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Candidates applying for a place at the Medical University of Vienna sit an exam in a hall of the fair grounds in Vienna on July 5, 2013. According to unofficial data, almost 10,000 people are applying for only 700 places available.

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Candidates applying for a place at the Medical University of Vienna sit an exam in a hall of the fair grounds in Vienna on Friday. According to unofficial data, almost 10,000 people are applying for only 700 places available.

Students react afer viewing the results of the baccalaureat exam (high school graduation exam), on July 5, 2013 at Arago high school in Paris. Some  665.000 candidates for the baccalaureat 2013, whatever is their sector, general, technological or professional, are going to know today if they are straight off received, stuck or convened to the catching up.

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Students react after viewing the results of the baccalaur̩at exam (high school graduation exam), on Friday at Arago high school in Paris. About 665,000 candidates for the baccalaur̩at 2013, whatever is their sector Рgeneral, technological or professional Рwill learn if they are straight off received, stuck or convened to the catching up.

Parents wait outside a school as their children take the National College Entrance Exam in Huaibei...Parents wait outside a school as their children take the National College Entrance Exam in Huaibei, Anhui province, June 7, 2013. According to local media, about 9.12 million students make a start on China's national college entrance exams or "gaokao" from June 7 to 8, which is a fiercely competitive test that is seen as make-or-break for getting ahead. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Parents wait outside a school as their children take the national college entrance exam in Huaibei, Anhui province, on Friday. According to local media, about 9.12 million students make a start on China‘s higher education exams or gaokao on June 7-8, which is a fiercely competitive test that is seen as make-or-break for getting ahead Read more