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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

A resident observes the flooded landscape near Ebro River, in Quinto del Ebro, near to Zaragoza, northern Spain, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. Heavy rain has led to flooding in northern Spain over the past few days, especially in Navarra provinces and Aragon.

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A resident observes the flooded landscape near the River Ebro, in Quinto de Ebro, near to Zaragoza, northern Spain on Tuesday. Heavy rain has led to flooding in northern regions over the past few days, especially in Navarra provinces and Aragon

A man is rescued by rescue team as the water covered the old city, in Tudela, northern Spain, Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. Heavy rain has lead to flooding in northern Spain over the past few days, especially in Navarra province.

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A man is rescued from flood waters in the old city in Tudela, northern Spain on Friday. Heavy rain has caused flooding in northern regions over the past few days, especially in Navarra province

Members of the German parliament vote on financial help for Greece at the German parliament, the Bundestag in Berlin on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.  Germany's Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens.  Lawmakers voted 542-32 to back the bailout extension. There were 13 abstentions.  (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)

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Members of the German parliament vote on financial help for Greece at the German parliament, the Bundestag in Berlin on Friday. Germany‘s Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece’s financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens. Lawmakers voted 542-32 to back the bailout extension. There were 13 abstentions. 

Patrick Kueng from Switzerland speeds down during the last men's downhill training run of the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen February 27, 2015.

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Patrick Kueng from Switzerland in action during the last men’s downhill training run of the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Garmisch-Partenkirchen on Friday

Tourists visit the Attalos arcade in Athens...An ancient marble head of Greek historian Herodotus is seen as tourists walk through the Attalos arcade in Athens February 26, 2015.  Greece's economy is expected to grow this year but faces risks from the government's ability to fulfill a deal with the euro zone and reform fatigue, central bank governor Yannis Stournaras said in his annual report published on Thursday. The arcade was erected by Attalos II King of Pergamon 159-138 BC and the building was reconstructed by the American school of classical studies in Athens under the authority of the Greek Ministry of Education in the reign of King Paul in 1953-1956.

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Tourists walk through the Attalos arcade in Athens, past the ancient marble head of Greek historian Herodotus

A guest leaves at the end of the unveiling of Max Mara women's Fall-Winter 2015-16 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015.

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A guest wearing a Moschino cap leaves after the unveiling of the Max Mara women’s autumn-winter 2015-16 collection in Milan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference with the Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Lofven after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference with the prime minister of Sweden Stefan Lofven after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany 

Freitag of Germany soars through the air during his training jump in the men's large hill individual ski jumping event at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun...Richard Freitag of Germany soars through the air during his training jump in the men's large hill individual ski jumping event at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun February 24, 2015.

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Richard Freitag of Germany soars through the air during his training jump in the men’s large hill individual ski jumping event at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun on Tuesday

Huge waves crash on the San Esteban de Pravia seafront in the northern Spanish region of Asturias February 24, 2015.

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Huge waves crash on the San Esteban de Pravia seafront in the northern Spanish region of Asturias on Tuesday

A woman passes by a graffity in central Athens on February 20, 2015. Germany and Greece face off in yet another eurozone meeting Friday in search of a last minute bailout compromise, with Berlin insisting Athens accept continued austerity in return for fresh debt aid.

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A woman passes by graffiti in central Athens on Friday. Germany and Greece face off in yet another eurozone meeting in search of a last minute bailout compromise

A migrant and her son leave the immigration centre through a fence on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa February 19, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have arrived in southern Italy in unsafe boats, their departure from Libya facilitated by people smugglers operating freely in conditions of near-anarchy

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A migrant and her son leave the immigration centre through a fence on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have arrived in southern Italy in unsafe boats, their departure from Libya facilitated by people smugglers operating freely in conditions of near-anarchy

The Hong Kong team competes during the women's team pursuit qualifying race at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris...REFILE - CORRECTING HEADLINE  The Hong Kong team, including Pang Yao, Yang Qianyu, Leung Bo Yee and Meng Zhao Juan, competes during the women's team pursuit qualifying race at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris, February 18, 2015.

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The Hong Kong team, including Pang Yao, Yang Qianyu, Leung Bo Yee and Meng Zhao Juan, competes during the women’s team pursuit qualifying race at the UCI Track Cycling World Cup in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, near Paris on Wednesday

Immigrants wait to board a ship on Wednesday in Lampedusa, Italy. Hundreds of migrants have recently arrived in Lampedusa fleeing the attacks by ISIS in Libya

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Immigrants wait to board a ship on Wednesday in Lampedusa, Italy. Hundreds of migrants have recently arrived in Lampedusa fleeing the attacks by militant group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, in Libya

Costumed participants wearing traditional wooden masks perform in the annual carnival parade on February 12, 2015 in Mittenwald, Germany. The German Alpine Karwendel region carnival, or what is locally known as "Fasching," goes back centuries and is a celebration meant to awaken the ghosts of spring. Carnival season is in full swing across western and parts of eastern Germany and culminates on February 16 with Rose Monday

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Costumed participants wearing traditional wooden masks perform in the annual carnival parade on Thursday in Mittenwald, Germany. The German Alpine Karwendel region carnival, or what is locally known as “Fasching,” goes back centuries and is a celebration meant to awaken the ghosts of spring

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn  leaves his hotel  on his way to the Lille courthouse, northern France, to attend a trial where he is charged alongside 13 others for "aggravated pimping" on February 12, 2015.  Strauss-Kahn steadfastly denies knowing that the women with whom he engaged in "free and friendly" libertinism were prostitutes, saying paying for sex would be too great a risk for a man at the head of the International Monetary Fund, which was busy "saving the world from an unprecedented" financial crisis.

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Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on his way to the Lille courthouse, France, where he is on trial for aggravated pimping alongside 13 others

Bruno, a 44-year-old homeless man, poses in one of the terminals at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in Roissy in the northeastern suburbs of Paris on February 11, 2015.

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Bruno, a 44-year-old homeless man, poses in one of the terminals at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport in Roissy in the northeastern suburbs of Paris on Wednesday

A dog lies down as its owner begs on a street nearby in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015.

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A dog lies down as its owner begs on a street nearby in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday