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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 Read more

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 Read more

Tibetan children play near Bajiao village in the Ganjia Grasslands on the outskirts of Xiahe, Gansu Province, China Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. Bajiao village, known as Karnang in Tibetan, is an ancient village, which is believed to be roughly 2,000 years old and is surrounded by a 12-sided city wall.

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Tibetan children play near Bajiao in the Ganjia Grasslands, Gansu province, China, on Thursday. Bajiao, known as Karnang in Tibetan, is believed to be about 2,000 years old and is surrounded by a 12-sided city wall.

An Afghan health worker (2R) administers a polio vaccination to a child on the first day of a vaccination campaign in Herat. A new three-day nationwide immunisation campaign against polio began supported by Afghanistan's Ministry of Public Health country wide, officials said.

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A health worker administers a polio vaccination to a child in Herat, Afghanistan, at the start of a three-day nationwide immunisation campaign against polio, supported by the country’s Ministry of Public Health

Indian children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi assemble at an event to mark Gandhiís birth anniversary in Chennai, India, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013.

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Children dressed as Mahatma Gandhi gather in Chennai to mark the anniversary of the birth of India’s political and spiritual leader Read more

 A young boy yawns during early morning self defense training at a summer boot camp on the outskirts of Beijing, China. Running in its fifth year, the youth military summer camp first opened in 2008, when it only had a handful of students signed up. Today the camp caters to over 2,000 kids a year over a two month period. The camp is ran mainly by former military, police, and fire fighters, looking after kids ranging from 6 to 17 years of age, with 70 percent being boys and 30 percent girls.

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A young boy yawns during early morning self defense training at a summer boot camp on the outskirts of Beijing, China. Running in its fifth year, the youth military summer camp first opened in 2008, when it only had a handful of students signed up. Today the camp caters to over 2,000 kids a year over a two month period. The camp is ran mainly by former military, police, and fire fighters, looking after kids ranging from 6 to 17 years of age, with 70 percent being boys and 30 percent girls.

Afghanistan society...epa03872131 Afghan children at their camp on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, 18 September 2013. Afghanistan's independent human rights commission might lose its "A" status in the upcoming review, which might affect its work and funding, UN and Afghan officials said 17 September. The reason was "the process leading up to the appointment of five new members" of the Afghan rights commission, which was "sufficiently flawed" for it to lose its ìAî status, according to Navi Pillay, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights.  EPA/S. SABAWOON

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Afghan children at their camp on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. Afghanistan’s independent human rights commission might lose its “A” status in the upcoming review, which might affect its work and funding, UN and Afghan officials said on Tuesday Read more

Indian school children dressed in traditional attire perform during a function to mark India's Independence Day in Bangalore, India, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.

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Indian schoolchildren dressed in traditional attire perform during a function to mark India‘s Independence Day in Bangalore, India, Thursday.