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Scots turn out to vote in Scottish referendum...epa04405147 Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond gives the thumbs up after voting in the Scottish referendum in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, 18 September 2014. Scots are turning out across Scotland to vote in the Scottish referendum.  Polls opened early in Scotland, with voters set to decide whether or not to end more than 300 years of union with the rest of the United Kingdom. Almost 4.3 million people have registered to vote across 32 different localities in the referendum, making it the largest-ever recorded electorate in Scotland. Turnout is expected to be high.  EPA/ANDY RAIN

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First minister Alex Salmond gives the thumbs up after voting in the Scottish referendum in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Almost 4.3m people have registered to vote across 32 different localities, making it the largest-ever recorded electorate in Scotland. Turnout is expected to be high. Read more

German Chancellor Merkel and Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani listen to national anthems before talks at the Chancellery in Berlin...German Chancellor Angela Merkel (2nd L) and Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani (L) listen to their national anthems before talks at the Chancellery in Berlin, September 17, 2014.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Qatar’s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani listen to their national anthems before talks at the Chancellery in Berlin GermanyRead more

A man who left his burned flat stands in front of a building destroyed by shelling this morning in the Kievsky district near the international airport on September 17, 2014 in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine.  Two civilians were killed in fighting in the rebel-held eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, where fierce battles were raging near the airport on Wednesday, city hall said.

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A man who left his burned flat stands in front of a building destroyed by shelling this morning in the Kievsky district near the international airport on Wednesday in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine

King Willem-Alexander Addresses His Government On Budget Day...THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS - SEPTEMBER 16:  King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrives with Queen Maxima in the golden carriage at the seat of the Dutch government on September 16, 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands. The Dutch King officialy opened the parliamentary year by reading a speech outlining the government plans for the year ahead.  (Photo by Jasper Juinen - Pool/Getty Images)

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King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrives with Queen Maxima in the golden carriage at the seat of the Dutch government in The Hague, Netherlands. The Dutch King officially opened the parliamentary year by reading a speech outlining the government plans for the year ahead. Read more

The silhouette of a cat walking on top of a fence stands out against the sky during sunrise near Sehnde, Germany on Tuesday. Indian summer, or Altweibersommer (old womens summer) in German, is a weather phenomenon which often brings sunny weather between mid-September and the start of October in parts of central Europe.

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The silhouette of a cat walking on top of a fence stands out against the sky during sunrise near Sehnde, Germany on Tuesday

An aerial picture taken on September 14,...An aerial picture taken on September 14, 2014 shows lava flowing out of the Bardarbunga volcano in southeast Iceland. The Bardarbunga volcano system has been rocked by hundreds of tremors daily since mid-August, prompting fears the volcano could explode. Bardarbunga, at 2,000 metres (6,500 feet), is Iceland's second-highest peak and is located under Europe's largest glacier, Vatnajoekull. AFP PHOTO /  BERNARD MERICBERNARD MERIC/AFP/Getty Images

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An aerial picture shows lava flowing out of the Bardarbunga volcano in southeast Iceland. The Bardarbunga volcano system has been rocked by hundreds of tremors daily since mid-August, prompting fears the volcano could erupt. Bardarbunga, at 2,000 metres (6,500 feet), is Iceland’s second-highest peak and is located under Europe’s largest glacier, Vatnajoekull. Read more

Attilane Forgacs wades in water flooding her house in Siofok, 102 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, after three months  amount of rain fell on the town on Sunday.

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Attilane Forgacs wades in water flooding her house in Siofok, 102 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary on Monday, after three months worth of rain fell on the town on Sunday.

A model displays a Autumn/Winter design by Andres Sarda during the young designers show at Madrid's Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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A model displays a Autumn/Winter design by Andres Sarda during the young designers show at Madrid’s Fashion Week in Madrid, Spain,

Smoke from grenades shrouds horses and riders during a practice session for members of the Dutch cavalry in Scheveningen, Netherlands, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. About 80 horses and riders were rehearsing on a beach in the coastal resort of Scheveningen, outside The Hague, for ceremonies which will be held Tuesday to mark the opening of parliament. The horses were exposed to smoke grenades and harsh sounds to reduce their chances of being startled by any incidents during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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Smoke shrouds members of the Dutch cavalry as 80 riders rehearsed on a beach on Monday at Scheveningen, Netherlands, outside The Hague, for ceremonies to mark the opening of parliament on Tuesday.

A woman embraces her friend, a volunteer of Ukrainian self-defence battalion "Azov", after he returned from the front line in Eastern regions of Ukraine, in Kiev...A woman embraces her friend, a volunteer of Ukrainian self-defence battalion "Azov", after he returned from the front line in Eastern regions of Ukraine, in Kiev September 15, 2014.

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A woman embraces her friend, a volunteer of Ukrainian self-defence battalion “Azov”, after he returned from the front line in Eastern regions of Ukraine, in Kiev on Monday