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. France’s transport unions and youth organisations hold strikes, amid anger over proposed labour law changes
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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
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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.
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Al Faith ridden by Jamie Hamilton takes a hurdle in the Three Counties Equine Hospital Hurdle Race at Ludlow Racecourse.
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Security officers sit inside the Great Hall of the People before the opening session of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in Beijing, China, on Thursday.
A Peshmerga fighter from Iraq takes part in a training session of the German army (Bundeswehr) in Munster near Hannover, Germany
Health authorities with the help of the Cuban army fumigate against the Aedes aegypti mosquito to prevent the spread of zika, chikungunya and dengue in a street of Havana
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Supporters of US Republican presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump at a rally in Las Vegas, Nevada
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An inmate is escorted through the overcrowded Puraquequara prison, the prison system currently holds more than 600,000 inmates, 61 percent over capacity.
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People use Samsung Gear VR devices during the presentation of the new Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
The red carpet is cleaned ahead of the arrival of dignitaries at the Council of the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. Most of Europe’s 28 member state leaders are gathering in Brussels to take part in a crucial summit and vote on British Prime Minister David Cameron’s pledge to renegotiate the terms of Britain’s membership in the EU
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Ugandans queue to cast their vote in presidential and parliamentary polls in Kampala
An H-2A rocket carrying the ASTRO-H satellite, developed in collaboration between the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), NASA and other groups, lifts off at the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan
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A hot air balloon flies against the sunrise during Lucknow balloon festival in Lucknow, India
A wounded boy at a hospital after he was injured in ongoing conflict, in Sana’a, Yemen
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This long exposure photograph shows Chinese tourists sitting and viewing the Sydney Opera House which is lit up red to welcome in the Lunar New Year
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Waves break against the Boulogne-sur-mer harbour pier, France
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French anti-riot officers watch from behind a barrier as French farmers start blocking the access to the prefecture of Eure et Loir with tyres and straw in Chartres, central France, as part of a protest against the falling prices of their agricultural products
An Afghan vendor display fish for sale along the Kabul-Jalalabad highway in Sorubi district of Kabul, Afghanistan