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Steampunk enthusiasts fix their attire in a church hall on the first day of 'The Asylum Steampunk Festival' in Lincoln, northern England on August 26, 2016.

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Steampunk enthusiasts fix their attire in a church hall on the first day of ‘The Asylum Steampunk Festival’ in Lincoln, northern England

Boarding is erected in front of residential properties ahead of the annual Notting Hill Carnival, on August 26, 2016 in London, England. Many shops, businesses and residential properties are boarded up to prevent damage during the Notting Hill Carnival. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Boarding is erected in front of residential properties ahead of the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London, England. Many shops, businesses and residential properties are boarded up to prevent damage during the Notting Hill Carnival. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year’s carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations.

Australian rainbow lorikeets (parrots), cool off in a sprinkler on August 25, 2016, at the zoo of Pessac near Bordeaux, as temperatures soar across the countr

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Australian rainbow lorikeets (parrots), cool off in a sprinkler at the zoo of Pessac near Bordeaux, as temperatures soar across the country 

 A man is seen in front of a tent in a temporary shelter for the earthquake victims in Amitrice, Italy

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A man is seen in front of a tent in a temporary shelter for the earthquake victims in Amitrice, Italy

People participate in the annual public Lake Zurich crossing swimming event in Zurich, Switzerland August 24, 2016

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People participate in the annual public Lake Zurich crossing swimming event in Zurich Switzerland 

Undated handout artist's impression issued by the European Southern Observatory showing the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The rocky planet, that may harbour life, has been discovered in another solar system just four light years from Earth, close enough to be reached by future space missions. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday August 24, 2016. See PA story SCIENCE Planet. Photo credit should read: ESO/M. Kornmesser/PA Wire  NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

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An artist’s impression issued by the European Southern Observatory showing the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The rocky planet, that may harbour life, has been discovered in another solar system just four light years from Earth, close enough to be reached by future space missions. 

A visitor of the "Suedbad" public open air swimming pool slides down into the refreshing water in Hameln, northern Germany

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A visitor of the “Suedbad” public open air swimming pool slides down into the refreshing water on August 24, 2016 in Hameln, northern Germany

U.S Vice President Joe Biden (R) visits a destroyed part of the Turkish Parliament in Ankara, Turkey, 24 August 2016. Biden is on a one day visit to Turkey during which it is expected that the extradition of Fethullah Gulen will be one of the main topics. Turkey had requested the extradition of Gulen, whom they believe is the mastermind behind a failed coup on 15 July.  EPA/STR

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U.S Vice President Joe Biden visits a destroyed part of the Turkish Parliament in Ankara. Biden is on a one day visit to Turkey during which it is expected that the extradition of Fethullah Gulen will be one of the main topics. Turkey had requested the extradition of Gulen, whom they believe is the mastermind behind a failed coup on 15 July

Ukrainian Soldiers rehearse before a military parade held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine's independence on August 24, 2016 in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Ukrainian Soldiers rehearse before a military parade held to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence in Kiev, Ukraine.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Vice Chancellor, Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel (R) hand over birthday flowers to State Minister at the Foreign Ministry Michael Roth (L) before the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin on August 24, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZTOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Vice Chancellor, Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel hand over birthday flowers to State Minister at the Foreign Ministry Michael Roth before the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin

A view of collapsed and damaged houses in Amatrice, central Italy, 24 August 2016, following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), that struck at around 3:30 am local time (1:30 am GMT). The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. According to reports at least 21 people died in the quake, 11 in Lazio and 10 in Marche regions

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A view of collapsed and damaged houses in Amatrice, central Italy following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), that struck at around 3:30 am local time

Holidaymakers bask in the sunshine and enjoy the fine weather on the North Wales coast at Llandudno on August 23, 2016 in Llandudno, Wales. As many Britons head to the seaside during the busiest holiday week of the year, weather forecasters have predicted a two day heatwave across many parts of the UK. Readings of 30C have already been recorded in Cambridgeshire, Essex and Heathrow today.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Holidaymakers bask in the sunshine and enjoy the fine weather on the North Wales coast at Llandudno, Wales. As many Britons head to the seaside during the busiest holiday week of the year, weather forecasters have predicted a two day heatwave across many parts of the UK 

In this photo released by Italian Red Cross Friday Aug. 19, 2016 migrants embrace each other during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. At least five people have died on Thursday morning during the sinking of a wooden boat full with migrants as they tried to reach the Italian coasts.

