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Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) attends a ceremonial welcome for the President of Singapore Tony Tan, and his wife, at Horse Guards Parade in London. The President and his wife will be guests of Queen Elizabeth during the first state visit of a Singapore President to Britain.

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Prime Minister David Cameron (L) attends a ceremonial welcome for the president of Singapore Tony Tan, and his wife, at Horse Guards Parade in London. The president and his wife will be guests of Queen Elizabeth during the first state visit of a Singapore president to Britain.

Ferrari Formula One driver Alonso of Spain drives past the Singapore Flyer observation wheel during the first practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix...Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives past the Singapore Flyer observation wheel during the first practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix on the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore September 19, 2014.

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Ferrari Formula One driver Fernando Alonso of Spain drives past the Singapore Flyer observation wheel during the first practice session of the Singapore F1 Grand Prix on the Marina Bay street circuit in Singapore on Friday

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A man returns to his flat at the end of the work day at a Housing Development Board public housing estate overlooking the financial district skyline in Singapore. 

Visitors look at a view of the city skyl...Visitors look at a view of the city skyline from the rooftop pool of the Marina Bay Sands resort hotel in Singapore on May 20, 2014. Singapore's trade-reliant economy expanded a seasonally adjusted 2.3 percent quarter-on-quarter the trade ministry said May 20. AFP PHOTO/ROSLAN RAHMANROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images

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The rooftop pool of the Marina Bay Sands resort hotel in Singapore. The nation’s trade-reliant economy expanded a seasonally adjusted 2.3 per cent quarter on quarter, the trade ministry said on Tuesday 

A light installation titled "Digital Wattle" which is an adaptation from Australia's floral emblem is illuminated with Singapore's financial skyline silhouetted in the background, Thursday, March 6, 2014, in Singapore. "Digital Wattle" is a device exploring the interplay between individual ethnic groups co-existing in one city. When the flowers sway gently in the wind, they will slowly change from pure white to different colours to represent the new mix of cultures residing in the city. The iLight Marina Bay exhibition features innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from around the world, displayed along the Singapore river.

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An installation entitled “Digital Wattle”, symbolising Australia’s floral emblem, is illuminated with Singapore’s financial skyline silhouetted in the background. The installation explores the interplay between ethnic groups co-existing in one city; when the flowers sway gently in the wind, they will slowly change from pure white to different colours to represent the new mix of cultures residing in the city. It forms part of the iLight Marina Bay exhibition, which features innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from around the world, displayed along the Singapore river. 

An aerial display of the Republic of Korea Air Force Black Eagles flying T-50 aircraft at a media preview of the Singapore Airshow at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore, 11 February 2014. The Singapore Airshow runs from 11 until 16 February 2014.

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An aerial display of the Republic of Korea Air Force Black Eagles flying T-50 aircraft at a media preview of the Singapore Airshow at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore on Tuesday.

A visitor take a photo of a life size replica of a lizard crocodile 'Sauroshuchus' exhibited at the Art Science Museum during a media preview in Singapore on January 23, 2014. The exhibit called "Dinosaurs: from dawn to extinction " traces evolution of dinosaurs 600 years back in time. The exhibition will open to visitors from January 25 to July 27.

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A visitor takes a photo of a life-sized replica of the lizard crocodile ‘Sauroshuchus’ exhibited at the Art Science Museum, Singapore, during a media preview of Dinosaurs: From Dawn to Extinction. The exhibition runs from January 25 to July 27

Guests pose with a bronze statue of "Yoda" a charactor from "Star Wars" after it was unveiled at the opening ceremony of the "Sandcrawler" building, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 in Singapore. The "Sandcrawler" building, aptly named due to its resemblance to a large vehicle featured in the original "Star Wars" film, is home to the regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore, The Walt Disney Company (South East Asia) and ESPN Asia Pacific.

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A bronze statue of the Star Wars character Yoda is unveiled on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the Sandcrawler building in Singapore. Yoda, is the grand master of the Jedi Order in George Lucas’s films. George Lucas, director of the Star Wars movies, is to base the regional headquarters for his company Lucasfilm at the Sandcrawler building, which resembles the huge mobile fortresses featured in films 

Office workers pass OCBC building in Singapore...Office workers pass an Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) building in the central business district of Singapore January 6, 2014. Singapore OCBC's bid to take over Hong Kong's Wing Hang Bank Ltd in a deal estimated at $5.3 billion has raised concerns it may be paying too much for a mid-sized bank and will be tapping shareholders to fund the acquisition. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: BUSINESS)

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Office workers pass an Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation building in the central business district of Singapore. Singapore OCBC’s bid to take over Hong Kong’s Wing Hang Bank in a deal estimated at $5.3bn has raised concerns it may be paying too much for a mid-sized bank and will be tapping shareholders to fund the acquisition 

Workers clean and maintain the glass canopy of the Ocean Financial Center office building at the central business district of Singapore...Workers clean and maintain the glass canopy of the Ocean Financial Center office building at the central business district of Singapore November 28, 2013.  REUTERS/Edgar Su

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Workers clean the glass canopy of the Ocean Financial Center office building in the central business district in Singapore.

Guests gather at dinner tables set up with the Marina Bay Sands and the financial skyline as a backdrop, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at the Marina Barrage in Singapore. Diner en Blanc or "White Dinner" which started in Paris 25 years ago, is into its second year in Singapore. The guests are expected to dress in only white and bring their own food, tables and chairs for a fine dining flash mob style gathering in a secret location made known to them only minutes before the event.

