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Houses on stilts are seen as the sun sets around the Manila bay in Manila, Philippines.

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Houses on stilts are silhouetted as the sun sets over Manila Bay in Manila, Philippines.

A rescued Indian child labourer

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A rescued Indian child labourer on board a Patna-bound express train at a railway station in Secunderabad on Thursday. Children have been rescued from bangle-making factories and other workshops in Secunderabad’s twin city Hyderabad in the past 10 days and are being sent back home.

A flock of starlings fly in formation near the Arab town of Rahat, southern Israel.

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A flock of starlings fly in formation near the Arab town of Rahat, southern Israel

Toshisumi, a 'Maiko,' or apprentice geis...Toshisumi, a 'Maiko,' or apprentice geisha, from Kyoto's Miyakawa cho, performs a traditional dance during the opening ceremony of the "Kyo Aruki in Tokyo 2015," a Kyoto sightseeing event in Tokyo on February 4, 2015.  The 1,200-year-old city of Kyoto began a one month long campaign of events in Tokyo to attract tourists. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI

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Toshisumi, a ‘Maiko,’ or apprentice geisha, performs a traditional dance during the opening ceremony of the ‘Kyo Aruki in Tokyo 2015′, a Kyoto sightseeing event. The 1,200-year-old city of Kyoto began a one-month programme of events in Tokyo to attract tourists

Rescue personnel search for passengers from the wreckage of a TransAsia ATR 72-600

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Rescue personnel search for passengers from the wreckage of a TransAsia Airways turboprop ATR 72-600 aircraft that crashed into the Keelung River outside Taiwan’s capital in New Taipei City on Wednesday.

An Albanian man walks through flood waters towards his home in the village of Mifol near the city of Vlora on February 3, 2015. Floods caused by heavy rains over the last days have hit southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers after rivers flooded thousands of hectares (acres), hundreds of homes and many roads. Many regions in southern Albania had no power or water. Police urged residents to cancel travel plans and more intense rain was forecast to hit over the next few days. No casualties were reported. AFP PHOTO / GENT SHKULLAKUGENT SHKULLAKU/AFP/Getty Images

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A man walks home through flood waters in the village of Mifol near the city of Vlora. Floods caused by heavy rains over the past few days have hit southern Albania, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of villagers after rivers flooded hundreds of homes and many roads.

An Afghan refugee boy walks toward a hand pump to fetch water, in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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An Afghan refugee boy walks toward a hand pump to fetch water, in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan 

A flock of starlings is seen as...TOPSHOTS A flock of starlings is seen as they perform their traditional dance fly before landing to sleep during the sunset near the southern Arab Israeli city of Rahat, in the northern Israeli Negev desert, on February 2, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANAMENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images

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A flock of starlings is seen as they perform their traditional dance fly before landing to sleep during the sunset near the southern Arab Israeli city of Rahat, in the northern Israeli Negev desert. 

Hindu devotees climb the steps to Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur...Hindu devotees climb the steps to Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur February 3, 2015. Hindu devotees across Malaysia on Tuesday celebrated Thaipusam, a religious celebration dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Murugan. Piercing various parts of their body with silver skewers, devotees carry often large contraptions known as Kavadi, thereby taking on a physical burden through which the devotees implore for help from Murugan. Devotees also fulfill vows by carrying milk-filled pots up the stairs to the cave temple. REUTERS/Olivia Harris (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Hindu devotees climb the steps to Batu Caves temple during Thaipusam in Kuala Lumpur. Hindu devotees across Malaysia on Tuesday celebrated Thaipusam, a religious celebration dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Murugan. 

Italy's new President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrive by car for a welcoming ceremony, at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome...Italy's new President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrive by car for a welcoming ceremony, at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome, February 3, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY  - Tags: POLITICS)

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Italy’s new President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrive for a welcoming ceremony, at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome. 

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro and President of Cuba's University Students Federation Randy Perdomo look at a newspaper during a meeting in Havana

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Former Cuban President Fidel Castro and President of Cuba’s University Students Federation (FEU) Randy Perdomo look at a newspaper during a meeting in Havana

Kukenan and Roraima mounts are seen from the Tec Camp, near Venezuela's border with Brazil...Kukenan (L) and Roraima mounts are seen from the Tec Camp, near Venezuela's border with Brazil January 14, 2015. A mysterious table-topped mountain on the Venezuela-Brazil border that perplexed 19th century explorers and inspired "The Lost World" novel is attracting ever more modern-day adventurers. Once impenetrable to all but the local Pemon indigenous people, now several thousand trekkers a year make the six-day hike across Venezuela's savannah, through rivers, and up a narrow path that scales Mount Roraima's 600-meter cliff-faces. While that is a help to Venezuela's tottering tourism industry and brings revenues to local communities, it is also scattering a prehistoric landscape with unwanted litter.    REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins

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Kukenan (L) and Roraima mounts as seen from a trekking camp, near Venezuela’s border with Brazil. Once impenetrable to all but the local Pemon indigenous people, now thousands of trekkers a year make the six-day hike across Venezuela’s savannah to reach the summit  

Syrian children react as they wait for t...Syrian children react as they wait for treatment at a makeshift hospital in the rebel held area of Douma, north east of the capital Damascus, following reported air strikes by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad on February 2, 2015. More than 200,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict started, and around half of the country's population has been displaced. AFP PHOTO / ABD DOUMANYABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images

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Syrian children react as they wait for treatment at a makeshift hospital in the rebel held area of Douma, north east of the capital Damascus, following reported air strikes by forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad.

