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Pope Francis addresses the European Parl...Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament at the institution's headquarters in Strasbourg, November 25, 2014. Pope Francis urged European lawmakers to do more to help migrants and not to allow the Mediterranean to become a "vast cemetery.

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Pope Francis addresses the European Parliament at the institution’s headquarters in Strasbourg. Pope Francis urged European lawmakers to do more to help migrants.

A group of female spectators leave as another group follows a debate of the Iranian parliament on a vote of confidence for nominee for the post of science minister Fakhroddin Ahamadi Danesh Ashtiani proposed by the President Hassan Rouhani, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Iran's parliament rejected Rouhani's nominee for the post of science minister over his pro-reform tendencies. In October the parliament rejected Mahmoud Nili Ahmadabadi, another nominee for the same post; the same body dismissed former-Science Minister Reza Faraji Dana in August over similar allegations.

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A group of female spectators leaves as another group listen to a debate in the Iranian parliament. Fakhroddin Ahamadi Danesh Ashtiani was proposed by President Hassan Rouhani for the post of science minister, but was rejected.

Canada's Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is applauded in the House of Commons in Ottawa October 23, 2014. Vickers shot a gunman during an attack on the Parliament Buildings on October 22.

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Canada’s Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is applauded in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Thursday. Vickers shot a gunman during an attack on the Parliament Buildings on Tuesday

Ultra right party supporters rally near Ukrainian parliament in Kiev...epa04446045 Ukrainian ultra-right party supporters clash with police in front of the Ukrainian Parliament during protests demanding the government recognizes Ukrainian Insurgent Army soldiers as fighters of independence, in Kiev, Ukraine, 14 October 2014. The protest took part on the 72nd anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).  EPA/MAXIM MARUSENKO

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Ukrainian ultra-right party supporters clash with police in front of the Ukrainian Parliament during protests demanding the government recognises Ukrainian Insurgent Army soldiers as fighters of independence, in Kiev, Ukraine. The protest took part on the 72nd anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA). 

Smoke from grenades shrouds horses and riders during a practice session for members of the Dutch cavalry in Scheveningen, Netherlands, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. About 80 horses and riders were rehearsing on a beach in the coastal resort of Scheveningen, outside The Hague, for ceremonies which will be held Tuesday to mark the opening of parliament. The horses were exposed to smoke grenades and harsh sounds to reduce their chances of being startled by any incidents during the ceremony. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

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Smoke shrouds members of the Dutch cavalry as 80 riders rehearsed on a beach on Monday at Scheveningen, Netherlands, outside The Hague, for ceremonies to mark the opening of parliament on Tuesday.

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Iraq’s new premier Haider al-Abadi sits during a parliamentary session to vote on Iraq’s new government at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad 

Pakistani army soldiers stand alert inside the parliament building during an emergency session in Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Lawmakers met over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.

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Pakistani army soldiers stand alert inside the parliament building during an emergency session in Islamabad, Pakistan. Lawmakers met over the political crisis roiling the country as thousands of anti-government protesters remained camped out in front of the parliament building, demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif resign.

Deputies of the majority fight with the ...Deputies of the majority fight with the deputies of Regions Party, party of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, during the debates in the parliament in Kiev on July 22, 2014. The parliament adopted the presidential decree on partial mobilization. AFP PHOTO/ STRSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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Deputies of the majority fight with the deputies of Regions Party, party of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, during the debates in the parliament in Kiev. The parliament adopted the presidential decree on partial mobilisation. 

Public sector strike...Public sector workers and members of Unison gather outside the Houses of Parliament in central London as they take part in the one-day walkout as part of bitter disputes over pay, pensions, jobs and spending cuts. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 10, 2014. Schools across England and Wales were facing closures and disruption today as teachers joined other public sector workers for a national strike. In total, more than a million people were taking part in the one-day walkout. The action has been hailed as the biggest strike over pay to hit the Government since it came to power in 2010. See PA story INDUSTRY Strike. Photo credit should read: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

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Public sector workers and members of the Unison union gather outside the Houses of Parliament in central London as they take part in the one-day walkout as part of disputes over pay, pensions, jobs and spending cuts. 

A boy bangs a spoon on a plate as part of a protest rally demanding restoration of the state programme "affordable housing", in front soldiers of volunteer battalion "Donbass" guarding the Ukrainian parliament building during a session in Kiev on July 3, 2014,  to prevent "planned terrorist acts", according to battalion commander Semion Semionchenko. Former policeman who headed Ukraine's VIP bodyguard service, Valeriy Geletey, was nominated by Ukrainain President Petro Poroshenko and confirmed by parliament as the country's new Defence minister on July 3, making him the pointman in the battle against pro-Kremlin seperatists in the east.

