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Monaco guards arrive for a ceremony announcing the birth of Monaco royal twins Gabriella Therese Marie and Jacques Honore Rainier, outside the Palace in Monaco, Thursday, Dec.11 , 2014.  For the first time since Monaco was founded in the 13th century, its royal family gave birth to twins on Wednesday, and dozens of cannons were fired to celebrate. Monaco's Princess Charlene had a girl first and a boy second, but the boy will be the principality's future ruler, reflecting the male priority of Monaco's laws of succession.

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Monaco guards arrive for a ceremony announcing the birth of Monaco royal twins Gabriella Therese Marie and Jacques Honore Rainier, outside the Palace in Monaco on Thursday

Military honour guard stand outside the main building of the new Presidential Palace complex after a welcome ceremony for Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Dec. 1, 2014. Putin arrived in Turkey for a one-day visit and met with Erdogan at his huge new palace on once-protected farm land and forest in Ankara, becoming the second foreign dignitary after the Pope Francis to be hosted at the lavish, 1000-room complex.

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Military honour guard stand outside the main building of the new Presidential Palace complex after a welcome ceremony for Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ankara, Turkey. Putin arrived in Turkey for a one-day visit and met with Erdogan at his huge new palace on once-protected farm land and forest in Ankara on Monday

YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA - OCTOBER 22:  KPH Notonegoro and Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Hayu drink tea during Dahar Klimah ceremony in Bangsal Kesatriyan at Kraton Palace as part of the Royal Wedding Held For Sultan Hamengkubuwono X's Daughter Gusti Ratu Kanjeng Hayu And KPH Notonegoro on October 22, 2013 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  Wedding celebrations will take place October 21-23 October. The wedding parade will include 12 royal horse drawn carriages and will be streamed live on the internet so that it can be watched by people all over the world.  (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

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Sultan Hamengkubuwono X’s daughter Gusti Ratu Kanjeng Hayu (left) and KPH Notonegoro drink tea during the Dahar Klimah ceremony in Bangsal Kesatriyan at Kraton Palace, as part of their royal wedding in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The celebrations continue until 23 October with a wedding parade that includes 12 royal horse-drawn carriages, which will be streamed live on the internet.