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Riot policemen try to avoid a petrol bomb thrown by protesters during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens, on Thursday. Clashes have broken out between Greek police and youths throwing fire bombs and stones, as tens of thousands of people march through central Athens to protest planned pension reforms.

Revellers take part in the traditional "Weiberfastnacht" (Women's Carnival) celebration in Mainz, Germany

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Revellers take part in the traditional “Weiberfastnacht” (Women’s Carnival) celebration in Mainz, Germany

A vendor sells vegetables along a street in downtown Hanoi, as Vietnamese prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year

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A vendor sells vegetables along a street in downtown Hanoi, as Vietnamese prepare to celebrate the Lunar New Year

A child climbs through a fench inside the former compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the half-emptied village of Leer, South Sudan, on February 3, 2016.   A large part of the civilian population fled the village due to the fighting between Army forces and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) on October 2, 2015. Government forces pushed the rebels out but the clashes were followed with intensive looting by armed men who entered humanitarian compounds and stole equipment, medical supplies and money. / AFP / ALBERT GONZALEZ FARRANALBERT GONZALEZ FARRAN/AFP/Getty Images

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A child climbs through a fence inside the former compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the half-emptied village of Leer, South Sudan.

NASA successfully deploys two combined satellites from Texas universities...epa05140040 A handout image dated 29 January 2016 and made available by ESA/NASA on 02 February 2016, showing an image made by Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of ESA aboard the International Space Station, as the robotic arm in Japan's Kibo laboratory successfully deployed two combined satellites from Texas universities. The pair of satellites -- AggieSat4 built by Texas A&M University students, and BEVO-2 built by University of Texas students -- together form the Low Earth Orbiting Navigation Experiment for Spacecraft Testing Autonomous Rendezvous and Docking (LONESTAR) investigation.  EPA/TIM PEAKE / ESA / NASA /

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Japan’s Kibo laboratory’s robotic arm successfully deploys two combined satellites built built by Texas A&M University students. Photo taken by Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of ESA aboard the International Space Station 

Muslim pray as they visit the Hira cave at the Mount Al-Noor during their Umrah Mawlid al-Nabawi in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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Muslim pray as they visit the Hira cave at the Mount Al-Noor during their Umrah Mawlid al-Nabawi “Birthday of Prophet Mohammad” in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Vehicles carry coffins draped with Iraqi flags and containing bodies found in a mass grave in Anbar province

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Vehicles carry coffins draped with Iraqi flags and containing bodies found in a mass grave in Anbar province. Iraqi authorities have uncovered the mass grave in Ramadi containing at least 40 bodies, including women and children, apparently killed by Islamic State insurgents when they seized the city in May.

Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake ...Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency (ESA) shared this stunning nighttime photograph with his social media followers on January 25, 2016, writing, "Beautiful night pass over Italy, Alps and Mediterranean."  / AFP / esa/nasa / TIM PEAKE / == RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE / MANDATORY CREDIT: "AFP PHOTO / HANDOUT / ESA/NASA / TIM PEAKE "/ NO MARKETING / NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS / DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS == TIM PEAKE/AFP/Getty Images

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Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency shared this photograph with his social media followers writing, “Beautiful night pass over Italy, Alps and Mediterranean.” 

Expedition 46 On International Space Station...IN SPACE - JANUARY 20: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (NO SALES) In this handout image supplied by the European Space Agency (ESA), A photo of an aurora taken by ESA astronaut Tim Peake from on board the International Space Station, January 20, 2016. Expedition 46-47 crewmembers ESA astronaut Tim Peake, NASA astronaut Tim Kopra and Russian cosmonaut commander Yuri Malenchenko were welcomed aboard the International Space Station by Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Korniyenko and Oleg Kononenko, and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly for a six-month mission, as part of Expedition 46. (Photo by Tim Peake / ESA via Getty Images)

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An aurora photographed by ESA astronaut Tim Peake from on board the International Space Station

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Children walk past election po...TOPSHOT - Children walk past election poster of presidential candidate Jovenel Moise of PHTK political party in Port-au-Prince on January 21, 2016.  The second round of presidential elections is scheduled for January 24 between ruling party candidate Jovenel Moise and Jude Celestin. Celestin has said he does not want to participate in the January 24 run-off against Moise, who has yet to submit his official resignation to the Provisional Electoral Council(CEP) / AFP / HECTOR RETAMALHECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images

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Children walk past election posters of presidential candidate Jovenel Moise of PHTK political party in Port-au-Prince, Haiti 

Mideast Lebanon Weather

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Citizens take ‘selfies’ on the seafront at the waterfront promenade, in Beirut, Lebanon, on Tuesday. Temperatures in Beirut took a dip reaching 10 degrees Celsius at night.

Water birds fly over a partially frozen lake in a park in Bucharest, Romania

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Gulls fly over a partially frozen lake in a park in Bucharest, Romania

A Christian pilgrim is baptised as she takes part in a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River near the West Bank city of Jericho

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A Christian pilgrim is baptised as she takes part in a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River, near the West Bank city of Jericho on Monday.

A snowboarding contestant takes a jump during a competition in Beijing

A snowboarding contestant takes a jump during a competition in Beijing, China

 This handout picture released by the the European Southern Observatory on January 14, 2016 shows an artist impression of W2246-0526, a single galaxy glowing in infrared light as intensely as 350 trillion suns.  It is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA.

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An artist impression of W2246-0526, a single galaxy glowing in infrared light as intensely as 350 trillion suns. It is so violently turbulent that it may eventually jettison its entire supply of star-forming gas, according to new observations with ALMA.

Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men pass on a chillum to smoke inside their makeshift camps ahead of Makar Sankranti festival at Sagar Island

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Naga Sadhus or Hindu holy men, smeared with ash, pass on a chillum to smoke inside their makeshift camps near the confluence of the river Ganges and the Bay of Bengal, ahead of the “Makar Sankranti” festival at Sagar Island, south of Kolkata, India

A workman opens the smokebox door of a Japanese-made steam train at a train depot in Changhua, Taiwan

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A workman opens the smokebox door of a Japanese-made steam train at a train depot in Changhua, Taiwan, on Wednesday.

Jan Patterson, Joni Scotter...Jan Patterson, center left, hugs her friend Joni Scotter before the start of a town hall meeting with Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016, in Coralville, Iowa. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Jan Patterson, centre left, hugs her friend Joni Scotter before the start of a town hall meeting with Republican presidential candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, in Coralville, Iowa

Former Afghan Taliban fighters carry their weapons before handing them over as part of a government peace and reconciliation process at a ceremony in Jalalabad

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Former Afghan Taliban fighters carry their weapons before handing them over as part of a government peace and reconciliation process at a ceremony in Jalalabad