Indian villager looks from hole in the wall of a building allegedly damaged by shelling from the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir border, at Arnia village, about 45 KM from Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India, 30 January 2015. According to local sources in a major ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers three civilians were wounded on the Indian side of the disputed India-Pakistan Kashmir border when Pakistani troops allegedly fired mortar shells at border posts and villages.

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Indian villager looks from hole in the wall of a building allegedly damaged by shelling from the Pakistani side of the disputed Kashmir border, at Arnia village, about 45 KM from Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India. According to local sources in a major ceasefire violation by Pakistani Rangers three civilians were wounded on the Indian side of the disputed India-Pakistan Kashmir border when Pakistani troops allegedly fired mortar shells at border posts and villages.

An employee works at a state regional cinema fund in Krasnoyarsk

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Employee Dmitry Kudryavtsev selects a film to work on at the “Krasnoyarsky Kinograph” (Krasnoyarsk Cinemagraph) state regional cinema fund in the Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk. The fund stores feature, documentary, newsreel films and other footage taken since the beginning of the 20th century, which were examined, reconditioned and sorted by employees. Many collections, including the ones featuring periods of history of Russia and Siberia, are of great value, according to the representatives of the fund.

A girl kisses her father, a conscript, after a ceremony marking enrolment for new conscripts in the Ukrainian army in Kiev

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A girl kisses her father, a conscript, after a ceremony marking enrolment for new conscripts in the Ukrainian army in Kiev. Ukraine’s parliament voted January 15 to refresh its front-line forces and resume partial conscription after a top security official warned that Russian forces backing separatist rebels had sharply increased military activity in the east.

South Korean firefighters wearing protective gear take care of  a mock victim during an exercise against a possible terrorist attack in Seoul, South Korea.

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South Korean firefighters wearing protective gear take care of a mock victim during an exercise against a possible terrorist attack in Seoul, South Korea.

A grave digger works in the U.S.-built Ebola cemetery for "safe burials" in Disco Hill, Liberia.

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A grave digger works in the U.S.-built Ebola cemetery for “safe burials” in Disco Hill, Liberia.

Bahraini protesters wearing gas masks, look on during clashes with police after a demonstration against the arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman (portrait), head of the Shiite opposition movement Al-Wefaq, in Salman's home village of Bilad al-Qadeem, on the outskirts of the capital Manama.

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Bahraini protesters wearing gas masks, look on during clashes with police after a demonstration against the arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman (portrait), head of the Shia opposition movement Al-Wefaq, in Salman’s home village of Bilad al-Qadeem, on the outskirts of the capital Manama.

Street Dogs Of Athens...ATHENS, GREECE - JANUARY 27:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters) In this photo montage stray dogs are seen in the centre of Athens on January 27, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Stray dogs are a common sight in Athens with many living in small packs in the city's various squares or near tourist spots such as the Acropolis. Most are monitored and tagged by the local authorities receiving vaccinations and veterinary attention when needed. The streets - which the dogs have learnt to navigate around, negotiating busy road junctions and pedestrian crossings - also provide in the main, the food, water and shelter they need whilst various charities and individuals also are involved in their welfare. The reason for their large numbers is varied but theories have included the closure of the traditional city dog pound and the fact that keeping dogs as pets is a relatively recent phenomena in Greece and some owners do not realise the commitment involved and release the dogs as strays. Before the Olympics in 2004 it was widely reported that thousands of dogs had been rounded up and poisoned and in 2011 one stray was even named runner up for TIME magazine's Animal of Year after he was widely photographed siding with demonstrators barking at riot police during the anti-austerity protests at the height of Greece's debt crisis  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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In this photo montage stray dogs are seen in the centre of Athens, Greece. Stray dogs are a common sight in Athens with many living in small packs in the city’s various squares or near tourist spots such as the Acropolis. Most are monitored and tagged by the local authorities receiving vaccinations and veterinary attention when needed. The streets – which the dogs have learnt to navigate around, negotiating busy road junctions and pedestrian crossings – also provide in the main, the food, water and shelter they need whilst various charities and individuals also are involved in their welfare. The reason for their large numbers is varied but theories have included the closure of the traditional city dog pound and the fact that keeping dogs as pets is a relatively recent phenomena in Greece and some owners do not realise the commitment involved and release the dogs as strays. Before the Olympics in 2004 it was widely reported that thousands of dogs had been rounded up and poisoned and in 2011 one stray was even named runner up for TIME magazine’s Animal of Year after he was widely photographed siding with demonstrators barking at riot police during the anti-austerity protests at the height of Greece’s debt crisis