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A labourer takes a break at a coal dump site outside Mazar-i-Sharif.

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A labourer takes a break at a coal dump site outside Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan

University of Utah image of a map of the northern sky showing the "hot spot" where scientists detected an unusual concentration of high energy cosmic rays. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday July 8, 2014. A mysterious "hot spot" in the sky is emitting unusual numbers of powerful cosmic rays, say scientists. The discovery may shed new light on the origin of ultra-high energy cosmic rays, which still cannot be fully explained. The hot spot is centred two hand-widths below the "handle" of the Big Dipper, or Plough, an arrangement of seven stars within the Great Bear constellation.

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University of Utah image of a map of the northern sky showing the ‘hot spot’ where scientists say they are detecting an unusual concentration of high energy cosmic rays

A protester, name not given, demonstrates against rising energy prices outside the headquarters of energy provider Npower in London's City financial district, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. Hundreds of people from protest groups including UK Uncut and Fuel Poverty Action demonstrated against the rising energy prices.

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A protester demonstrates against rising energy prices outside the headquarters of energy provider Npower in London’s financial district. Hundreds of people from protest groups including UK Uncut and Fuel Poverty Action demonstrated against the rising energy prices. 

A sunrise is visible above a field with wind turbines near Mallnow, Germany, on  August 8, 2013.

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A sunrise is visible above a field with wind turbines near Mallnow, Germany, on Thursday

A worker carries coal in a basket at a coal wholesale market in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, July 2, 2013. India, the world s third-largest coal consumer, imported 43 percent more of the fuel than a year ago on increased demand from power stations and steelmakers, according to shipping data, and is set to eclipse China as the top importer of power station coal by 2014.

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A worker carries coal in a basket to a wholesale market in Mumbai, India. The country, the world’s third-largest coal consumer, imported 43 per cent more fuel than a year ago due to increased demand from power stations and steelmakers, according to shipping data, and is set to eclipse China as the top importer of power station coal by 2014

A man sleeps next to a closed stall at Galle Face green in Colombo...A man sleeps next to a closed stall at Galle Face green in Colombo June 28, 2013. Lack of supply of fish and sea food due to bad weather contributed to the rise in inflation, the government data showed. Core annual inflation, which excludes fresh food, energy, transport, rice and coconuts, eased to a record low of 4.3 percent in June from 5.7 percent a month ago, according to the new consumer price index, introduced in mid-2011. REUTERDinuka LiyanawatteS/ (SRI LANKA - Tags: BUSINESS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A man sleeps next to a closed stall at Galle Face green in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Friday.

Amazon Indians pose while occupying the main construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Vitoria do Xingu...Amazon Indians pose while occupying the main construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Vitoria do Xingu, near Altamira in Para State, May 27, 2013. Indians from various tribes returned to force the suspension for the second time in a month, of the dam projected to become the world's third largest in energy production, opposing it for its impact on the environment and their livelihoods. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)

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Amazon Indians occupy the main construction site of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam in Vitória do Xingu, near Altamira in Pará state, Brazil. Indians from various tribes returned to force the suspension of the dam, projected to become the world’s third largest in energy production, for the second time in a month, opposing it for its impact on the environment and their livelihoods. 

Lightning of a thunder storm illuminates the sky over a wind energy park near Jacobsdorf, eastern Germany.

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Lightning of a thunder storm illuminates the sky over a wind energy park near Jacobsdorf, eastern Germany.