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In this photo released by Italian Red Cross migrants embrace each other during a rescue operation at the Mediterranean sea. At least five people have died during the sinking of a wooden boat full with migrants as they tried to reach the Italian coasts

Uniformed soldiers of the King of Norway's Guard parade for inspection by their mascot, king penguin Nils Olaf, who was awarded a knighthood in 2008, at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, as they announce the penguin's promotion and new title of “Brigadier Sir Nils Olav”. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 22, 2016. The prestigious title was awarded during a special ceremony which was attended by over 50 uniformed soldiers of His Majesty the King of Norway’s Guard, who are taking part in The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo this year. Sir Nils paraded his way up Penguin Walk, whilst inspecting the soldiers of the Guard. The regal, black, white and yellow bird is the mascot of His Majesty the King of Norway’s Guard and his honour is approved by King Harald V of Norway. See PA story SCOTLAND Penguin. Photo credit should read: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

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Uniformed soldiers of the King of Norway’s Guard parade for inspection by their mascot, king penguin Nils Olav, who was awarded a knighthood in 2008, at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo as they announce the penguin’s promotion and new title of‚ Brigadier Sir Nils Olav. The prestigious title was awarded during a special ceremony which was attended by over 50 uniformed soldiers of His Majesty the King of Norway. Sir Nils paraded his way up Penguin Walk, whilst inspecting the soldiers of the Guard. 

Divers and fishermen carry the image of the Virgin of Palm as a girl touch it at El Rinconcillo beach during the yearly Virgin of Palm maritime pilgrimage on August 15, 2016 in Algeciras, Spain. The Our Lady of Palm maritime pilgrimage in Algeciras dates back to 1975 and takes place annually when fishermen rescue the submerged virgin from the deep sea. Worshippers amid thousands of visitors await its arrival at the Rinconcillo beach. The devotion for the Virgin of Palm comes from the seventeenth century when a ship coming from Italy docked at Algeciras port to wait out bad weather.

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Divers and fishermen carry the image of the Virgin of Palm as a girl touch it at El Rinconcillo beach during the yearly Virgin of Palm maritime pilgrimage 2016 in Algeciras, Spain.

A reveller takes part in a village band march during celebrations marking the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady in Mosta, outside Valletta, August 15, 2016. August 15 also marks an important day in Malta's recent history, being the anniversary of Operation Pedestal, the convoy that arrived in Grand Harbour on August 15, 1942 with much needed food and supplies during World War II when the bomb-battered island was on the brink of starvation and close to surrendering to the Axis powers.

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A reveller takes part in a village band march during celebrations marking the feast of the Assumption of Our Lady in Mosta, outside Valletta, Malta

A French police officer stands guard by Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris as people queue for the mass for the feast of the Assumption

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A French police officer stands guard by Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris as people queue for the mass for the feast of the Assumption

A young migrant runs after a ball in the street of Via Cupa outside the former Baobab migrants reception centre next to the Tiburtina train station in Rome

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A young migrant runs after a ball in the street of Via Cupa outside the former Baobab migrants reception centre next to the Tiburtina train station in Rome

* Breakfast Time For The Lions At ZSL London Zoo On World Lion Day

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A lioness drinks after being fed by senior keeper Glynn Hennessy at ZSL London

A worker paints a model of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate Quadriga in the landscape park Miniwelt (Miniworld) in Lichtenstein, eastern Germany

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A worker paints a model of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate Quadriga in the landscape park Miniwelt (Miniworld) in Lichtenstein, eastern Germany