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City skyscrapers stand on the waterfront on Palm Jumeirah artificial island in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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City skyscrapers stand on the waterfront on Palm Jumeirah artificial island in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Palestinian boy Yussef, 8, smiles as he realises he is being photographed as he rounds a corner near shelled out apartment buildings while carrying bread to take back home to his father on August 14, 2014 in Beit Hanun, northern Gaza Strip. The other members of the family stay overnight at a UN school. Israel and Gaza militants were holding their fire today after a new truce got off to a shaky start, with night-time Palestinian rocket fire followed by Israeli air strikes.

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Palestinian boy Yussef, smiles as he rounds a corner near shelled out apartment buildings while carrying bread to take back home to his father on Thursday in Beit Hanun, northern Gaza Strip

Riot police take a rest with their equipment before moving into anti-government encampment near the Government House in central Bangkok...Riot police take a rest with their equipment before moving into anti-government encampment near the Government House in central Bangkok February 14, 2014. Thousands of Thai riot police were deployed on Friday to seize back protest sites around government buildings in Bangkok that have been occupied for months by demonstrators seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra.  REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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Riot police rest on their shields before moving into an anti-government encampment near Government House in Bangkok. Thousands of Thai riot police were deployed to seize protest sites around government buildings in Bangkok that have been occupied for months by demonstrators seeking to topple Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra 

Lights from apartment buildings and office blocks clustered tightly together in Hong Kong's Kowloon district on Monday.  Home prices in the crowded city have risen by 120 per cent since 2008, and by more than 30 per cent from their previous peak in 1997, with prices in the luxury market being pushed up by wealthy buyers from mainland China.

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Apartment buildings and office blocks clustered tightly together in Hong Kong’s Kowloon district. Home prices in the crowded city have risen 120 per cent since 2008, and by more than 30 per cent from their previous peak in 1997, with prices in the luxury market being pushed up by wealthy buyers from mainland China.