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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a special session of the German parliament to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall  at the Bundestag in Berlin, Friday, Nov. 7, 2014. On Nov. 9, Germany celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall in 1989.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a special session of the German parliament to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall at the Bundestag in Berlin, on Friday

Clashes break out between police and demonstrators as thousands of people take part in a demonstration on the streets in Brussels, Belgium, 06 November 2014. About 100,000 protesters are expected ta take part to the demonstration. The call of trade union front (FGTB-CSC-CGSLB) to participate in the national demonstration against the economic measures announced by the federal government.

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Clashes break out between police and demonstrators as thousands of people take part in a demonstration on the streets in Brussels, Belgium. About 100,000 protesters took part in the demonstration

Train engines stand idle at a railway marshalling yard in Seevetal, Germany on Wednesday. Germany's train drivers' union 'Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivfuehrer (GDL)', has announced to go forward with the longest strike in the 20-year history of the Deutsche Bahn. The strike announcement on 04 November triggered condemnation from both business and political leaders. Strike actions are planned to last from Wednesday 05 November to Monday 10 November 2014.

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Train engines stand idle at a railway marshalling yard in Seevetal, Germany on Wednesday. Germany’s train drivers’ union ‘Gewerkschaft Deutscher Lokomotivfuehrer (GDL)’ announced the longest strike in the 20-year history of the Deutsche Bahn. Strike actions are planned to last until next Monday

A local resident walks in front of his damaged house after the recent shelling in Donetsk on November 5, 2014. Ceasefire observers representing government forces, rebels, Russia and the European security body OSCE met in rebel-held Donetsk, but there was little immediate detail available about the results of the talks. The ceasefire in Ukraine hung by a thread on November 5 after President Petro Poroshenko accused pro-Russian rebels of endangering the peace process and ordered troop reinforcements to eastern cities.

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A local resident walks in front of his damaged house after the recent shelling in Donetsk on Wednesday

A farmer wearing a suit reading acronyms of the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union takes part in a protest of French farmers of the FNSEA (Federation Nationale des Syndicats d'Exploitants Agricoles) and JA (Jeunes Agriculteurs, or Young Farmers union) unions in Le Mans , western France, on November 5, 2014. France is facing widespread farmer strikes across the country on November 5, protesting their increasing constraints and charges, the collapsing prices of cereals, milk and vegetables, caused in part by the sanctions on Russia, as well as rising fertiliser prices.

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A farmer wearing a suit of acronyms from the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy takes part in a French farmers protest with the FNSEA (Federation Nationale des Syndicats d’Exploitants Agricoles) and JA (Jeunes Agriculteurs, or Young Farmers union) unions in Le Mans, France, on Wednesday

The Italian Air Force aerobatic unit Fre...The Italian Air Force aerobatic unit Frecce Tricolori (Tricolor Arrows) spreads smoke with the colors of the Italian flag over the Piazza Venezia as Italy celebrates today the National Unity Day and the Armed Forces Day which marks the end of World War I for Italy, on November 4, 2014 in Rome.  AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLAROANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/Getty Images

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The Italian Air Force aerobatic unit Frecce Tricolori spreads smoke with the colours of the Italian flag over the Piazza Venezia as Italy celebrates National Unity Day and Armed Forces Day, which marks the end of the first world war for Italy

A homeless man sleeps on the pavement outside a BBVA bank branch in the Andalusian capital of Seville...A homeless man sleeps on the pavement outside a BBVA bank branch in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain October 30, 2014. The advertisement poster reads "We continue to provide financing to companies like yours. And now, in historical terms. Come in and ask."  REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS)

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A homeless man sleeps on the pavement outside a BBVA bank branch in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain. The advertisement poster reads “We continue to provide financing to companies like yours. And now, in historical terms. Come in and ask.” 

Workers transport a model of a dinosaur  at the exhibition 'World of Dinosaurs'  at a former lignite surface mining area   in Grosspoesna near Leipzig, central Germany, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. More  than 50  exhibits of different species of dinosaurs  are on display  until  Nov. 30, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

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Workers transport a model of a dinosaur at the exhibition ‘World of Dinosaurs’ at a former lignite surface mining area in Grosspoesna near Leipzig, central Germany

Alain Le Yaouanc, a 74-year-old French artist, sits on a sofa in the courtyard of his building after he was evicted from his apartment and studio in Paris...Alain Le Yaouanc, a 74-year-old French artist, sits on a sofa in the courtyard of his building after he was evicted from his apartment and studio October 24, 2014 in Paris. Le Yaouanc, whose works have been shown with some of the important names in 20th century art, Miro, Max Ernst, Picasso and Giacometti, was evicted as his unpaid debts increased.

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Alain Le Yaouanc, a 74-year-old French artist, sits on a sofa in the courtyard of his building after he was evicted from his apartment and studio on Friday in Paris

Ukrainian soldier carries an unexploded shell during demining works in a field near the Novoazovsk district in the vicinity of the eastern city of Mariupol on October 23, 2014. As war-weary Ukraine prepares to vote in a snap parliamentary election on October 26, its former master Russia stands by for once apparently unable to influence the outcome. Of the 29 parties running for seats in the 450-seat Verkhovna Rada, the country's parliament, none formally represent the ousted regime of Kremlin-backed Viktor Yanukovych and most support closer ties with the West.

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A Ukrainian soldier carries an unexploded shell during demining works in a field near the Novoazovsk district in the vicinity of the eastern city of Mariupol, Ukraine on Thursday.