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A jogger is silhouetted as he passes by a bridge over the river Elbe in Dresden, eastern Germany, Friday morning, Dec. 4, 2015.

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A jogger is silhouetted as he passes by a bridge over the river Elbe in Dresden, eastern Germany, Friday morning

A man hugs a girl on Thursday, after refugees and migrants arrived  on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey. More than 886,000 migrants have arrived in Europe by sea so far this year, according to the latest UN figures.

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A man hugs a girl on Thursday, after refugees and migrants arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey

RAF Tornados return to RAF Akrotiri after a sortie on Thursday in Akrotiri, Cyprus. The British Parilament voted 397 to 223 yesterday in favor of joining international airstrikes in Syria.

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RAF Tornados return to RAF Akrotiri after a sortie on Thursday in Akrotiri, Cyprus. The British Parilament voted 397 to 223 yesterday in favour of joining international airstrikes in Syria

Farm worker Charlie Blount carries a noble-fir Christmas tree on the family run Caulstown Christmas tree farm, Co. Meath, which is open to visits from the public in the run up to Christmas. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday

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Farm worker Charlie Blount carries a noble-fir Christmas tree on the family run Caulstown Christmas tree farm, Co. Meath, which is open to visits from the public in the run up to Christmas

A woman shouts as stranded migrants from Somalia protest in front of the border fence, demanding to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015. Hundreds of migrants are stranded on the Greek side, as dozens of them decided to go back in Athens, after Macedonia blocked access to citizens of countries that are not being fast-tracked for asylum in the European Union

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A woman shouts as stranded migrants from Somalia protest in front of the border fence, demanding to cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Wednesday

Pope Francis...Pope Francis prays during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015

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Pope Francis prays during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday

Romanian special forces servicemen wait on a bus before the beginning of the national day celebrations in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. Thousands gathered to watch a military parade.

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Romanian special forces servicemen wait on a bus before the beginning of the national day celebrations in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday

Migrants protest behind a fence against restrictions limiting passage at the Greek-Macedonian border, near Gevgelija, on December 1, 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. Macedonia on November 29 finished building a fence on its frontier with Greece becoming the latest country in Europe to build a border barrier aimed at checking the flow of migrants.

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Migrants protest behind a fence against restrictions limiting passage at the Greek-Macedonian border, near Gevgelija, on Tuesday.
Since last week, Macedonia has restricted passage to northern Europe to only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who are considered war refugees

Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo's parliament in Pristina, Kosovo, on Monday. Opposition lawmakers used tear gas at the start of the parliament session to protest against the agreements that Kosovo's government reached during the EU-brokered dialogue with Serbia.

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Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo’s parliament in Pristina, Kosovo, on Monday. Opposition lawmakers used tear gas at the start of the parliament session to protest against the agreements that Kosovo’s government reached during the EU-brokered dialogue with Serbia

A woman holds a child as other migrants who are demanding to be allowed to cross the Greek-Macedonian border stand next to a fence on the railway tracks near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015. Hundreds of migrants are stranded on the Greek side after Macedonia blocked access to citizens of countries that are not being fast-tracked for asylum in the European Union. Macedonia erected a fence on its southern border with neighboring Greece in order to prevent illegal crossings by migrants.

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A woman holds a child as other migrants who are demanding to be allowed to cross the Greek-Macedonian border stand next to a fence on the railway tracks near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, Monday. Hundreds of migrants are stranded on the Greek side after Macedonia blocked access to citizens of countries that are not being fast-tracked for asylum in the European Union

Micaela Widmer of Switzerland competes during the women's race at the Skeleton World Cup in Altenberg, eastern Germany, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015

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Micaela Widmer of Switzerland competes during the women’s race at the Skeleton World Cup in Altenberg, eastern Germany, Friday

A migrant carries her child after crossing the border from Greece into Macedonia, near Gevgelija, Macedonia on Friday. Macedonia, Serbia and other Balkan states have implemented a new policy to filter the flow by granting passage onwards toward Western Europe only to those fleeing conflicts in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, who are seen as genuine asylum seekers rather than "economic migrants."

