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Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, accompanied by Chief of Staff Jaques Wagner, looks from a window at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, May 11, 2016.  REUTERS/Adriano Machado     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2DWXU

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Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff, accompanied by Chief of Staff Jaques Wagner, looks from a window at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil 

Anti-riot police officers arrest a man d...Anti-riot police officers arrest a man during clashes within a demonstration of high school students protesting against the government's planned labour reform, on April 5, 2016 in eastern Paris.  The Socialist government is desperate to push through reforms to France's controversial labour laws, billed as a last-gasp attempt to boost the flailing economy before next year's presidential election.  / AFP PHOTO / KENZO TRIBOUILLARDKENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP/Getty Images

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Anti-riot police officers arrest a man during clashes within a demonstration of high school students protesting against the government’s planned labour reform in eastern Paris 

Iraqi civilians drive towards a safe are...Iraqi civilians drive towards a safe area on March 10, 2016 after government forces retook the town of Zankura, northwest of Ramadi, in Anbar province, from the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group.  Iraqi forces retook a town from the Islamic State jihadist group in Anbar province Thursday and evacuated 10,000 civilians as they advanced up the Euphrates valley, a security spokesman said. The sprawling province of Anbar -- which borders  Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia -- was at the heart of the "caliphate" that IS proclaimed in 2014. The jihadist group still holds most of the province but the noose is tightening around some of its key bastions.  / AFP PHOTO / MOADH AL-DULAIMIMOADH AL-DULAIMI/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqi civilians drive towards a safe area after government forces retook the town of Zankura, northwest of Ramadi, in Anbar province, from the Islamic State jihadist group 

A fighter loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government checks a damaged house in Benghazi

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A fighter loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government checks a damaged house in Benghazi

French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin and French Labour Minister

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French Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin (L) and French Labour Minister Myriam el Khomry (R), speak to each other during the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, on Tuesday

Syrians walk through debris following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, on October 29, 2015. Syrian government air strikes on a market and a hospital killed several civilians in Douma, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor and activists said. Dozens more were wounded, several seriously, and the toll is likely to rise. AFP PHOTO / ABD DOUMANY (Photo credit should read ABD DOUMANY/AFP/Getty Images)

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Syrians walk through debris following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces in the rebel-held town of Douma, east of the capital Damascus. Syrian government air strikes on a market and a hospital killed several civilians in Douma, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor and activists said. Dozens more were wounded, several seriously, and the toll is likely to rise. 

A soldier loyal to Yemen's government aims a machine gun at a Houthi position in the country's central province of Marib October 19, 2015.

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A soldier loyal to Yemen’s government aims a machine gun at a Houthi position in the country’s central province of Marib on Monday

A man sits next to a yellow umbrella near the Central Government Offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, China, on Monday. One year after Hong Kong students battled tear gas and pepper spray to seize the streets in a challenge to Chinese rule, the divide with Beijing is wider than ever

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A man sits next to a yellow umbrella near the Central Government Offices in the Admiralty district of Hong Kong, China, on Monday. One year after Hong Kong students battled tear gas and pepper spray to seize the streets in a challenge to Chinese rule, the divide with Beijing is wider than ever

Pro-government 'red shirt' protestors stage a pro-government rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Thousands of ethnic Malays in red shirts held a rally Wednesday to uphold Malay dominance and support Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak s government, following calls for Najib to step down over a $700 million financial scandal

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Pro-government ‘red shirt’ protestors stage a pro-government rally in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Wednesday. Thousands of ethnic Malays in red shirts held a rally Wednesday to uphold Malay dominance and support Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s government

A Kashmiri government health department ...A Kashmiri government health department employee takes part in an anti-government protest in Srinagar on August 25, 2015. Government employees were detained as they tried to take part in a protest calling for the regularisation of contractual employment status. AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images

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A Kashmiri government health department employee takes part in an anti-government protest in Srinagar. Government employees were detained as they tried to take part in a protest calling for the regularisation of contractual employment status

A Lebanese activist paints graffiti on a concrete wall installed by authorities near the main Lebanese government building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Anticipating more protests, authorities installed a concrete wall near the main Lebanese government building, site of the largest protests. On Saturday and Sunday nights, police fired tear gas and water cannons at the protesters, battling them in the streets of Beirut in dramatic clashes, wounding dozens. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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A Lebanese activist paints graffiti on a concrete wall installed by authorities near the main Lebanese government building, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon. Anticipating more protests, authorities installed a concrete wall near the main Lebanese government building, site of the largest protests. On Saturday and Sunday nights, police fired tear gas and water cannons at the protesters, battling them in the streets of Beirut in dramatic clashes, wounding dozens. 

