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A child looks out of a bus window after walking from the Macedonian border into Serbia, in the village of Miratovac, Serbia, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Hundreds of migrants continue to arrive daily into Serbia in order to register and continue their journey further north towards Western Europe

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A child looks out of a bus window after walking from the Macedonian border into Serbia, in the village of Miratovac, Serbia, Wednesday. Hundreds of migrants continue to arrive daily into Serbia in order to register and continue their journey further north towards Western Europe

Workers remove fish from inside a lock on the canal Saint Martin in Paris on January 5, 2016 before a drainage and cleaning operation

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Workers remove fish from inside a lock on the canal Saint Martin in Paris on Tuesday before a drainage and cleaning operation

A man enjoys the sun, as the shadow of a street light is cast on the wall behind him, at the Sant Jaume Square in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016.

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A man enjoys the sun, as the shadow of a street light is cast on the wall behind him, at the Sant Jaume Square in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday

A Syrian refugee and two children arrive aboard the passenger ferry Ariadne at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece, January 4, 2016.

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A Syrian refugee and two children arrive aboard the passenger ferry Ariadne at the port of Piraeus, near Athens, Greece

An Iraqi man disembarks from a dinghy on a beach after his trip with other refugees and migrants from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. European Union leaders on Thursday set a six-month deadline for deciding whether to push ahead with plans for a border guard agency that could deploy to member states unable or unwilling to manage their borders as thousands of migrants continue to arrive in Europe daily.

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An Iraqi man disembarks from a dinghy on a beach after his trip with other refugees and migrants from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos on Friday

People prepare to swim in the Mediterranean Sea on the French Riviera city of Nice, southeastern France on December 18, 2015.

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People prepare to swim in the Mediterranean Sea on the French Riviera city of Nice, southeastern France on Friday

Nuns pray during an early morning Rorate mass in Frnaciscan church in Bratislava on December 17, 2015.   Rorate Mass which is traditionally celebrated in Advent, in honour of Holy Mary, in the dark of the morning before sunrise, by candlelight.

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Nuns pray during an early morning Rorate mass in Frnaciscan church in Bratislava on Thursday. Rorate Mass which is traditionally celebrated in Advent, in honour of Holy Mary, in the dark of the morning before sunrise, by candlelight

Members of German federal police Bundespolizei demonstrate their skills during a presentation of the new unit for arrests and securing evidence (BFE) in Ahrensfelde near Berlin, Germany on Wednesday

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Members of German federal police Bundespolizei demonstrate their skills during a presentation of the new unit for arrests and securing evidence (BFE) in Ahrensfelde near Berlin, Germany on Wednesday

A man consults a mobile phone beside a woman begging on the pavement outside a clothes store in Salamanca an upscale neighbourhood of Madrid. The number of millionaires in Spain -- defined as having a fortune of over a million US dollars excluding their main residence and consumer goods -- rose by 40 percent to 178,000 last year from 2008 when the crisis started, according to consulting firm Capgemini. At the same time the number of people living with "severe material deprivation" in the country has doubled since 2007 to just over three million last year, according to a study by anti-poverty agency Oxfam

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A man consults a mobile phone beside a woman begging on the pavement outside a clothes store in Salamanca an upscale neighbourhood of Madrid

A man sells balloons in the city centre of Hanover, central Germany, on December 16, 2015.

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A man sells balloons in the city centre of Hanover, central Germany, on Wednesday

A Romanian shepherd, carrying his traditional stick and a wrinkled banner, shouts while running towards the main entrance gate of the Romania's Parliament Palace, during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, 15 December 2015. Up to one thousand of farmers from all over the country, organized by their trade union confederation, gathered to protest against the government's shepherd regulating policies, demanding greater state-subsidies for the traditional rural farming system. Shepherds stormed the Parliament fence, forcing the entrance gates while scuffling with riot police, occupying a part of the parliament yard. The new laws restrict the rights of grazing during the winter, as well as the maximum number of shepherd dogs for a traditional style of shepherding with a history of thousands of years.

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A Romanian shepherd, carrying his traditional stick and a wrinkled banner, shouts while running towards the main entrance gate of the Romania’s Parliament Palace, during a protest in Bucharest, Romania, on Tuesday. Up to one thousand farmers from all over the country gathered to protest against the government’s shepherd regulating policies

A boy carries a basket of laundry as another child follows him inside Eleonas refugee camp near central Athens Monday, Dec. 14, 2015. Financially stricken Greece is the main entry point for asylum-seekers trying to enter the 28-nation European Union. More than 700,000 people have arrived so far this year but few want to remain in the country, with almost all heading to more prosperous European nations.

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A boy carries a basket of laundry as another child follows him inside Eleonas refugee camp near central Athens Monday. Financially stricken Greece is the main entry point for asylum-seekers trying to enter the 28-nation European Union

Participants hold a long red sheet during a demonstration within the COP21 to ask leaders to fight climate change during the COP21 World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, on Friday. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December aimed at reaching an international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and curtail climate change.

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Participants hold a long red sheet during a demonstration within the COP21 to ask leaders to fight climate change during the COP21 World Climate Change Conference 2015 in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, on Friday

Refugees and migrants wait for buses lea...Refugees and migrants wait for buses leading them to the city centre, after disembarking from a government chartered ferry in a port of Piraeus near Athens on December 10, 2015.  More than 4000 refugees arrived to the port from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios with the majority of them heading by buses to the Greek-Macedonian border.  Greece said on December 10, 2015 it would seek to deport economic migrants, who had been blocked at its border with Macedonia after Skopje clamped down on entry, if they are not entitled to asylum. "Those without papers, the so-called illegal migrants, have the right to request asylum (or) the right to voluntary repatriation," junior interior minister for migration Yiannis Mouzalas told reporters.

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Refugees and migrants wait for buses leading them to the city centre, after disembarking from a government chartered ferry in a port of Piraeus near Athens on Thursday

Activists from Greenpeace stage a protest in front of a two-story-high, mechanically operated polar bear called Aurora into the conference venue, to represent everyone hoping in the next 72 hours during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France,  Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.

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Activists from Greenpeace stage a protest in front of a two-story-high, mechanically operated polar bear called Aurora into the conference venue, to represent everyone hoping in the next 72 hours during the COP21, United Nations Climate Change Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, Wednesday

A man sits on rail tracks as migrants and refugees wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni on December 8, 2015.  Since last week, Macedonia has restricted passage to northern Europe to only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who are considered war refugees. All other nationalities are deemed economic migrants and told to turn back, leaving over 1,500 people stuck on the border, mostly Indian, Moroccan, Bangladeshi and Pakistani.

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A man sits on rail tracks as migrants and refugees wait to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near Idomeni on Thursday.
Macedonia has restricted passage to northern Europe to only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who are considered war refugees

Journalists hover in a cage over fog covered Frankfurt am Main to watch the construction site of the Henninger tower in Frankfurt am Main, central Germany, on Tuesday

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Journalists hover in a cage over fog covered Frankfurt am Main to watch the construction site of the Henninger tower in Frankfurt am Main, central Germany, on Tuesday

Silberberg Tunnel on the new ICE route...epa05058295 Construction workers stand next to the tracks for the future German high-speed ICE train route inside the 'Silberberg Tunnel' near Grossbreitenbach, Germany, 07 December 2015. The Silberberg Tunnel is 7,391 meters long and the second longest tunnel on the new route between Ebensfeld and Erfurt.  EPA/MARTIN†SCHUTT

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Construction workers stand next to the tracks for the future German high-speed ICE train route inside the Silberberg Tunnel near Grossbreitenbach, Germany 

Marine Le Pen, French National Front political party leader and candidate for the regional elections in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region, attends a news conference in Lille...Marine Le Pen, French National Front political party leader and candidate for the regional elections in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region, speaks during a news conference in Lille, northern France, December 7, 2015 after the far-right National Front (FN) made sweeping gains across France in a first round of voting on Sunday.    REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

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Marine Le Pen, French National Front political party leader and candidate for the regional elections in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region, speaks during a news conference in Lille, northern France after the far-right National Front (FN) made sweeping gains across France in a first round of voting on Sunday.

French riot police push back protestors during a demonstration in front of the Grand Palais in Paris, France, 04 December 2015. The event Solutions COP21 takes place at Grand Palais on the side line of the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December, aimed at reaching an international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and curtail climate change.

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French riot police push back protestors during a demonstration in front of the Grand Palais in Paris, France, on Friday