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The Wider Image: In search of Don Quixote...The arid central Spanish region of La Mancha is the setting for “Don Quixote”, the seventeenth-century novel by Miguel de Cervantes. Four hundred years after his death, references to the characters of Don Quixote, his loyal squire Sancho Panza and his beautiful lady Dulcinea abound in the surrounding villages from sweet treats to theatre productions involving livestock. Cervantes did not give away the name of the birthplace of Don Quixote, a middle-aged gentleman who becomes obsessed with chivalrous ideals. But many identify the village of Argamasilla de Alba as his hometown. The anniversary of Cervantes’ death is marked on the 23 April. REUTERS/Susana Vera SEARCH "QUIXOTE VERA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES   TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY  Matching text SPAIN-QUIXOTE/

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Windmills at dusk in Campo de Criptana, where Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes might have drawn inspiration from to narrate the battle between Don Quixote and the windmills he mistook for giants

Migrants ask for help as they are approached by the SOS Mediterranee's ship Aquarius, background, off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa.

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Migrants ask for help as they are approached by the SOS Mediterranee’s ship Aquarius, off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa.

A worker checks pipes during the ceremony of arrival of first pipes of Trans-Adriatic Pipeline in Spitalle, near Durres, Albania

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A worker checks pipes during the ceremony of arrival of first pipes of Trans-Adriatic Pipeline in Spitalle, near Durres, Albania,

TOPSHOT - A flock of birds fly on the sk...TOPSHOT - A flock of birds fly on the sky of Tbilisi on April 18, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Vano ShlamovVANO SHLAMOV/AFP/Getty Images

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A flock of birds fly in the sky in Tbilisi, Georgia 

The Wider Image: The matador...Spanish matador Jose Maria Manzanares holds his bullfighter's "muleta" during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 9, 2016. At the Real Maestranza arena the crowd enjoys a tradition that dates back over a thousand years. Wearing an embroidered gold and white outfit and wielding a long thin sword, the matador taunts the 600-kilo bull with his cape, dodging its horns again and again. Despite the full stands at the bullring, which hosted its first fight in 1761, the sport attracts an increasingly slim audience, as new generations shun what they see as a cruel and unfair fight. Matadors say those who oppose bullfighting don't understand the bullring's intimacy or the artistry of the fight. To finish off the bout, matadors deliver the "estocada," a deft strike through the bull's shoulder blades to pierce its heart. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo   SEARCH "EL MATADOR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES

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Spanish matador Jose Maria Manzanares holds his bullfighter’s “muleta” during a bullfight at the Real Maestranza bullring in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain

As Refugee Flow Ebbs Germany Concentrates On Integration...BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 14:  Children play as residents look from their window at the container settlement shelter for refugees and migrants in Zehlendorf district on April 14, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. Locals, many of them retirees, come to the shelter regularly to help the refugees and migrants, who are from countries including Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Serbia. The coalition partners of the German government yesterday announced a new package of legislation that includes measures to foster the integration of refugees who have received asylum status in Germany.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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Children play as residents look from their window at the container settlement shelter for refugees and migrants in Zehlendorf district in Berlin, Germany. Locals, many of them retirees, come to the shelter regularly to help the refugees and migrants 

Vladimir Putin...Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures after speaking to the media after his marathon call-in TV show in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, April 14, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States must abandon its "imperial ambitions" and treat Russia as an equal partner. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures after speaking to the media after his marathon call-in TV show in Moscow, Russia

Seville Celebrates The Feria de Abril...SEVILLE, SPAIN - APRIL 13:  Bullfighter Manuel Escribano performs with a Vitorino Martin ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at La Maestranza bullring on the second day of the Feria de Abril (April's Fair) on April 13, 2016 in Seville, Spain. The Feria de Abril, which has a history dating back to 1857, takes place a fortnight after Easter each year. The origin of the fair was a cattle market but the event quickly turned its goal from commerce to having fun. More than one million local and international participants are expected to attend to Feria de Abril.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

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Bullfighter Manuel Escribano performs with a Vitorino Martin ranch fighting bull during a bullfight at La Maestranza bullring at the Feria de Abril (April’s Fair) in Seville, Spain

This handout picture released by the Vat...This handout picture released by the Vatican press office shows Pope Francis wearing an elmet as he jokes with French firemen of Paris (Pompiers de Paris) at the end of his weekly general audience on April 13, 2016 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO/HO  RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / OSSERVATORE ROMANO" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSHO/AFP/Getty Images

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Pope Francis wears a helmet as he jokes with French firemen of Paris (Pompiers de Paris) at the end of his weekly general audience at the Vatican 

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander o...Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands pose in a giant picture frame as they tour through the "Hollaender-Saal" (Dutchmen Hall) of the Alte Pinakothek museum in Munich, southern Germany, on April 13, 2016. The Dutch Royal couple is on a two-day official visit in the southern German federal state of Bavaria.  / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Sven Hoppe / ALTERNATIVE CROP SVEN HOPPE/AFP/Getty Images

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Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands pose in a giant picture frame as they tour through the “Hollaender-Saal” (Dutchmen Hall) of the Alte Pinakothek museum in Munich, southern Germany 

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People fly kites during the 30th International Kite Festival in Berck-sur-Mer in northern France 

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Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto lays a wreath at the memorial for the victims of war and dictatorship at new guard house (Neue Wache) in Berlin

A Vatican Swiss guard stands in the corridor of the entrance of the Bronze Door of the Apostolic Palace, at the Vatican, Thursday, April 7, 2016. The door is the main entrance to the Palace and tradition goes that when a pontiff dies the door is closed by a Swiss guard. (Alessandro Di Meo/Pool Photo via AP)

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A Vatican Swiss guard stands in the corridor of the entrance of the Bronze Door of the Apostolic Palace, at the Vatican. The door is the main entrance to the Palace and tradition goes that when a pontiff dies the door is closed by a Swiss guard 

In this picture taken Tuesday evening, April 5, 2016, a swan floats on lake Weissensee near Fuessen, southern Germany. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand/dpa via AP)

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A swan floats on lake Weissensee near Fuessen, southern Germany 

Anti-riot police officers arrest a man d...Anti-riot police officers arrest a man during clashes within a demonstration of high school students protesting against the government's planned labour reform, on April 5, 2016 in eastern Paris.  The Socialist government is desperate to push through reforms to France's controversial labour laws, billed as a last-gasp attempt to boost the flailing economy before next year's presidential election.  / AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images

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Anti-riot police officers arrest a man during clashes within a demonstration of high school students protesting against the government’s planned labour reform in eastern Paris 

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People sleep in the port of Chios, Greece where refugees and migrants who managed to leave the VIAL detention centre a few days ago are camping 

French high school and university students attend a demonstration against the French labour law proposal in Nantes, France, as part of a nationwide labor reform protests and strikes. The slogan reads " We have a leftist party who deserves to be punched".

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French high school and university students attend a demonstration against the French labour law proposal in Nantes, France, as part of a nationwide labour reform protests and strikes. The slogan reads ” We have a leftist party who deserves to be punched”.

A shadow of migrants wait for food in the makeshift refugee camp at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece

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A shadow of migrants wait for food in the makeshift refugee camp at the northern Greek border point of Idomeni, Greece

Macedonian Army soldiers patrol between the two-line fence set along the border line between Macedonia and Greece, near southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija

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Macedonian Army soldiers patrol between the two-line fence set along the border line between Macedonia and Greece, near southern Macedonian town of Gevgelija

Migrants play soccer at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece, March 30, 2016.

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Migrants play soccer at a makeshift camp for migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni, Greece today.