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ungarian Artist Miklos Zoltan Baji performs a shamanic ritual around a bonfire during winter solstice celebrations in Bekescsaba, 200 kms southeast of Budapest, Hungary, Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016, on the shortest day of the year. (Peter Lehoczky/MTI via AP)

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Hungarian Artist Miklos Zoltan Baji performs a shamanic ritual around a bonfire during winter solstice celebrations in Bekescsaba Hungary. Photo Peter Lehoczky/MTI via AP) 

A mourner places a candle on December 21, 2016 at a makeshift memorial near the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedaechtniskirche (Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church) in Berlin, close to the site where a truck crashed into a Christmas market two days

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A mourner places a candle at a makeshift memorial near the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, close to the site where a truck crashed into a Christmas market two days ago. Photo Clemens Bilan/AFP/Getty

Berlin mayor Michael Mueller, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere stand in silence at the Christmas market in Berlin, Germany, December 20, 2016, one day after a truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital.

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Berlin mayor Michael Mueller, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere stand in silence at the Christmas market in Berlin, Germany one day after a truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital. Photo Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters 

A trail of devastation is left behind in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, the day after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market and killed several people. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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A trail of devastation is left behind in Berlin, German the day after a truck ran into a crowded Christmas market and killed several people. Photo Markus Schreiber/AP 

People enjoy skating at the open air Christmas ice rink on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower after its reopening on December 19, 2016 in Paris. The ice rink of about 200 square metres and on the first floor of the tower (57 metres above the ground) is open to the public until February 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / JOEL SAGETJOEL SAGET/AFP/Getty Images

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People enjoy skating at the open air Christmas ice rink on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Photo Joel Saget/AFP/Getty 

Journalists take pictures during a news conference of German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel in Berlin Germany, December 19, 2016

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Journalists take pictures during a news conference of German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel in Berlin, Germany. Photo Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters 

The pre-Alpine region near Bernbeuren, southern Germany, is pictured during the sunrise on December 16, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / Germany OUTKARL-JOSEF H

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The pre-Alpine region near Bernbeuren, southern Germany, is pictured during sunrise. Photo Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa/AFP 

Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou (C)  is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) and European Council President Donald Tusk at the European Commission in Brussels, December 15, 2016.   / AFP PHOTO / EMMANUEL DUNANDEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

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Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou (C) is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) and European Council President Donald Tusk at the European Commission in Brussels. Photo Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty 

A herd of reindeers is seen inside an enclosure as herders select and sort them in the settlement of Krasnoye in Nenets Autonomous District, Russia, November 28, 2016. Picture taken November 28, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. SEARCH "REINDEER ARCTIC" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. - RTX2UYV0

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A herd of reindeers is seen inside an enclosure as herders select and sort them in the settlement of Krasnoye, Russia. Photo Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters 

he 'Kongl. Teknologkoren' choir performs in Seglora church at the open-air museum Skansen in Stockholm, Sweden on Saint Lucy's Day, on December 13, 2016.    Saint Lucy's Day is a Christian feast day celebrated on 13 December in Advent, most commonly in Scandinavia. / AFP PHOTO / TT News Agency / Henrik MONTGOMERY / Sweden OUTHENRIK MONTGOMERY/AFP/Getty Images

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The ‘Kongl. Teknologkoren’ choir performs in Seglora church at the open-air museum Skansen in Stockholm, Sweden on Saint Lucy’s Day. Photo Outhenrik Montgomery/AFP/Getty 

Flowers, candles and messages left by mourners adorn a tree near the spot where Maria L., a 19-year-old medical student, was raped and murdered on December 8, 2016 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Police have arrested Hussein K., a refugee from Afghanistan who was 16 at the time of the October murder, after identifying him through CCTV camera images and DNA evidence. The likely fact that a refugee is responsible for the murder has grown into a poltical issue, with a local branch of the right-wing AfD (Alternative fuer Deutschland) political party quick to point a finger at what they deem as Germany's over-liberal policy on admitting over one million refugees and migrants since 2015. Meanwhile critics have blasted German television station ARD for failing to report on the arrest in its Tagesschau news broadcast in what many right-leaning analysts see as pro-refugee bias by the media.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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Flowers, candles and messages left by mourners adorn a tree near the spot where Maria L., a 19-year-old medical student, was raped and murdered in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

British Police officers stand on duty outside the Supreme Court in London on the final day of a four-day hearing on December 8, 2016. British Prime Minister Theresa May secured a symbolic victory on Brexit yesterday, after MPs agreed not to delay her plans to begin the EU exit talks by the end of March, although she had to promise to give them more details of her negotiating strategy. The House of Commons vote is not binding and the government is still fighting a challenge at the Supreme Court against moves to give parliament the final say on starting the Brexit process. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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British Police officers stand on duty outside the Supreme Court in London on the final day of a four-day hearing to appeal against the High Court ruling that Article 50 can not be triggered without a Parliamentary vote. Photo Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty 

epa05665245 Aerial view of Paris with the Eiffel tower shrouded in haze, in Paris, France, 08 December 2016. Paris is undergoing a third day pollution spike, prompting the city to limit vehicle circulation.  EPA/YOAN VALAT

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An aerial view of Paris with the Eiffel tower shrouded in haze, in Paris, France. Paris is undergoing a third day pollution spike, prompting the city to limit vehicle circulation. Yoan Valat/EPA 

A bull shark swims at the Ocearium in Le Croisic, western France, on December 6, 2016.     / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

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A bull shark swims at the Ocearium in Le Croisic, western France. Photo Loic Venance/AFP/Getty

Newly appointed French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve talks to journalists on December 7, 2016 after their first cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

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Newly appointed French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve talks to journalists after their first cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Photo Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty 

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Outgoing French Prime Minister Manuel Valls waves as he leaves the Hotel Matignon in a car, in Paris during the handover ceremony after he resigned to seek the Socialist nomination in next year’s presidential election. Photo Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty

German Chancellor and leader of the conservative CDU Merkel reacts after her speech at the CDU party convention in Essen

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German Chancellor and leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union party CDU Angela Merkel reacts after her speech at the CDU party convention in Essen, Germany. Photo Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters 

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Seagulls sit on poles in Friedrichshafen at the Bodensee (Lake Constance), southern Germany. Photo Lino Mirgeler/dpa/AFP/Getty 

Croatia's Marin Cilic celebrates after winning a point against Argentina's Federico Delbonis, during their singles match at the Davis Cup tennis tournament final between the two countries in Zagreb, Croatia, Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Croatia’s Marin Cilic celebrates after winning a point against Argentina’s Federico Delbonis, during their singles match at the Davis Cup tennis tournament final between the two countries in Zagreb, Croatia. Photo Darko Vojinovic/AP 

A firefighter brandishes a smoke flares as he and others demonstrate on Place de la Nation in Paris on November 24, 2016 as part of a nationwide strike to denounce violence against firefighters doing their job, budget cuts and downsizing. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images

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A firefighter brandishes a smoke flares as he and others demonstrate on Place de la Nation in Paris, France as part of a nationwide strike to denounce violence against firefighters doing their job, budget cuts and downsizing. Photo Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty