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A Ukrainian serviceman rides on an armoured vehicle near the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, September 23, 2014.

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A Ukrainian serviceman rides on an armoured vehicle near the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve

Farmer Harald Wenske drives his boat, loaded with pumpkins, on a so-called Fliess, which is a water vein of the river Spree near the village of Lehde, eastern Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa, Patrick Pleul)

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Farmer Harald Wenske drives his boat, loaded with pumpkins, on a so-called Fliess, which is a water vein of the river Spree near the village of Lehde, eastern Germany Read more

Syrian Kurdish refugee sleeps on the ground on the Turkish-Syrian border near town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province... A Syrian Kurdish refugee sleeps on the ground just outside the border fence on the Turkish-Syrian border, near the town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province September 23, 2014. More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds fleeing an advance by Islamic State militants have crossed into Turkey in the past three days and the authorities are preparing for more, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday.   REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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A Syrian Kurdish refugee sleeps on the ground near the town of Suruç in the Sanliurfa province of Turkey, near the border with Syria

St Mary's Lighthouse - Tyne & Wear...File photo dated 14/08/14 using a time-exposure, of a night sky over St Mary's Lighthouse on St Maryís Island, Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday September 22, 2014. Press Association photographer Owen Humphreys, has been photographing the changing weather patterns over St Mary's, near to his home, for the last 18 months, capturing the different 'moods', from sunrises to sunsets, storms and even auroras. The Lighthouse, completed in 1898 on a hazardous coast for shipping, remained operational until 1984 when it was superseded by modern navigational techniques. Since then the Lighthouse and former keepers' cottages have been operated as a visitor centre by North Tyneside Council. The surrounding Nature Reserve contains an area of rockpools, clifftop grassland, a beach and newly created wetland habitats and attracts thousands of visitors each year. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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The lighthouse at St Mary’s in North Tyneside, northeast England, built in 1898, as photographed by Owen Humphreys whose focus in the area is on changing weather patterns. Read more

A polling place at the Walpole hall, St Mary's Cathederal, Edinburgh Scotland as the nation votes in the referendum.

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A polling station at the Walpole hall, St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh Scotland as the nation votes in the referendum. Read more

Scots turn out to vote in Scottish referendum...epa04405147 Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond gives the thumbs up after voting in the Scottish referendum in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 18 September 2014. Scots are turning out across Scotland to vote in the Scottish referendum.  Polls opened early in Scotland, with voters set to decide whether or not to end more than 300 years of union with the rest of the United Kingdom. Almost 4.3 million people have registered to vote across 32 different localities in the referendum, making it the largest-ever recorded electorate in Scotland. Turnout is expected to be high.  EPA/ANDY RAIN

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First minister Alex Salmond gives the thumbs up after voting in the Scottish referendum in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Almost 4.3m people have registered to vote across 32 different localities, making it the largest-ever recorded electorate in Scotland. Turnout is expected to be high. Read more

German Chancellor Merkel and Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani listen to national anthems before talks at the Chancellery in Berlin...German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd L) and Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (L) listen to their national anthems before talks at the Chancellery in Berlin, September 17, 2014.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani listen to their national anthems before talks at the Chancellery in Berlin GermanyRead more

A man who left his burned flat stands in front of a building destroyed by shelling this morning in the Kievsky district near the international airport on September 17, 2014 in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.  Two civilians were killed in fighting in the rebel-held eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where fierce battles were raging near the airport on Wednesday, city hall said.

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A man who left his burned flat stands in front of a building destroyed by shelling this morning in the Kievsky district near the international airport on Wednesday in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine

King Willem-Alexander Addresses His Government On Budget Day...THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 16:  King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrives with Queen Maxima in the golden carriage at the seat of the Dutch government on September 16, 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands. The Dutch King officialy opened the parliamentary year by reading a speech outlining the government plans for the year ahead.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen - Pool/Getty Images)

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King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrives with Queen Maxima in the golden carriage at the seat of the Dutch government in The Hague, Netherlands. The Dutch King officially opened the parliamentary year by reading a speech outlining the government plans for the year ahead. Read more

The silhouette of a cat walking on top of a fence stands out against the sky during sunrise near Sehnde, Germany on Tuesday. Indian summer, or Altweibersommer (old womens summer) in German, is a weather phenomenon which often brings sunny weather between mid-September and the start of October in parts of central Europe.

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The silhouette of a cat walking on top of a fence stands out against the sky during sunrise near Sehnde, Germany on Tuesday