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Swiss guards stand in the Clementine Hall before a private audience of Malta's President, Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca with Pope Francis on September 29, 2014 at the Vatican.

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Swiss guards in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall before a private meeting between Pope Francis and Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, president of Malta, on Monday.

A military honor guard prepares for US Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert's visit with Commander in Chief of The People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy Admiral Wu Shengli at a welcoming ceremony at the PLA Navy headquarters outside of Beijing, China, 15 July 2014.  For the first time since 1971 China's navy participated alongside the US navy in Rim of the Pacific naval exercises last week.

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A military honour guard prepares for US chief of naval operations Jonathan Greenert’s visit with commander-in-chief of The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Wu Shengli at a welcoming ceremony at the PLA navy headquarters outside of Beijing, China

Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on June 27,2014. U Thein Sein is on a visit to China from June 27 to 30.

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Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Myanmar President U Thein Sein and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing

Tiananmem Square Anniversary...BEIJING, CHINA - JUNE 03:  Chinese Paramilitary police stand guard near Tiananmen Square on June 4, 2014 in Beijing, China. Twenty-five years ago on June 4, 1989 Chinese troops cracked down on pro-democracy protesters and in the clashes that followed scores were killed and injured.

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Chinese paramilitary police stand guard near Tiananmen Square on Wednesday in Beijing. Twenty-five years ago on this day Chinese troops cracked down on pro-democracy protesters and in the clashes that followed scores were killed and injured.

Female members of the Palestinian presidential guard take part in a training session given by French GIGN gendarme in the West Bank city of Jericho, on May 12, 2014.

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Female members of the Palestinian presidential guard take part in a training session given by French GIGN gendarme in the West Bank city of Jericho

Indian security personnel look on as a voter leaves a polling station after casting her ballot in Kahnmun, some 190 kms from Aizwal, the capital of the northeastern Indian state of Mizoram on April 11, 2014. Indians began voting April 7 in the world's biggest election, which is set to sweep the Hindu nationalist opposition to power at a time of low growth, anger over corruption and warnings about religious unrest. Elections are being held in nine phases from April 7 until May 12.

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Indian security personnel stand guard as a voter leaves a polling station after casting her ballot in Kahnmun, some 190km from Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram in northeast India, on Friday.

Pro-Russian activists guard a barricade set at the Ukrainian regional Security Service building on the eastern city of Donetsk on Monday. Ukraine's embattled prime minister today accused Russia of trying to "dismember" his country by plotting seizures of government buildings in eastern regions that are seeking to break away from Kiev.

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Pro-Russian activists guard a barricade set at the Ukrainian regional Security Service building on the eastern city of Donetsk on Monday. Ukraine’s embattled prime minister today accused Russia of trying to “dismember” his country by plotting seizures of government buildings in eastern regions that are seeking to break away from Kiev.

Honour guards parade before a welcoming ceremony for Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz during a welcoming ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People on March 13, 2014 in Beijing, China. Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz will pay a four-day state visit to China from March 13 to 16.  (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)

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Honour guards parade before a welcoming ceremony for Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz inside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. The prince is on a four-day state visit to the country

Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and Chinese President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 19, 2013. Uhuru Kenyatta is on a visit to China from August 18 to 23.

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Chinese honour guards prepare for the arrival of Kenya‘s President Uhuru Kenyatta and China’s President Xi Jinping during a welcoming ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday. Mr Kenyatta is on a visit to China from August 18 to 23.