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A Turkish soldier places a carpet next to a military vehicle, as he watches fighting between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants, from atop a hill overlooking the Syrian town of Kobani, near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in Sanliurfa province November 5, 2014.

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A Turkish soldier places a carpet next to a military vehicle, as he watches fighting between Kurdish fighters and Islamic State militants, from atop a hill overlooking the Syrian town of Kobani.

Starlings in the Scottish Borders...Tens of thousands of starlings start their murmuration, with Criffel mountain in the background, as dusk falls near Gretna Green on the England and Scotland border. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 5, 2014. The reason for the beautiful spectacle is not definitively known, with theories ranging from a defence mechanism against predators to attracting more birds to join their roost. See PA story ENVIRONMENT Starlings. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

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Tens of thousands of starlings start their murmuration, with Criffel mountain in the background, as dusk falls near Gretna Green on the England and Scotland border. The reason for the beautiful spectacle is not definitively known, with theories ranging from a defense mechanism against predators to attracting more birds to join their roost. 

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men walk near the controversial Israeli barrier outside Rachel's tomb in Bethlehem

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men stand beneath a section of the controversial Israeli barrier outside Rachel’s tomb in the West Bank town of Bethlehem

Forced to Work...epa04477017 (01/11) Syrian refugee boy Celal Iso, 13, poses for photographs as he works in a bakery shop at Suruc district in Sanliurfa, Turkey, 28 October 2014. Celal Iso and his family immigrated to Suruc, where they are living in a warehouse. Celal's father worked in construction but now is jobless. Celal Iso found a job in a bakery to support his family. Every morning, after cleaning the store, he is responsible for packing bread. He works 7 to 12 hours a day for a weekly salary of 20 Turkish liras (7 euros).  EPA/ULAS YUNUS TOSUN PLEASE REFER TO ADVISORY NOTICE (epa04477016) FOR FULL FEATURE TEXT

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Syrian refugee boy Celal Iso, 13, poses for photographs as he works in a bakery at Suruc district in Sanliurfa, Turkey. Celal Iso and his family immigrated to Suruc, where they are living in a warehouse. Celal’s father worked in construction but now is jobless. Celal Iso found a job in a bakery to support his family. Every morning, after cleaning the store, he is responsible for packing bread. He works 7 to 12 hours a day for a weekly salary of 20 Turkish liras (7 euros). 

Residents ride their motorcycles past a ship which ran aground during last year's Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city in central Philippines...Residents ride their motorcycles past a ship which ran aground during last year's Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city in central Philippines November 4, 2014. The Philippines are preparing to commemorate victims of Typhoon Haiyan, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the disaster on November 8, according to a government official. Picture taken November 4, 2014.   REUTERS/Erik De Castro   (PHILIPPINES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Residents ride their motorcycles past a ship which ran aground during last year’s Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban city in central Philippines November. The Philippines are preparing to commemorate victims of Typhoon Haiyan, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the disaster on November 8, according to a government official. 

A Myanmar Shiite Muslim child looks up w...A Myanmar Shiite Muslim child looks up while outside a mosque during a procession to mark the Ashura festival in Yangon on November 4, 2014. Ashura marks the peak of 10 days of mourning for the death of Imam Hussein, one of the most revered figures in Shiite Islam.     AFP PHOTO / Ye Aung THUYe Aung Thu/AFP/Getty Images

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A Myanmar Shia Muslim child stands outside a mosque during a procession for the Ashura festival in Yangon. Ashura marks the peak of 10 days of mourning for the death of Imam Hussein, one of the most revered figures in Shiite Islam 

Newly-wed grooms lead camels carrying their brides during a mass wedding in a desert at a tourism area containing a populus euphratica reserve in Yuli county...Newly-wed grooms lead camels carrying their brides during a mass wedding in a desert at a tourism area containing a populus euphratica reserve in Yuli county, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, November 2, 2014. A total of 22 couples took part in the mass wedding on Sunday, local media reported. Picture taken November 2, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Newly wed grooms lead camels carrying their brides during a mass wedding in a desert in the tourism area home to a populus euphratica (poplar tree) reserve in Yuli county, Xinjiang

An Iranian woman stands in front of the painted wall of the former US embassy on November 4, 2014 in Tehran where takes place a demonstration to mark the anniversary of its storming by student protesters that triggered a hostage crisis. Thousands of Iranians shouted "Death to America" during the demonstration, 35 years after Islamist students stormed the embassy compound, holding 52 American diplomats hostage for 444 days. The painting shows the Statue of Liberty with a skull as a face.

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An Iranian woman stands in front of the painted wall of the former US embassy on Tuesday in Tehran. A demonstration marked the anniversary of the storming of the embassy by student protesters 35 years ago that triggered a hostage crisis in which 52 American diplomats were held hostage for 444 days.

A handout photo released by the European...A handout photo released by the European Southern Observatory on November 3, 2014 shows a starry sky, with a bright column due to zodiacal light, illuminating the desert landscape around Cerro Paranal, in Chile, home to ESOs Very Large Telescope (VLT). AFP PHOTO / EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY / Y.BELETSKY RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY / Y.BELETSKY" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTSY.Beletsky/AFP/Getty Images

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A photo released by the European Southern Observatory shows a starry sky, with a bright column due to zodiacal light, illuminating the desert landscape around Cerro Paranal, in Chile, home to ESOs Very Large Telescope.

CHINA-LIFESTYLE-HALLOWEEN...Revellers in costume pose for photos as they celebrate Halloween in Beijing on October 31, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ED JONES        (Photo credit should read Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images)

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Revellers in costume pose for photos as they celebrate Halloween in Beijing