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German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R)and P...German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R)and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa (L) inspect a guard of honour prior to talks at the Chancellery in Berlin on February

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa inspect a guard of honour prior to talks at the Chancellery in Berlin 

Beached Hunstanton Sperm Whale Dies...HUNSTANTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05: Crowds gather as a sperm whale lies dead after becoming stranded on a beach between Old Hunstanton and Holme on February 5, 2016 in Hunstanton, England. The whale is the 29th to have died after beaching in Europe in the past two weeks. Due to its weight of between 25 and 30 tonnes, the mammal was unable to be rescued. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)

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Crowds gather as a sperm whale lies dead after becoming stranded on a beach between Old Hunstanton and Holme in Hunstanton, England. The whale is the 29th to have died after beaching in Europe in the past two weeks

Daimler AGÂ CEO Dieter Zetsche reacts as he attends the annual press conference of German automotive corporation Daimler in Stuttgart, Germany

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Daimler AGÂ CEO Dieter Zetsche reacts as he attends the annual press conference of German automotive corporation Daimler in Stuttgart, Germany

Vehicles are seen on a highway as the sun sets near the city of Stara Zagora...Vehicles are seen on a highway as the sun sets near the city of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, February 3, 2016. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov

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Vehicles are seen on a motorway as the sun sets near the city of Stara Zagora, Bulgaria 

Manufacturing Operations Inside Siemens AG Gas Turbine Factory...An employee kneels inside the casing of a H-class turbine on the assembly line of Siemens AG's gas turbine factory, in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Siemens, Europe's largest engineering company, criticized the U.K. government for creating uncertainty in the energy industry, saying it hampers investment in gas plants, wind farms and factories. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

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An employee kneels inside the casing of a H-class turbine on the assembly line of Siemens AG’s gas turbine factory, in Berlin, Germany. Siemens, Europe’s largest engineering company, criticized the U.K. government for creating uncertainty in the energy industry, saying it hampers investment in gas plants, wind farms and factories 

Gendarmes walk through makeshift shacks during the evacuation of a Roma migrants' camp deemed insecure and unsanitary, on former railway tracks along Boulevard Ney in northern Paris

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Gendarmes walk through makeshift shacks during the evacuation of a Roma migrants’ camp deemed insecure and unsanitary, on former railway tracks along Boulevard Ney in northern Paris

Argentinian United Nations soldiers wave to Pope Francis

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Argentinian United Nations soldiers wave to Pope Francis as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican

France Drifting Ship

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Rescue workers control the cable on the 164-meter (538-foot) cargo ship”Modern Express”as it is towed while it drifted off the coast of France. Rescuers have begun towing a cargo ship that had been adrift for five days in southwest France

London seen from space

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Astronaut Tim Peake’s photo of London viewed from the space station

Honor guards attend a ceremony in Kiev...Honor guards attend a ceremony to commemorate several hundred students who died during a battle on January 29, 1918 while defending the Ukrainian capital from the Bolsheviks, in Kiev, Ukraine January 29, 2016. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

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Honor guards attend a ceremony to commemorate several hundred students who died during a battle on January 29, 1918 while defending the Ukrainian capital from the Bolsheviks, in Kiev, Ukraine 

 Italian Prime Minister Renzi gestures to German Chancellor Merkel during a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin... Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi gestures to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, January 29, 2016.      REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi gestures to German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a news conference at the Chancellery in Berlin 

Nicos Anastasides, Alexis Tsipras, Benjamin Netanyahu...Cypriot president Nicos Anastasides, centre, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, left, and  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands after leaving their meeting from the presidential palace in capital Nicosia in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016. The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel met in the Cypriot capital with the aim to strengthen cooperation and bolster stability in a region wracked by conflict. The talks are the first tripartite summit. Discussions will cover newly found offshore gas reserves and tourism, while the leaders will sign a cooperation agreement on water resources. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

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Cypriot president Nicos Anastasides, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands after leaving their meeting from the presidential palace in capital Nicosia in the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. The leaders of Cyprus, Greece and Israel met in the Cypriot capital with the aim to strengthen cooperation and bolster stability in a region wracked by conflict 

An old locomotive train that was used for transporting coal is preserved as a monument at Ny-Alesund, in Svalbard, Norway

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An old locomotive train that was used for transporting coal is preserved as a monument at Ny-Alesund, in Svalbard, Norway

ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHTKON107A man grasps a bag of tangerines as people receive free produce, handed out by farmers, during a protest over the government's proposal to overhaul the country's ailing pension system in Athens, Greece, January 27, 2016. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYREUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.REUTERS NEWS PICTURES. TEMPLATE OUT

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A man grasps a bag of tangerines as people receive free produce, handed out by farmers, during a protest over the government’s proposal to overhaul the country’s ailing pension system in Athens, Greece 

Common Buzzards near Budapest

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Common buzzards (Buteo buteo) fighting over food in Pacsmagi-tavak Nature Reserve near Tamasi, Hungary.

A sunbeam illuminates the eye of a zebra in the zoo of  Frankfurt, central  Germany, Tuesday Jan. 26,  2016. Weather forecasts predict rising temperatures for Germany.   (Boris Roessler/dpa via AP)

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A sunbeam illuminates the eye of a zebra in the zoo of Frankfurt, Germany

Migrants Wait For Trains In Sub Zero Temperatures On The Serbian Border...PRESEVO, SERBIA - JANUARY 26:  A group of migrant children wait for hot food in sub zero temperatures near the Serbian-Croatian border on January 26, 2016 in Presevo, Serbia.  Migrants have been braving sub zero temperatures as they cross the border from Macedonia into Serbia. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

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A group of migrant and refugee children wait for hot food in sub zero temperatures near the Serbian-Croatian border in Presevo, Serbia 

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Anti-riot policemen stand next to a fire during a taxi drivers demonstration against the VTC (transport vehicle with chauffeur) on Tuesday at porte Maillot in Paris 

A model wears a creation for Schiaparelli's Spring-Summer 2016 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris, France,

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A model wears a creation for Schiaparelli’s Spring-Summer 2016 Haute Couture fashion collection, presented in Paris, France 

French Farmers block the RN12 road near Guingamp, western France, Friday, Jan. 22, 2016.  About 60 tractors and about 200 farmers took part in Fridayís protest, among several the farmers have carried out after, they say the French government has done little to help. The farmers want more help from the government, saying they cannot pay off their expenses because prices have stagnated or fallen while they face higher expenses than their competitors elsewhere in the European Union. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

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French Farmers block the RN12 road near Guingamp, France. About 60 tractors and about 200 farmers took part in Friday’s protest after, they say the French government has done little to help. The farmers want more help from the government, saying they cannot pay off their expenses because prices have stagnated or fallen while they face higher expenses than their competitors elsewhere in the European Union