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 Children play near houses inundated by floodwaters after heavy rains in the Rangae district of the southern province of Narathiwat on December 21, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MADAREE TOHLALAMADAREE TOHLALA/AFP/Getty Images

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Children play near houses inundated by floodwaters after heavy rains in the Rangae district of the southern province of Narathiwat, Thailand. Photo Madaree Tohlala/AFP/Getty

Bangladeshi residents take part in a parade to mark the country's 45th Victory Day in Dhaka on December 16, 2016.  Bangladesh, led by the country's founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, won independence from Pakistan after a bitter nine-month war in 1971. / AFP PHOTO / MUNIR UZ ZAMANMUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Bangladeshi residents take part in a parade to mark the country’s 45th Victory Day in Dhaka. Photo Munir UZ Zaman/AFP/Getty

A propaganda troupe perform before the Arch of Triumph on the last day of the 200-day campaign in Pyongyang on December 15, 2016. North Korea wrapped up a 200-day mass mobilisation campaign aimed at boosting an economy struggling with upgraded UN sanctions imposed after its two nuclear tests this year. Coming hard on the heels of a similar 70-day campaign that ended in May, the 200-day version kicked off in early June, pushing extra hours and working weekends.  / AFP PHOTO / KIM Won-JinKIM WON-JIN/AFP/Getty Images

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A propaganda troupe perform before the Arch of Triumph on the last day of the 200-day campaign in Pyongyang. Photo Kim Won-Jin/AFP/Getty 

A performer dressed as the Marvel comic character Iron Man arrives at the new attraction "Iron Man Experience" during a media tour in Hong Kong Disneyland, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016. Hong Kong Disneyland added an Iron Man-themed area in the hopes that the Marvel superhero's success at the Chinese box office will help draw more visitors to the underachieving resort. The Iron Man Experience include a thrill ride that will let visitors "take flight with Iron Man on an epic adventure" involving a "battle against alien invaders" across Hong Kong. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

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A performer dressed as the Marvel comic character Iron Man arrives at the new attraction “Iron Man Experience” during a media tour at Disneyland in Hong Kong. Photo Kin Cheung/AP 

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Workers stand outside a construction site at the end of their shift in Beijing, China. Photo Thomas Peter/Reuters 

A street cleaner pushes his tricycle through the alleys of Wuzhen Township of Tongxiang City, in east China's Zhejiang  province on November 25, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELEJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

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A street cleaner pushes his tricycle through the alleys of Wuzhen Township of Tongxiang City, in east China’s Zhejiang province. Photo Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty 

A bride looks up from behind her veil during a mass marriage ceremony organized for 22 Muslim couples in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016. Mass marriages in India are organized by social organizations primarily to help the economically backward families who cannot afford the high ceremony costs. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

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A bride looks up from behind her veil during a mass marriage ceremony organised for 22 Muslim couples in Mumbai, India. Rajanish Kakade/AP 

Schoolchildren look at a lifelike animatronics display of a dinosaur at the dinosaur-themed Zoo-rassic Park in Singapore on November 16, 2016.  To raise awareness on the sixth mass extinction, the Singapore Zoo and River Safari displayed lifelike dinosaur animatronics where visitors can trail along the Dinosaur Valley which does not involve living animals. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMANROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Schoolchildren look at a lifelike animatronics display of a dinosaur at the dinosaur-themed Zoo-rassic Park in Singapore. Photo Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty

An artist displays a sword on the last day of Pushkar Fair, during which thousands of animals, mainly camels, are brought to the fair to be sold and traded, in the desert state of Rajasthan, India November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Himanshu Sharma     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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An artist displays a sword on the last day of Pushkar Fair, during which thousands of animals, mainly camels, are brought to the fair to be sold and traded, in the desert state of Rajasthan, India. Photo Himanshu Sharma/Reuters 

A Filipino woman walks outside the Philippine Stock Exchange at the financial district of Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016. The prospect of a Trump presidency jolted markets around the world Wednesday, sending Dow futures and Asian stock prices sharply lower as investors panicked over uncertainties on trade, immigration and geopolitical tensions. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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A Filipino woman walks outside the Philippine Stock Exchange at the financial district of Manila, Philippines. The prospect of a Trump presidency jolted markets around the world on Wednesday, sending Dow futures and Asian stock prices sharply lower as investors panicked over uncertainties on trade, immigration and geopolitical tensions. Photo Aaron Favila/AP 

An employee waits for customers at a hijab shop in Kuala Lumpur on November 8, 2016.

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An employee waits for customers at a hijab shop in Kuala Lumpur. Photo Mohd Rasfan/AFP/Getty 

Wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring installed on a road organised by local residents as part of the celebrations for the annual Hindu festival of Diwali in Kolkata, India, October 27, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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Wrestlers fight during an amateur wrestling match inside a makeshift ring installed on a road organised by local residents as part of the celebrations for the annual Hindu festival of Diwali in Kolkata, India. Photo Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters 

Filipino anti-riot police stand guard during a protest near the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines, 27 October 2016. Hundreds of protesters including Indigenous People, students and militant groups marched towards the US Embassy to protest against the presence of US military troops and condemning the violent dispersal on 19 October which left at least forty people hurt including twenty police officers and three people who were run over by a police van.  EPA/MARK R. CRISTINO

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Filipino anti-riot police stand guard during a protest near the US Embassy in Manila, Philippines. Hundreds of protesters including Indigenous People, students and militant groups marched towards the US Embassy to protest against the presence of US military troops and condemning the violent dispersal on 19 October which left at least forty people hurt including twenty police officers and three people who were run over by a police van. Photo Mark R.Cristino/EPA 

A man applies paint on the tomb at the Barangka Cemetery in Marikina, east of Manila on October 26, 2016, days ahead of the traditional All Souls' Day. Millions across the Philippines will visit cemeteries to pay their respects to their dead, in an annual tradition that combines catholic religious rites with the country's penchant for festivity / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELISNOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A man applies paint on the tomb at the Barangka Cemetery in Marikina, east of Manila days ahead of the traditional All Souls’ Day. Millions across the Philippines will visit cemeteries to pay their respects to their dead, in an annual tradition that combines catholic religious rites with the country’s penchant for festivity. Photo Noel Celis/AFP/Getty 

A man playing with waves runs way from a wave at a beach as Typhoon Sarika lands in Wanning, Hainan province, China, October 18, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA.

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A man playing with waves runs way from a wave at a beach as Typhoon Sarika lands in Wanning, Hainan province, China. Photo Reuters

The Red Arrows aerobatic team of Britain's Royal Air Force flies over the Marina Barrage in Singapore on October 18, 2016.   The flypast which had previously been delayed twice due to inclement weather finally made their way fly past over Marina Bay on October 18, in Singapore for 20-minutes. The visit to Singapore is part of the team's visit to the Middle East and Asia, to contribute to a campaign to showcase the best of what Britain has to offer. / AFP PHOTO / ROSLAN RAHMANROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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The Red Arrows aerobatic team of Britain’s Royal Air Force flies over the Marina Barrage in Singapore. Roslan Rahman/AFP/Getty 

An artisan works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India

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An artisan works on an idol of Hindu goddess Durga at a workshop ahead of the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata, India 

Members of the honor guard prepare before arrival of French President Francois Hollande (not pictured) at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on September 6, 2016.   Holland is on a two day official visit. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / MINH HOANG / POOLMINH HOANG / POOL/AFP/Getty Images

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Members of the honour guard prepare before arrival of French President Francois Hollande at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi

A worker looks through the fence of a construction site that is decorated with pictures of the Great Wall at Badaling, north of Beijing, China, September

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A worker looks through the fence of a construction site that is decorated with pictures of the Great Wall at Badaling, north of Beijing, China

Workers carry sacks of tea leaves at a tea estate in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India

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Workers carry sacks of tea leaves at a tea estate in Nagaon district in the northeastern state of Assam, India