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A protester holds up his fist as riot police prepare to intervene to disperse refinery workers holding a blockade of the oil depot of Douchy-Les-Mines, France to protest against the government’s proposed labour reforms

A man passes closed shops at Hastings in southeast England May 9, 2016. To match Special Report BRITAIN-EU/UNDECIDED    REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

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A man passes closed shops at Hastings in southeast England 

Prime Minister David Cameron helps to campaign for a 'Remain' vote in the forthcoming EU referendum at a phone centre in London today along with fellow pro EU campaigners, Lord Ashdown, Lord Kinnock and Tessa Jowell.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday April 14 2016. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

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Prime Minister David Cameron helps to campaign for a ‘Remain’ vote in the forthcoming EU referendum at a phone centre in London today along with fellow pro EU campaigners, Lord Ashdown, Lord Kinnock and Tessa Jowell 

Special police forces stand guard outsid...Special police forces stand guard outside the Council Chamber of Brussels on March 24, 2016 during investigations into the Paris and Brussels terror attacks. More than 30 people have been identified as being involved in a network behind the Paris attacks on November 13, with links now established to this week's bombings in Brussels. AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images

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Special police forces stand guard outside the Council Chamber of Brussels during investigations into the Paris and Brussels terror attacks

Two men silhouette in front of a bright sunny glas door in a corridor of a German parliament building in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, March 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

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Two silhouetted men walk infront of a bright sunny glass door in a corridor of a German parliament building in Berlin

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Kurdish people display a picture of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan during a protest outside an EU-Turkey summit in Brussels

Silberberg Tunnel on the new ICE route...epa05058295 Construction workers stand next to the tracks for the future German high-speed ICE train route inside the 'Silberberg Tunnel' near Grossbreitenbach, Germany, 07 December 2015. The Silberberg Tunnel is 7,391 meters long and the second longest tunnel on the new route between Ebensfeld and Erfurt.  EPA/MARTIN†SCHUTT

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Construction workers stand next to the tracks for the future German high-speed ICE train route inside the Silberberg Tunnel near Grossbreitenbach, Germany 

An elderly woman is pictured after arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey

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An elderly woman is pictured after arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey. More than 400,000 refugees, mostly Syrians and Afghans, arrived in Greece since early January while dozens were drowned trying to make the crossing. In total 710,000 have entered the EU through Greece and Italy during the same period, according to the European Agency Frontex border surveillance. The migration issue has caused deep divisions within the European Union, which is trying to set the distribution of migrants among its member countries or limit the flow.

Migrants and refugees queue near a registration camp after crossing the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija on Monday. Macedonia is a key transit country in the Balkans migration route into the EU, with thousands of asylum seekers and migrants -- many of them from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia -- entering the country every day

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Migrants and refugees queue near a registration camp after crossing the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija on Monday. Macedonia is a key transit country in the Balkans migration route into the EU

A woman walks on the railway track on her way to a temporary holding center for migrants after crossing the borderline between Serbia and Hungary near Roszke, southern Hungary, Monday, Sept. 14, 2015. Hungarian authorities hope reinforced border patrols, speeded up construction of a 4-meter (13-feet) high fence on the border with Serbia and new laws criminalizing people entering Hungary illegally or cutting through the fence will deter migrants from coming to Hungary as they try to make their way to Germany and other countries west. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

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A woman walks on the railway track on her way to a temporary holding centre for migrants after crossing the borderline between Serbia and Hungary near Roszke, southern Hungary today.

Belgian riot police stand covered in straw sprayed from a combine harvester by European farmers during a protest blocking access to the European institutions in Brussels on Monday

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Belgian riot police stand covered in straw sprayed from a combine harvester by European farmers during a protest blocking access to the European institutions in Brussels on Monday

Sculptures of dairy cows hang on tractors cranes as farmers and dairy farmers from all over Europe take part in a demonstration outside an European Union farm ministers emergency meeting at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels...Sculptures of dairy cows hang on tractors cranes as farmers and dairy farmers from all over Europe take part in a demonstration outside an European Union farm ministers emergency meeting at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium September 7, 2015. Thousands of farmers gathered in the European capital calling for more help with low prices and high costs in the European Union's largest agricultural producer country.    REUTERS/Yves Herman

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Sculptures of dairy cows hang on tractors cranes as farmers and dairy farmers from all over Europe take part in a demonstration outside an European Union farm ministers emergency meeting at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. Thousands of farmers gathered in the European capital calling for more help with low prices and high costs in the European Union’s largest agricultural producer country. 

