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Berlin mayor Michael Mueller, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere stand in silence at the Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016, one day after a truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital.

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Berlin mayor Michael Mueller, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere stand in silence at the Christmas market in Berlin, Germany one day after a truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital. Photo Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters 

People enjoy skating at the open air Christmas ice rink on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower after its reopening on December 19, 2016 in Paris. The ice rink of about 200 square metres and on the first floor of the tower (57 metres above the ground) is open to the public until February 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGETJOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images

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People enjoy skating at the open air Christmas ice rink on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Photo Joel Saget/AFP/Getty 

Journalists take pictures during a news conference of German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel in Berlin Germany, December 19, 2016

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Journalists take pictures during a news conference of German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel in Berlin, Germany. Photo Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters 

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou (C)  is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) and European Council President Donald Tusk at the European Commission in Brussels, December 15, 2016.   / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNANDEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

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Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou (C) is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) and European Council President Donald Tusk at the European Commission in Brussels. Photo Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty 

he 'Kongl. Teknologkoren' choir performs in Seglora church at the open-air museum Skansen in Stockholm, Sweden on Saint Lucy's Day, on December 13, 2016.    Saint Lucy's Day is a Christian feast day celebrated on 13 December in Advent, most commonly in Scandinavia. / AFP PHOTO / TT News Agency / Henrik MONTGOMERY / Sweden OUTHENRIK MONTGOMERY/AFP/Getty Images

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The ‘Kongl. Teknologkoren’ choir performs in Seglora church at the open-air museum Skansen in Stockholm, Sweden on Saint Lucy’s Day. Photo Outhenrik Montgomery/AFP/Getty 

epa05665245 Aerial view of Paris with the Eiffel tower shrouded in haze, in Paris, France, 08 December 2016. Paris is undergoing a third day pollution spike, prompting the city to limit vehicle circulation.  EPA/YOAN VALAT

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An aerial view of Paris with the Eiffel tower shrouded in haze, in Paris, France. Paris is undergoing a third day pollution spike, prompting the city to limit vehicle circulation. Yoan Valat/EPA 

German Chancellor and leader of the conservative CDU Merkel reacts after her speech at the CDU party convention in Essen

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German Chancellor and leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union party CDU Angela Merkel reacts after her speech at the CDU party convention in Essen, Germany. Photo Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a session at the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) on November 23, 2016 in Berlin. Merkel addressed the parliament on key domestic and foreign issues during a week of budget debate. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZTOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a session at the Bundestag in Berlin. Merkel addressed the parliament on key domestic and foreign issues during a week of budget debate. Photo Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty

Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

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Members of the European Parliament take part in a voting session at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France. Photo Vincent Kessler/Reuters 

 A boy sits on the deck of Topaz Responder after being rescued from a wooden boat by members of MOAS, Migrant Offshore Aid Station on November 22, 2016 in Pozzollo Italy. The MOAS team worked through the night and into the next morning rescuing 'approximately' 600 people from vessels. MOAS are currently patrolling international waters off the coast of Libya, and running rescue missions for the many migrants and refugees who continue to attempt to make the dangerous crossing across the Mediterranean Sea to Italy. MOAS are a Malta based registered foundation dedicated to providing professional search-and-rescue assistance to refugees and migrants in distress at sea and work alongside with the Red Cross on board the Topaz Responder. The number of deaths this year of people crossing the Mediterranean has risen to almost 4,300. MOAS alone have rescued around 19,000.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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A boy sits on the deck of Topaz Responder after being rescued from a wooden boat by members of MOAS, Migrant Offshore Aid Station on November in Pozzallo, Italy. Photo Dan Kitwood/Getty 

Police intervene when activists block the entrance of the European Commission while they protest in front of the building of the European Commission against the subsidies of Europe in the armaments industry in Brussels, Belgium, 10 November 2016. Police decide to close the neighborhood as a measure of security.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

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Police intervene when activists block the entrance of the European Commission while they protest in front of the building of the European Commission against the subsidies of Europe in the armaments industry in Brussels, Belgium. Police decide to close the neighborhood as a measure of security. Photo Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

A protester lights a flare as he takes part in an european steel workers protest against China's dumping price in Brussels, Belgium, 09 November 2016. The demonstration of European Steel Association (EUROFER) and workers of steel industry has been organized following a severe downturn in the price of steel caused by a flood of imports into Europe from China.  EPA/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

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A protester lights a flare as he takes part in an european steel workers protest against China’s dumping price in Brussels, Belgium. Photo Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia covers her head with her towel after the first set during her singles match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain at the WTA tennis tournament in Singapore, Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

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Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia covers her head with her towel after the first set during her singles match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain at the WTA tennis tournament in Singapore. Photo Wong Maye-E/AP 

An elderly man and woman hold hands as they walk into the Mediterraneean Sea in the French riviera city of Nice on October 26, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHEVALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images

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An elderly man and woman hold hands as they walk into the Mediterranean Sea in the French riviera city of Nice. Photo Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

The installation 'Zeitfeld' by Klaus Rinke in Duesseldorf, Germany, 26 October 2016. The European Summer Time ends on 30 October, when clocks will be set back one hour during the night.  EPA/MAJA HITIJ

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The installation ‘Zeitfeld’ by Klaus Rinke in Duesseldorf, Germany. The European Summer Time ends on October 30 when clocks will be set back one hour during the night. Photo Maja Hitij/EPA 

Models present creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of his Spring/Summer 2017 women's ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Chanel during Fashion Week in Paris

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Models present creations by German designer Karl Lagerfeld as part of his Spring/Summer 2017 women’s ready-to-wear collection for fashion house Chanel during Fashion Week in Paris. Photo Charles Platiau/Reuters 

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, stands at a podium as he delivers his state of the union speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France

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Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, stands at a podium as he delivers his state of the union speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France

The dossier of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is seen on the meeting table prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin on September 14, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSENODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

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The dossier of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is seen on the meeting table prior to the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is silhouetted as she gives a speech during a session of the German Bundestag (lower house of parliament) in Berlin on September 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZTOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is silhouetted as she gives a speech during a session of the German Bundestag in Berlin

The squad of Frecce Tricolori from the Italian Airforce performs during the Airshow "Airpower 16" on September 2, 2016, in Zeltweg.

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The squad of Frecce Tricolori from the Italian Airforce performs during the Airshow “Airpower 16″ in Zeltweg