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An employee of the "Seita-Imperial tobacco" plant in Carquefou wears the symbolic cask of comic book hero Asterix during a protest at the entrance of the factory on April 16, 2014. Imperial Tobacco yesterday announced the closure of factories in Britain and France with the loss of 900 jobs, citing declining sales in Europe, tougher anti-smoking measures and the growth of contraband sales. The two factories concerned are Carquefou's one, where 327 people are employed, and Nottingham in central England, which has 540 staff.

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An employee of the Seita-Imperial Tobacco plant in Carquefou wears the symbolic cask of comic book hero Asterix during a protest at the entrance of the factory. Imperial Tobacco on Tuesday announced the closure of factories in Britain and France with the loss of 900 jobs.

In December born male zebra Jambo, left, plays with it's mother as it is enjoying the outdoor enclosure while shown to public for the first time at the Zoo in Wuppertal, Germany, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

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Jambo, a four-month-old zebra, plays with its mother while being shown to the public for the first time at the zoo in Wuppertal, Germany Read more

A man crosses between two masked penitents as they take part in the procession of the "Silencio del Santisimo Cristo del Rebate" brotherhood, during Holy Week in Tarazona, northern Spain, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

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A man crosses between two masked penitents as they take part in the procession of the Silencio del Santisimo Cristo del Rebate brotherhood, during Holy Week in Tarazona, northern Spain. Hundreds of processions take place throughout the country during Easter week Read more

Ukrainian soldiers walk in the field near Kramatorsk...Ukrainian soldiers walk in the field near Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine April 16, 2014. Ukrainian forces tightened their grip on the eastern town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday after securing control over an airfield from pro-Russian separatist militiamen, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to warn of the risk of civil war.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)

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Ukrainian soldiers walk in the field near Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine. Ukrainian forces tightened their grip on the eastern town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday after securing control over an airfield from pro-Russian separatist militiamen, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to warn of the risk of civil war. Read more

Ukrainian Army troops receive munitions at a field on the outskirts of Izyum, Eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. An Associated Press reporter saw at least 14 armored personnel carriers with Ukrainian flags, one helicopter and military trucks parked 40 kilometers (24 miles) north of the city on Tuesday.

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Ukrainian Army troops receive munitions at a field on the outskirts of Izyum, eastern Ukraine on Tuesday

A woman and a boy look from a window as a penitent of San Gonzalo brotherhood walks past them during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, April 14, 2014.

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A woman and a boy look from a window as a penitent of San Gonzalo brotherhood walks past them during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain

A pro-Russian militiaman guards a barric...A pro-Russian militiaman guards a barricade in front of the flag of so called Donetsk Republic outside a regional police building in eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk on April 14, 2014. Ukraine's latest ultimatum to pro-Kremlin militias who have seized buildings across a swath of the separatist east expired on Monday without any sign of the gunmen ready to give in.  AFP PHOTO / ANATOLIY STEPANOV  ANATOLIY STEPANOV/AFP/Getty Images

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A pro-Russia militiaman stands in front of a flag of the so-called Donetsk Republic outside the regional police building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk. Ukraine’s latest ultimatum to pro-Kremlin militias who have seized buildings across a swath of the separatist east expired on Monday without any sign of the gunmen ready to give in. Read more

Pro-Russian activists warm themselves at a bonfire next to barricades in front of an entrance to the Ukrainian regional office of the Security Service in Luhansk, 30 kilometers (20 miles) west of the Russian border, in Ukraine, Friday, April 11, 2014. Ukraine s prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday told leaders in the country s restive east that he is committed to allowing regions to have more powers. Yatsenyuk told the meeting, which did not include representatives of the separatists, that more authority should be delegated to regional authorities.

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Pro-Russian activists warm themselves next to barricades at a regional office of the security service in Luhansk, Ukraine, 20 miles west of the Russian border, on Friday.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) listens to explanations and looks at an exhibit as he visits the Cosmonautics Memorial Museum in Moscow, Russia, 11 April 2014.

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Russia’s President Vladimir Putin visits the Memorial Museum of Cosmonautics in Moscow. On Saturday, Russia celebrates Cosmonautics day which marks Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering flight into space.

A bird perches on one of the 16,142 graves of the Douaumont cemetery near Verdun, northeastern France

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A bird perches on one of the 16,142 graves at Douaumont cemetery near Verdun, northeastern France. The cemetery is the largest single French military burial place of the first world war.