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
A wounded boy at a hospital after he was injured in ongoing conflict, in Sana’a, Yemen
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A child climbs through a fence inside the former compound of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the half-emptied village of Leer, South Sudan.
A child sits on the ground and listens to U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speak to supporters during a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire
A Palestinian refugee girl poses for a photograph outside her family’s small house during cold weather on a rainy day in Gaza City
Syrian refugee Bissan Alabdullah, smiles while standing next to her family’s laundry outside their tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan, Wednesday
A child from the Abu Sleiman family has a lunch at his house in the Syrian town of Beit Nayem, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus
A Pakistani health worker administers polio drops to a young girl during a polio vaccination campaign in Karachi on Monday
A child looks at window cleaners work while dressed in sheep and monkey costumes, denoting animal signs of the Chinese zodiac calendar, during an event marking the upcoming end of the year at a hotel in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday
A man carrying a baby cries after crossing the Greek-Macedonian border with other migrants and refugees, near the town of Gevgelija. Macedonia has restricted passage to northern Europe to only Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who are considered war refugees. All other nationalities are deemed economic migrants and told to turn back. Over 1,500 people are stuck on the border
A migrant carries her child after crossing the border from Greece into Macedonia, near Gevgelija, Macedonia on Friday
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An Afghan refugee girl peers through the curtain of her temporary home on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan today.
A Syrian child reacts as he receives first aid in a field hospital following an airstrike by forces loyal to the Syrian government in the rebel-held area of Douma, Syria
An Egyptian boy watches his father mark his ballot during the final day of the first round of the Egyptian parliamentary elections, at a polling station in Alexandria, Egypt yesterday. Egyptian authorities have given government workers a half-day off Monday in an attempt to bolster low turnout in the country’s parliamentary election. The government has not released turnout figures for voting on Sunday.
A man opens a drink to a child as they stand before a display board at the entrance to a park in Beijing
Syrian refugee boy plays with toy guns at Akcakale Refugee Camp in Sanliurfa, southeastern Turkey, on Thursday.
A health worker administers a polio vaccine to a child, in Peshawar, Pakistan on Monday. Pakistan still accounts for the majority of polio cases globally
Afghan boy Amir Hosein, aged 8, who was seriously injured in a bombing that killed his mother, waits with his extended family at Keleti station in Budapest for a train to Austria on Tuesday in Budapest, Hungary.
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Migrants protest outside a train that they are refusing to leave for fear of being taken to a refugee camp from the train which has been held at Bicske station since yesterday in Bicske, near Budapest, Hungary. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary’s army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year.
A migrant, hoping to cross into Hungary, plays with a child along a railway track outside the village of Horgos in Serbia