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.A combination of pictures shows the beards of skaters, out of some 1,100 athletes, covered with ice and snow during the 200 km (124 miles) speed skating race in the Carinthian village of Techendorf on Friday

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A combination of pictures shows the beards of skaters, out of some 1,100 athletes, covered with ice and snow during the 200 km (124 miles) speed skating race in the Carinthian village of Techendorf on Friday

TOPSHOTS Starlings fly in the sky of Rom...TOPSHOTS Starlings fly in the sky of Rome at sunset on January 27, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTEFILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images

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Starlings fly in the sky of Rome at sunset

Street Dogs Of Athens...ATHENS, GREECE - JANUARY 27:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) In this photo montage stray dogs are seen in the centre of Athens on January 27, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Stray dogs are a common sight in Athens with many living in small packs in the city's various squares or near tourist spots such as the Acropolis. Most are monitored and tagged by the local authorities receiving vaccinations and veterinary attention when needed. The streets - which the dogs have learnt to navigate around, negotiating busy road junctions and pedestrian crossings - also provide in the main, the food, water and shelter they need whilst various charities and individuals also are involved in their welfare. The reason for their large numbers is varied but theories have included the closure of the traditional city dog pound and the fact that keeping dogs as pets is a relatively recent phenomena in Greece and some owners do not realise the commitment involved and release the dogs as strays. Before the Olympics in 2004 it was widely reported that thousands of dogs had been rounded up and poisoned and in 2011 one stray was even named runner up for TIME magazine's Animal of Year after he was widely photographed siding with demonstrators barking at riot police during the anti-austerity protests at the height of Greece's debt crisis  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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In this photo montage stray dogs are seen in the centre of Athens, Greece. Stray dogs are a common sight in Athens with many living in small packs in the city’s various squares or near tourist spots such as the Acropolis. Most are monitored and tagged by the local authorities receiving vaccinations and veterinary attention when needed. The streets – which the dogs have learnt to navigate around, negotiating busy road junctions and pedestrian crossings – also provide in the main, the food, water and shelter they need whilst various charities and individuals also are involved in their welfare. The reason for their large numbers is varied but theories have included the closure of the traditional city dog pound and the fact that keeping dogs as pets is a relatively recent phenomena in Greece and some owners do not realise the commitment involved and release the dogs as strays. Before the Olympics in 2004 it was widely reported that thousands of dogs had been rounded up and poisoned and in 2011 one stray was even named runner up for TIME magazine’s Animal of Year after he was widely photographed siding with demonstrators barking at riot police during the anti-austerity protests at the height of Greece’s debt crisis 

A man walks through the still empty rows of chairs before the beginning of the annual general meeting of Siemens AG in Munich, Germany, 27 January 2015.

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A man walks through the still empty rows of chairs before the beginning of the annual general meeting of Siemens AG in Munich on Tuesday

Auschwitz survivor Miroslaw Celka walks out the gate with the sign saying "Work makes you free" after paying tribute to fallen comrades at the "death wall" execution spot in the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp on January 27, 2015. Seventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, ageing survivors and dignitaries gather at the site synonymous with the Holocaust to honour victims and sound the alarm over a fresh wave of anti-Semitism.

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Auschwitz survivor Miroslaw Celka walks out the gate with the sign saying “Work makes you free” after paying tribute to fallen comrades at the “death wall” execution spot in the former Auschwitz concentration camp in Oswiecim, Poland, on the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp on Tuesday

Relatives of Alexander Demyanenko, a victim of Saturday's shelling, stand near a grave during funerals in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Monday Jan. 26, 2015. At least 5,100 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since fighting began in April, but violence this week was the most intense since a cease-fire deal was signed in September.

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Relatives of Alexander Demyanenko, a victim of Saturday’s shelling, stand near a grave during funerals in Mariupol, Ukraine, on Monday. At least 5,100 people have been killed in eastern Ukraine since fighting began in April, but violence this week was the most intense since a cease-fire deal was signed in September

Two men stroll at the Kronsberg hill near Hannover, northern Germany, Friday morning, Jan. 23, 2015.

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Two men stroll at the Kronsberg hill near Hannover, northern Germany on Friday morning

A model wears a creation by Japanese fashion designer Yusuke Takahashi for Issey Miyake's men's fall-winter 2015/2016 fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

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A model wears a creation by Japanese fashion designer Yusuke Takahashi for Issey Miyake’s men’s fall-winter 2015-16 fashion collection presented in Paris, France

Bus stop grenade kills nine civilians in eastern Ukraine ...epa04575271 Local people inspect the place of the explosion near of a bus stop in downtown of Donetsk, Ukraine, 22 January 2015. At least nine people were killed and nine injured early 22 January when a grenade exploded at a bus stop in the Ukrainian city of Donetsk, pro-Russian separatists said.  EPA/ALEXANDER ERMOCHENKO

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Local people inspect the site of an explosion near a bus stop in downtown Donetsk, Ukraine. At least nine people were killed and nine injured early on Thursday, pro-Russian separatists said. 

