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Flowers, candles and messages left by mourners adorn a tree near the spot where Maria L., a 19-year-old medical student, was raped and murdered on December 8, 2016 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Police have arrested Hussein K., a refugee from Afghanistan who was 16 at the time of the October murder, after identifying him through CCTV camera images and DNA evidence. The likely fact that a refugee is responsible for the murder has grown into a poltical issue, with a local branch of the right-wing AfD (Alternative fuer Deutschland) political party quick to point a finger at what they deem as Germany's over-liberal policy on admitting over one million refugees and migrants since 2015. Meanwhile critics have blasted German television station ARD for failing to report on the arrest in its Tagesschau news broadcast in what many right-leaning analysts see as pro-refugee bias by the media.  (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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Flowers, candles and messages left by mourners adorn a tree near the spot where Maria L., a 19-year-old medical student, was raped and murdered in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A person touches a portrait at the memorial for died Maidan activists

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A person touches a portrait of an activists during a memorial ceremony devoted to the third anniversary of the Euromaidan, in Kiev on Monday. Picture AFP/Getty Images

People gather at a makeshift memorial on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on July 17, 2016, in tribute to the victims of the Bastille Day attack that left 84 dead. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the truck attack that killed 84 people in Nice on France's national holiday, a news service affiliated with the jihadists said on July 16.

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People gather at a makeshift memorial on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice 2016, in tribute to the victims of the Bastille Day attack that left 84 dead.

A woman stands by a makeshift memorial at the Triple S convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot dead by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S., July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

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A woman stands by a makeshift memorial at the Triple S convenience store where Alton Sterling was shot dead by police in Baton Rouge in Louisiana

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan lays a wreath at the London bombings 7/7 Memorial at Hyde Park in London, Britain

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan lays a wreath at the London bombings 7/7 Memorial at Hyde Park in London, Britain

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh (unseen) attend the unveiling of the Robert Quigg VC memorial statue in Bushmills village, Northern Ireland, June 28, 2016

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke Of Edinburgh (unseen) attend the unveiling of the Robert Quigg VC memorial statue in Bushmills village, Northern Ireland

Russian Communist Party supporters carry a portrait of late Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin as they take part in a memorial ceremony to mark the 92st anniversary of his death at Red Square in central Moscow on January 21, 2016.

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Russian Communist Party supporters carry a portrait of late Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin as they take part in a memorial ceremony to mark the 92nd anniversary of his death at Red Square in central Moscow on Thursday

Helmut Schmidt State Funeral...HAMBURG, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 23: Members of the Special Forces of the German Police stand on top of the Sankt Michaelis church during a state memorial ceremony for former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt on November 23, 2015 in Hamburg, Germany. Schmidt, a German Social Democrat (SPD), led West Germany as chancellor from 1974 until 1982. He died on November 10 in Hamburg at the age of 96.  (Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images)

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Members of the Special Forces of the German Police stand on top of the Sankt Michaelis church during a state memorial ceremony for former German Chancellor y

Visitors walk between the slabs at  the holocaust memorial in Berlin, Germany.

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Visitors walk between the slabs at the holocaust memorial in Berlin, Germany.

British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) and London Mayor Boris Johnson during a ceremony at the memorial to the victims of the July 7, 2005 London bombings, in Hyde Park on July 7, 2015 in London, England. Today is the tenth anniversary of the 7/7 bombings, when four suicide bombers struck transport system in central London on Thursday 7 July 2005, killing 52 people and injuring more than 770 in simultaneous attacks

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British Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson during a ceremony at the memorial to the victims of the July 7 2005 London bombings, in Hyde Park on Tuesday in London, England

Re-enactors dressed as soldiers from the era of the Battle of Waterloo travel on an escalator after attending a memorial unveiling at Waterloo Station in London, Wednesday, June 10, 2015. The new war memorial honours all of the allied forces who fought at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. The centrepiece is a giant replica of the reverse of the Waterloo Campaign medal

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Re-enactors dressed as soldiers from the era of the Battle of Waterloo travel on an escalator after attending a memorial unveiling at Waterloo Station in London on Wednesday. The new war memorial honours all of the allied forces who fought at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815

