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A man gestures as he celebrates in Bujumbura, Burundi.  Crowds poured onto the streets of Burundi's capital on Wednesday to celebrate after a general said he was dismissing President Pierre Nkurunziza for violating the constitution by seeking a third term in office

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A man gestures as he celebrates in Bujumbura, Burundi. Crowds poured onto the streets of Burundi’s capital on Wednesday to celebrate after a general said he was dismissing President Pierre Nkurunziza for violating the constitution by seeking a third term in office

Cuirassier presidential guards line up at the Vittoriano Unknown Soldier monument prior to the arrival of newly elected Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. Italy's new president, Sergio Mattarella, has taken the oath of office with a vow to fight corruption and organized crime and encourage the nation to embrace economic and electoral reform. The new head of state, whose brother, Piersanti Mattarella, was slain while governor of Sicily by the Mafia in 1980, denounced as "alarming" the spread of the Mafia from its traditional base in the south to northern cities. Mattarella, in his speech to Parliament Tuesday, also decried pervasive corruption, which he said robs citizens of resources meant for them and upsets market rules, "penalizing the honest and the capable."

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Cuirassier presidential guards line up at the Vittoriano (Unknown Soldier) monument prior to the arrival of Italy’s new President Sergio Mattarella in Rome on Tuesday. President Mattarella has vowed to fight corruption, organised crime and embrace economic and electoral reform

An electoral agent checks on voters roll as Zambians queue to cast their ballots for the Zambian Presidential elections at Kanyama primary in Lusaka on January 20, 2015. Polling opened in Zambia's tightly contested vote to elect a president after a ruling party power struggle following the death of Michael Sata in office last year.

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An electoral agent checks the voter roll at Kanyama constituency in Lusaka, Zambia, as Zambians cast their ballots for the presidential elections

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

Supporters of Tunisian Presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi, shout slogans and wave flags on Bourguiba avenue during an election campaign in the capital, Tunis, on November 21, 2014, ahead of the upcoming presidential elections on November 23. Secularist Essebsi is seen as the frontrunner for the elections after his party won milestone parliamentary polls.

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Supporters of Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi shout slogans and wave flags on Bourguiba Avenue during an election campaign in the capital, Tunis, on Friday. Tunisia votes for a new president on Sunday

 A Yemeni woman wears buttons depicting Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh during a gathering to protest against foreign interferences, in Sana'a, Yemen, 07 November 2014. Reports state thousands of supporters of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh gathered in center Sana'a to protest against a US-backed move of the UN Security Council to impose a travel ban and assets freeze on Saleh due to his involvement in obstructing the country s transitional process. Recently, he has been accused of colluding with Shiite Houthi fighters in their military takeover of much of Yemen.

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A Yemeni woman wears buttons depicting Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh during a gathering to protest against foreign interferences, in Sanaa, Yemen

Indonesian celebrate the inauguration of Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia, 20 October 2014. Indonesia's newly inaugurated President Joko Widodo urged Indonesians to unite and work together. Widodo said his government aimed to make Indonesia 'politically and economically independent' but acknowledged tough tasks ahead.

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Indonesians celebrate the inauguration of President Joko Widodo in Solo, Central Java, Indonesia on Monday.

U.S. President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton walk past the Rose Garden to host an event marking the 20th anniversary of the national service program AmeriCorps at the White House in Washington September 12, 2014. In 1993, Clinton signed the bill that created AmeriCorps.

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U.S. President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton walk past the Rose Garden to host an event marking the 20th anniversary of the national service program AmeriCorps at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and others, stand on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, as they observe a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and others, stand on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington on Thursday, as they observe a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks

Anti-government protesters take shelter under plastic sheet during heavy rain in morning, in front of President's house in the Red Zone during the Revolution March in Islamabad...Anti-government protesters take shelter under a plastic sheet during heavy rain in the morning, in front of the President's house in the Red Zone during the Revolution March in Islamabad September 4, 2014. Pakistan's protest leaders demanding Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's resignation prepared to resume talks with the government on Wednesday, reviving hopes for a negotiated solution to a crisis that has shaken the coup-prone nation.