Auschwitz death camp survivor Danuta Bogdaniuk-Bogucka poses for a portrait in Warsaw...Auschwitz death camp survivor Danuta Bogdaniuk-Bogucka (maiden name Kaminska), 80, poses for a portrait in Warsaw January 5, 2015. Bogdaniuk-Bogucka was 10-years-old when she was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau camp with her mother. Bogdaniuk-Bogucka was part of Josef Mengele's experiments when she was in Auschwitz. After the war she met her mother again and they discovered they had both been at Ravensbruck camp at the same time, but they had not realised this. As the liberation of Auschwitz approaches its 70th anniversary this month, Reuters photographers took portraits of now elderly survivors. About 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were killed at the Nazi camp which has became a symbol of the horrors of the Holocaust and World War Two, which ravaged Europe. The camp was liberated by Soviet Red Army troops on January 27, 1945 and about 200,000 camp inmates survived. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY PORTRAIT CONFLICT)    ATTENTION EDITORS: PICTURE 18 OF 30 FOR WIDER IMAGE PACKAGE 'AUSCHWITZ SURVIVORS, 70 YEARS ON'    TO FIND ALL IMAGES SEARCH 'WWII SURVIVORS REUTERS'

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Auschwitz death camp survivor Danuta Bogdaniuk-Bogucka (maiden name Kaminska), 80 has her photo taken in Warsaw. Bogdaniuk-Bogucka was 10-years-old when she was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau camp with her mother. Bogdaniuk-Bogucka was part of Josef Mengele’s experiments when she was in Auschwitz. After the war she met her mother again and they discovered they had both been at Ravensbruck camp at the same time, but they had not realised this. As the liberation of Auschwitz approaches its 70th anniversary this month, Reuters photographers took portraits of now elderly survivors. About 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, were killed at the Nazi camp which has became a symbol of the horrors of the Holocaust and World War Two, which ravaged Europe. The camp was liberated by Soviet Red Army troops on January 27, 1945 and about 200,000 camp inmates survived. 

A model presents a creation of the designer Rebekka Ruetz at the Berlin Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 in Berlin...A model presents a creation of the designer Rebekka Ruetz at the Berlin Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2015 in Berlin January 20, 2015.   REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke (GERMANY  - Tags: FASHION)

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A model presents a creation of the designer Rebekka Ruetz at the Berlin fashion week autumn/winter 2015 in Berlin  

People throw turnips at the Jarramplas as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Jarramplas is a character that wears a costume made from colorful strips of fabric, and a devil-like mask and beats a drum through the streets of Piornal while residents throw turnips as a punishment for stealing cattle. The exact origin of the festival are not known, various theories exist from the mythological punishment of Caco by Hercules, to a cattle thief ridiculed and expelled by his neighbors. The Jarramplas Festival takes place every year from the 19th till the 20th of January on Saint Sebastian Day.

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People throw turnips at the Jarramplas (as a punishment for stealing cattle) as he makes his way through the streets beating his drum during the Jarramplas Festival in Piornal, Spain, on Tuesday

An armed policeman stands guard at the entrance of Belgium's federal prosecutor office in Brussels, January 16, 2015.  Belgian police arrested 13 people during a dozen raids overnight, smashing plot to kill police officers "in public roads and in police stations", prosecutors said.

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An armed policeman stands guard at the entrance of Belgium’s federal prosecutor office in Brussels on Friday. Belgian police arrested 13 people during a dozen raids overnight

Ukrainian servicemen are seen near a billboard with social advertising in central Kiev, January 15, 2015. Ukraine's parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east.

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Ukrainian servicemen are seen near a billboard with social advertising in central Kiev. Ukraine’s parliament voted on Thursday to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east

French soldiers patrol the street in a Jewish neighbourhood near a religious school and a synagogue as part of the highest level of "Vigipirate" security plan after last week's Islamic attacks in Paris...French soldiers patrol the street in a Jewish neighbourhood near a religious school and a synagogue as part of the highest level of "Vigipirate" security plan after last week's Islamic attacks in Paris January 14, 2015. France deploys 10,000 soldiers on home soil and posts almost 5,000 extra police officers after the killing of 17 people by Islamist militants in Paris last week, officials said.

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French soldiers patrol the street in a Jewish neighbourhood near a religious school and a synagogue as part of the highest level of “Vigipirate” security plan after last week’s Islamic attacks in Paris on Wednesday. France deployed 10,000 soldiers on home soil and posts almost 5,000 extra police officers after the killing of 17 people by Islamist militants in Paris last week

A crashed car sits at the side of a road after heavy snowfall near the village of Carndonagh in Ireland January 13, 2015

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A crashed car sits at the side of a road after heavy snowfall near the village of Carndonagh in Ireland on Tuesday

French municipal Police officers react as they attend a national tribute for the three officers killed during last week's terrorist attacks, in front of Paris Prefecture...French municipal Police officers react as they attend a national tribute for the three officers killed during last week's terrorist attacks, in front of Paris Prefecture, January 13, 2015. The three police officers were killed in terror attacks at the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and in the streets of Montrouge, outside the French capital.

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French municipal Police officers react as they attend a national tribute for the three officers killed during last week’s terrorist attacks, in front of Paris Prefecture on Tuesday. The three police officers were killed in terror attacks at the offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo and in the streets of Montrouge, outside the French capital

Placards which read "I am Charlie" are placed on the desks of members of the European Parliament ahead of a debate in Strasbourg...Placards which read "I am Charlie" are placed on the desks of members of the European Parliament ahead of a debate on the Italian presidency of the EU for the last six months, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, January 13, 2015. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE - Tags: POLITICS MEDIA CRIME LAW)

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Placards which read “I am Charlie” are placed on the desks of members of the European Parliament ahead of a debate on the Italian presidency of the EU for the last six months, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg. 

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron gestures as he delivers a speech on the economy, in Nottingham, central England January 12, 2015.

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech on the economy in Nottingham, central England. 

Emergency Services Attend Further Hostage Situation In Kosher Deli...PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 09:  Police are mobilized with reports of a hostage situation at Port de Vincennes on January 9, 2015 in Paris, France. According to reports at least five people have been taken hostage in a kosher deli in the Port de Vincennes area of Paris. A huge manhunt for the two suspected gunmen in Wednesday's deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine has entered its third day.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Armed police gather near the scene of a hostage situation in Port de Vincennes in Paris, France. According to reports, at least five people were taken hostage in a kosher deli.