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Iraqi children search through garbage for recyclable items on June 10, 2014, at a waste dump on the outskirts of the shrine city of Najaf, in central Iraq.

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Iraqi children search through garbage for recyclable items on Wednesday at a waste dump on the outskirts of the shrine city of Najaf, in central Iraq

Palestinian children take part in a summer camp organized by Hamas on June 3, 2014. Thousands of elementary school students in the Gaza Strip are going to Hamas summer camps, in which they take part in recreational activities and participate in political demonstrations in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.

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Palestinian children at a summer camp organized by Hamas on Tuesday. Thousands of elementary school students in the Gaza Strip take part in recreational activities and political demonstrations in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails

Pakistani girls show their fingers being marked after receiving polio vaccine in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, June 3, 2014. Pakistan required  all travelers leaving the country to obtain a polio vaccination, the health ministry said

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Girls show off their painted fingers after receiving the polio vaccine in Lahore, Pakistan, on Tuesday

Indonesian children play in the rain during a heavy downpour in Jakarta, Indonesia

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Indonesian children play in the rain during a heavy downpour in Jakarta, Indonesia

A Syrian woman comforts her children after their house in the Sahour nieghbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo was bombed on May 14, 2014. Once home to some 2.5 million residents and considered Syria's economic powerhouse, Aleppo has been divided between government and opposition control since shortly after fighting there began in mid-2012.

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A Syrian woman comforts her children after their house in the Sahour nieghbourhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo was bombed on Wednesday. Once home to some 2.5 million residents and considered Syria’s economic powerhouse, Aleppo has been divided between government and opposition control since shortly after fighting there began in 2012.

Children carry buckets of water in a rebel-held area in Aleppo

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Children carry buckets of water in a rebel-held area in Aleppo on Monday

Two homeless children sleep on a pavement in front of a closed shop in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

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Two homeless children sleep on a pavement in front of a closed shop in Kolkata, India, on Tuesday 

Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the "Rebel Cup" in downtown Sao Paulo...Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the "Rebel Cup" in downtown Sao Paulo April 13, 2014. The "Rebel Cup" is an informal tournament bringing together social movements as a way of protest against government spending for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The boy (L) wears a T-shirt of Real Madrid and the boy (2nd R) wears the shorts of Barcelona.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce

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Children watch a soccer match held by activists as part of the “Rebel Cup” in downtown São Paulo. The Rebel Cup is an informal tournament bringing together social movements as a way of protest against government spending for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. One of the boys, left, wears a T-shirt of Real Madrid while another, second from right, wears the shorts of Barcelona.

Students stand in line to cast their votes during the election of the Children's Parliament in Sanaa April 14, 2014. More than 30,000 students from 60 schools in Yemen participated in the election to vote for their candidates who will represent them in the Yemeni Children s Parliament, state news agency Saba reported.

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Students queue to cast their votes during the election for the Children’s Parliament in Sana’a. More than 30,000 students from 60 schools in Yemen participated in the election for representatives in the Yemeni Children’s Parliament.

Internally displaced Muslims children

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Muslim children rest inside their tent during a census at an internally displaced people’s refugee camp at Theechaung village on the outskirts of Sittwe, in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine on Tuesday

Crisis in Ukraine - Sevatopol defense monument ...epa04142977 Crimean schoolchildren dressed as Soviet navy servicemen perform the change of the honor guard ceremony at the Memorial to the Heroes of the defense of Sevastopol 1941-1942 in Sevastopol, Crimea, 27 March 2014. It was the first change of guards since the beginning of the unrest in Ukraine. The monument's eternal flame was lit in honor of Russian soldiers who died defending the city against the Nazis.  EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY

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Crimean schoolchildren dressed as Soviet navy servicemen perform the change of the honor guard ceremony at the Memorial to the Heroes of the defense of Sevastopol 1941-1942 in Sevastopol, Crimea. It was the first change of guards since the beginning of the unrest in Ukraine. The monument’s eternal flame was lit in honor of Russian soldiers who died defending the city against the Nazis. 

Children play on improvised swings on a tow truck parked on a roadside in Mumbai March 24, 2014.

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Children play on improvised swings on a tow truck parked in Mumbai, India.

Kindergartners drink waters near a poster to mark the World Water Day, which falls on March 22, on Cheonggye Stream in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 20, 2014.

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Kindergartners drink waters near a poster to mark the World Water Day, which falls on March 22, on Cheonggye Stream in Seoul, South Korea.

Afghan children play Ghursai, a traditional boy's game

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Children play Ghursai, a traditional boy’s game, in the countryside on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Nangarhar province in Afghanistan 

Palestinian children play with concrete pipes in Gaza City, on January 28, 2014.

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Palestinian children play with concrete pipes in Gaza City on Tuesday.

Girls stand near smoke from twigs which were set on fire by their parents to warm themselves at a vegetable field in New Delhi

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Girls look on as they stand next to a fire made by their parents to warm themselves at a vegetable field in New Delhi, India

Typhoon Haiyan aftermath...epa03966913 Filipino young typhoon victims ask for help in the super typhoon devastated city of Palo, Leyte province, Philippines,  27 November 2013. The death toll from Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines has increased to 5,500, with 1,757 people still missing, the national disaster relief agency said 27 November. Authorities fear the number of fatalities will increase since emergency workers were retrieving more bodies as they cleared debris.More than 3.5 million people were displaced by the typhoon, which slammed into the eastern Philippines with record winds of more than 300 kilometres per hour on November 8. The disaster relief agency said more than 26,000 people were injured, while more than 1 million homes were destroyed. Damage to infrastructure and agriculture was estimated at more than 24.53 billion pesos (570.46 million dollars), it added.

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Young Typhoon Haiyan survivors ask for help in Palo, Philippines 

Syrian displaced children, wait outside their tent the school bus at a Syrian refugee camp at Delhamiyeh village in the Bekaa valley, eastern Lebanon, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. There are more than 800,000 refugees registered with the U.N. refugees agency in Lebanon, but the Lebanese government estimates the real number of Syrians in the country at more than 1 million, or around one-third of the tiny country s population.

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Syrian children at a refugee camp at Delhamiyeh, eastern Lebanon, wait outside their tent for the school bus. There are more than 800,000 refugees registered with the UN refugees agency in the country, although the Lebanese government estimates the number at more than 1m.

Palestinian school children play with tyres on ??Gaza beach on October 24, 2013 in Deir al-Balah.

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Palestinian schoolchildren play with tyres on a beach in Deir al-Balah, Gaza, on Thursday

Afghan boys play on a destroyed car in Kabul...Afghan boys play on a destroyed car in Kabul October 22, 2013.  REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

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Boys play on a burnt out car in Kabul, Afghanistan