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Children practise during a training session at a circus school in Havana. Inside an abandoned movie theatre on a noisy avenue in a working-class section of Havana, some 70 Cuban children as young as nine pursue their dream of joining the circus. The circus is a lucrative career path and a rare opportunity for Cubans to make real money on the communist-led island.

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Cuban children practise during a training session at a circus school in Havana, located inside an abandoned movie theatre on a noisy avenue in a working-class section of the city

British Prime Minister David Cameron (L)...British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) and US President Barack Obama speak with school kids during their visit to Mount Pleasant Primary School in Newport, South Wales, on September 4, 2014, prior to attending the NATO summit. NATO leaders will aim to show unity against Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, after France suspended delivery of a warship to Moscow despite a surprise peace plan put forward by the Kremlin. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

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British Prime Minister David Cameron and US President Barack Obama speak with school kids during their visit to Mount Pleasant Primary School in Newport, South Wales. 

First graders take part in a festive ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Slaviansk...First graders take part in a festive ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Slaviansk, September 1, 2014. September 1 marks the start of a new academic year for students in Ukraine.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich  (UKRAINE - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY)

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First-graders take part in a festive ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Slovyansk, Ukraine

GCSE Results Are Released In The UK...LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 21: Nurdan Gokce, 16 opens her GCSE results at Stoke Newington school on August 21, 2014 in London, England. As hundreds of thousands of students opened their GCSE results today it has emerged that the proportion of GCSEs awarded A - C grade has risen to the highest in three years.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

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Nurdan Gokce, 16, opens her GCSE results at Stoke Newington school on Thursday in London, England. As hundreds of thousands of students received their GCSE results on Thursday, it has emerged that the proportion of GCSEs awarded A – C grades has risen for the first time in three years. 

Indian village school girls demonstrate the self-defense techniques learnt from Indian Border Security Force (BSF) women personnel in Ballaharwal, near the India-Pakistan border, some 40 km from Amritsar, India, 11 August 2014. In the wake increasing crime against women in the country, the school girls were given a training for 2 weeks by the BSF women personnel.

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Indian village school girls demonstrate the self-defence techniques that they learnt from Indian Border Security Force women personnel in Ballaharwal, near the border with Pakistan, some 40km from Amritsar, India.

Displaced Palestinian Abu Amjad Nofal, 60, right, washes his face, at a U.N. school where his family had sought refuge during the war, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The families from the Gaza City neighborhood of Zeitoun, still at the U.N. school, said they are scared to move back to their houses as they consider the cease-fire still fragile.

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Displaced Palestinian Abu Amjad Nofal, 60, washes his face at a UN school in Gaza on Thursday, where his family have sought refuge during the war

Palestinian man, who fled his house during Israeli offensive, rests at a United Nations-run school, sheltering displaced Palestinians, in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip...A Palestinian man, who fled his house during an Israeli offensive, rests at a United Nations-run school, sheltering displaced Palestinians, in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip August 3, 2014. Picture taken August 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A Palestinian man, who fled his house during an Israeli offensive, rests at a United Nations-run school, sheltering displaced Palestinians, in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip.

A Malaysian religious student reads the Koran at school during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Hulu Langat, near Kuala Lumpur on June 30, 2014. Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty.

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A student reads the Koran at school during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Hulu Langat, near Kuala Lumpur

Students take notes during an English language class at the Juba Nabari Primary School, in Juba on April 9, 2014. Recent conflict in the country has made resources scarce, many civil servants, including teachers, have not received their pay for several months.

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Students take notes during an English language class at the Juba Nabari Primary School, in Juba on Wednesday. Recent conflict in South Sudan has made resources scarce, with many civil servants, including teachers, not receiving their pay for several months.

A Tibetan monk stands in the middle of a square at a Tibetan Buddhism school of the Tsurphu Monastery in Doilungdeqen county, Tibet Autonomous Region.

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A monk at a Tibetan buddhism school of the Tsurphu Monastery in Doilungdeqen county, Tibet.

An Afghan refugee boy reads from the board while he and other schoolchildren attend their classes at their makeshift school on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, March 7, 2014.

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An Afghan refugee reads from the board while he and other schoolchildren attend their classes at a makeshift school on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan

A Muslim girl takes refuge in a Koranic school in the majority Muslim neighbourhood "5 Kilo," in Bangui, Central African Republic, February 24, 2014. About 50 Muslims are displaced in the school waiting to be moved to a safer location.