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Anti-government protesters take shelter under a plastic sheet during heavy morning rain in front of the president’s house in the army guarded ‘red zone’, Islamabad

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, as Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev (C) stands nearby, in Minsk August 26, 2014.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko, as Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev stands nearby, in Minsk

Portugal Day, Camoes and Portuguese Comunities cerimonies....epa04247622 Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva (2-L), is helped by security and staff members after feeling unwell during his speech at ceremonies for the June 10, Portugal Day, to Camoes and Portuguese Comunities, in Guarda, northern Portugal, 10 June 2014. A few minutes later, Cavaco Silva returns to finish his speech.

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Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva is helped by security and staff members after feeling unwell during his speech at ceremonies for Portugal Day in Guarda, northern Portugal

A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul carries chairs as he prepares for an election rally in Panshir, northern Afghanistan, March 28, 2014. Afghan presidential elections will be held on April 5.

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A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul carries chairs as he prepares for an election rally in Panshir, northern Afghanistan. Afghan presidential elections will be held on April 5.

Soldiers march out of the Great Hall of the People before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese President Xi Jinping for visiting Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain (both not seen), in Beijing, China, 19 February 2014. The Pakistani president is on an official visit in China; his first foreign trip since taking office.

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Soldiers march out of the Great Hall of the People, Beijing, China, before a welcome ceremony held by Chinese president Xi Jinping for visiting Pakistani president Mamnoon Hussain. Mr Hussain is on an official visit to China, his first foreign trip since taking office

US President Barack Obama attends the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, on February 6, 2014.

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US President Barack Obama endorses the National Day of Prayer by attending the celebratory breakfast in Washington, DC, on Thursday

France's President Francois Hollande (L) and Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff attend a welcoming ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia December 12, 2013.

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France’s President François Hollande and Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff attend a welcoming ceremony at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia

U.S. first lady Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia welcome the official White House Christmas tree at the North Portico of the White House in Washington...U.S. first lady Michelle Obama (R) and her daughters Sasha and Malia welcome the official White House Christmas tree at the North Portico of the White House in Washington November 29, 2013. The 18.5-foot Douglas Fir was grown by Chris Botek, a second generation Christmas tree farmer from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania.    REUTERS/Jason Reed

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Michelle Obama, US first lady, and her daughters Sasha and Malia welcome the official White House Christmas tree to the White House in Washington. The 18.5ft Douglas Fir was grown by Chris Botek, a second-generation Christmas tree farmer from Crystal Spring Tree Farm in Lehighton, Pennsylvania. 

Travelling White House staff and press board the rear steps of Air Force One on a foggy morning in Seattle...Travelling White House staff and press board the rear steps of Air Force One on a foggy morning in Seattle, November 25, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama is attending fundraisers and events on the economy and immigration in Los Angeles and San Francisco on Monday.

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White House staff and press board the rear steps of Air Force One on a foggy morning in Seattle. US president Barack Obama is attending fundraisers and events on the economy and immigration in Los Angeles and San Francisco on Monday. 

President Barack Obama awards former President Bill Clinton with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, during a cermeony in the East Room of the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama awards former president Bill Clinton with the presidential medal of freedom on Wednesday, during a ceremony at the White House, Washington.

.James Getty, portraying President Abraham Lincoln, stands before a ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers  National Cemetery and President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Tuesday Nov. 19, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. Lincoln's speech was first delivered in Gettysburg nearly five months after the major battle that left tens of thousands of men wounded, dead or missing. Getty is scheduled to deliver the Gettysburg Address at Tuesday's ceremony.

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James Getty, portraying President Abraham Lincoln, stands before a ceremony commemorating the 150th anniversary of the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery and President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address on Tuesday, in Gettysburg, Pa. Lincoln’s speech was first delivered in Gettysburg nearly five months after the major battle that left tens of thousands of men wounded, dead or missing. Getty is scheduled to deliver the Gettysburg Address at Tuesday’s ceremony.