rest of the year as a goddess living a normal life with her parents at home until she is replaced at 11 years old. (Photo by Tom Van Cakenberghe/Getty Images)

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The Kumari priest and his wife escort Jibika Bajracharya, the newly appointed child goddess Kumari, through the streets in Bhaktapur, Nepal. As the new Kumari of Bhaktapur, she performs her role in public during the 15-day long Dashain festival while spending the rest of the year as a goddess living a normal life with her parents at home until she is replaced at 11 years old. Photo Tom Van Cakenberghe/Getty Images

An artwork featuring the image of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte with the letters D U and the number 3, a word play on the President's surname "DU30", is seen on a rice paddy in Los Banos city, Laguna province, south of Manila October 6, 2016. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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An artwork featuring the image of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte with the letters D U and the number 3, a word play on the President’s surname “DU30″, is seen on a rice paddy in Los Banos city, Laguna province, south of Manila. Photo Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

Indonesian farmers work on a paddy field in Beraskata village, Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 04 October 2016. According to the statistics bureau, Indonesia's annual inflation in September rose by 3.07 percent from last year.  EPA/DEDI SINUHAJI

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Indonesian farmers work on a paddy field in Beraskata village, Deli Serdang, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Photo Dedi Sinuhaji/EPA

Sellers sort persimmons for sale at a wholesale market in Hanoi, Vietnam October 3, 2016. REUTERS/Kham

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Sellers sort persimmons for sale at a wholesale market in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo Kham/Reuters 

 A devotee of the Nine Emperor Gods is seen with multiple skewers pierced through his mouth during the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival in the southern province of Phuket on October 3, 2016. Southern Thailand's gruesome vegetarian festival got under way on October 2 and devotees throughout the week will show their religious devotion through ritualistic self-mutilation and pain trials, including running over hot coals and piercing their bodies with an astonishing -- and stomach-turning -- variety of objects.  / AFP PHOTO / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHALILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images

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A devotee of the Nine Emperor Gods is seen with multiple skewers pierced through his mouth during the annual Phuket Vegetarian Festival in the southern province of Phuket. Photo Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP 

Fishermen arrange freshly caught fish on a fishing boat at the Muara Angke port in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Indonesia's central bank has loosened monetary policy this year to help spur an economy that's growing well below the 7 percent target set by President Joko Widodo when he took office two years ago. Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

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Fishermen arrange freshly caught fish on a fishing boat at the Muara Angke port in Jakarta, Indonesia Credit: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

South Korean soldiers wear North Korea's military uniforms and hold North Korea's flags, acting as North Korean soldiers, as they take part in a re-enactment the battle of the Korean war during a commemorative war victory event to mark the 66th anniversary of the the Korean war

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South Korean soldiers wear North Korea’s military uniforms and hold North Korea’s flags, acting as North Korean soldiers, as they take part in a re-enactment the battle of the Korean war during a commemorative war victory event to mark the 66th anniversary of the Korean war