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A farmer wearing a suit reading acronyms of the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union takes part in a protest of French farmers of the FNSEA (Federation Nationale des Syndicats d'Exploitants Agricoles) and JA (Jeunes Agriculteurs, or Young Farmers union) unions in Le Mans , western France, on November 5, 2014. France is facing widespread farmer strikes across the country on November 5, protesting their increasing constraints and charges, the collapsing prices of cereals, milk and vegetables, caused in part by the sanctions on Russia, as well as rising fertiliser prices.

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A farmer wearing a suit of acronyms from the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy takes part in a French farmers protest with the FNSEA (Federation Nationale des Syndicats d’Exploitants Agricoles) and JA (Jeunes Agriculteurs, or Young Farmers union) unions in Le Mans, France, on Wednesday

Steven Ashworth, the huntsman of the Hol...Steven Ashworth, the huntsman of the Holcombe Hunt, exercises his hounds near Bury, northern England, on October 31, 2014, before tomorrow's hunt which takes place on the first day of the official hunting season. The Holcombe Hunt is one of the UK's oldest hunts, whose lineage is traceable back to 1086. Today with the prohibition on hunting foxes and other wildlife with dogs in England, the Holcombe Hunt practice 'trail hunting', where a scent is laid down in a trail for the hounds to follow, simulating the hounds catching the scent of the hunt's quarry.  AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFFOLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images

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Steven Ashworth, the huntsman of the Holcombe Hunt, exercises his hounds near Bury, northern England, before tomorrow’s hunt which takes place on the first day of the official hunting season. The Holcombe Hunt is one of the UK’s oldest hunts, whose lineage is traceable back to 1086. Today with the prohibition on hunting foxes and other wildlife with dogs in England, the Holcombe Hunt practice ‘trail hunting’, where a scent is laid down in a trail for the hounds to follow, simulating the hounds catching the scent of the hunt’s quarry. 

Farmer Harald Wenske drives his boat, loaded with pumpkins, on a so-called Fliess, which is a water vein of the river Spree near the village of Lehde, eastern Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/dpa, Patrick Pleul)

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Farmer Harald Wenske drives his boat, loaded with pumpkins, on a so-called Fliess, which is a water vein of the river Spree near the village of Lehde, eastern Germany 

A farmer carries bundles of rice saplings as she walks in the rice paddy field in Khokana, Lalitpur June 23, 2014. Rice is considered the main staple for Nepalese and is planted during the Nepali month of Asar, which usually lies between June and July, typically seen by locals as an auspicious month for planting rice.

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A farmer carries bundles of rice saplings as she walks in the paddy field in Khokana, Lalitpur, on Monday

A Pakistani herder leads his camels along a road in the central Punjab city of Jhang on May 12, 2014. Seventy percent of Pakistan's 180 million population live in rural areas and most of them depend of livestock.

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A herder leads his camels along a road in the central Punjab city of Jhang. Seventy per cent of Pakistan’s 180m population live in rural areas and most of them depend of livestock.

An Indian farmer rests among watermelons...An Indian farmer rests among watermelons at his fruit stall prior to auctioning them at the Gaddiannaram wholesale fruit market on the outskirts of Hyderabad on March 19, 2014. India's inflation hit a nine-month low in February data showed, but analysts saw little chance of any immediate intrest rate cut. Slowing inflation may also have come too late for the embattled Congress-led goverment which faces elections in April and trails in opinion polls. AFP PHOTO/Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

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A farmer rests among watermelons at his fruit stall at the Gaddiannaram wholesale fruit market on the outskirts of Hyderabad. India’s inflation hit a nine-month low in February, but analysts saw little chance of any immediate interest rate cut. Slowing inflation may also have come too late for the embattled Congress-led government which faces elections in April and trails in opinion polls. 

A woman works in her field which has been covered by ash from eruption of mount Sinabung in Sigarang Garang village on November 25, 2013 in Karo district, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung, which has been intermittently erupting since September, erupted eight times in just a few hours on Sunday. Officials have reported of rocks raining down over a large area, forcing thousands to flee their homes. The Indonesian government has called for people living within five kilometres (3.1 miles) of the volcano, on the northern tip of Sumatra Island, to evacuate their homes as the volcanology agency raised the alert level for the volcano to the highest point on a four-stage scale.

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A woman works in a field that has been covered by ash from the eruption of Mount Sinabung in Sigarang Garang village, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Mount Sinabung, which has been erupting intermittently since September, erupted eight times on Sunday.

An ethnic Khasi farmer harvests cabbages on a field of the Smith village in the outskirts of Shillong city, the capital of the Indian Meghalaya state, India, 30 September 2013. Agriculture is the main occupation of the Khasi people that mainly lives in the Meghalaya state.

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An ethnic Khasi farmer harvests cabbages in Smith village on the outskirts of Shillong city, the capital of the Meghalaya state in India. Agriculture is the main occupation of the Khasi people, who mostly live in the north-eastern state

A herdsman riding a horse directs a large herd of cattle, sheep and goat as they migrate to the summer pasturing areas at a mountainous region in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

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A herdsman on a horse leads a large herd of cattle, sheep and goat as they migrate to the summer pasturing areas at a mountainous region in Altay Prefecture, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region

Backdropped by Popocatepetl Volcano, Mexico's second highest peak just 55 km southeast of Mexico City, a farner plows the land in San Nicolas de los Ranchos, in the state of Puebla, on May 14, 2013. The National Disaster Prevention Centre (CENAPRED) raised the alert level on Sunday to "yellow phase three" as the Popocatepetl continues to spew ash and smoke.

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A farmer ploughs the land in San Nicolas de los Ranchos, in the state of Puebla, with the Popocatepetl volcano, Mexico’s second-highest peak, 55km southeast of Mexico City, in the background. The National Disaster Prevention Centre raised the alert level to ‘yellow phase three’, as the Popocatepetl continues to spew ash and smoke.