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Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with a bank employee through a closed door in Iraklio on the island of Crete.

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Pensioners waiting outside a closed National Bank branch and hoping to get their pensions, argue with a bank employee through a closed door in Iraklio on the island of Crete.

Sand art in Elie...People watch as Jamie Wardley (centre left) and Claire Jamieson (centre right) who are part of the Sand in Your Eye team, draw a violin on Elie Beach in Fife in honour of a 300 year old Stradivarius violin which is on loan to the 2015 East Neuk Festival. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 29, 2015. The drawing has been created using sticks and rakes. Photo credit should read: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

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People watch as Jamie Wardley and Claire Jamieson who are part of the Sand in Your Eye team, draw a violin on Elie Beach in Fife in honour of a 300 year old Stradivarius violin which is on loan to the 2015 East Neuk Festival. 

A woman pulling a shopping cart reacts outside a closed Eurobank branch in Athens...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT A woman pulling a shopping cart reacts outside a closed Eurobank branch in Athens, Greece June 29, 2015. Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls on Sunday to check the growing strains on its crippled financial system, bringing the prospect of being forced out of the euro into plain sight.   REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY REUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures. REUTERS NEWS PICTURES.  TEMPLATE OUT

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A woman pulling a shopping cart reacts outside a closed Eurobank branch in Athens. Greece closed its banks and imposed capital controls on Sunday to check the growing strains on its crippled financial system, bringing the prospect of being forced out of the euro into plain sight.

Workers are seen at a coke plant in the town of Avdiyivka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Situated close to the 'contact line' between Ukrainian government forces and well-armed rebels, the Avdiyivka Coking Plant outside the rebel-held regional capital, Donetsk, has been hit by about 230 rocket and artillery attacks since hostilities erupted over a year ago. The Avdiyivka plant, owned by industrial tycoon Rinat Akhmetov's Metinvest group, is one of Europe's biggest coking plants and provides the fuel for the steelmaking industry, itself a vital branch of Ukraine's economy

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Workers are seen at a coke plant in the town of Avdiyivka near Donetsk, eastern Ukraine. Situated close to the ‘contact line’ between Ukrainian government forces and well-armed rebels, the plant has been hit multiple times by rockets from both sides

British Queen visits Germany...epa04819410 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greets members of the public as she walks across the Pariser Platz square in Berlin,†Germany, 26 June 2015. Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh are on their fifth state visit to Germany, taking place from 23 to 26 June.  EPA/JOHN MACDOUGALL / POOL

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II greets members of the public as she walks across the Pariser Platz square in Berlin, Germany. Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh are on their fifth state visit to Germany

CALAIS, FRANCE - JUNE 26:  Migrants continue to try and board lorries bound for the United Kingdom on June 26, 2015 in Calais, France. Many migrants are camped in Calais on the side of the motorways as they attempt to board trucks stuck in slow moving traffic in the hope of making it into the UK.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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Migrants continue to try and board lorries bound for the United Kingdom in Calais, France. Many migrants are camped in Calais on the side of the motorways as they attempt to board trucks stuck in slow moving traffic in the hope of making it into the UK 

Migrants are seen in a make shift camp known as the 'New Jungle' on Thursday in Calais, France. Many migrants are camped in Calais on the side of the motorways as they attempt to board trucks stuck in slow moving traffic in the hope of making it into the UK

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Migrants are seen in a make shift camp known as the ‘New Jungle’ on Thursday in Calais, France. Many migrants are camped in Calais on the side of the motorways as they attempt to board trucks stuck in slow moving traffic in the hope of making it into the UK

A mannequin is seen on balcony of an old building in Athens...A mannequin is seen on balcony of an old building in Athens, Greece, June 24, 2015. International creditors demanded sweeping changes to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' tax and reform proposals on Wednesday, adding fresh uncertainty to talks aimed at unlocking aid to avert a debt default next week. REUTERS/Marko Djurica      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A tired mannequin is seen on balcony of an old building in Athens, Greece. International creditors demanded sweeping changes to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ tax and reform proposals on Wednesday, adding fresh uncertainty to talks aimed at unlocking aid to avert a debt default next week. 

Llorenc Gomez of Spain kicks the ball next to Simone Marinai of Italy during their group stage beach football match at the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, June 24, 2015.

