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Afghan women line up to have their picture taken to register for the upcoming presidential elections in a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. Last minute registration of voters continues despite the fact that more than 21 million voter registration cards have been issued while only roughly 12 million Afghans are eligible to vote. The discrepancy is the result of repeated registrations since the first round of elections in Afghanistan in 2004. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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Women in Afghanistan line up to have their picture taken at a school in Kabul, Afghanistan to register for presidential elections. Last-minute registration of voters continues despite more than 21 million voter registration cards having been issued while only roughly 12 million Afghans are eligible to vote. The discrepancy is the result of repeated registrations since the first round of elections in Afghanistan in 2004. Read more

Ethnic minority delegates (C) walk to th...Ethnic minority delegates (C) walk to the hall before the closing ceremony of the Chinese National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 13, 2013. China's annual show of political theatre, the National People's Congress, closed on March 13 -- the first under a new Communist Party leadership facing intractable problems including endemic corruption, slowing economic growth and tensions with neighbouring countries.    AFP PHOTO / GOH CHAI HINGOH CHAI HIN/AFP/Getty Images

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Ethnic minority delegates approach the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, before the closing ceremony of the National People’s Congress. The annual show of political theatre, the first under a new Communist party leadership, ended on Thursday

A performer greets arrivals to the 41st Annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, USA, 06 March 2014.

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A performer greets arrivals to the 41st Annual Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Centre in National Harbor, Maryland, USA

International Support Group for Lebanon meeting...epa04110924 French President Francois Hollande (2nd L) and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (C) speak with US Secretary of State John Kerry (R) as Lebanese President Michel Sleimane (L) looks on, during a family photo after the International Support Group for Lebanon meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, 05 March 2014.  EPA/IAN LANGSDON/POOL MAXPPP OUT

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French President Francois Hollande and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius speak with US Secretary of State John Kerry as Lebanese President Michel Sleimane looks on, during a family photo after the International Support Group for Lebanon meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, FranceRead more

Edinburgh bakery Cuckoo’s launch their own referendum opinion poll survey, where you can buy your Yes, No or Undecided cupcake and the weekly results will be published on the bakery’s Facebook and Twitter sites

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Edinburgh bakery Cuckoo’s launches a referendum opinion poll where customers can buy their Yes, No or Undecided cupcake and the weekly results will be published on the bakery’s Facebook and Twitter sites

Chinese security personnel form up before the arrival of delegates at the Great Hall of the People to attend sessions of National People's Congress and Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, China, Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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Security personnel await the arrival of delegates at the Great Hall of the People to attend sessions of National People’s Congress and Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Beijing, China Read more

Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko shakes hands with a woman as she arrives to visit the tent camp of her supporters in the center of Kiev .

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Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko shakes hands with a woman as she arrives to visit the tent camp of her supporters in the centre of Kiev, Ukraine

Relatives of Jimmy Vargas, a student who died during a recent protest, weep beside his coffin during his funeral in San Cristobal, 660 km from Caracas. Five intelligence agents have been ordered arrested for suspected ties to killings during protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government. Venezuela has been swept by student-led protests since February 4, posing the greatest challenge yet to Maduro's government just under a year since he took office.

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Relatives of Jimmy Vargas, a student who died during a recent protest, weep beside his coffin during his funeral in San Cristobal, 660km from Caracas. Five intelligence agents have been arrested for suspected ties to killings during protests against President Nicolas Maduro’s government. Venezuela has been swept by student-led protests since February 4, posing the greatest challenge yet to Maduro’s government just under a year since he took office. Read more

Thai anti-government protesters rally outside the national police headquarters in downtown. Gunshots rang out across an upmarket Bangkok shopping district as political violence becomes a near-daily feature of the crisis gripping Thailand.

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Thai anti-government protesters rally outside the national police headquarters in downtown Bangkok. Gunshots rang out across an upmarket Bangkok shopping district as political violence becomes a near-daily feature of the crisis gripping Thailand.

Satirical artist Kaya Mar carries one of his paintings depicting Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond with a petrol pump through Westminster, whilst both Prime Minister David Cameron's and Mr Salmond's held cabinet were holding separate meetings in Aberdeen.

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Satirical artist Kaya Mar carries one of his paintings depicting Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, through Westminster. Separate meetings of the London and Edinburgh cabinets will take place on Monday in Aberdeen