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A man walks past a message written on an overpass by pro-democracy protesters at the financial Central district in Hong Kong

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A man walks past a message written on an overpass by pro-democracy protesters at the financial Central district in Hong Kong

An Afghan man heads home walking through a dust cloud as the sun sets in Kabul

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An Afghan man heads home, walking through a dust cloud as the sun sets in Kabul on Monday.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaign rally

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Indian supporters of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party shout slogans as they listen to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (unseen) during an election campaign rally in Vijaypur.

Typhoon Hagupit aftermath in Samar province.

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Filipino typhoon victims walk among debris in the typhoon-hit town of Can-Avid, Samar island, Philippines, on Monday. Typhoon Hagupit moved towards the Philippine capital Manila after killing at least eight people and displacing over 1m in the eastern and central provinces.

A giant 60-meter-tall ferris wheel is lit up as it is used by passengers for the first time, in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong

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A giant 60-meter-tall ferris wheel is lit up as it is used by passengers for the first time, in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong.

NASA Prepares For Orion Test Launch...CAPE CANAVERAL, FL - DECEMBER 05:  In this handout provided by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Bright lights illuminate the United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with NASA's Orion spacecraft mounted on top is seen in the early hours of the morning atCape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37 on Decemeber 05, 2014 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Orion is scheduled to launch and make its first flight test later in the morning. The spacecraft will orbit Earth twice, reaching an altitude of approximately 3,600 miles above Earth before landing in the Pacific Ocean. No one will be aboard Orion for this flight test, but the spacecraft is designed to allow us to journey to destinations never before visited by humans, including an asteroid and Mars. (Photo by Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

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Lights illuminate the Delta IV rocket that blasted the Orion spacecraft into space at 7.05am US eastern time on Friday at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The spacecraft will orbit Earth twice, reaching an altitude of about 3,600 miles above Earth before landing in the Pacific Ocean 

TOPSHOTS Malaysian boys wait for their t...TOPSHOTS Malaysian boys wait for their turn during a mass-circumcision ceremony at the Tuanku Mizan Army hospital in Kuala Lumpur on December 5, 2014. 112 children participated in the event organised by the Ministry of Defence for children of defence personnel, with a grand welcome and festivity, which some consider as a celebration of reaching manhood.   AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

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Malaysian boys wait their turn during a mass-circumcision ceremony at the Tuanku Mizan Army hospital in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. 112 children participated in the event organised by the Ministry of Defence for children of defence personnel 

School trip

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Two fourteen-year-old Nepalese students use their sandals to paddle across the Trishuli river on their way to school in Dhading District, some 90 kilometers from capital Kathmandu, Nepal, on Thursday. The two girls cross the river everyday on an inflatable rubber tube because the local authorities have failed to build a promised bridge.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde dances with a local woman after touring the community of Ayacucho

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde (centre L) dances with a local woman after touring the community of Ayacucho.

A woman and her daughter pray after offering alms to Buddhist monks near a railway track in Phnom Penh...A woman and her daughter pray after offering alms to Buddhist monks near a railway track in Phnom Penh December 2, 2014. REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A mother and her daughter pray after offering alms to Buddhist monks near a railway track in Phnom Penh, Cambodia