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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, 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.

Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are returned at a 'Better Together' event in Glasgow, Scotland, on September 19, 2014. Scotland appeared set to reject independence on Friday with 23 out of 32 voting areas declared and the crucial Glasgow region having given its result.

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Pro-union supporters celebrate as Scottish independence referendum results are returned at a ‘Better Together’ event in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday

Bangladeshi people participate in a parade to celebrate the first day of the Bangla New Year or Pahela Baisshakh, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Monday, April 14, 2014. Thousands of Bangladeshis on Monday celebrated their new year with fairs, concerts and rallies.

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People participate in a parade to celebrate the first day of the Bangla New Year, or Pahela Baisshakh, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Thousands of Bangladeshis on Monday celebrated their new year with fairs, concerts and rallies.

Students apply coloured power onto their teacher's head during Holi celebrations at a school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad March 14, 2014. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India.

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Students apply coloured powder onto their teacher’s head during Holi celebrations at a school in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad. Holi, also known as the Festival of Colours, heralds the beginning of spring and is celebrated all over India

Young children of foreign migrant workers wear costumes as they march in a Purim parade in Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, March 14, 2014. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues. Other customs include: sending food parcels and giving charity; dressing up in masks and costumes; eating a festive meal; and public celebrations.

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Young children of foreign migrant workers wear costumes as they march in a Purim parade in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Jewish holiday commemorates the Jews’ salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, which is read in synagogues

Christian residents jubilate as Seleka Muslim militias evacuate the Kasai camp in Bangui, Central African Republic, Tuesday Jan. 28, 2014, to relocate and join other Selekas at the PK11camp. The departure of the fighters was greeted with screams of joy from the crowd of hundreds that gathered to watch them leave for another camp in northern Bangui.  We are free! This is our new year!  they shouted. Seleka became deeply unpopular after they killed and tortured civilians after seizing power in March 2013. Their leader Michel Djotodia stepped down as president earlier this month and went into exile in Benin.

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Christian residents jubilate as Séléka Muslim militias evacuate the Kasai camp in Bangui, Central African Republic, to relocate and join other Sélékas at the PK11camp. The departure of the fighters was greeted with screams of joy from the crowd of hundreds who gathered to watch them leave for another camp in northern Bangui.

A couple walk beneath a display of lanterns for the Lunar New Year as China prepares for the Year of the Horse in Beijing on January 28, 2014.  China is preparing to welcome the Lunar New Year of the Horse which falls on January 31 and will see about 3.62 billion trips made by Chinese travelers during the 40-day Spring Festival travel period.

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A display of lanterns for the lunar new year in Beijing. China is preparing to welcome the year of the horse, which falls on January 31 and will see Chinese travelers make about 3.62bn trips during the 40-day Spring Festival travel period.

Bonfire societies parade through the streets during the Bonfire Night celebrations at Lewes, Sussex.

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Bonfire societies parade through the streets during the Bonfire Night celebrations in Lewes, Sussex

An Indian school student dressed as Mahatma Gandhi (C) sits with fellow students as they take part in state formation day celebrations in Hyderabad

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An Indian school student dressed as Mahatma Gandhi is among those taking part in state formation day celebrations in Hyderabad in India on Friday.

Men ride on a motorcycle while leading a recently purchased camel ahead of Eid al-Adha celebrations on the outskirts of Karachi October 15, 2013. Muslims across the world celebrate the annual festival of Eid al-Adha or the Festival of Sacrifice, which marks the end of the annual hajj pilgrimage, by slaughtering goats, sheep, cows and camels in commemoration of the Prophet Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to show obedience to Allah. Eid al-Adha in Pakistan falls on October 16. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

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Men ride on a motorcycle while leading a recently purchased camel ahead of Eid al-Adha celebrations on the outskirts of Karachi, Pakistan

Taiwanese children cover their head to keep from Sun during a rehearsal for National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan. National Day is known as Double-Ten, because it falls on October 10, the tenth day of the tenth month of the year. It commemorates the Republican Revolution, which broke out in Wuhan, China, on the 10th October 10, 1911, and brought about the end of China's Qing dynasty.

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Taiwanese children cover their heads to keep the sun off during a rehearsal for National Day celebrations, on October 10, in front of the Presidential Office in Taipei, Taiwan.

Indian Muslims wear masks with a picture of Narendra Modi, Gujarat state Chief Minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP)'s prime ministerial candidate, as a part of Modi's birthday celebration outside a mosque in Mumbai

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Indian Muslims wear masks with a picture of Narendra Modi, Gujarat state chief minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) prime ministerial candidate, as a part of Modi’s birthday celebration outside a mosque in Mumbai

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys carry palm br...Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boys carry palm branches to be used during the celebration of Sukkot, the feast of the Tabernacles, in the conservative central Israeli city of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, on September 16, 2013. The Sukkot feast, to start on September 19, is a week-long holiday when people eat and sleep in makeshift booths in their gardens and commemorates the exodus of Jews from Egypt some 3200 years ago. A FP PHOTO / JACK GUEZJACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish children carry palm branches to be used during the celebration of Sukkot, the feast of the Tabernacles, in the Israeli city of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv. The feast of Sukkot, which starts on September 19, is a week-long holiday when people eat and sleep in makeshift booths in their gardens to commemorate the exodus of Jews from Egypt about 3,200 years ago