People bring flowers to the eternal flame on the memorial of the heroic defense of Sevastopol (1941-1942) as Crimeans celebrate the first anniversary of the referendum on Monday in Sevastopol, Crimea . Today marks the first anniversary of the referendum which resulted in the annexation of the territory by Russia

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People bring flowers to the eternal flame on the memorial of the heroic defense of Sevastopol (1941-1942) as Crimeans celebrate the first anniversary of the referendum on Monday in Sevastopol, Crimea . Today marks the first anniversary of the referendum which resulted in the annexation of the territory by Russia

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Conservator Lucy Ackland cleans Winston Churchill‘s memorial stone in Westminster Abbey on Thursday in London, England. Events, including a wreath laying ceremony at Westminster Abbey, are taking place this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death and state funeral of Britain’s wartime leader. 

Visitors lay flowers at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a fatal siege in the heart of Sydney's financial district

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Visitors lay flowers at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a fatal siege in the heart of Sydney’s financial district

Indian police personnel pay tribute at the memorial built in memory of victims killed in Mumbai terror attacks, on the sixth anniversay, in Mumbai, India, 26 November 2014. More than 160 people, including 26 foreign nationals, died in the three-day attack on Mumbai on 26 November 2008 by 10 gunmen, nine of whom were killed by security forces.

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Indian police pay tribute to the victims of the Mumbai terror attacks at a Mumbai memorial on Wednesday. More than 160 people, including 26 foreign nationals, died in the three-day attack six years ago

People gather to pay tribute to people who died in battles against Japan during World War II at the Aviation Martyr Memorial to commemorate the 69th anniversary of victory over Japan in World War II in Nanjing, east China's Jiangsu province on September 3, 2014. Chinese President Xi Jinping and all six other members of the Politburo Standing Committee, the country's most powerful body, made a rare public appearance on September 3 to commemorate 69 years since Japan's surrender at the end of World War II. The ceremony was the first since Beijing earlier this year declared September 3 as a national day to mark Japan's defeat -- it signed the formal surrender on board the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945, with China celebrating the following day.

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People gather at the Aviation Martyr Memorial in Nanjing, east China‘s Jiangsu province, on Wednesday to commemorate those who died at the 69th anniversary of victory over Japan in the second world war

People walk in the rain in front of a Atomic Bomb Dome at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the day of the 69th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 2014 in Hiroshima, Japan. Japan marks the 69th anniversary of the first atomic bomb that was dropped by the United States on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, killing an estimated number of 70,000 people instantly with many thousands more dying over the following years from the effects of radiation. Three days later another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, ending World War II.

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Visitors head to the 69th anniversary commemoration of the dropping of the atomic bomb, which in 1945 destroyed much of Hiroshima and three days later Nagasaki effectively ending the second world war. The ceremony took place on Wednesday in front of the atomic bomb dome at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, Japan

Bosnian Muslim women cry near the coffin of their relative, which is one of the 175 coffins of newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in Potocari Memorial Center, near Srebrenica

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Bosnian Muslim women crouch over the coffin of a relative, one of 175 newly identified victims from the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, in Potocari Memorial Center, near Srebrenica

Chabad-Lubavitch Faithful Mark 20th Anniversary Of Lubavitcher Rebbe's Death At His Grave

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A visitor prays at the grave of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, at the Old Montefiore Cemetery in the Queens borough of New York

A Palestinian girl holds Turkish flags in Gaza Port on May 29, 2014 during the visit of Turkish ambassador in Palestine Mustafa Sarnic (unseen) to lay flowers at the memorial of martyrs from the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, that was part of a flotilla trying to break the Gaza blockade, who were killed when Israeli naval commandos seized the ship in May 2010.

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A Palestinian girl holds Turkish flags in Gaza Port on Thursday during the visit of the Turkish ambassador in Palestine Sakir Torunlar to lay flowers at the memorial of the 10 activists killed aboard the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara in 2010 after it was boarded by Israeli forces