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Rescued migrants walk along the quayside after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel Bettica in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta on Wednesday. European governments came under increasing pressure to tackle the Mediterranean's migrant crisis ahead of an emergency summit, as harrowing details emerged of the fate of hundreds who died in the latest tragedy

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Rescued migrants walk along the quayside after disembarking from the Italian Navy vessel Bettica in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta on Wednesday

A meteorite burns up in the atmosphere, seen near Salgotarjan, 109 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary

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A meteorite burns up in the atmosphere, seen near Salgotarjan, 109km northeast of Budapest, Hungary

The greenhouses are seen on the grounds of the Belgian royal family residence of Laeken in Brussels April 17, 2015. The royal family opens its interlocking greenhouses with their wide array of flowers to the public every year, for a duration of three weeks.

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The greenhouses are seen on the grounds of the Belgian royal family residence of Laeken in Brussels on Friday. The royal family opens its interlocking greenhouses with their wide array of flowers to the public every year, for a duration of three weeks

 Immigrants wait to apply for political asylum at the asylum service office in Athens, Greece, 16 April 2015. According to the Greek coast guard, the number of undocumented migrants entering Greece by sea reached 10,445 people in the first quarter of 2015, compared to 2,863 people for the same period last year. In March, 6,498 migrants managed to reach the shores of Greece's eastern Aegean islands alone, with Lesvos, Chios, Leros and Samos being their main destinations.

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Immigrants wait to apply for political asylum at the asylum service office in Athens, Greece

People relax in the sun in the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris on April 15, 2015.

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People relax in the sun in the gardens of the Palais Royal in Paris on Wednesday

An aerial view of flower fields is seen near the Keukenhof park, also known as the Garden of Europe, in Lisse, The Netherlands on Wednesday. Keukenhof, employing some 30 gardeners, is considered to be the world's largest flower garden displaying millions of flowers every year

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An aerial view of flower fields is seen near the Keukenhof park, also known as the Garden of Europe, in Lisse, The Netherlands on Wednesday. Keukenhof is considered to be the world’s largest flower garden displaying millions of flowers every year

A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt...A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt, April 15, 2015. The news conference was disrupted on Wednesday when a woman in a black T-shirt jumped on the podium.   REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt. The news conference was disrupted on Wednesday when a woman in a black T-shirt jumped on the podium. 

US Marines stand at attention during the military exercise 'Platinum Lion 15-2' at the Novo Selo military base near the town of Sliven, some 290 kms from Sofia, Bulgaria on Tuesday. Bulgaria and the US are holding the joint military training at the Novo Selo site in Eastern Bulgaria, as part of the Bulgarian-American plan for joint military trainings and exercises scheduled in 2015

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US Marines stand to attention during a military exercise at the Novo Selo military base near the town of Sliven, 290 km from Sofia, Bulgaria

A Bulgarian Orthodox priest leads an annual religious march marking the second day of Easter at the Bachkovo monastery on on April 13, 2015.

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An Orthodox priest leads an annual religious march marking the second day of Easter at the Bachkovo monastery in Bulgaria on Monday.

German Chancellor Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Modi look at a UMI robotic arm at the world's largest industrial technology fair, the Hannover Messe, in Hanover...German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (R) look at a UMI robotic arm at the world's largest industrial technology fair, the Hannover Messe, in Hanover April 13, 2015.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi look at a UMI robotic arm at the world’s largest industrial technology fair, the Hannover Messe, in Hanover.

***BESTPIX*** World's Most Dangerous Footpath Set To Reopen In Spain...MALAGA, SPAIN - APRIL 01:  Tourists walk along the 'El Caminito del Rey' (King's Little Path) footpath on April 1, 2015 in Malaga, Spain. 'El Caminito del Rey', which was built in 1905 and winds through the Gaitanes Gorge, reopened last weekend after a safer footpath was installed above the original. The path, known as the most dangerous footpath in the world, was closed after two fatal accidents in 1999 and 2000. The restoration started in 2011 and reportedly cost 5.5 million euros.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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Tourists walk along the ‘El Caminito del Rey’ (King’s Little Path) in Malaga, Spain. ‘El Caminito del Rey’. It was built in 1905 and reopened last weekend after a safer footpath was installed above the original. The path, known as the most dangerous footpath in the world, was closed after two fatal accidents in 1999 and 2000. The restoration started in 2011 and reportedly cost 5.5 million euros. 

