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The Soyuz blast off from Baikonur cosmodrome

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The Soyuz TMA-17M rocket blasts off from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on Thursday, carrying members of the expedition 44/45 NASA astronaut Kjell Lindgren, Japanese astronaut Kimiya Yui and Russian cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko to the International Space Station (ISS).

A zombie promoting "The Walking Dead" game walks amongst gamers at the opening day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3 at the Convention Center in Los Angeles, California on June 16, 2015. Console kings Microsoft and Sony battled for players' hearts with blockbuster games and the lure of virtual worlds as the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo began in Los Angeles

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A zombie promoting “The Walking Dead” game walks amongst gamers at the opening day of the Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3 at the Convention Center in Los Angeles, California

Visitiors to the  Paris Air Show are reflected in the helmet visor worn by French Lieutenant Romain of the 1st Combat Helicopter Regiment.

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Visitors to the Paris Air Show are reflected in the helmet visor worn by the French Lieutenant Romain of the 1st Combat Helicopter Regiment.

An Ariane 5 rocket lifts off from its launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana, carrying a satellite for Norwegian broadcast and broadband operator Telenor Satellite Broadcasting and a French-Italian military telecommunication satellite.

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An Ariane 5 rocket lifts off from its launch pad in Kourou, French Guiana, carrying a satellite for Norwegian broadcast and broadband operator Telenor Satellite Broadcasting and a French-Italian military telecommunication satellite

A woman poses inside the mockup of a car at the Opel booth during the press day of the Geneva Car Show

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A woman poses inside the mockup of a car at the Opel booth during the press day of the Geneva Car Show

An unmanned spacecraft is launched atop an advanced Long March 3C rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China's Sichuan Province, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

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China launches a spacecraft from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest province Sichuan. The experimental spacecraft will fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface.

Earth seen from the International Space Station...epa04383191 A handout picture made available by NASA on 04 September 2014 shows a view of Earth taken by NASA astronaut Gregory Reid Wiseman of the US from the International Space Station (ISS) on space, 02 September 2014. The Expedition 40 crew has been busy on the ISS performing health checks and humanoid robot upgrades. A trio of orbital residents is packing up gear as they prepare to return home in less than two weeks. Commander Steve Swanson powered down and stowed Robonaut 2 after wrapping up its mobility upgrades this week. He installed new legs on the humanoid robot including external and internal gear as well as cables. This sets the stage for more upgrades in the fall before Robonaut takes its first steps as an assistant crew member. Robonaut was designed to enhance crew productivity and safety while also aiding people on Earth with physical disabilities.  EPA/NASA/REID WISEMAN  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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A view of earth taken by Nasa astronaut Gregory Reid Wiseman from the International Space Station, where the Expedition 40 crew have been performing health checks and humanoid robot upgrades 

David Cameron Visits The Shetland Islands...LERWICK, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 23:  Prime Minister David Cameron is seen as he is taken out to sea on the fishing boat, 'Radiant Star' from Lerwick captained by Victor Laurenson (not pictured) who showed the Prime Minister how to steer the vessel on July 23, 2014 in Scalloway, Sheltand Islands. It is the first time Shetland has seen a prime minister visit in 34 years, following the visit of Margaret Thatcher in 1980. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Iages)

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Prime Minister David Cameron is the first prime minister to visit the Shetland Islands in 34 years, following the visit of Margaret Thatcher in 1980. He rode on the fishing boat ‘Radiant Star’ in the Scalloway area of the islands.

Bacteria portraits...Undated handout photo issued by The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair of a portrait of Stephen Fry grown from his own bacteria. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 10, 2014. The 'bacteriographs' are made from a sample of the subjects bacteria - and have been grown by Zachary Copfer, an American microbiologist-cum-photographer. To make the Pop Art style images, Zachary cleverly exposes areas of a petri dish to radiation in order to stimulate the bacteria's growth. This creates a photograph grown entirely from the bacteria itself. Zachary is the only person in the world practicing this art, which he terms 'Bacteriography'. This is the first time his work has been brought to the UK. See PA story ARTS Bacteria. Photo credit should read: The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair/PA Wire

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A portrait of Stephen Fry grown from his own bacteria, commissioned by The Big Bang Fair. The ‘bacteriographs’ are made from the subject’s bacteria and have been grown by Zachary Copfer, an American microbiologist-cum-photographer. To make the Pop Art style images he exposes areas of a Petri dish to radiation in order to stimulate the bacteria’s growth 

A model wears a creation of designer Laura Dempsey, which lights in movement, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, USA.

