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A boy recites from a book during a lesson at a school in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad on Friday.

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A boy recites from a book during a lesson at a school in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad on Friday.

Pakistani girls attend class at a school in Mingora, a town in Swat valley, on October 9, 2013, the first anniversary of the shooting of Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban. Yousafzai, the teenage activist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, says she has not done enough to deserve the award, as her old school closed October 9 to mark the first anniversary of her shooting by the Taliban.

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Pakistani girls attend class at a school in Mingora, a town in Swat valley, on Wednesday, the first anniversary of the shooting of Malala Yousafzai by the Taliban. Ms Yousafzai, the teenage activist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, says she has not done enough to deserve the award, as her old school closed to mark the anniversary.

Palestinian children catch migrant quails with a net...epa03852190 A Palestinian child removes a migrant quail snared in a net on the beach of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza Strip on 05 September 2013. Tens of children, living on the beach of Gaza, work with their families in September and October every year in hunting migratory birds, mainly quails, in the morning before they go to the school. They erect silk nets along the coastal line in the Gaza Strip. The birds are sold for 10 shekels (some 2 euros).  EPA/ALI ALI

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A Palestinian child catches a quail snared in a net on the beach of Khan Yunis on the southern Gaza Strip. Every September and October children erect silk nets along the Gaza coast to catch migratory birds, mainly quails, before they go to school. 

Pupils walk with umbrellas on the first day of the new school year at the Nam Thanh Cong school in Hano...Pupils walk with umbrellas in the rain on the first day of the new school year at the Nam Thanh Cong school in Hanoi September 5, 2013. Schools in Vietnam reopened on Thursday, with around 22 million children heading back to classrooms after a three-month summer break, local newspapers reported. REUTERS/Kham

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Students shield themselves from the rain on the first day of the new school year at Nam Thanh Cong school, in Hanoi. Schools in Vietnam reopened on Thursday, with about 22m children heading back to classrooms after a three-month summer break 

A confucian scholar waits for graduation ceremony at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013. The school was founded in 1398 and considered as the oldest school in East Asia.

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A confucian scholar waits for graduation ceremony at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, South Korea. The school was founded in 1398 and is considered the oldest school in East Asia

Indian school children return home in a cycle rickshaw in New Delhi, India , Wednesday, July 24, 2013. India's Right To Education Act promises free, compulsory schooling to all children ages 6 to 14, but millions of children still don't go to school and many who do are getting only the barest of educations. (AP Photo/Tsering Topyal)

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Children return home from school in a cycle rickshaw in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday. The country’s Right to Education Act promises free, compulsory schooling for all children aged six to 14, but millions still do not go to school and many who do are getting only the barest of educations.

TOPSHOTS Indian school children hold candles as they payi tribute to school children that died from food poisoning in Saran district of Bihar state, at a government school in Amritsar on July 18, 2013. Thousands of schoolchildren were refusing free meals in poverty-stricken eastern India after 22 children died from eating lunch apparently contaminated with insecticide, officials said. AFP PHOTO/ NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

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Youngsters hold candles as they pay tribute to children who died from food poisoning in India‘s Saran district of Bihar state, at a government school in Amritsar on Thursday. Thousands of youngsters were refusing free meals in poverty-stricken eastern India after 22 children died from eating lunch apparently contaminated with insecticide, officials said 

TOPSHOTS Indian Muslim girls recite the Holy Quran in their class room during the holy month of Ramadan at Madrasatur-Rashaad religious school in Hyderabad on July 17, 2013.  As well as abstinence and fasting during Ramadan, Muslims are encouraged to pray and read the Quran during Islam's holiest month.  AFP PHOTO / Noah SEELAMNOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

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Girls recite the Koran in their classroom at Madrasatur-Rashaad religious school, in Hyderabad, India, on Wednesday, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan

Candidates applying for a place at the Medical University of Vienna sit an exam in a hall of the fair grounds in Vienna on July 5, 2013. According to unofficial data, almost 10,000 people are applying for only 700 places available.

