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President Putin on official visit to China

Mikhail Metzel

President Xi Jinping of China and Russia’s Vladimir Putin at the fourth summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia. An eleventh-hour agreement was made to import gas to China.

***BESTPIX*** Fracking In California Under Spotlight As Some Local Municipalities Issue Bans

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A burrowing owl stands next to its burrow near pump jacks in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where gas and oil extraction using hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is on the verge of a boom.

A woman walks past a graffiti covered caravan at a protest camp set up close to the entrance of the IGas exploratory gas drilling site at Barton Moss, near Manchester...A woman walks past a graffiti covered caravan at a protest camp set up close to the entrance of the IGas exploratory gas drilling site at Barton Moss, near Manchester, northern England, March 6, 2014. Britain may be a prime location for shale gas exploration in Europe, but a lack of onshore drilling infrastructure and local opposition will impede development, experts and geologists said at a shale conference in London.

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A woman walks past a graffiti covered caravan at a protest camp set up close to the entrance of the IGas exploratory gas drilling site at Barton Moss, near Manchester, northern England. Britain may be a prime location for shale gas exploration in Europe, but a lack of onshore drilling infrastructure and local opposition will impede development, experts and geologists said at a shale conference in London.

Smoke rises from the chimney stalk of a gas-fired power station after sunset on the outskirts of Minsk, November 18, 2013.

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Smoke rises from the chimney of a gas-fired power station after sunset on Monday in the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus.

French tyre maker Michelin employees, mostly from the Joue-les-Tours plant, run away from tear gas spread by security member

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Michelin tyre employees, mostly from the Joue-les-Tours plant, run away from tear gas spread by security member as try to pull out the grid of the company headquarters where an extraordinary commitee is taking place on Wednesday in Clermont-Ferrand, central France.

Indonesian activists with painted faces carry plastic canisters with writings reading 'No to increased fuel' during a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 June 2013. Hundreds of people staged a protest against the government's plan to raise the price of subsidized fuel. The Indonesian parliament on 18 June agreed on a revised state budget that would pave the way for an increase of 44 percent in petrol prices.

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Taksim Square Protest

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Riot police use pepper gas to disperse demonstrators protesting against the cutting down of trees in the centre of Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey.

 Traditional dancers perform ahead of the arrival of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at Jackson International Airport on May 9, 2013 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The trip is the first official visit for Prime Minister Julia Gillard to the Pacific Island Nation and the first visit since former prime minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007. The three-day visit will include trips to a local market and primary school as well as tours of the Exxon Mobil Liquefied Natural Gas plant and the Bomana War Cemetery.

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Traditional dancers perform ahead of the arrival of Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at Jackson International Airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The trip is the first official visit for the prime minister to the Pacific Island Nation and the first since former prime minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007. The three-day visit will include trips to a local market and primary school as well as tours of the Exxon Mobil liquefied natural gas plant and the Bomana war cemetery.

Burned cars are pictured in a highway in Ecatepec near Mexico city, on May 7, 2013. A gas tanker exploded in a Mexico City suburb on Tuesday, killing at least 18 people and damaging several homes and cars, an official said. AFP PHOTO/Victor RojasVICTOR ROJAS/AFP/Getty Images

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Burning cars are pictured in a highway in Ecatepec near Mexico city, on Tuesday. A gas tanker exploded in a Mexico City suburb on Tuesday, killing at least 18 people and damaging several homes and cars

Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during clashes near the village of Deir Jarir near Ramallah

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A Palestinian protester throws back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during clashes near the West Bank village of Deir Jarir on Friday