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A Muslim woman gets caned 23 strokes after being caught in close proximity with her boyfriend in Banda Aceh on October 17, 2016.   Out of seven couples caught spending time together outside marriage, 13 were caned while one girl was spared after it was discovered that she was pregnant. Indonesia's Aceh province has gained international infamy for its strict Islamic laws. / AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN / The erroneous mention[s] appearing in the metadata of this photo by CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN has been modified in AFP systems in the following manner: [woman] instead of [girl]. Please immediately remove the erroneous mention[s] from all your online services and delete it (them) from your servers. If you have been authorized by AFP to distribute it (them) to third parties, please ensure that the same actions are carried out by them. Failure to promptly comply with these instructions will entail liability on your part for any continued or post notification usage. Therefore we thank you very much for all your attention and prompt action. We are sorry for the inconvenience this notification may cause and remain at your disposal for any further information you may require.CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images

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A Muslim woman gets caned 23 strokes after being caught in close proximity with her boyfriend in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. Photo Chaideer Mahuddi/AFP/Getty

 

A Kashmiri boy peeps from the door of his home during a gunfight in Nowhatta area of downtown of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir

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A Kashmiri boy peeps from the door of his home during a gunfight in Nowhatta area of downtown of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir

BATON ROUGE, LA - JULY 15:  The body of Alton Sterling, who was shot and killed by Baton Rouge Police officers, lies in a casket as he is brought into his funeral at Southern University on July 15, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

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The body of Alton Sterling, who was shot and killed by Baton Rouge Police officers, lies in a casket as he is brought into his funeral at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana 

Residents look out of windows as the she...Residents look out of windows as the sheriff (not seen) of a demolition team negotiates to avoid violence during the demolition of an informal settlers' community in Manila on March 18, 2016.   Shantytowns dot the Philippine capital where many of the city's poor are forced to reside. / AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELISNOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

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Residents look out of windows as the sheriff of a demolition team negotiates to avoid violence during the demolition of an informal settlers’ community in Manila  

Students and a women police officer dance as they take part in "One Billion Rising" campaign on a street in Chandigarh...Students and a women police officer (C) dance as they take part in "One Billion Rising" campaign on a street in Chandigarh, India, February 2, 2016. One Billion Rising is a global coordinated campaign aimed to call for an end to violence against women and girls, according to its organisers. REUTERS/Ajay Verma

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Students and a women police officer dance as they take part in “One Billion Rising” campaign on a street in Chandigarh, India. One Billion Rising is a global coordinated campaign aimed to call for an end to violence against women and girls, according to its organisers

Supporters of the Jammu and Kashmir Libr...Supporters of the Jammu and Kashmir Libration Front (JKLF) shout pro-freedom slogans during a protest in Srinagar on January 21, 2016. Parts of the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir remained shut and rallies were held on January 21 to mark the killing of nearly sixty people by Indian security personnel in Srinagar's Gaw Kadal area on January 21, 1990. The event was followed by a series of similar incidents in and around Srinagar causing widespread anger across the valley and gave impetus to an armed insurgency which had just started in the Muslim-majority Himalayan state. AFP PHOTO / Tauseef MUSTAFATAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images

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Supporters of the Jammu and Kashmir Libration Front shout pro-freedom slogans during a protest in Srinagar on January. Parts of the capital of Indian-administered Kashmir remained shut and rallies were held on Thursday to mark the killing of nearly sixty people by Indian security personnel in Srinagar’s Gaw Kadal area on January 21, 1990.

Palestinian stone throwers clash with Israeli security forces following Friday prayers on Friday, in the West Bank town of Hebron. Israel lifted age restrictions for the main weekly prayers at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in an apparent bid to ease tensions over the site that sparked a surge in Israel-Palestinian violence

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Palestinian stone throwers clash with Israeli security forces following Friday prayers on Friday, in the West Bank town of Hebron. Israel lifted age restrictions for the main weekly prayers at Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in an apparent bid to ease tensions over the site that sparked a surge in Israel-Palestinian violence

A Palestinian swings a sling during clashes with Israeli troops, near Ramallah, West Bank,  Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for calm during a surprise visit to Jerusalem on Tuesday ahead of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, in a high-profile gambit to bring an end to a monthlong wave of violence

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A Palestinian swings a sling during clashes with Israeli troops, near Ramallah, West Bank, Tuesday

Mozabite Berbers salvage their belongings at a damaged house after clashes between Arabs and Mozabits in Guerrara near Ghardaia, Algeria July 9, 2015. At least 22 people have been killed in ethnic clashes between Arab and Amazigh communities around the Algerian desert town of Ghardaia, with several businesses and homes burned down, medical sources and state media said on Wednesday. The violence that erupted over the weekend was some of the worst in years in the flashpoint region where tensions often run high between Arabs and Mozabite Berbers - one of the Amazigh people of North Africa - competing for jobs, houses and land

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Mozabite Berbers salvage their belongings at a damaged house after clashes between Arabs and Mozabits in Guerrara near Ghardaia, Algeria on Thursday

