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Student groups perform during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei on October 10, 2016.   Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on October 10 called for a resumption of talks with China and pledged that "anything" can be on the table for discussion. Relations with Beijing have deteriorated under Taiwan's first female president, whose China-sceptic Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) took office in May after a landslide victory over the Kuomintang party (KMT).   / AFP PHOTO / SAM YEHSAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images

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Student groups perform during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Palace in Taipei. Photo Sam Yehsam Yeh/AFP/Getty 

Students wave the Malaysian flag during the 59th National Day celebrations at the Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday,

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Students wave the Malaysian flag during the 59th National Day celebrations at the Independence Square in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Wednesday

Boarding is erected in front of residential properties ahead of the annual Notting Hill Carnival, on August 26, 2016 in London, England. Many shops, businesses and residential properties are boarded up to prevent damage during the Notting Hill Carnival. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year's carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Boarding is erected in front of residential properties ahead of the annual Notting Hill Carnival in London, England. Many shops, businesses and residential properties are boarded up to prevent damage during the Notting Hill Carnival. More than one million people are expected to enjoy this year’s carnival. It is the largest street festival in Europe and was first held in 1964 by the Afro-Caribbean community. Over the bank holiday weekend the streets come alive to steel bands, colourful floats and costumed performers as members of the public flood into the area to join in the celebrations.

Europe Day in Rome...epa05296191 People take part in a ceremony on the occasion of the Europe Day in Rome, Italy, 09 May 2016. The Europe Day is aimed to celebrate peace and unity in the continent.  EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI

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People take part in a ceremony on the occasion of the Europe Day in Rome. Europe Day is aimed to celebrate peace and unity in the continent 

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 

A trained monkey wearing a Korean traditional costumes waits to be photographed with kindergarten students after a performance at Monkey School, in conjunction with Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Goyang...A trained monkey wearing a Korean traditional costumes waits to be photographed with kindergarten students after a performance at Monkey School, in conjunction with Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Goyang, South Korea, January 22, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

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A trained monkey wearing a Korean traditional costumes waits to be photographed with kindergarten students after a performance at Monkey School, in conjunction with Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations in Goyang, South Korea 

Fireworks explode over the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster as the New Year's Day celebrations begin in London.

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Fireworks explode over the River Thames and the Palace of Westminster as the New Year’s Day celebrations begin in London. 

Armed police officers in Westminster, London, as thousands of police including increased numbers of firearms officers will be on duty as the capital ushers in the New Year tonight. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday December 31, 2015. Scotland Yard said there will be around 3,000 officers across central London as mayor Boris Johnson's fireworks display with Unicef brings in 2016. See PA story SOCIAL Year. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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An armed police officer in Westminster, London. Thousands of police including increased numbers of firearms officers will be on duty as the capital ushers in the New Year tonight 

A Bangladeshi child sells headbands during the Victory Day celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. The Victory Day celebrated on December 16 marks the anniversary of Bangladesh's victory in the India-aided war against Pakistan.

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A Bangladeshi child sells headbands during the Victory Day celebrations in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Wednesday. The Victory Day celebrated marks the anniversary of Bangladesh’s victory in the India-aided war against Pakistan

People celebrate after the victory of Burkina Faso's newly elected president Roch Marc Christian Kabore at the party's MPP headquarters in Ouagadougou on December 1, 2015.  Roch Marc Christian Kabore has won Burkina Faso's presidential election, official results showed, after a year of turmoil that saw the west African country's former leader deposed and the military try to seize powee. Kabore won 53.49 percent of ballots in Sunday's poll, winning victory in the first round of a vote to restore stability after a popular revolt toppled longtime leader Blaise Compaore just over a year go.

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People celebrate after the victory of Burkina Faso’s newly elected president Roch Marc Christian Kabore at the party’s MPP headquarters in Ouagadougou

A column of tanks takes part in a military parade as part of the celebrations marking the 55th anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus in the presence of the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and other high ranking government officials, in Nicosia, Cyprus, 01 October 2015.

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A column of tanks takes part in a military parade as part of the celebrations marking the 55th anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus in the presence of the President of the Republic Nicos Anastasiades and other high ranking government officials, in Nicosia, Cyprus, on Thursday

People cheer as they gather during a celebration a day after the first democratic constitution was announced in Kathmandu, Nepal September 21, 2015. Nepal adopted its first full democratic constitution on Sunday, a historic step for a nation that has witnessed war, a palace massacre and devastating earthquakes since a campaign to create a modern state began more than 65 years ago

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People cheer as they gather during a celebration a day after the first democratic constitution was announced in Kathmandu, Nepal on Monday

Members of India's Tripura State Rifles (TSR) take part in the full-dress rehearsal for India's Independence Day celebrations in Agartala, India, August 13, 2015. India commemorates its Independence Day on August 15.

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Members of India’s Tripura State Rifles (TSR) take part in the full-dress rehearsal for India’s Independence Day celebrations in Agartala, India, on Thursday. India commemorates its Independence Day on Saturday.

An Egyptian carries a member of the armed forces on his shoulders during celebrations of the opening of the new addition to the Suez Canal, in Tahrir Square, downtown Cairo, Egypt, 06 August 2015. The latest addition to the canal comes in at 72 kilometers (44 miles), was completed in under a year at an estimated cost of 8.5 billion US dollars, and was opened to shipping 06 August. According to the Egyptian Government the additional chanel cuts journey times from an estimated 18-14 hours to 11 hours, making it the fastest shipping lane of its kind worldwide, and will double revenue, though their figures have been widely disputed by international economists

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An Egyptian carries a member of the armed forces on his shoulders during celebrations of the opening of the new addition to the Suez Canal, in Tahrir Square, downtown Cairo, Egypt on Thursday

 People celebrate in Athens on July 5, 2015 after the first exit-polls of the Greek referendum. Over 60 percent of Greeks rejected further austerity dictated by the country's EU-IMF creditors in a referendum, results from 20 percent of polling stations showed

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People celebrate in Athens early Monday after the Greeks rejected further austerity dictated by the country’s EU-IMF creditors in a referendum

Members of the Dancin Devils of Naiguata take part in the catholic celebration of Corpus Christi in Naiguata, a popular neighbourhood in La Guaira, Vargas state, on June 4, 2015. AFP PHOTO/FEDERICO PARRAFEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images

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Members of the Dancing Devils of Naiguata take part in the catholic celebration of Corpus Christi in Naiguata, a neighbourhood in La Guaira, Vargas state, Venezuela

Indian performers dance during the state...Indian performers dance during the state's formation day celebrations, marking one year since the formation of the new state in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad, on June 2, 2015.The 10 districts of the southern Indian state of Telangana was formed as India's 29th state on June 2, 2014 after it was carved out of Andhra Pradesh. AFP PHOTO/ Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian performers dance during the state’s formation day celebrations, marking one year since the formation of the new state in Secunderabad, the twin city of Hyderabad on Tuesday

A girl sporting a sticker with the national flag colours on her face participates in a street parade to celebrate the 24th self-declared independence day for the breakaway Somaliland nation from  Somalia in capital Hargeysa...A girl sporting a sticker with the national flag colours on her face participates in a street parade to celebrate the 24th self-declared independence day for the breakaway Somaliland nation from  Somalia in capital Hargeysa, May 18, 2015.

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A girl sporting a sticker with the national flag colours on her face participates in a street parade to celebrate the 24th self-declared independence day for the breakaway Somaliland nation from Somalia in capital Hargeysa on Monday

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters dance to celebrate the news of early election result trends outside their party headquarters in Jammu, India, Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014. India's ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janta Party is poised to emerge as an important political player in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, as votes in local elections are being counted.

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Bharatiya Janata party supporters celebrate the news of early election result trends outside their party headquarters in Jammu, India

TOPSHOTS A participant in costume holds ...TOPSHOTS A participant in costume holds aloft a torch as bonfire societies parade through the streets of Lewes in Sussex, on November 5, 2014, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. Bonfire Night is related to the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year. Processions held across the South of England culminate in Lewes on November 5, commemorating the memory of the seventeen Protestant martyrs. Thousands of people attend the parade through the narrow streets until the evening comes to an end with the burning of an effigy, or 'guy,' usually representing Guy Fawkes, who died in 1605 after an unsuccessful attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament. AFP PHOTO / JUSTIN TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images

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A participant in costume holds aloft a torch as bonfire societies parade through the streets of Lewes in Sussex, during the traditional Bonfire Night celebrations. Bonfire Night is related to the ancient festival of Samhain, the Celtic New Year. Processions held across the South of England culminate in Lewes on November 5, commemorating the memory of the seventeen Protestant martyrs. Thousands of people attend the parade through the narrow streets until the evening comes to an end with the burning of an effigy, or ‘guy,’ usually representing Guy Fawkes, who died in 1605 after an unsuccessful attempt to blow up The Houses of Parliament.