German Chancellor Merkel and Economy Minister Gabriel arrive at a cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin...German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel arrive at a cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, April 1, 2015. Merkel's cabinet signed off on a draft law on Wednesday that imposes an effective ban on the controversial technique of fracking for shale gas.      REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel arrive at a cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin. Merkel’s cabinet signed off on a draft law on Wednesday that imposes an effective ban on the controversial technique of fracking for shale gas. 

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras listen to their countries' national anthems upon his arrival for talks at the Chancellery on March 23, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. The two leaders are meeting as relations between the Tsipras government and Germany have soured amidst contrary views between the two countries on how Greece can best work itself out of its current economic morass.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras listen to their countries’ national anthems upon his arrival for talks at the Chancellery on Monday in Berlin, Germany

Helpers in boats lead swans from their wintering grounds back to the Aussenalster river in Hamburg, northern Germany, on March 17, 2015. Around 120 swans were moved from their ice-free winter home back to the city center

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Helpers in boats lead swans from their wintering grounds back to the Alster river in Hamburg, northern Germany. Around 120 swans were moved from their ice-free winter home back to the city centre

The 'Frecce Tricolori' Italian Air Force acrobatic squad fly over Rome, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 to mark the 154th anniversary of the Italian Unification in 1861

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The ‘Frecce Tricolori’ Italian Air Force acrobatic squad flies over Rome on Tuesday to mark the 154th anniversary of the Italian Unification in 1861

A man stands between two trolleys loaded with bags containing his clothes and personal belongings outside the entrance of Fiumicino international airport in Rome...A man stands between two trolleys loaded with bags containing his clothes and personal belongings outside the entrance of Fiumicino international airport in Rome March 16, 2015.

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A man stands between two trolleys loaded with bags containing his clothes and personal belongings outside the entrance of Fiumicino airport in Rome

A homeless man sleeps under a graffiti i...A homeless man sleeps under a graffiti in central Athens on March 12, 2015. Greece and its international creditors prepare to kick off fiscal talks in Athens on March 12, 2015, breaking a six-week impasse on how to extend the country's huge EU-IMF bailout and restore the flow of loans to avert a state cash shortage. AFP PHOTO/ LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

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A homeless man sleeps under a graffiti in central Athens. Greece and its international creditors prepare to kick off fiscal talks in Athens on Thursday, breaking a six-week impasse on how to extend the country’s huge EU-IMF bailout and restore the flow of loans to avert a state cash shortage. 

Steam rises at night from the cooling towers of the Electricite de France (EDF) nuclear power station in Dampierre-en-Burly. The future of France's nuclear industry has never looked bleaker, with a government pledging to wean the country off atomic power, cut-throat rivalry in world export markets and the debt of flagship nuclear group Areva mired deep in junk territory

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Steam rises at night from the cooling towers of the Electricité de France (EDF) nuclear power station in Dampierre-en-Burly

Protesters gather in central Brussels during a trade unions meeting...Protesters gather in central Brussels during a trade unions meeting March 11, 2015. Several thousand public and private sector workers, employees and trade union members demonstrated over austerity measures undertaken by the Belgian government. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

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Protesters gather in central Brussels during a trade unions meeting on Wednesday. Several thousand public and private sector workers, employees and trade union members demonstrated over austerity measures undertaken by the Belgian government. 

Models present creations by Indian designer Manish Arora as part of his Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women's ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week...Models present creations by Indian designer Manish Arora as part of his Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women's ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week March 5, 2015.

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Models present creations by Indian designer Manish Arora as part of his Autumn/Winter 2015/2016 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week on Thursday