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Nepalese women protest sexual and gender based violence...epa04664834 Nepalese youngsters affiliated with Maiti Nepal, a center for rehabilitation and orphanage, cover their faces with polythene bags during a protest against recent acts of violence against women and young girls, Kathmandu, Nepal, 16  March 2015. Nepal has seen a recent increase in cases of sexual and gender based violence, including two acid attacks in Kathmandu on school girls, Seema Magar and Sangeeta Basnet, by as yet unidentified assailants 22 February, and the rape and murder of six year old Pooja Saha from Kalaiya district.  EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

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Young Nepalese women cover their faces with bags to protest against violence against women in Kathmandu, Nepal. Recent cases include two acid attacks on school girls in the city and the rape and murder of a six-year-old.

Passengers exit from a Turkish Airlines plane soon after it overshot from the runway in Kathmandu.

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Passengers exit from a Turkish Airlines plane soon after it overshot from the runway in Kathmandu, Nepal

A woman carrying a basket walks down a narrow alley as she returns from the vegetable market in Kathmandu on Monday

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A woman carrying a basket walks down a narrow alley as she returns from the vegetable market in Kathmandu on Monday

Nepalese riot police personnel stand guard in front of a barricade during a general strike in Kathmandu January 20, 2015. The general strike was called by various opposition parties, including the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) to demand that the draft of the new constitution is done on time through consensus. The new assembly was elected to write a constitution after the abolition of the 240-year-old feudal monarchy that the Maoists fought against.

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Nepalese riot police stand guard during a general strike in Kathmandu. The strike was called by various opposition parties to demand that the draft of a new constitution is done on time through consensus.

Brick factory workers warm themselves on a fire during a winter morning at a factory in Lalitpur, Nepal.

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Brick factory workers warm themselves on a fire during a winter morning at a factory in Lalitpur, Nepal

A Nepalese Buddhist devotee leaves after offering prayers at the Golden Temple near Patan Durbar square in Lalitpur, about five kilometers south-east of Kathmandu on November 3, 2014. The Golden Temple was founded during the 12th Century near Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for fine ancient art, making of metallic and stone carving statues.

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A Nepalese Buddhist leaves after prayers at the Golden Temple near Patan Durbar square in Lalitpur, near Kathmandu, on Monday. The temple, a Unesco world heritage site, was founded during the 12th Century and is famous for ancient art and carvings.

A farmer harvests rice on a field in Lalitpur, Nepal

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A farmer harvests rice on a field in Lalitpur, Nepal

A masked dancer performs to drumbeat during the Newari New Year parade that falls during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu October 24, 2014. The Newar community observes the start of their Newari New Year 1134, in accordance with their lunar calendar, by worshipping their spiritual selves in a ritual known as "mahapuja".

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A masked dancer performs to a drumbeat during the Newari New Year parade that falls during the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu on Friday

Members of the army rescue unidentified trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal, 17 October 2014. In total seven dead bodies of trekkers including from Poland, Israel, China and Nepal have been brought to Kathmamdu over the past 24 hours, however the search operation continues for trekkers who went missing in a snowstorm, triggered by Cyclone Hudhud which brought heavy snowfall, which has so far claimed to lives of 29 people, though dozens remain unaccounted for.

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Members of the army rescue unidentified trekkers from the Thorung La mountain pass on the Annapurna Circuit, near Muktinath, in Mustang district, Nepal on Friday

A Nepalese Hindu devotee stands with burning oil lamps on his shoulders as part of rituals to celebrate the tenth and final day of Dashain festival at Bhaktapur, also known as the city of devotees, in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2014. The festival commemorates the slaying of a demon king by Hindu goddess Durga, marking the victory of good over evil. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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A Nepalese Hindu devotee stands with burning oil lamps on his shoulders as part of a ritual to celebrate the tenth and final day of Dashain festival at Bhaktapur, also known as the city of devotees, in Kathmandu 

Nepalese fire fighters and local people jointly begin to control a fire at an historic house in Bangemuda  in central Kathmandu, Nepal, 18 September 2014, after six hours continuous effort. The fire broke out at due to gas cylinder blast at the school bag factory and quickly spread to adjoining houses. At least six people were injured.  EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

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Nepalese fire fighters and local people bring a fire under control at a historic house in Bangemuda in central Kathmandu, Nepal, after six hours of continuous effort

A reveller dances while taking part in a LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) pride parade to mark the Gaijatra Festival, also known as the festival of cows, in Kathmandu August 11, 2014.

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A reveller dances while taking part in an LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) parade to mark the Gaijatra Festival, also known as the festival of cows, in Kathmandu

Children play outside a temple along the street in the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Nepal's capital Kathmandu July 2, 2014.

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Children play in the street outside a temple in the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Nepal‘s capital Kathmandu on Wednesday

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

Pema Dolma, 78, opens a butter package to make a prayer candle in her cliffside home  in Chosher, Nepal. Humans have lived in caves carved out of the Mustang cliffsides for thousands of years

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Pema Dolma, 78, opens a butter package to make a prayer candle in her cliffside home in Chosher, Nepal. Humans have lived in caves carved out of the Mustang cliffsides for thousands of years

Nepalese masked dancers perform during celebrations for the 7th anniversary of Republic Day in Kathmandu on May 29, 2014. Political parties in Nepal are working to draft a new constitution following the country's Constituent Assembly elections held on November 19, 2013.

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Dancers in Nepal perform during celebrations for the seventh anniversary of Republic Day in Kathmandu on Thursday

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A Nepalese man sweeps the stairs of the Boudhanath Stupa during Buddha Jayanti, or Buddha Purnima, festival in Katmandu, Nepal, on Wednesday.

A Nepalese man, covered in vermillion powder, dances during Sindoor Jatra festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Devotees mark the festival by playing traditional drums, singing, dancing and carrying chariot of various deities around town while throwing sindoor, vermillion powder, to welcome the advent of spring and the New Year.

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A man covered in vermillion powder dances during the Sindoor Jatra festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal on Tuesday

A villager holds a red flag as he waits to signal an arriving helicopter at Basa

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A villager signals an arriving helicopter at Basa Village Development Committee in Solukhumbu District, Nepal.

A Hindu holy man waves to attract tourists as he stands seeking alms at the Pashupatinath Hindu temple premises in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 24, 2014. The Pashupatinath temple on the banks of the Bagmati River is one of the most revered temples of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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A Hindu holy man waves to attract tourists as he stands seeking alms at the Pashupatinath Hindu temple premises in Katmandu, Nepal. The Pashupatinath temple on the banks of the Bagmati River is one of the most revered temples of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction.