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Armed Kurdish women millitants

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Armed Kurdish women militants, man a barricade, on Thursday in the Sur district of Diyarbakir. Tensions rose when pro-Kurdish MP Leyla Zana began her oath with “Biji Asiti”, or “Long live peace” in Kurdish. The phrase triggered a storm that recalled her memorable swearing-in 24 years ago when she also spoke the language that was then still taboo in public.

Prague, Graffiti in honour to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks

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A pedestrian pass by graffiti in honour to the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks made by Kazakhstani artist called ‘ChemiS’ in Prague, Czech Republic on Wednesday

Okinawa residents protest against relocation US base within their island

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Riot policemen from Tokyo remove a demonstrator staging a sit-in protest against relocation of US base within Okinawa Island in front of a gate of US Marine Corps Camp Schwab at Henoko in Nago, Japanese southwestern island of Okinawa, on Tuesday.

A woman stands in front of police as Filipino laborers clash with police

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A woman stands in front of police as Filipino laborers clash with police in the Makati section of Manila on Monday.

Labourers unload gravel from a boat docked in Dala township, opposite Yangon city, Myanmar.

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Labourers unload gravel from a boat docked in Dala township, opposite Yangon city, Myanmar

A vendor sells fans with the portrait of Myanmar's opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the National League for Democracy (NLD) party headquarters in Yangon

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A vendor sells fans with the portrait of Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi outside the National League for Democracy (NLD) party headquarters in Yangon.

French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin and French Labour Minister

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French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin (L) and French Labour Minister Myriam el Khomry (R), speak to each other during the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, on Tuesday

Israeli police lead away a Palestinian minor in Pisgat Zeev

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Israeli police lead away a Palestinian minor in Pisgat Zeev…Israeli police lead away a Palestinian minor (C) they said stabbed an Israeli security guard in Pisgat Zeev, which lies on occupied land that Israel annexed to Jerusalem after the 1967 Middle East war, November 10, 2015. An Israeli police spokeswoman said two Palestinians, who she said were aged 12 to 13, stabbed a security guard on the Jerusalem light-rail train in Pisgat Zeev, a Jewish settlement north of Jerusalem. The guard shot back at them wounding one.

Girl receives polio vaccine drops during a house-to-house vaccination campaign in Yemen's capital Sanaa

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A girl receives polio vaccine drops during a house-to-house vaccination campaign in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Tuesday

Ceremony marking the 77th death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

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Turkish people carry a huge flag as they attend a ceremony marking the 77th death anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday

Myanmar Elections

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Novice Buddhist nuns walk to collect alms in Yangon, Myanmar, on Monday.
Myanmar voted Sunday in historic elections that will test whether popular mandate will help loosen the military’€™s longstanding hold on power even if opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party secures a widely-expected victory.

A view of Earth seen from the International Space Station (ISS) taken by current ISS crew member, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko

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A view of Earth seen from the International Space Station (ISS) taken by current ISS crew member, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Korniyenko

Indian potter Chelimila Veera Swamy makes earthen pots or 'diyas' ahead of the forthcoming Diwali festival on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India.

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Indian potter Chelimila Veera Swamy makes earthen pots or ‘diyas’ ahead of the forthcoming Diwali festival on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India.

Expedition 45 Commander Scott Kelly's spacewalk selfie...epa05003126 A handout picture released 30 October 2015 and dated 28 October 2015, provided by NASA, shows Expedition 45 Commander Scott Kelly during a spacewalk. Sharing the image on social media, Kelly wrote, '#SpaceWalkSelfie Back on the grid! Great first spacewalk yesterday. Now on to the next one next week. #YearInSpace'. According to NASA, this was the first spacewalk for both Kelly and Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren; the two will venture outside the International Space Station for the second time on 06 November 2015.  EPA/NASA / SCOTT KELLY / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

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Expedition 45 Commander Scott Kelly takes a selfie during a spacewalk. According to NASA, this was the first spacewalk for both Kelly and Flight Engineer Kjell Lindgren 

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A diver inspects the marine life under the ice in the Antarctic. Creation of a vast marine sanctuary in Antarctica’s “Last Ocean” inched closer at international talks on Friday as China backed the proposal, officials said. The Ross Sea is known as the “Last Ocean” because it is considered the last intact marine ecosystem on Earth, mostly untouched by pollution, overfishing and invasive species.

A member of Turkish police special forces stands guard on top of a building during a Republic Day ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey

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A member of Turkish police special forces stands guard on top of a building during a Republic Day ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey, on Thursday

Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah

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A Palestinian protester uses a sling to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes near the Jewish settlement of Bet El, near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Thursday.

Palestinian protester tries to hammer a hole through the Israeli

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Palestinian protester tries to hammer a hole through the Israeli barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem, as others wave Palestinian flags during clashes with Israeli troops.

Ferris wheel crew climb within the frame

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Ferris wheel crew climb within the framework of a human-powered ferris wheel to provide rotation for its passengers with their body weight during the Thadingyut full moon day festival in Yangon on Wednesday

A woman and her daughter walk past a line of riot police officers during a march to protest against the construction of the Interoceanic Grand Canal, in Managua City

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A woman and her daughter walk past a line of riot police officers during a march to protest against the construction of the Interoceanic Grand Canal, in Managua City, Nicaragua.