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Candidates applying for a place at the Medical University of Vienna sit an exam in a hall of the fair grounds in Vienna on Friday. According to unofficial data, almost 10,000 people are applying for only 700 places available.

A teacher helps her student put on a face mask due to the haze in Putrajaya

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A teacher helps her student put on a face mask at a school in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, on Wednesday. The Malaysian capital remains shrouded in haze, as the environmental crisis continues after a week of thick hazardous smog covered the country and its neighbour Singapore

A Sri Lankan ethnic Tamil man rides his children to a school in a morning in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

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A father rides his children to school in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Parents wait outside a school as their children take the National College Entrance Exam in Huaibei...Parents wait outside a school as their children take the National College Entrance Exam in Huaibei, Anhui province, June 7, 2013. According to local media, about 9.12 million students make a start on China's national college entrance exams or "gaokao" from June 7 to 8, which is a fiercely competitive test that is seen as make-or-break for getting ahead. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) CHINA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN CHINA

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Parents wait outside a school as their children take the national college entrance exam in Huaibei, Anhui province, on Friday. According to local media, about 9.12 million students make a start on China‘s higher education exams or gaokao on June 7-8, which is a fiercely competitive test that is seen as make-or-break for getting ahead 

First day of new schoolyear in public schools...epa03728594 Filipino students ride on a motorbike from school after the first day of a new schoolyear at a public elementary school in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines 03 June 2013. Close to 21 million students in kindergarten, elementary and highschool trooped to public schools nationwide to open a new schoolyear, as around 3 million students in private schools are expected to start classes in the coming weeks, education officials said.  EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA

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Filipino students ride a motorbike from school after the first day of a new school year at a public elementary school in Quezon City, east of Manila, Philippines on Monday. 

Filipino grade school students cross a river on the first day of a new school year in a remote village in Rizal province, east of Manila, Philippines, 03 June 2013. Close to 21 million students in kindergarten, elementary and highschool trooped to public schools nationwide to open a new schoolyear, as around 3 million students in private schools are expected to start classes in the coming weeks, education officials said.

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Filipino grade school students cross a river on the first day of a new school year in a remote village in Rizal province, east of Manila, Philippines, on Monday. 

Julia Gillard Visits Papua New Guinea - Day 2...PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA - MAY 10:  Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for photographers with students from Marianville girls secondary school on May 10, 2013 in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The three-day visit is a chance for the two nations to strengthen economic ties, with talks being held on key issues including, trade, military defense, and the controversial Australian detention center on Manus Island.The trip is the first official visit for Prime Minister Julia Gillard to the Pacific Island Nation and the first visit since former prime minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007.

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Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard poses for photographers with students from Marianville girls secondary school on Friday in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The three-day visit is a chance for the two nations to strengthen economic ties, with talks being held on key issues including, trade, military defense and the controversial Australian detention center on Manus Island. The trip is the first official visit for Prime Minister Gillard to the Pacific island nation and the first visit since former Prime Minster Kevin Rudd visited in 2007. 

Cambodian boys ride bicycles as they head to school by passing paddy rice field at Krang Tnung village on the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

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Cambodian boys ride bicycles as they head to school by passing paddy rice field at Krang Tnung village on the outskirt of Phnom Penh in Cambodia.

Nepalese children practice self defense training as part of their Taekwondo and Karate class, early morning in Kathmandu, Nepal, 02 May 2013.  More than 50 children aged between seven to 15 years old get Karate and Taekwondo classes at a community ground in Kathmandu.

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Nepalese children practise self defence training as part of their taekwondo and karate class in Kathmandu, Nepal. More than 50 children aged between seven and 15 years old receive karate and taekwondo classes at a community ground in the city.

Dhiraj Chepang, a grade one student, carries his bag while returning home from school at Khokana, in Lalitpur April 29, 2013.

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Dhiraj Chepang, a grade one student, carries his bag while returning home from school at Khokana in Lalitpur, Nepal.