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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

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