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Local resident Diarra looks in a mirror as she gets her hair done next to a clothing store display in Bamako...Local resident Aminata Diarra looks in a mirror as she gets her hair done next to a clothing store display in Bamako August 27, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (MALI - Tags: SOCIETY)

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Local resident Aminata Diarra looks in a mirror as she gets her hair done next to a clothing store display in Bamako, Mali on Tuesday Read more

Refugio poses for a photograph inside her house in Zitlaltepec...Refugio, 82, poses for a photograph inside her house in Zitlaltepec, July 26, 2013. Mexico's poverty rate fell 0.6 percent between 2010 and 2012 to 53.3 million people, the government's social development agency Coneval said. Factoring in population growth, the ranks of the poor grew by half a million people in that time. Picture taken July 26, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: SOCIETY POVERTY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Refugio, 82, inside her house in Zitlaltepec. Mexico’s poverty rate fell 0.6 per cent between 2010 and 2012 to 53.3m people, the government’s social development agency Coneval said. Factoring in population growth, the ranks of the poor grew by 500,000 people in that time. Read more

Chinese women walks past a shadow casted on the floor, as they shop inside a shopping mall in Beijing, China.

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Shoppers walk across shadows cast on the floor of a mall in Beijing, China. The country’s leaders face new pressure to stimulate a slowing economy after growth fell to its lowest level since 1991, depressed by weak trade and efforts to cool a credit boom.

Municipal policemen march on their motorcycles during a rally by local government workers, against the public sector reforms and layoffs Greece has promised its international lenders, in Athens...Municipal policemen march on their motorcycles during a rally by local government workers, against the public sector reforms and layoffs Greece has promised its international lenders, in Athens July 8, 2013. The euro zone must decide on Monday how to keep Greece on a lifeline but is divided over whether to delay aid payments to Athens to force through unpopular reforms ranging from sacking public workers to selling state assets. REUTERS/John Kolesidis (GREECE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Municipal policemen on their motorcycles join a protest by local government workers in Athens against the public sector reforms and layoffs the Greek government has promised its international lenders. The eurozone must decide on Monday how to keep Greece on a lifeline but is divided over whether to delay aid payments to the country to force through unpopular measures ranging from sacking public workers to selling state assets. Read more

Indian laborers works to erect a temporary structure for an event in Ahmadabad, India, Thursday, June 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

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Labourers work to erect a temporary structure for an event in Ahmadabad, India, on Thursday. Read more

Kashmiri men fish from the weed-covered Dal Lake in Srinagar...Kashmiri men fish from the weed-covered Dal Lake in Srinagar June 25, 2013.

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Kashmiri men fish from the weed-covered Dal Lake in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday.

Activists of the PAH mortgage victims platform occupy a branch of the BBVA bank to demand the renegotiation of the mortgages of 232 families, in Sabadell, near Barcelona, June 21, 2013

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Activists of the PAH mortgage victims platform occupy a branch of BBVA bank in Sabadell, near Barcelona, to demand the renegotiation of the mortgages of 232 families, on Friday. Read more

(L-R) Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, British Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, French President Francois Hollande, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta arrive for a family photo on the second day of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, Britain, 18 June 2013. Leaders from Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, USA and UK are meeting at Lough Erne in Northern Ireland for the G8 Summit 17-18 June. The leaders were holding their second and final day of talks on 18 June, with the global economy and tax avoidance high on the agenda.

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On day two of the G8 Summit at Lough Erne, leaders take a walk on Tuesday in the area around the two connected lakes in Northern Ireland. From left to right, Shinzo Abe, Japanese prime minister, Angela Merkel, German chancellor, Vladimir Putin, Russian president, David Cameron, British prime minister, Barack Obama, US president, Francois Hollande, French president, Stephen Harper, Canadian prime minister, and Enrico Letta, Italian prime minister. The leaders are meeting for talks that include the global economy and tax avoidance

Morning sunlight illuminates a prt of the community along the creek in P. Casal district on June 9, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. It has been reported that 105,000 of 580,000 informal settlers in Manila have set up home in disaster prone areas. Recent reports have named the Philippines as Asia's fastest growing economy, however the housing shortage is still a major concern for many of Manila's poorest communities.

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Morning sunlight illuminates a part of the community along the creek in P. Casal district in Manila, PhilippinesRead more

A worker is seen between signboards of shops as he works to change an advertisement board outside a shopping mall in Beijing...A worker is seen between signboards of shops as he works to change an advertisement board outside a shopping mall in Beijing June 6, 2013. Activity in China's services sector expanded in May but at a pace little changed from the month before, the latest sign that the world's No. 2 economy is struggling to regain momentum.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)

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A worker is seen between shop signboards as he works to change an advertisement board outside a shopping mall in Beijing on Thursday. Read more