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A model wears a creation by designer Laura Dempsey, which lights up in movement, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

2013 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition. Winner of the RAF Public Relation Photograph of the Year 2013. 'Shard' by Andy Masson. Ministry of Defence photograph. SAC Andy Masson/PA Wire

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‘Shard’ by Andy Masson, winner of the RAF Public Relations Photograph of the Year competition 2013.

Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft aboard is transported to a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Soyuz TMA-10M is planned transport the Expedition 37 crew, including Michael Hopkins of the US together with Russia's Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, to the International Space Station (ISS) on September 26.

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Russian Soyuz-FG rocket with Soyuz TMA-10M spacecraft aboard is transported to a launch pad at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Soyuz TMA-10M is planned to transport the Expedition 37 crew, including Michael Hopkins of the US together with Russia’s Oleg Kotov and Sergei Ryazansky, to the International Space Station (ISS) on 26 September.

Storks fly over a meadow near Garding, n...Storks fly over a meadow near Garding, northern Germany, on September 20, 2013.      AFP PHOTO / DPA / CARSTEN REHDER / GERMANY OUTCARSTEN REHDER/AFP/Getty Images

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Storks fly over a meadow near Garding, northern Germany on Friday. 

U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy put on space suits before a training session at the Star City space centre outside Moscow...U.S. astronaut Michael Hopkins (L) and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov (C) and Sergey Ryazanskiy put on space suits before a training session at the Star City space centre outside Moscow, August 23, 2013. Hopkins, Kotov and Ryazanskiy are scheduled to be part of a mission to the International Space Station (ISS) that will launch in September 2013.

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US astronaut Michael Hopkins, left, and Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov, centre, and Sergey Ryazanskiy put on spacesuits before a training session at the Star City space centre outside Moscow. Mr Hopkins, Mr Kotov and Mr Ryazanskiy are scheduled to be part of a mission to the International Space Station that will launch in September 2013.

Engineered Arts design and production engineer Marcus Hold works on a nearly completed RoboThespian robot on July 30, 2013 in Penryn, England. The Cornish company, operating from an industrial unit near Falmouth, is the world's only maker of commercially available life sized humanoid robots. Now in its third generation, the fully interactive and multilingual RoboThespian robot is sold around the world to science centres and visitor attractions, but increasingly to academic research groups and universities where they are used as research and development platforms.

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Engineered Arts design and production engineer Marcus Hold works on a nearly completed RoboThespian robot in Penryn, England. The Cornish company, operating from an industrial unit near Falmouth, is the world’s only maker of commercially available life-sized humanoid robots. Now in its third generation, the fully interactive and multilingual RoboThespian is sold around the world to science centres and visitor attractions, but increasingly to academic research groups and universities where they are used as research and development platforms.

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A radio-controlled Superman plane, flown by designer Otto Dieffenbach, passes the moon during a test flight in San Diego. 

photo provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA on 10 June 2013 shows NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, an Expedition 36 flight engineer, using a 400mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph a target of opportunity on Earth some 250 miles below him from inside the 'Cupola' of the International Space Station ISS. Cassidy has been aboard the orbital outpost since late March and will continue his stay into September 2013, NASA said. The Cupola, a dome shaped module with windows, was launched and installed as a panoramic control tower for operations outside of the ISS, in 2010.

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Nasa astronaut Chris Cassidy, an Expedition 36 flight engineer, uses a 400mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph a target of opportunity on Earth, some 250 miles below him from inside the “Cupola” of the International Space Station. Mr Cassidy has been aboard the orbital outpost since late March and will stay until September, Nasa said. The Cupola, a dome-shaped module with windows, was launched and installed as a panoramic control tower for operations outside of the ISS in 2010.

A worker walks in the foundation of a new railway line in Yiwu...A worker walks in the foundation of a new railway line in Yiwu, Zhejiang province, May 21, 2013.

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On Tuesday, a worker walks in the foundation of a new railway line in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province in China. 

Expedition 35 Landing

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The Russian Soyuz space capsule lands 150kms southeast of the town of Zhezkazgan in central Kazakhstan, on Tuesday. The Soyuz capsule landed safely, carrying Chris Hadfield, a Canadian commander, Tom Marshburn a US flight engineer, and Roman Romanenko of Russia, after five months in orbit aboard the International Space Station.

A photograph is projected onto the sails of the Opera House during the unveiling of the new Samsung GALAXY S 4 smartphone at the Sydney Opera House. Samsung Electronics Australia transformed the iconic sails of the Opera House into a visual display showcasing hundreds of photographs submitted by ordinary Australians.

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Unveiling the new Samsung Galaxy S4 smartphone, Samsung Electronics Australia transformed the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House into a visual display showcasing hundreds of photographs submitted by ordinary Australians.