The Soyuz-FG rocket booster with Soyuz TMA-19M space ship carrying a new crew to the International Space Station, ISS, blasts off at the Russian leased Baikonur in Kazakhstan. The Russian rocket carries British astronaut Tim Peake, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko and U.S. astronaut Tim Kopra
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Filipino evacuate the typhoon-hit town of Juban, Sorsogon province, southern Philippines, on Tuesday
British astronaut Tim Peake, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), waves to his children from a bus prior the launch of Soyuz TMA-19M space ship at the Russian leased Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
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© A Russian Orthodox priest blesses the media and well-wishers after a service at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to bless the Soyuz FG rocket which will carry British astronaut Tim Peake to the International Space Station tomorrow. Picture date: Monday December 14 2015. See PA story SCIENCE Peake. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire
An unidentified Ukrainian lawmaker (2-R) pulls off Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (R) from the podium in parliament during a session in Kiev, Ukraine, on Friday.
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An Indonesian man dressed as a plant, to increase peoples’ awareness of the environment, shows his inked finger after voting in the country’s first nationwide regional elections, in Surabaya
Women covered with thermal blankets after their arrival with other migrants and refugees on a dinghy from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos
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Ushers empty ballot boxes during an election meeting of the Swiss Federal assembly at the House of Parliament in Bern. Swiss lawmakers are due to elect a new federal government, with the populist right-wing, anti-immigrant Swiss People’s Party expected to secure a second post after triumphing in the parliamentary polls
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Members of the Syrian government forces sit in a tower at a military base, as hundreds of civilians and Syrian rebel forces began evacuating the last opposition-held district of Waer in the central city of Homs
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Cathleen Garcia holds a candle during a vigil to honour shooting victims in San Bernardino, California
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A woman wearing a mask to protect against smog poses for photos at the Temple of Heaven Park in Beijing, China
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A Swiss guard helps a colleague to adjust his helmet at St Peter’s square before the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Vatican
Residents dance during their daily exercise amid the heavy smog in Beijing, China
People look at the devastation caused by a fire that broke out at slums in Kadivali area of Mumbai, India. Hundreds of homes were reportedly destroyed as fire tenders laboured to reach the source in the heavily congested area.
A combination photo shows a morning commuter walking in front of the China Central Television (CCTV) building on a smoggy day on December 1, 2015 (top), and on a sunny day on December 2, 2015 (bottom), after a fresh cold front cleared the smog that was blanketing Beijing, China.
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An Indian Border Security Force (BSF) contingent marches during the BSF Golden Jubilee Day celebration in New Delhi on Tuesday
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with U.S. President Barack Obama as they meet during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France.
A Moroccan migrant begs Macedonian police officers to let him cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the Greek village of Idomeni.
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An armed soldier stand guards as pupils go to school at the French lycee in Brussels on Wednesday.
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A man kisses his wife as she holds their children just after their arrival on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on Friday.