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A man walks past abandoned buildings with 'for sale' sign in central Athens, on Wednesday. Greece's economy contracted by 0.2 percent in the first quarter of this year, preliminary data from the national statistics agency ELSTAT showed, pushing the country back into recession

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A man walks past abandoned buildings with ‘for sale’ sign in central Athens, on Wednesday

A miner sits at by a grave as relatives and friends gather at the cemetery in the Turkish town of Soma in the Manisa district, western Turkey, on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the Soma mine disaster in which 301 workers were killed after an explosion on May 13, 2014. The miners were killed after inhaling gas and toxic smoke from the fire which was caused when an abandoned pile of coal left next to an electrical transformer caught fire

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A miner sits at by a grave as relatives and friends gather at the cemetery in the Turkish town of Soma in the Manisa district, western Turkey, on Wednesday to mark the first anniversary of the Soma mine disaster in which 301 workers were killed after an explosion one year again

Director Emmanuelle Bercot poses during a photocall for the film "La tete haute" out of competition before the opening of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes...Director Emmanuelle Bercot poses during a photocall for the film "La tete haute" out of competition before the opening of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, May 13, 2015. The 68th edition of the film festival will run from May 13 to May 24.

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Director Emmanuelle Bercot poses during a photocall for the film “La tete haute” out of competition before the opening of the 68th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France on Wednesday

Pope Francis Pope Francis hugs a child as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Pope Francis hugs a child as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Wednesday

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg ...NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is seen on the screen of a camera as he delivers a speech at NATO Foreign Minister's Meeting in Antalya on May 13, 2015. Turkey hosts NATO foreign ministers for a meeting to discuss threats to the alliance including Islamic State jihadists and the policies of Russia on its borders.    AFP PHOTO / OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is seen on the screen of a camera as he delivers a speech at NATO Foreign Minister’s Meeting in Antalya on Wednesday. Turkey hosts NATO foreign ministers for a meeting to discuss threats to the alliance including Islamic State jihadists and the policies of Russia on its borders.

Habibe Biyali stands inside a room in her house heavily damaged by fighting in Kumanovo, Macedonia, Monday, May 11, 2015.  Residents are returning to their homes in a northern Macedonian town where a fierce weekend battle between special police units and alleged ethnic Albanian militants left 22 dead and at least 37 injured

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Habibe Biyali stands inside a room in her house heavily damaged by fighting in Kumanovo, Macedonia on Monday. Residents are returning to their homes in a northern Macedonian town where a fierce weekend battle between special police units and alleged ethnic Albanian militants left 22 dead and at least 37 injured

A villager from Yirca collects coal on Monday outside the Soma mine in Manisa. People gathered for the anniversary of the death of 301 workers after an explosion on May 13, 2014.

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A villager from Yirca collects coal on Monday outside the Soma mine in Manisa. People gathered for the anniversary of the death of 301 workers after an explosion a year ago

70th anniversary of the end of World War II...epa04738576 North Korean tourist poses with a souvenir pillow decorated with an portrait of Kim Jong-un in front of  a poster showing Vladimir Putin and a bear at the Victory park in Moscow, Russia, 08 May 2015.  On May 09 Russia will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union and it's Allies over Nazi Germany in WWII.  EPA/ANATOLY MALTSEV

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North Korean tourist poses with a souvenir pillow decorated with an portrait of Kim Jong-un in front of a poster showing Vladimir Putin and a bear at the Victory park in Moscow, Russia. On Saturday Russia will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Soviet Union and it’s Allies over Nazi Germany in WWII 

Elephant Voi Nam grabs some apples wiht ...Elephant Voi Nam grabs some apples wiht his trunk at his enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, eastern Germany, on May 8, 2015.     AFP PHOTO / DPA / LUKAS SCHULZE   +++   GERMANY OUTLukas Schulze/AFP/Getty Images

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Elephant Voi Nam grabs some apples with his trunk at his enclosure at the zoo in Leipzig, eastern Germany 

Aerial view of sailing boats that lay in...Aerial view of sailing boats that lay in the water of Lake Starnberg which water is covered with pollen near Starnberg, southern Germany, on May 8, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / DPA / PETER KNEFFEL +++ GERMANY OUTPETER KNEFFEL/AFP/Getty Images

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Aerial view of sailing boats that lay in the water of Lake Starnberg which water is covered with pollen near Starnberg, southern Germany

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A supporter holds a card for Ed Miliband, who has resigned as leader of the Labour party after an unexpectedly heavy defeat in the UK general election

A worker installing a wreath of poppies as a red peak and ribbon on top of the 102-meter Motherland Monument in Kiev, Ukraine, on Friday, May 8, 2015, to mark the anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in WWII. Ukraine is for the first time this year marking two holidays for the WWII victory anniversary, with a day of remembrance on May 8 and Victory Day on May 9. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

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A worker installing a wreath of poppies as a red peak and ribbon on top of the 102-metre Motherland Monument in Kiev, Ukraine, to mark the anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis in the second world war. 

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US astronaut Kjell Lindgren and Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui take part in a preflight training session at the Gagarin Cosmonauts’ Training Centre in Star City, outside Moscow, on Thursday. The crew is scheduled to blast off to the ISS from Baikonur at the end of May.

Russian Emergency Ministry cadets march

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Russian Emergency Ministry cadets march as they take part in a rehearsal for the Victory Day military parade on Moscow’s Red Square on Wednesday. Russia will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany on May 9th.

General Election 2015 Polling Day - May 7th...General view of inside the White Horse Inn in Priors Dean, also known as the 'Pub with no name'  which is part of the East Hampshire constituency and acts as a local polling station on the day of the General Election. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 7, 2015. See PA story ELECTION Main. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

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General view of inside the White Horse Inn in Priors Dean, also known as the ‘Pub with no name’ which is part of the East Hampshire constituency and acts as a local polling station on the day of the General Election 

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Nuns leave a polling station after voting in London as Britain holds a general election. Polls opened today in Britain’s closest general election for decades with voters deciding between the Conservative party, headed by prime minister David Cameron; the Labour party, headed by Ed Miliband and a host of smaller parties.

Maria Sharapova from Russia returns the ball during her Madrid Open tennis tournament match against Caroline Garcia from France in Madrid, Spainon Wednesday

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Maria Sharapova from Russia returns the ball during her Madrid Open tennis tournament match against Caroline Garcia from France in Madrid, Spain, on Wednesday

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne drinks a mug of tea during a visit to the DPD parcels depot in Raunds...Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne drinks a mug of tea during a visit to the DPD parcels depot in Raunds, Britain May 6, 2015. Britain will go to the polls in a national election on May 7. REUTERS/Phil Noble

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Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne drinks a mug of tea during a visit to the DPD parcels depot in Raunds, Britain. Britain will go to the polls in a national election on Thursday. 

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