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Mourners line up to enter parliament where founding Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew lies in state.

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Mourners line up to enter parliament where founding Singapore Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew lies in state

Young Afghan vendors push their ice-cream carts along a road on the outskirts of Mazari-i-Sharif.

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Young Afghan vendors push their ice cream carts along a road on the outskirts of Mazari-i-Sharif.

Lance Corporal Liam Seer-Boylan of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards holds an original Waterloo Bugle during the official launch of this summer's Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade, London. It will be will be played for the first time in 200 years during the Beating Retreat concert on the 10th and 11th of June.

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Lance Corporal Liam Seer-Boylan of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards holds an original Waterloo Bugle during the official launch of this summer’s Beating Retreat on Horse Guards Parade, London. It will be will be played for the first time in 200 years during the Beating Retreat concert on the 10th and 11th of June. 

Qualified anti-poaching rangers and new recruits train during an "Op-Fok" training session at the Nkwe Tactical Training Academy in Vaalwater in the Limpopo. South Africa.

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Qualified anti-poaching rangers and new recruits train during an “Op-Fok” training session at the Nkwe Tactical Training Academy in Vaalwater in the Limpopo, South Africa.

A eunuch dances during a rally to mark the congregation of thousands of eunuchs from different parts of India, in Jammu, India,

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A eunuch dances during a rally to mark the congregation of thousands of eunuchs from different parts of India, in Jammu, India. The term eunuchs is used in India to describe transvestites, transsexuals and others who identify themselves as neither male nor female but as a member of a third gender. They traditionally survive by begging, dancing at weddings or blessing newborn babies and are frequently subjected to discrimination. 

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II  and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh  during the officially named P&O Cruises new flagship Britannia in a glittering ceremony in which a bottle of British Wiston Estate Brut NV was broken against the hull of the 143,000 tons cruise ship in the port of Southampton, Britain,

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, during the official naming of the P&O Cruises new flagship Britannia, in a glittering ceremony in which a bottle of British Wiston Estate Brut NV was broken against the hull of the 143,000 tons cruise ship in the port of Southampton, Britain,

People watch a fight between male small-tail han sheep in Hanhejing village in Huaxian county in central China's Henan province.

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People watch a fight between male small-tail han sheep in Hanhejing village in Huaxian county in central China’s Henan province

Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in the Holi, or Festival of Colours, at a widows' ashram at Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar. Traditionally in Hindu culture, widows are expected to renounce earthly pleasure so they do not celebrate Holi. But women at the shelter for widows, who have been abandoned by their families, celebrate the festival by throwing flowers and coloured powder.

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Widows daubed in colours dance as they take part in the Holi, or Festival of Colours, at a widows’ ashram at Vrindavan in the northern Indian state of Uttar. Traditionally in Hindu culture, widows are expected to renounce earthly pleasure so they do not celebrate Holi. But women at the shelter for widows, who have been abandoned by their families, celebrate the festival by throwing flowers and coloured powder.

An Indian Sikh performs fire-breathing

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An Indian Sikh performs fire-breathing during a religious procession to mark Hola Mohalla at the Gurudwara Shri Keshgarh Sahib temple at Sri Anandpur Sahib, on Friday.

A woman walks past trees reflected on a lake in front of a construction site of a residential compound on a hazy day in Wuhan, Hubei province

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A woman walks past trees reflected on a lake in front of a construction site of a residential compound on a hazy day in Wuhan, Hubei province, China.

An Indian married couple stand with their luggage in a gap between moving trains as they wait to cross the railway tracks during a visit to their hometown for festival holidays in Allahabad

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An Indian couple stand with their luggage in a gap between moving trains as they wait to cross the railway tracks during a visit to their hometown for festival holidays in Allahabad, India

Indonesians jump into the water from a docked tugboat across from the prison island of Nusakambangan in Cilacap, Central Java.

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Indonesian children jump into the water from a docked tugboat across from the prison island of Nusakambangan in Cilacap, Central Java.

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Bangladeshi workers unload goods from a boat in the Buriganga river during an ongoing nationwide strike and blockade called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led alliance, in Dhaka

Passengers exit from a Turkish Airlines plane soon after it overshot from the runway in Kathmandu.

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Passengers exit from a Turkish Airlines plane soon after it overshot from the runway in Kathmandu, Nepal

A woman poses inside the mockup of a car at the Opel booth during the press day of the Geneva Car Show

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A woman poses inside the mockup of a car at the Opel booth during the press day of the Geneva Car Show

Police officers on motorized vehicles patrol at  Tiananmen Square during the opening session of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.

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Police officers on motorised vehicles patrol in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, during the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference

Gilles of Binche parade, a UNESCO World Heritage event, is the biggest and the liveliest annual carnival in Belgium.

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Gilles of Binche parade, a UNESCO World Heritage event, is the biggest and the liveliest annual carnival in Belgium.

Bulgarian Pomak Muslims pose in front of their house, as a relative throws sweets to the guests, during their traditional winter wedding ceremony in the village of Ribnovo, in the Rhodope Mountains.

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Bulgarian Pomak Muslims pose in front of their house as a relative throws sweets to the guests during their traditional winter wedding ceremony in the village of Ribnovo, in the Rhodope Mountains

A large mannequin figure depicting the King of the Carnival is set up during preparations for the 131st Nice carnival parade in Nice, southeastern France.

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A large mannequin depicting the ‘king of the carnival’ is set up during preparations for the 131st carnival parade in Nice, southeast France

Sotheby's Head of Auction Sales London (Jewellery) Jess Wyndham with a 100 carat perfect emerald-cut diamond that will be auctioned in New York on 21st Apr 2015.

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Sotheby’s head of auction sales London (jewellery) Jess Wyndham with a 100 carat perfect emerald-cut diamond that will be auctioned in New York on Apr 21