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A Muslim girl takes refuge in a Koranic school in the majority Muslim neighbourhood 5 Kilo, in Bangui, Central African Republic. About 50 Muslims are displaced in the school waiting to be moved to a safer location.

Pakistani students of a madrassa, or Islamic school, some sleeping while others study, in a Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. Islamic schools form an important function within the Pakistani educational system, providing for many Pakistanis, the only educational institution they attend.

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Pakistani students of a madrassa, or Islamic school, sleep while others study in a Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan. Islamic schools form an important function within the Pakistani educational system, providing for many Pakistanis, the only educational institution they attend.

A student dressed as a bear waits backstage while participating in a cultural event at a school in Mumbai...A student dressed as a bear waits backstage while participating in a cultural event at a school in Mumbai January 30, 2014. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A student dressed as a bear waits backstage while participating in a cultural event at a school in Mumbai, India

Dressed in a burqa, a Pakistani child, whose family was displaced from Pakistan's tribal areas due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, stands outside a mosque, where children heir daily Madrassa, or Islamic school, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014.

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Dressed in a burka, a Pakistani child, whose family was displaced from Pakistan’s tribal areas due to fighting between the Taliban and the army, stands outside a mosque, where children hold daily Madrasa, or Islamic school, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan

A Syrian girl attends classes at a make-...A Syrian girl attends classes at a make-shift school in the largest Bulgarian camp in the town of Harmanli on January 21, 2014. Tonnes of humanitarian aid -- including clothes, food and hygiene materials -- has started trickling in from non-governmental groups in the country and abroad to the camps in EU's poorest country after the UN raised alarm over a "human emergency" on the EU's southern fringe.     AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFFDIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP/Getty Images

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A Syrian girl attends classes at a makeshift school in the largest Bulgarian camp in the southern town of Harmanli. Humanitarian aid, including clothes, food and hygiene materials, has started trickling in from non-governmental groups in the country and abroad to the camps in the EU’s poorest country after the UN expressed alarm over a ‘human emergency’ on the EU’s southern fringe. 

A school boy walks past a street mural depicting a school bus and students in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur...A school boy walks past a street mural depicting a school bus and students in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur January 2, 2014. Malaysia begins the first day of the new school year of 2014 on January 2. REUTERS/Samsul Said

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A schoolboy walks past a street mural depicting a school bus and students in Shah Alam, outside Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia begins the first day of the new school year of 2014. 

ATTENTION EDITORS - PICTURE PACKAGE 'CHINA'S BODYGUARD SCHOOL' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY...ATTENTION EDITORS - 26 PICTURES FOR PACKAGE 'CHINA'S BODYGUARD SCHOOL' WILL IMMEDIATELY FOLLOW THIS ADVISORY  SEARCH 'TIANJIAO' FOR ALL PICTURES PXP01-PXP26    Former Chinese soldier Chen Yongqing has big ambitions for his bodyguard training school Tianjiao, which he says is China's first professional academy to train former soldiers and others as personal security guards. Chen charges 500,000 yuan ($82,400) a year for each protector as China's rich and famous look to bolster their safety and sense of importance.

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The bodyguard training school of former soldier Chen Yongqing in China 

Students from President Corazon Aquino Elementary School use their notebooks to cover their heads as they participate in an earthquake drill in Manila on October 18, 2013, after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit the central Philippine island of Bohol. Road access to the worst-hit towns on the central island of Bohol remained cut, two days after the quake destroyed buildings and triggered landslides that engulfed homes and highways, regional civil defence chief Minda Morante said.

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Students from President Corazon Aquino elementary school use notebooks to cover their heads as they take part in an earthquake drill in Manila on Friday, after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake hit the central Philippine island of Bohol.

A teacher adjusts the position of a student as a group of first graders practise gymnastics at a sports school in Jiaxing...A teacher (2nd L) adjusts the position of a student as a group of first graders practise at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, October 15, 2013. The daily schedule for young gymnasts in the school includes literacy and general knowledge classes in the morning and athletic training in the afternoon.

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A teacher adjusts the position of a student as a group of first graders practise at the gymnastics hall of a sports school in Jiaxing, Zhejiang province, in China. The daily schedule for young gymnasts in the school includes literacy and general knowledge in the morning and athletic training in the afternoon.