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A resident, one of the thousands affecte...A resident, one of the thousands affected by the stand-off between government soldiers and Muslim rebels, sits atop his wooden boat next to their makeshift shelter along the sea wall in Zamboanga City, in southern island of Mindanao on September 18, 2013, as military authorities ordered its troops to "neutralise  the remaining 30-40 rebels, who were roaming through houses in urban areas. Philippine soldiers pursued heavily armed Muslim rebels through the streets and homes of a major city September 18, warning they would be killed or captured unless they surrendered.    AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBETED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images

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A resident, one of the thousands affected by the stand-off between government soldiers and Muslim rebels, sits atop his wooden boat next to their makeshift shelter along the sea wall in Zamboanga City, in the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines on Wednesday Read more

Men exercise on a sea wall along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai...Men exercise on a sea wall along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY SPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Men exercise on a wall along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday Read more

Lefteris Theofilou, 52, who suffers from paraplegia, sits on the "Seatrac", a solar-powered device which allows people with kinetic disabilities to enter and get out of the sea autonomously, as his wife Eleni, 37, who suffers from celebral palsy, holds onto it to move out of the water, at a beach in Alepochori, west of Athens July 12, 2013. Founded by a team of Greek scientists in 2008 and covered by European and U.S patent laws, the Seatrac device operates on a fixed-track mechanism which allows up to 30 wheelchairs to be moved in and out of the water a day - all powered by solar energy. In a country with one of the world's longest coastlines and thousands of islands, it has come as a welcome relief for many Greeks, boosting demand each year. Currently, 11 devices operate in Greece and there are plans to expand the network. Picture taken July 12, 2013.

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Lefteris Theofilou, 52, who suffers from paraplegia, sits on a “Seatrac”, a solar-powered device that allows people with kinetic disabilities to enter and get out of the sea autonomously, as his wife Eleni, 37, who suffers from celebral palsy, moves it out of the water at a beach in Alepochori, west of Athens, Greece.

A woman plays on the edge of a cliff on a rainy winter afternoon at Bronte beach in Sydney...A woman plays on the edge of a cliff on a rainy winter afternoon at Bronte beach in Sydney August 8, 2013. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz (AUSTRALIA - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A woman plays on the edge of a cliff on a rainy winter afternoon at Bronte beach in Sydney, Australia Read more

A Chinese beachgoer wearing a protective head mask, dubbed "face-kinis" by Chinese netizens, on a public beach in Qingdao, northeast China's Shandong province. The face masks were initially designed to protect from sunburn but it turns out they are also quite handy at repelling insects and jellyfish, as many people in China dislike getting a tan, especially on the face.

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A Chinese beachgoer wearing a protective head mask, dubbed “face-kinis” by Chinese netizens, on a public beach in Qingdao, northeast China’s Shandong province. The face masks were initially designed to protect from sunburn but it turns out they are also quite handy at repelling insects and jellyfish, as many people in China dislike getting a tan, especially on the face.

Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel starts her swim to Florida from Havana, Cuba

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Australian swimmer Chloe McCardel starts her swim to Florida from Havana, Cuba on Wednesday. Read more

TOPSHOTS Sri Lankan Muslim school girls stand on the edge of a sea port in Colombo on May 20, 2013, after travelling from their town of Kalmunai, over 370 kilometres (231 miles)  east of the capital Colombo. Work on a USD 500-million new container terminal is nearing completion at Colombo which is a key transhipment hub for Indian cargo.

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Sri Lankan Muslim school girls stand on the edge of a sea port in Colombo on Monday after travelling from their town of Kalmunai, over 370km east of the capital Colombo. Read more

The sun's rays strike the rocky coast of Acadia National Park, in Maine, Thursday, May 2, 2013. A federal budget-related delay has pushed back the opening of many of the park's seasonal facilities until May 17. Acadia saw a 5 percent funding cut of it's roughly $7.8 million budget on March 1. The cut represented the National Park Service s share of federal sequestration.

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The sun’s rays strike the rocky coast of Acadia National Park, Maine, on Thursday morning. A federal budget-related delay has pushed back the opening of many of the park’s seasonal facilities until May 17. Acadia saw a 5% funding cut of it’s $7.8m budget on March 1. The cut represented the National Park Service’s share of federal sequestration.

Would-be immigrants drink and eat at Tarifa's harbour on April 22, 2013, after being rescued off the Spanish Coast. Spanish lifeguards today saved 32 African immigrants trying to cross the sea from Morocco to Spain in flimsy vessels, authorities said. A source in the lifeguard told AFP that Spanish rescuers hauled 32 migrants, of which all but one were men, from four vessels and took them to Tarifa on the southern tip of Spain.

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Immigrants drink and eat at Tarifa’s harbour after being rescued off the Spanish coast. Spanish lifeguards today saved 32 African immigrants trying to cross the sea from Morocco to Spain in flimsy vessels, authorities said. Read more