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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

Ukrainian servicemen ride on a tank as they leave area around Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine near Artemivsk February 18, 2015. Weary Ukrainian troops, some in columns, some in cars, began arriving on Wednesday from the besieged town of Debaltseve in Artemivsk, a Reuters witness said.

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Ukrainian troops ride on a tank as they leave Debaltseve, eastern Ukraine on Wednesday

People walk under heavy snow in the Asian side of Istanbul, on February 18, 2015.

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People walk in heavy snow in Istanbul on Wednesday

The zodiacal light...epa04625060 The zodiacal light (L) and the Milky Way (R) are seen from the region of Salgotarjan, 109 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, 17 February 2015. The Zodiacal light, a cone-shaped shine, visible above the western horizon after sunset, is caused by the sunshine refelected from the interplanetary dust particles of the zodiacal cloud. The phenomenon can be observed the best in February and March from the Northern Hemisphere.  EPA/PETER KOMKA HUNGARY OUT

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Zodiacal light (L) and the Milky Way (R) as seen from Salgótarján, 109km northeast of Budapest, Hungary. The cone-shaped light is caused by sunshine reflected from dust particles of the zodiacal cloud. The phenomenon can be observed the best in February and March 

Gilles of Binche parade, a UNESCO World Heritage event, is the biggest and the liveliest annual carnival in Belgium.

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Gilles of Binche parade, a UNESCO World Heritage event, is the biggest and the liveliest annual carnival in Belgium.

Bulgarian Pomak Muslims pose in front of their house, as a relative throws sweets to the guests, during their traditional winter wedding ceremony in the village of Ribnovo, in the Rhodope Mountains.

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Bulgarian Pomak Muslims pose in front of their house as a relative throws sweets to the guests during their traditional winter wedding ceremony in the village of Ribnovo, in the Rhodope Mountains

A large mannequin figure depicting the King of the Carnival is set up during preparations for the 131st Nice carnival parade in Nice, southeastern France.

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A large mannequin depicting the ‘king of the carnival’ is set up during preparations for the 131st carnival parade in Nice, southeast France

A demonstrator stands in a box marked 5.5% during a demonstration by the IGÂ Metall union over pay negotiations in Hanover, Germany.

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A demonstrator stands in a box marked 5.5% during a demonstration by the IGÂ Metall union over pay negotiations in Hanover, Germany

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

Journalists wait outside the meeting room in Minsk, Belarus as Ukrainian peace talks dragged on deep into a second day Thursday,

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Journalists wait outside the meeting room in Minsk, Belarus as Ukrainian peace talks dragged on into a second day

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

A pro-Russian rebel checks a destroyed bus in Donetsk. Shelling hit a central bus station in Donetsk on Wednesday and killed at least four people

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A pro-Russian rebel checks a destroyed bus in Donetsk. Shelling hit a central bus station in Donetsk on Wednesday and killed at least four people

A Polish Air Force MIG-29 fighter (R) and an Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighter patrol over the Baltics during a NATO air policing mission from Zokniai air base near Siauliai.

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A Polish Air Force MIG-29 fighter (R) and an Italian Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon fighter patrol over the Baltics during a NATO air policing mission from Zokniai air base near Siauliai.

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde chats with US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew after the family photo during the G20 meeting of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governor at the finance ministry in Istanbul, Turkey, 10 February 2015.

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Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, chats with Jack Lew, US treasury secretary, after the family photo of G20 finance ministers who met in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday

Policemen detain a topless Femen activist after she jumped in front of the car carrying former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn (not seen) upon his arrival for his trial in Lille, northern France, on February 10, 2015. Three topless women from the protest group Femen jumped on the car of Dominique Strauss-Kahn as the former IMF chief arrived to testify at his trial for "aggravated pimping." With slogans scrawled on their half-naked bodies and hurling insults at the car, the three protesters were quickly rounded up by police as the car entered an underground parking area.

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Policemen detain a topless Femen activist after she jumped in front of the car carrying former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn upon his arrival for his trial in Lille, northern France, on Tuesday

A papier mache figure for carnival floats depicting Russian President Putin is pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz...A papier mache figure for carnival floats depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin is pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz, February 10, 2015.

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A papier mache figure for carnival floats depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin is pictured during preparations for the upcoming Rose Monday carnival parade in Mainz on Tuesday