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A tranquilized leopard is carried out from a house in Kathmandu, Nepal June 1, 2016. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A tranquilised leopard is carried out from a house in Kathmandu, Nepal

Indian labourers unload sacks of onion from a truck at a wholesale market in Chennai on June 1, 2016.  India's economy grew 7.6 percent in 2015-16, official figures showed May 31, retaining its place as the world's fastest-growing major economy and providing a boost to the right-wing government as it marks two years in power. Gross domestic product (GDP) expanded at a faster pace in the fourth quarter of the financial year, growing 7.9 percent year-on-year, the Central Statistics Office data showed. / AFP PHOTO / ARUN SANKARARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian labourers unload sacks of onions from a truck at a wholesale market in Chennai. India’s economy grew 7.6 percent in 2015-16, official figures showed on May 31, retaining its place as the world’s fastest-growing major economy 

A man sleeps amidst rubbish under a bridge in Paranaque city, Metro Manila...A man sleeps amidst rubbish under a bridge in Paranaque city, Metro Manila, Philippines May 31, 2016. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

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A man sleeps amidst rubbish under a bridge in Paranaque city, Manila

TOPSHOT - Primary school children wear masks while studying in the classroom in Karo district, North Sumatra province, on May 24, 2016, as Mount Sinabung is seen spewing out volcanic ash through the school window reflection.  Indonesian rescuers searched for survivors in scorched villages and devastated farmlands after a volcano erupted in clouds of searing ash and gas, killing seven and leaving others fighting life-threatening burns. / AFP PHOTO / FATIMA ELKAREEMFATIMA ELKAREEM/AFP/Getty Images

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Primary school children wear masks while studying in the classroom in Karo district, North Sumatra province, as Mount Sinabung is seen spewing out volcanic ash through the school window reflection

Supporters of Trinamool Congress (TMC) celebrate after learning the initial poll results of the West Bengal Assembly elections, in Kolkata, India May 19, 2016. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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Supporters of Trinamool Congress (TMC) celebrate after learning the initial poll results of the West Bengal Assembly elections, in Kolkata, India 

BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 16: (CHINA OUT) Aerial view of wide area of flowers near Shisanling reservoir in Changping District on May 16, 2016 in Beijing, China. Blooming flowers attracted visitors in Beijing.  (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)

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Aerial view of wide area of flowers near Shisanling reservoir in Changping District in Beijing, China

epa05300699 A picture made available on 12 May 2016 shows Chinese sculptor Tian Yongjun working on a Mao Zedong sculpture outside his workshop in Shaoshan, Hunan Province in central China, 29 April 2016. Shaoshan is the hometown of former Communist leader Mao Zedong, popularly known as Chairman Mao. As the 50th anniversary of the Cultural Revolution approaches on 16 May, there is scant mention of the revolution where millions of intellectuals were persecuted and tortured in a bid to purge Mao's critics in his this small town where he was hailed as a great hero and leader.  EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

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Chinese sculptor Tian Yongjun works on a Mao Zedong sculpture outside his workshop in Shaoshan, China 

Wearing traditional military uniform, a member of a South Korean military honor guard, salutes before a welcoming honor guard ceremony for U.S. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of United Nations Command, US Forces Korea and Combined Forces Command at South Koreaπs Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

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Wearing traditional military uniform, a member of a South Korean military honour guard, salutes before a welcoming honour guard ceremony for U.S. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commander of United Nations Command, US Forces Korea and Combined Forces Command at South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul, South Korea

Keeping The Tradition Of Opera Alive In Rural China...CANGSHAN, SICHUAN - MAY 02:  Sichuan Opera actors from the Jinyuan Opera Company perform for villagers at the Dongyue Temple on May 2, 2016 in Cangshan, Sichuan province, China. Sichuan opera is a vibrant, centuries-old tradition that showcases the joys and challenges of daily life in rural China with tales of love, tradition, and family honor. As the traditional audience grows older, the opera as a form of art and recreation is struggling to endure as newer spectators within younger generations are leaving the countryside for China's cities to seek employment.  The tradition suffered a setback 50 years ago during the Cultural Revolution, the period of persecution and upheaval set into motion in May 1966 by Communist Party Chairman Mao Zedong to reassert his ideological authority. The operas were banned and most of the troupes were disbanded, but were revived in the late 1970s. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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Sichuan Opera actors from the Jinyuan Opera Company perform for villagers at the Dongyue Temple in Cangshan, Sichuan province, China. Sichuan opera is a vibrant, centuries-old tradition that showcases the joys and challenges of daily life in rural China with tales of love, tradition, and family honour 

Baby is carried away by rescue workers after being rescued from her collapsed home caused by an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, Japan...An eight-month-old baby is carried away by rescue workers after being rescued from her collapsed home caused by an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan, in this photo taken by Mainichi Shimbun April 15, 2016 early morning. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Daisuke Wada/Mainichi Shimbun via Reuters  ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. MANDATORY CREDIT. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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An eight-month-old baby is carried away by rescue workers after being rescued from her collapsed home caused by an earthquake in Mashiki town, Kumamoto prefecture, southern Japan

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Security personnel stand guard near the venue of a Congress party election rally in Guwahati, Assam, India 

TOPSHOT - A child sleeps on a bridge in ...TOPSHOT - A child sleeps on a bridge in Manila on April 6, 2016.  Roughly one quarter of the nation's 100 million people live in poverty, which is defined as surviving on about one US dollar a day, according to government data / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELISNOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A child sleeps on a bridge in Manila 

TOPSHOT - Buddhist monks pray for victim...TOPSHOT - Buddhist monks pray for victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami disaster which hit northeastern Japan in 2011 in front of former municipal disaster prevention centre building in the town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture on March 11, 2016. Japan is marking on March 11 the fifth anniversary of the 2011 quake and tsunami that claimed some 18,500 lives, flattened coastal communities and set off the worst atomic crisis in a generation. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / JIJI PRESS / Japan OUTJIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images

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Buddhist monks pray for victims of the earthquake and tsunami which hit northeastern Japan on the fifth anniversary of the disaster in front of former municipal disaster prevention centre building in the town of Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture 

TOPSHOT - An international hot air ballo...TOPSHOT - An international hot air balloonist makes a final check before inflating during the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Putrajaya on March 11, 2016. The event is taking place from March 11 to 13.  / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANAMANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images

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An international hot air balloonist makes a final check before inflating during the International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Putrajaya

An investor smiles in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai...An investor reacts in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China, March 7, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song

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An investor reacts in front of an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai, China

TOPSHOT - An Indian girl (C) studies by ...TOPSHOT - An Indian girl (C) studies by candle light in a slum area without electric power in Phillaur, around 50 km from Jalandhar, on February 29, 2016. India's government will work to ensure all the country's villages have electricity within two years, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, as he presented the annual budget on February 29.  AFP PHOTO / SHAMMI MEHRA / AFP / SHAMMI MEHRASHAMMI MEHRA/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian girl studies by candle light in a slum area without electric power in Phillaur, around 50 km from Jalandhar. India’s government will work to ensure all the country’s villages have electricity within two years, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, as he presented the annual budget on Monday

Rioters throw bricks at police in Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local holiday delicacies. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

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Rioters throw bricks at police in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong. Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local holiday delicacies 

Sharp Corp. President Kozo Takahashi Attends Third-Quarter Earnings News Conference...Reporters hold recorders as Kozo Takahashi, president of Sharp Corp., not pictured, leaves a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. Sharp reported its fifth straight loss as the embattled maker of Aquos flat-screen televisions decides between two competing bailout offer

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Reporters hold recorders as Kozo Takahashi, president of Sharp Corp (not pictured) leaves a news conference in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday. Sharp reported its fifth straight loss as the embattled maker of Aquos flat-screen televisions decides between two competing bailout offer

India celebrates its 67th Republic day...epa05126440 All women unit of Central Reserve Police Force participate in the 67th Republic day function in New Delhi, India,on 26 January 2016. French President Francois Hollande was chief guest at India's Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi  with the city being placed under maximum security amid terrorist threats. India celebrates the day its constitution was adopted - January 26, 1950 - as Republic Day.  EPA/HARISH TYAGI

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All women unit of Central Reserve Police Force participate in the 67th Republic day function in New Delhi, India. French President Francois Hollande was chief guest at India’s Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi with the city being placed under maximum security amid terrorist threats. 

Soldiers conduct 'severe-cold period' drill...epaselect epa05115211 A group of soldiers affiliated with an Army unit under the Special Warfare Command sing a martial song in unison after entering a reservoir by breaking the ice on its surface in Hongcheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea, 21 January 2016. The day is known as 'daehan,' one of the 24 seasonal divisions of the lunar calendar that marks the arrival of the coldest day of the year. The exercise in cold water is part of the unit's tactical drill tailored for the winter's severe cold period.  EPA/STRINGER SOUTH KOREA OUT

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A group of soldiers affiliated with an Army unit under the Special Warfare Command sing a martial song after entering a reservoir by breaking the ice on its surface in Hongcheon, South Korea