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Ethnic Malaysian Sikhs perform prayers t...Ethnic Malaysian Sikhs perform prayers to celebrate the Vaisakhi Festival, or the Sikh New Year Festival, at Gurdwara Sahib temple in Kuala Lumpur on April 14, 2016.  The Vaisakhi Festival is the most important event in the Sikh calendar and celebrates the birth of Khalsa. / AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFANMOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Ethnic Malaysian Sikhs perform prayers to celebrate the Vaisakhi Festival, or the Sikh New Year Festival, at Gurdwara Sahib temple in Kuala Lumpur

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Afghan farmers harvest raw opium at a poppy field in Zhari district of southern Kandahar province, Afghanistan. A recent uptick in violence across the south will worsen once the poppy crop is harvested in coming weeks and the extremists deploy gunmen to protect their vast smuggling empire, officials, analysts and diplomats are predicting. 

A policeman directs traffic as Myanmar r...A policeman directs traffic as Myanmar revellers and tourists take part in wet celebration marking Thingyan, a water festival which brings in the countrys new year, in Yangon on April 12, 2016. The Buddhist festival of water pouring symbolizes spiritual cleansing and begin the new year free from worldly impurities with celebrants devoting the four days of Thingyan in merry making of water dousing until the eve of new year. / AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACADROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images

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A policeman directs traffic as Myanmar revellers and tourists take part in wet celebration marking Thingyan, a water festival which brings in the countries new year in Yangon 

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The feet of Alexander Zverev of Germany are seen during his match against Andrey Rublev of Russia 

Kenya to burn 105 tonnes of ivory ...epa05243385 A worker carries a tusk as he works with others to move the ivory stockpiles out of a strongroom to the container outside at a Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, 04 April 2016. KWS moved the ivory stockpiles out of their strongroom ahead of the ivory burning event on 30 April 2016 where 105 tonnes of ivory is set to be burned. This would be the single biggest haul ever to be burned.  EPA/DAI KUROKAWA

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A worker carries a tusk as he works with others to move the ivory stockpiles out of a strongroom to the container outside at a Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. KWS moved the ivory stockpiles ahead of the ivory burning event on April 30 where 105 tonnes of ivory is set to be burned. 

Female Kurdish Peshmerga take part their graduation ceremony at a police academy in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi Kurdistan province, Iraq

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Kurdish Peshmerga take part their graduation ceremony at a police academy in Zakho district in Iraqi Kurdistan

An elevated view shows the remains of the production site of poultry farm Wiesenhof in Lohnde, northern Germany after a fire destroyed large parts of the production site.

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An elevated view shows the remains of the production site of a poultry farm at Wiesenhof in Lohnde, northern Germany, after a fire destroyed large parts of the production site. 

Pope Francis...Pope Francis celebrates a Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Thursday, March 24, 2016. During the Mass the Pontiff blesses a token amount of oil that will be used to administer the sacraments for the year. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Pope Francis celebrates a Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. During the Mass the Pontiff blesses a token amount of oil that will be used to administer the sacraments for the year 

TOPSHOT - A rebel fighter plays football...TOPSHOT - A rebel fighter plays football in a damaged street in the neighbourhood of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus on March 23, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Abd DoumanyABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images

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A rebel fighter plays football in a damaged street in the neighbourhood of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus 

A family looks out of a tent as rain fal...A family looks out of a tent as rain falls at a makeshift camp set by migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni on March 22, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / ANDREJ ISAKOVICANDREJ ISAKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images

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A family looks out of a tent as rain falls at a makeshift camp set by migrants and refugees at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni

The Wider Image: Pakistan's 'Pink Rickshaw'...Pakistan's first women-only rickshaw service was meant to provide its staff with a new way of gaining financial independence and its passengers with the chance of a ride without being groped and harassed by male drivers. But, after just a year in business, the "Pink Rickshaw" in the Punjabi city of Lahore, is struggling. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza    To match PAKISTAN-RICKSHAWS/           SEARCH "PINK RICKSHAW" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TEMPLATE OUT   TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Pakistan’s first women only rickshaw service was meant to provide its staff with a new way of gaining financial independence and its passengers with the chance of a ride without being groped and harassed by male drivers. But, after just a year in business, the “Pink Rickshaw” in the Punjabi city of Lahore, is struggling 

A woman pushes her dogs in a pram at the...A woman pushes her dogs in a pram at the Shanghai International Pet Expo in Shanghai on March 18, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELEJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

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A woman pushes her dogs in a pram at the Shanghai International Pet Expo in Shanghai 

Russian Soyuz TMA-20M rocket booster is moved for installation ahead of launch...epa05213713 Russian Soyuz TMA-20M rocket booster is moved for installation at the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, 16 March 2016. The crew is set to take off from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome to the International Space Station (ISS) on 19 March 2016.  EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

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Russian Soyuz TMA-20M rocket booster is moved for installation at the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The crew is set to take off from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur cosmodrome to the International Space Station on Saturday

TOPSHOT - Buddhist monks pray for victim...TOPSHOT - Buddhist monks pray for victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami disaster which hit northeastern Japan in 2011 in front of former municipal disaster prevention centre building in the town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture on March 11, 2016. Japan is marking on March 11 the fifth anniversary of the 2011 quake and tsunami that claimed some 18,500 lives, flattened coastal communities and set off the worst atomic crisis in a generation. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUTJIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images

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Buddhist monks pray for victims of the earthquake and tsunami which hit northeastern Japan on the fifth anniversary of the disaster in front of former municipal disaster prevention centre building in the town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture 

TOPSHOT - An international hot air ballo...TOPSHOT - An international hot air balloonist makes a final check before inflating during the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Putrajaya on March 11, 2016. The event is taking place from March 11 to 13.  / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

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An international hot air balloonist makes a final check before inflating during the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Putrajaya

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi Announces Interest Rate Decision...An empty chair stands in the news conference room before the arrival of Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), to announce the bank's interest rate decision at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, on Thursday, March 10, 2016. Draghi will unveil fresh economic projections that for the first time will extend to 2018, and oil's slump will likely lead to downward revisions from the December outlook when inflation was projected to average 1 percent this year and 1.6 percent in 2017

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An empty chair stands in the news conference room before the arrival of Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, to announce the bank’s interest rate decision at the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany 

Employes, workers and students demonstrate in Marseille, southern France, Wednesday, March, 9, 2016. France's transport unions and youth organizations hold strikes, amid anger over proposed labor law changes that take aim at the 35-hour workweek and make layoffs easier. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

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Employes, workers and students demonstrate in Marseille, southern France. France’s transport unions and youth organisations hold strikes, amid anger over proposed labour law changes

French President Francois Hollande (L) embraces German Chancellor Angela Merkel as he welcomes her upon her arrival at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris on March 4, 2016. / AFP / STEPHANE DE SAKUTINSTEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images

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French President Francois Hollande embraces German Chancellor Angela Merkel as he welcomes her upon her arrival at the Elysee Presidential Palace in Paris

Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant drives to the basket between Golden State Warriors' Harrison Barnes, left, and Shaun Livingston during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif.

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Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant drives to the basket between Golden State Warriors’ Harrison Barnes, left, and Shaun Livingston during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif.

Ludlow Races

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Al Faith ridden by Jamie Hamilton takes a hurdle in the Three Counties Equine Hospital Hurdle Race at Ludlow Racecourse.