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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 Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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. Read more

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.