Migrants and refugees at Macedonian border...epa04917925 Migrants break through the cordon of Macedonian police forces, near the town of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 07 September 2015. The Gevgelija-Presevo journey is just a part of the journey that the refugees, the vast majority of them from Syria, are forced to make along the so-called Balkan corridor, which takes them from Turkey, across Greece, Macedonia and Serbia to Hungary, the gateway to the European Union.  EPA/NAKE BATEV

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Migrants break through the cordon of Macedonian police forces, near the town of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The Gevgelija-Presevo journey is just a part of the journey that the refugees, the vast majority of them from Syria, are forced to make along the so-called Balkan corridor, which takes them from Turkey, across Greece, Macedonia and Serbia to Hungary, the gateway to the European Union.

Migrants Refuse To Leave Train Stopped By Police At Hungarian Station...BICSKE, HUNGARY - SEPTEMBER 04:  Migrants protest outside a train that they are refusing to leave for fear of being taken to a refugee camp from the train that has been held at Bicske station since yesterday on September 4, 2015 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.  (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

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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.

Syrian refugees and migrants along a railway line as they try to cross from Serbia into Hungary near Horgos on September 1, 2015. European Union leaders called for action to defend the "dignity" of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc's eastern borders over the escalating crisis. AFP PHOTO / ARIS MESSINISARIS MESSINIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Syrian refugees and migrants along a railway line as they try to cross from Serbia into Hungary near Horgos. European Union leaders called for action to defend the “dignity” of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc’s eastern borders over the escalating crisis. 

Migrants sleep on a bench at a park in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary and the EU Schengen Area, a zone with no internal border checks between member countries

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Migrants sleep on a bench at a park in Belgrade, Serbia on Friday. Over 10,000 migrants, including many women with babies and small children, have crossed into Serbia over the past few days and headed toward Hungary and the EU Schengen Area

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos reacts as deputies attempt to disrupt his speech during a night parliamentary session in Athens...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHTGreek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos reacts as deputies attempt to disrupt his speech during a night parliamentary session in Athens, Greece, early August 14, 2015. Greek lawmakers debated a draft bill on the latest bailout deal, which the government hopes will be approved ahead of a euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels on Friday. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAYREUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER TO FIND THE BEST PHOTOS FROM THE MOST IMPORTANT STORIES AND TOP STANDALONES EACH DAY. Search for "TPX" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field or "IMAGES OF THE DAY" in the Caption field and you will find a selection of 80-100 of our daily Top Pictures.REUTERS NEWS PICTURES. TEMPLATE OUT

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Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos reacts as deputies attempt to disrupt his speech during a night parliamentary session in Athens, Greece, early on Friday. Greek lawmakers debated a draft bill on the latest bailout deal, which the government hopes will be approved ahead of a euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels on Friday. 

Migrants sleep outside a train station in Budapest...Migrants sleep outside a train station in Budapest, Hungary, August 3, 2015. While Hungary is an avenue rather than a destination for the migrants, the central European country is increasingly weary and polarised as the influx grows. Conflicts have begun to appear, and the government is taking an ever harder line. Picture taken August 3, 2015. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh

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Migrants sleep outside a train station in Budapest, Hungary. While Hungary is an avenue rather than a destination for the migrants, the central European country is increasingly weary and polarised as the influx grows

Migrants walk along railway tracks on their way to catch a train heading to the Serbian border, at the train station in Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 04 August 2015. Greece and Italy are the main entry points for Europe-bound asylum seekers and economic migrants. After they have reached the bloc, many start to make their way to wealthier countries in Western Europe. From the beginning of the year to mid-June, nearly 160,000 landed in both countries, according to International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates

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Migrants walk along railway tracks on their way to catch a train heading to the Serbian border, at the train station in Gevgelija, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Tuesday

Migrants wait on the Greek side of the border to enter in Macedonia near city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Monday. Thousands of migrants who crossed Greece are on their way through Macedonia towards Serbia in order to access other European countries. Hungary in mid-July started to put up a fence on its border with Serbia, which makes the situation with the migrants in the transit countries even more complicated. The European countries on 20 July will discuss the quota of how many migrants each country should accept.

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Migrants wait on the Greek side of the border to enter in Macedonia near city of Gevgelija, The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Monday. Thousands of migrants who crossed Greece are on their way through Macedonia towards Serbia in order to access other European countries