Smoke billows following the detonation o...Smoke billows following the detonation of explosives placed by Syrian government forces inside a tunnel that was reportedly used by rebels in the government-controlled part of Aleppo on May 19, 2015. AFP PHOTO / GEORGE OURFALIANGEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Smoke billows following the detonation of explosives placed by Syrian government forces inside a tunnel that was reportedly used by rebels in the government-controlled part of Aleppo

French Labour Minister Francois Rebsamen...French Labour Minister Francois Rebsamen attends the presentation of a government plan to encourage investment at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 8, 2015. Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced today a five-year, 2.5 billion euro (2.7 billion USD) programme of tax breaks to encourage industrial investment and accelerate France's sluggish growth rate.  AFP PHOTO / POOL / PHILIPPE WOJAZERPHILIPPE WOJAZER/AFP/Getty Images

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French Labour Minister Francois Rebsamen attends the presentation of a government plan to encourage investment at the Elysee Palace in Paris

Protesters gather in central Brussels during a trade unions meeting...Protesters gather in central Brussels during a trade unions meeting March 11, 2015. Several thousand public and private sector workers, employees and trade union members demonstrated over austerity measures undertaken by the Belgian government. REUTERS/Yves Herman (BELGIUM - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS)

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Protesters gather in central Brussels during a trade unions meeting on Wednesday. Several thousand public and private sector workers, employees and trade union members demonstrated over austerity measures undertaken by the Belgian government. 

A wall of post it messages of support is seen near an occupied area in Hong Kong on October 7, 2014.  Small knots of pro-democracy demonstrators remained on Hong Kong's streets after protest leaders agreed to talks with the government and dwindling demonstrator numbers dropped further.  AFP PHOTO / Philippe LopezPHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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A wall of post-it messages of support is seen near an occupied area in Hong Kong. Small knots of pro-democracy demonstrators remained on Hong Kong’s streets after protest leaders agreed to talks with the government 

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A man walks along an empty street near the central financial district in Hong Kong. The Democracy Protest continues on Tuesday as tens of thousands of protests continue to fill the streets. 

Pro Democracy Supporters Attempt To Bring Hong Kong To A Stand Still With Mass Rally...HONG KONG - SEPTEMBER 29:  Protesters sit on top of a parking ramp in the Central District on September 29, 2014 in Hong Kong. Thousands of pro democracy supporters have remained in the streets of Hong Kong for another day of protests. Protestors are unhappy with Chinese government's plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong's 2017 elections.  (Photo by Anthony Kwan/Getty Images)

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Protesters sit on top of a parking ramp in the Central District on Monday in Hong Kong. Thousands of pro democracy supporters have remained in the streets of Hong Kong for another day of protests. Protestors are unhappy with Chinese government’s plans to vet candidates in Hong Kong’s 2017 elections.

Pro-democracy demonstrators rest after a night of protesting at a rally outside the Hong Kong government headquarters on September 29, 2014. Police repeatedly fired tear gas after tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill on September 28 in protest at Beijing's refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy. AFP PHOTO / DALE DE LA REYDALE de la REY/AFP/Getty Images

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Pro-democracy demonstrators rest on Monday after a night of protesting outside the Hong Kong government headquarters. Police repeatedly fired tear gas after tens of thousands of people brought parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill on Sunday, in protest at Beijing’s refusal to grant universal suffrage. 

Shi'ite Houthi rebels bury comrades, who were killed in recent fighting against government forces, in Sanaa...Shi'ite Houthi rebels bury comrades, who were killed in recent fighting against government forces, in Sanaa September 26, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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Shi’ite Houthi rebels bury comrades, who were killed in recent fighting against government forces, in Sanaa, Yemen

Uyghur Life Persists in Kashgar Amid Growing Tension in Restive Xinjiang Province...KASHGAR, CHINA - JULY 28:  A Uyghur boy sits atop a horse as he has his picture taken outside the Id Kah Mosque before the Eid holiday  on July 28, 2014 in old Kashgar, Xinjiang Province, China. Nearly 100 people have been killed in unrest in the restive Xinjiang Province in the last week in what authorities say is terrorism but advocacy groups claim is a result of a government crackdown to silence opposition to its policies. China's Muslim Uyghur ethnic group faces cultural and religious restrictions by the Chinese government. Beijing says it is investing heavily in the Xinjiang region but Uyghurs are increasingly dissatisfied with the influx of Han Chinese and uneven economic development.  (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

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A Uighur boy sits atop a horse as he has his picture taken outside the Id Kah mosque in old Kashgar, Xinjiang province, China. Nearly 100 people have been killed in unrest in the region in the past week in what authorities say is terrorism but advocacy groups claim is a result of a government crackdown to silence opposition to its policies.