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Protesters demand restoration of the state programme of affordable housing, in front of volunteer soldiers of battalion Donbass, as they guard the Ukrainian parliament building in Kiev on Thursday to prevent “planned terrorist acts”, according to battalion commander Semion Semionchenko

People take part in a rally to press demands for parliament to be dissolved and early elections outside the assembly in Kiev June 17, 2014.

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People take part in a rally outside parliament in Kiev on Tuesday. The protesters wanted parliament to be dissolved and early elections to be held.

Far-right Golden Dawn party supporters demonstrate in front of the Parliament before a vote that will decide whether the deputies of the party will be stripped of their immunity from prosecution, in Athens, Greece, 04 June 2014. The members of Parliament (MP) of the Golden Dawn party are being charged for their alleged participation and leading of a criminal organization

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Far-right Golden Dawn party supporters demonstrate in front of the parliament in Athens before a vote that will decide whether the deputies of the party will be stripped of their immunity from prosecution over alleged criminal activities

Anti-government protests in Bangkok

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Thai anti-government protesters shout slogans during a rally in front of the Parliament as senators debate to find and end to the country’s political conflict, in Bangkok, Thailand

Britain's Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Hugh Robertson ushers away "Freya" the cat of Britain's Chancellor George Osborne at The Foreign Office in London...Britain's Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Hugh Robertson ushers away "Freya", the cat of Britain's Chancellor George Osborne, as he waits to greet attendees of a Friends of Syria meeting at The Foreign Office in London May 15, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT ANIMALS)

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British minister Hugh Robertson shoos away Freya, the cat of Britain’s chancellor George Osborne, as he waits to greet participants of a Friends of Syria meeting at the Foreign Office in London

A voter shows her ink-stained finger at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. Iraqis headed to the polls on Wednesday in their first national election since U.S. forces withdrew from Iraq in 2011, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki seeking a third term amid rising violence.

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A voter shows her ink-stained finger at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Baghdad. Iraqis headed to the polls on Wednesday in their first national election since US forces withdrew from Iraq in 2011.

Students stand in line to cast their votes during the election of the Children's Parliament in Sanaa April 14, 2014. More than 30,000 students from 60 schools in Yemen participated in the election to vote for their candidates who will represent them in the Yemeni Children s Parliament, state news agency Saba reported.

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Students queue to cast their votes during the election for the Children’s Parliament in Sana’a. More than 30,000 students from 60 schools in Yemen participated in the election for representatives in the Yemeni Children’s Parliament.

Deputies clash during a session of the parliament in Kiev

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Deputies clash during a session of the parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, on Tuesday

TOPSHOTS  A protester shout as police officers try to remove the chairs displayed to block the entrance of the Taiwanese Parliament which is occupied by activists to protest against moves by the ruling Kuomintang party to ratify a contentious trade agreement with Chinain, in Taipei on March 19, 2014. Late on March 18 around 200 students and activists broke through a security barrier and took over the main chamber in Taiwan's parliament, singing and dancing in protest against the trade agreement. AFP  PHOTO / SAM YEHSAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images

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A protester shouts as police officers try to remove chairs blocking the entrance to the Taiwanese parliament which has been occupied by activists protesting moves by the ruling Kuomintang party to ratify a contentious trade agreement with China. About 200 students and activists broke through a security barrier and took over the main chamber in Taiwan‘s parliament. 

A man holds a Crimean flag as h...TOPSHOTS A man holds a Crimean flag as he secures the Crimean parliament building in central Simferopol on March 17, 2014. Crimea declared independence today and applied to join Russia while the Kremlin braced for sanctions after the flashpoint peninsula voted to leave Ukraine in a ballot that has fanned the worst East-West tensions since the Cold War.  AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFFDIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images

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A couple dances in front of the Crimean parliament building in central Simferopol after Crimea voted to leave Ukraine in a ballot that has fanned the worst east-west tensions since the Cold War. 

Vladimir Malyshev...Ukrainian lawmakers scuffle as pro-government lawmaker Vladimir Malyshev, left, injured in the scuffle, has blood on his face in the Ukrainian parliament  in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Lawmakers scuffled in the Ukrainian parliament during a debate on this year's budget. Despite the opposition's efforts to disrupt the vote,  the budget draft, which has already been delayed by almost two months, was passed in its second reading.

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Lawmaker Vladimir Malyshev, left, was left with blood on his face after a scuffle in the Ukrainian parliament in Kiev, Ukraine, during a debate on this year’s budget. Despite the opposition’s efforts to disrupt the vote, the budget draft, which has already been delayed by almost two months, was passed on its second reading