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A migrant carries her child after crossing the border from Greece into Macedonia, near Gevgelija, Macedonia on Friday

Snow-covered trees are mirrored in the water of the Weissensee lake near Fuessen, southern Germany, on Thursday.

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Snow-covered trees are mirrored in the water of the Weissensee lake near Fuessen, southern Germany, on Thursday

A Belgium army soldier walks through the Galeries Royal Saint-Hubert, or the Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. Brussels is keeping its terror alert on highest level.

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A Belgium army soldier walks through the Galeries Royal Saint-Hubert, or the Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries in Brussels, Belgium, Thursday

A migrant child stands on rail tracks while waiting to cross the border from Greece into Macedonia, near Gevgelija, Macedonia November 25, 2015. Countries along the Balkan route taken by hundreds of thousands of migrants seeking refuge in western Europe last week began filtering the flow, granting passage only to those fleeing conflict in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan

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A migrant child stands on rail tracks while waiting to cross the border from Greece into Macedonia, near Gevgelija, Macedonia on Wednesday

Soldiers patrol in the streets, in Brussels, on Tuesday as the Belgian capital remains on the highest possible alert level. Brussels began a fourth consecutive day in lockdown under a maximum terror alert after Belgian police staged a series of raids but failed to find a key Paris attacks suspect

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Soldiers patrol in the streets, in Brussels, on Tuesday as the Belgian capital remains on the highest possible alert level. Brussels began a fourth consecutive day in lockdown under a maximum terror alert

A person cries as she stands at a makeshift memorial for a tribute to the victims of a series of deadly attacks in Paris, in front of the Casa Nostra restaurant in Paris on November 23, 2015. Gunmen and suicide bombers went on a killing spree in Paris on November 13, attacking the concert hall Bataclan as well as bars, restaurants and the Stade de France. Islamic State jihadists operating out of Iraq and Syria released a statement claiming responsibility for the coordinated attacks that killed 130 and injured over 350.

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A person cries as she stands at a makeshift memorial for a tribute to the victims of a series of deadly attacks in Paris, in front of the Casa Nostra restaurant in Paris on Monday

Stranded Iranian migrant Hamid, 34, an electrical engineer from the Iranian town of Sanandij sits on rail tucks in front of Macedonian riot police guarding the borderline between Greece and Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni November 23, 2015. Hamid and a dozen other Iranian migrants are on hunger-strike for a second day. Balkan countries have begun filtering the flow of migrants to Europe, granting passage to those fleeing conflict in the Middle East and Afghanistan but turning back others from Africa and Asia

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Stranded Iranian migrant Hamid, 34, an electrical engineer from the Iranian town of Sanandij sits on rail tucks in front of Macedonian riot police guarding the borderline between Greece and Macedonia near the Greek village of Idomeni on Monday

A Police officer and soldiers stand guard  in the 'Rue des Bouchers' street, famous for it's restaurants, following the terror alert level being elevated to 4/4, in Brussels, Belgium. Belgium raised the alert status at Level 4/4 as 'serious and imminent' threat of an attack, the main effect are closing of all Metro Line in Brussels, all soccer match of league one and two cancelled countrywide. The Belgian government said it had concrete evidence of a planned terrorist attack that would have employed weapons and explosives

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A Police officer and soldiers stand guard in the ‘Rue des Bouchers’ street, famous for it’s restaurants, following the terror alert level being elevated to 4/4, in Brussels, Belgium

Forensics of the French police are at work outside a building in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, on November 19, 2015, where French Police special forces raided an appartment the day before, hunting those behind the attacks that claimed 129 lives in the French capital five days ago. French police said the assault had concluded on an apartment in northern Paris on Wednesday in which at least two jihadists were killed and seven arrested.

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Forensics of the French police are at work outside a building in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis, on Thursday, where French Police special forces raided an appartment the day before, hunting those behind the attacks that claimed 129 lives in the French capital five days ago