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Guests dressed in white gather at the Marina Barrage dam in Singapore for Diner en Blanc, an event that started in Paris 25 years ago and is in its second year in Singapore. Diners bring their own food, tables and chairs for the flash-mob style gathering, the location of which is made known to them just minutes before the event. Marina Bay Sands and the financial skyline are in the background.

A model presents a creation by Chinese designer Pei in "The Arabian 1002th Night" show during Fashion Week in Singapore...A model presents a creation by Chinese designer Guo Pei in "The Arabian 1002th Night" show during Fashion Week in Singapore October 16, 2013.  REUTERS/Edgar Su

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A model presents a creation by Chinese designer Guo Pei in “The Arabian 1002th Night” show during Fashion Week in Singapore on Wednesday.

Syria's soccer squad warm up during training at Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore...Syria's soccer squad warm up during training at Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore October 14, 2013. Mentally scarred by the turmoil at home after two-and-half-years of civil war, Syria's national football team are hoping continued success on the pitch can give their compatriots small reason to cheer. Syria, who beat Iraq to win the West Asian Championships for the first time in December, take on Singapore on Tuesday in an Asian Cup qualifying match as they attempt to reach the finals of the region's premier tournament in Australia in 2015.  REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

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Syria’s soccer team warm up during training at Jalan Besar Stadium in Singapore. Syria, who beat Iraq to win the West Asian Championships for the first time in December, take on Singapore on Tuesday in an Asian Cup qualifying match as they attempt to reach the finals of the region’s premier tournament, to be held in Australia in 2015. 

This aerial photo shows the Singapore F1 Grand Prix's Marina Bay City circuit at dusk. The Singapore F1 night race takes place September 21-23, 2013.

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This aerial photo shows the Singapore F1 Grand Prix’s Marina Bay City circuit at dusk. The Singapore F1 night race takes place September 21-23, 2013.

A man waits to cross a road junction in Singapore August 29, 2013. REUTERS/Edgar Su

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A man waits to cross a road at a junction in Singapore

A visitor walks past cut-outs of iconic Eames designed furniture suspended from ceiling at Essential Eames: A Herman Miller Exhibition at ArtScience Museum in Singapore...A visitor walks past cut-outs of iconic Eames designed furniture suspended from the ceiling at the Essential Eames: A Herman Miller Exhibition at ArtScience Museum in Singapore August 16, 2013. The exhibition, which showcases the life and work of U.S. designers Charles and Ray Eames, features over 100 artefacts including furniture, photos, paintings and films. The exhibition runs from June 29 to January 5, 2014. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)

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A visitor on Friday walks past cut-outs of Eames furniture suspended from the ceiling at the Essential Eames: A Herman Miller Exhibition at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. The exhibition, which showcases the life and work of US designers Charles and Ray Eames, features more than 100 artefacts including furniture, photos, paintings and films. 

A motorist wearing a face mask rides across a bridge covered by light haze in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, June 25, 2013. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono apologized Monday to Singapore and Malaysia for record-setting pollution caused by forest fires in his country.

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A motoristcyclist wearing a face mask rides across a bridge covered by light haze in Klang, outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday. Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono apologised on Monday to Singapore and Malaysia for record-setting pollution caused by forest fires in his country.

People wearing masks walk past a Louis Vuitton shop display in Singapore's Orchard Road shopping district...People wearing masks walk past a Louis Vuitton shop display in Singapore's Orchard Road shopping district June 21, 2013. The haze blanketing Singapore from fires in Indonesia could persist for weeks or even longer, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday, warning of consequences if Singapore-linked companies were found responsible for the burning.  REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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People wearing masks walk past a Louis Vuitton shop display on Orchard Road, Singapore on Friday. 

Children cover their noses near burnt land in Marpoyan Damai sub district, in the outskirts of Pekanbaru, in Indonesia's Riau province June 20, 2013. Haze from fires in Indonesia blanketing Singapore could persist for weeks or longer, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday, as the smoke drove air quality to "hazardous" levels and disrupted business and travel in the region.

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Children cover their noses near burnt land in Marpoyan Damai sub district, in the outskirts of Pekanbaru, in Indonesia’s Riau province. Haze from fires in Indonesia blanketing Singapore could persist for weeks or longer, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday, as the smoke drove air quality to “hazardous” levels and disrupted business and travel in the region.

Construction workers wear face masks, to protect them from a heavy smoke haze, as they perform morning exercises in Singapore...Construction workers wear face masks, to protect them from a heavy smoke haze, as they perform morning exercises at the start of their shift in Singapore June 20, 2013. Singapore's air quality deteriorated to "hazardous" levels late on Wednesday as smoke from slash-and-burn land clearing in Indonesia enveloped the city-state, inflaming tensions between the Southeast Asian neighbors.     REUTERS/Tim Wimborne   (SINGAPORE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS CONSTRUCTION HEALTH TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Construction workers wear face masks to protect them from a heavy smoke haze, as they perform morning exercises at the start of their shift in Singapore on Thursday. The city state’s air quality deteriorated to “hazardous” levels late on Wednesday as it was enveloped in smoke from slash-and-burn land clearing in Indonesia, which has inflamed tensions between the Southeast Asian neighbours.