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Llorenc Gomez of Spain kicks the ball next to Simone Marinai of Italy during their group stage beach football match at the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Migrants sit on the deck of the Belgian Navy vessel Godetia after they were saved at sea during a search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coasts, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Hundreds of migrants were rescued on Tuesday by the Godetia, which is part of a EU Navy vessels fleet taking part in the Triton migrants rescue operation

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Migrants sit on the deck of the Belgian navy vessel Godetia after they were saved at sea during a search and rescue mission off the Libyan coast

Rider rears up on his horse while surrounded by a cheering crowd during the traditional Fiesta of San Joan (Saint John) in downtown Ciutadella on Balearic Island of Menorca...A rider rears up on his horse while surrounded by a cheering crowd during the traditional Fiesta of San Joan (Saint John) in downtown Ciutadella, Balearic Island of Menorca, Spain June 23, 2015. The riders of the horses are representatives of the ancient Ciutadella society - nobility, clergy, craftsmen and farmers. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo

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A rider rears up on his horse while surrounded by a cheering crowd during the traditional Fiesta of San Joan (Saint John) in downtown Ciutadella, on the Balearic Island of Menorca 

French Research and Intervention Brigades (BRI - Brigade de recherche et d'intervention) policemen officers take part in a training exercice at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris.

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French Search and Intervention Brigades (BRI – Brigade de recherche et d’intervention) policemen officers take part in a training exercice at the Bibliotheque Nationale de France in Paris.

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (...Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (L) is welcomed with a friendly tap by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of an emergency leader's summit on Greece at the European Commission in Brussels, on February 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel DunandEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

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Greece‘s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is welcomed with a friendly tap by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker ahead of an emergency leader’s summit on Greece at the European Commission in Brussels 

Three planets as seen from Hungary...epaselect epa04813607 The constellation of three planets: the Moon, Jupiter and Venus (L-R) in the sky as seen from the Mogyorosi viewpoint near Salgotarjan, 109 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, late 21 June 2015.  EPA/PETER KOMKA HUNGARY OUT

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The constellation of three planets: the Moon, Jupiter and Venus are seem in the sky from the Mogyorosi viewpoint near Salgotarjan, Hungary 

Members of the Allied army practice their square formation to counter cavalry charges on Friday in Waterloo, Belgium. Around 5000 historical re-enactors will amass this evening to stage the 1st battle re-enactment, the 'French attack', in front of around 200,000 spectators from around the world. The event will mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The 1815 battle saw the overthrow of Napoleon Bonaparte and the restoration of Louis XVIII to the French throne

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Members of the Allied army practice their square formation to counter cavalry charges on Friday in Waterloo, Belgium. Around 5000 historical re-enactors will amass this evening to stage the 1st battle re-enactment, the ‘French attack’, in front of around 200,000 spectators from around the world

Baughn and Bartlett of Britain compete during the acrobatic gymnastics mixed pair final at the 1st European Games in Baku...Hanna Baughn and Ryan Bartlett of Britain compete during the acrobatic gymnastics mixed pair final at the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, June 19 , 2015.

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Hanna Baughn and Ryan Bartlett of Britain compete during the acrobatic gymnastics mixed pair final at the 1st European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan on Friday

A young woman walks past a graffiti reading "Mrs Merkel we still love you - Greece" in central Athens on June 19, 2015. The European Central Bank's decision-making governing council will hold an emergency session on June 19 to discuss a request from the Bank of Greece for an increase in liquidity to Greek banks

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A young woman walks past a graffiti reading “Mrs Merkel we still love you – Greece” in central Athens on Friday

***BESTPIX*** Reenactors Prepare To Commemorate The 200th Anniversary Of The Battle Of Waterloo...WATERLOO, BELGIUM - JUNE 18:  Historical re-enactors take part in a practice drills in the French Bivouac camp on June 18, 2015 in Waterloo, Belgium. Around 5000 historical re-enactors from around the world will take part in three days of events from June 18, 2015 to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The 1815 battle saw the overthrow of Napoleon Bonaparte and the restoration of Louis XVIII to the French throne.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***

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Historical re-enactors take part in a practice drills in the French Bivouac camp in Waterloo, Belgium. Around 5000 historical re-enactors from around the world will take part in three days of events from Thursday to mark the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The 1815 battle saw the overthrow of Napoleon Bonaparte and the restoration of Louis XVIII to the French throne 

Soldiers of the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, stand next to their Marder light tanks during the NATO Noble Jump military exercises of the VJTF forces on June 18, 2015 in Zagan, Poland. The VJTF, the Very High Readiness Joint Task Force, is NATO's response to Russia's annexation of Crimea and the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Troops from Germany, Norway, Belgium, Poland, Czech Republic, Lithuania and Belgium were among those taking part today

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Soldiers of the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr, stand next to their Marder light tanks during the NATO Noble Jump military exercises of the VJTF forces on Thursday in Zagan, Poland

A migrant child walks a the train station of Ventimiglia, where stranded migrants are taking shelter, on the Italian border with France, Ventimiglia, Italy, 18 June 2015. The migrants, who wished to cross the border have been blocked by the French and Italian police. The European Commission has proposed the mandatory relocation of 40,000 Syrian and Eritrean asylum seekers from Italy and Greece to other EU nations over two years, to help take pressure off those two countries

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A migrant child walks a the train station of Ventimiglia, where stranded migrants are taking shelter, on the Italian border with France, Ventimiglia, Italy