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A nighttime view of Europe using the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite in seen in a NASA handout...A nighttime view of Europe made possible by the ìday-night bandî of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is seen in a global composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite in 2012 and released by NASA October 2, 2014 .  The VIIRS detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, wildfires, and gas flares.   REUTERS/NASA/Handout  (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ENERGY SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

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A night time view of Europe made possible by the iday-night bandi of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) is seen in a global composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership satellite. Read more

US fans watch players on the 14th tee during a practice round ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014.

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US fans watch players on the 14th tee during a practice round ahead of the Ryder Cup golf tournament, at Gleneagles, Scotland on Wednesday

Jean-Claude Juncker receives David Cameron, British Prime Minister...epa04319307 A handout photograph made available by the European Commission showing new president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker (R) receiving British Prime Minister, David Cameron as EU leaders met in Brussels, Belgium, 17 July 2014.  Jean-Claude Juncker, confirmed by the European Parliament on 15 July 2014 as the next European Commission president with only David Cameron and Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban. EU leaders failed on 16 July 2014 to agree on top political appointments, successors need to be found most urgently for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and President Herman Van Rompuy.  EPA/LIEVEN CREEMERS / EUROPEAN COMMISSION / HANDOUT  HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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A handout photograph made available by the European Commission shows Jean-Claude Juncker and David Cameron giving each other a high five. Read more

Lightning is pictured on June 10, 2014 o...Lightning is pictured on June 10, 2014 over Algermissen, Germany. Violent storms killed at least six people in western Germany overnight, felling trees and snarling road and rail traffic, authorities said Tuesday.  AFP PHOTO / DPA/ JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE /GERMANY OUTJULIAN STRATENSCHULTE/AFP/Getty Images

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Lightning is pictured over Algermissen, Germany. Violent storms killed at least six people in western Germany overnight, felling trees and snarling road and rail traffic, authorities said on Tuesday Read more

Ill irregular immigrant lies on the ground as a blanket is placed over him at Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour...An ill irregular immigrant lies on the ground as a blanket is placed over him at the Armed Forces of Malta (AFM) Maritime Squadron base at Haywharf in Valletta's Marsamxett Harbour, early June 8, 2014. A group of 130 Sub-Saharan African migrants were rescued by the AFM south of the Maltese islands when their boat ran into difficulties, according to army sources.  REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi (MALTA - Tags: SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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An unwell immigrant lies down at the Armed Forces of Malta Maritime Squadron’s base at Haywharf in Valletta’s Marsamxett Harbour. A group of 130 Sub-Saharan African migrants were rescued by the AFM south of the Maltese islands when their boat ran into difficulties, according to army sources. Read more

REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT...ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT TRANSMITTED BY 0904 GMT ON MARCH 31, 2014    FAB01  Pupils take mobile phone 'selfies' with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as she arrives for a visit at Robert-Jungk Europe high school as part of the Europe-Project Day, in Berlin.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch     REUTERS 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.

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Pupils take “selfies” with Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, as she arrives at Robert-Jungk Europe high school as part of the Europe-Project day, in Berlin.

German Economy Minister and vice-chancel...German Economy Minister and vice-chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (C) gives a statement on February 12, 2014 in Berlin. The German government expects growth of Europe's top economy to pick up sharply this year and next, driven largely by domestic demand, Gabriel said.     AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELEJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

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Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s energy and economy minister, gives a statement in Berlin. The German government expects growth to pick up sharply this year and next, driven largely by domestic demand, Mr Gabriel said. Read more

A picture shows a road sign in the city ...A picture shows a road sign in the city centre of Dax, southwestern France, almost entirely submerged by the rise of the Adour river, on January 31, 2014. AFP PHOTO / GAIZKA IROZGAIZKA IROZ/AFP/Getty Images

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A road sign in the city centre of Dax, southwestern France, is almost entirely submerged in water from the Adour river

A model presents a creation by designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo for their fashion house Ralph & Russo, as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris...A model presents a creation by designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo for their fashion house Ralph & Russo, as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in Paris January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: FASHION)

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A model presents a creation by designers Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo for their fashion house Ralph & Russo, as part of their Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014 fashion show in ParisRead more

Commuters cast long shadows as they walk along Lisbon's Comercio square during a partial strike by Lisbon's subway workers, Thursday, Nov. 28, 3013. The strike is against salary cuts and other austerity measures linked to the 2014 national budget

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Commuters cast long shadows as they walk along Lisbon’s Comercio square during a partial strike by the city’s subway workers. The strikers are protesting against salary cuts and other austerity measures linked to Portugal’s 2014 national budgetRead more