A police officer searches a man as South African Police officers backed by soldiers of the South African Defence Force SADF conduct searches and identity checks in Hilbrow Johannesburg, an area mostly inhabited by foreign nationals, on Monday. At least seven people have been killed in three weeks of unrest that have revived memories of xenophobic bloodshed in 2008, when 62 people were killed mainly in Johannesburg's townships

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A police officer searches a man on Monday as South African police officers backed by soldiers of the South African Defence Force conduct searches and identity checks in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, an area mostly inhabited by foreign nationals

Protesters Hold Vigil And March Over Death Of Freddie Gray After Police Arrest...BALTIMORE, MD - ARPIL 21:  Protestors walk toward Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station during a march and vigil over the death of Freddie Gray, April 21, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Gray, 25, died from spinal injuries on April 19, one week after being taken into police custody. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Protestors walk towards Baltimore Police Department’s Western District police station during a march and vigil over the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland 

The hands of displaced foreign nationals are photographed as they stand outside a shelter for displaced foreigners in east of Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The South African army has been deployed to areas in that remain volatile after a spate of attacks targeting immigrants, the defense minister announced on Tuesday.

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The hands of displaced foreign nationals seen as they stand outside a shelter for displaced foreigners in east of Johannesburg, South Africa on Tuesday

Mothers and their children wait in line to be give food at a Red Cross refugee camp set up for foreign residents due to recent xenophobia attacks in the Primrose area of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. Xenophobia attacks that started in the port city of Durban two weeks ago and have spread to the countries largest city Johannesburg

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Mothers and their children wait in line to be give food at a Red Cross refugee camp set up for foreign residents due to recent xenophobia attacks in the Primrose area of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Monday. Xenophobia attacks that started in the port city of Durban two weeks ago and have spread to the countries largest city of Johannesburg

A man picks up metal scraps from a burnt out car outside the Jeppies Hostle, in the Jeppestown area of Johannesburg, on Friday. Twelve people were arrested overnight as anti-foreigner attacks in South Africa spread to parts of downtown Johannesburg.

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A man picks up metal scraps from a burnt out car outside the Jeppies Hostle, in the Jeppestown area of Johannesburg, on Friday. Twelve people were arrested overnight as anti-foreigner attacks in South Africa spread to parts of downtown Johannesburg

Nepalese women protest sexual and gender based violence...epa04664834 Nepalese youngsters affiliated with Maiti Nepal, a center for rehabilitation and orphanage, cover their faces with polythene bags during a protest against recent acts of violence against women and young girls, Kathmandu, Nepal, 16  March 2015. Nepal has seen a recent increase in cases of sexual and gender based violence, including two acid attacks in Kathmandu on school girls, Seema Magar and Sangeeta Basnet, by as yet unidentified assailants 22 February, and the rape and murder of six year old Pooja Saha from Kalaiya district.  EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

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Young Nepalese women cover their faces with bags to protest against violence against women in Kathmandu, Nepal. Recent cases include two acid attacks on school girls in the city and the rape and murder of a six-year-old.

Male civil society members wear burqas to protest violence against women, ahead of International Women's Day, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, March 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)

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Male civil society members wear burqas to protest violence against women, ahead of International Women’s Day, in Kabul, Afghanistan

A woman takes part in a rally to protest against violence towards women, on November 17, 2014 in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Some 200 women gathered to rally in support of a woman who was attacked and stripped last week by a mob at a bus stop,  in an incident that was captured on video and went viral online. She was accused of "tempting" men because of her clothing.

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A woman takes part in a rally in Narobi, Kenya, to protest against violence towards women. About 200 women gathered to rally in support of a woman who was attacked and stripped last week by a mob at a bus stop, in an incident that was captured on video and went viral online

People celebrate the departure of Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore in Ouagadougou...People celebrate the departure of Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, October 31, 2014. General Honore Traore, the head of Burkina Faso's armed forces, took power on Friday after Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African country. REUTERS/Joe Penney (BURKINA FASO - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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People celebrate the departure of Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso. General Honore Traore, the head of Burkina Faso’s armed forces, took power on Friday after Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African country. 

Sex workers wear skeleton masks as they make an offering during a procession to remember their deceased colleagues in Mexico City...Sex workers wear skeleton masks, a traditional Mexican symbol representing the Day of the Dead, as they make an offering during a procession to remember their deceased colleagues, especially those who were violently murdered, in Mexico City October 27, 2014. The annual Day of the Dead is observed on November 1 and 2. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

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Sex workers wear skeleton masks, a traditional Mexican symbol representing the Day of the Dead, as they make an offering during a procession to remember their deceased colleagues, especially those who were violently murdered, in Mexico City. The annual Day of the Dead is observed on November 1 and 2. 

Ultra right party supporters rally near Ukrainian parliament in Kiev...epa04446045 Ukrainian ultra-right party supporters clash with police in front of the Ukrainian Parliament during protests demanding the government recognizes Ukrainian Insurgent Army soldiers as fighters of independence, in Kiev, Ukraine, 14 October 2014. The protest took part on the 72nd anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).  EPA/MAXIM MARUSENKO

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Ukrainian ultra-right party supporters clash with police in front of the Ukrainian Parliament during protests demanding the government recognises Ukrainian Insurgent Army soldiers as fighters of independence, in Kiev, Ukraine. The protest took part on the 72nd anniversary of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA).