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Migrants wait to disembark from military ship "Bettica" following a rescue operation at sea on May 5, 2015 in the port of Salerno, southern Italy. Italy reacted Monday to the arrival of thousands of new migrants at its southern ports by demanding that its European Union partners meet the cost of taking them in. Speaking after the weekend rescue of nearly 6,000 migrants in the Mediterranean, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said promises made at last month's EU summit after a migrant boat disaster left 750 dead had to be honoured.

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Migrants wait to disembark from military ship “Bettica” following a rescue operation at sea on Tuesday in the port of Salerno, southern Italy

Rope access electricians work on the Eiffel Tower's light bulbs in Paris on May 5, 2015. The tower's 10 000 lights are changed every four years. AFP PHOTO /

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Electricians work on the Eiffel Tower’s lightbulbs in Paris on Tuesday. The tower’s 10 000 lights are changed every four years

Visitors walk through the Swarowski Crystal World museum on its reopening day following renovation, in the western Austrian village of Wattens April 30, 2015

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Visitors walk through the Swarowski Crystal World museum on its reopening day following renovation, in the western Austrian village of Wattens on Thursday

Pensioners wait outside the National Bank of Greece to get their monthly pensions on April 29, 2015. Greece has been trying to negotiate a deal that would unlock 7.2 billion euros (7.8 billion USD) in remaining EU-International Monetary Fund bailout money that the debt-ridden Mediterranean country needs to avoid default and a possible exit from the euro. So far, Athens has resisted new pension caps, the elimination of some VAT exemptions and no longer wants to use privatisation proceeds to repay state debt

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Pensioners wait outside the National Bank of Greece to get their monthly pensions on Wednesday. Greece has been trying to negotiate a deal that would unlock €7.2bn ($7.8bn) in remaining EU-International Monetary Fund bailout money that the debt-ridden Mediterranean country needs to avoid default and a possible exit from the euro

Over 200 illegal migrants, before they are shipped to the Italian mainland after being rescued by Italian Guardia di Finanza boat 'Denaro' in the Mediterranean Sea

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Over 200 illegal migrants cram into a boat as they are shipped to the Italian mainland after being rescued by Italian Guardia di Finanza boat ‘Denaro’ in the Mediterranean Sea

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