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Residents inspect a damaged site after what activists say were four air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Douma, eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus...Residents inspect a damaged site after what activists say were four air strikes by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Douma, eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus September 24, 2014. Picture taken September 24, 2014.

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Residents inspect a damaged site after what activists say were four air strikes by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Douma, eastern al-Ghouta, near Damascus

Residents launch paper boats during celebrations for the 69th anniversary of the end of World War Two in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, September 2, 2014. The holiday, marking the victory over Japan in World War II, is a Russian national memorial day, established by then President Dmitry Medvedev and approved by the Russian State Duma and the Federation Council on July 23, 2010.

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Residents launch paper boats in the far eastern city of Vladivostok in Russia on Tuesday to mark the 69th anniversary of the end of the second world war.

First graders take part in a festive ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Slaviansk...First graders take part in a festive ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Slaviansk, September 1, 2014. September 1 marks the start of a new academic year for students in Ukraine.   REUTERS/Gleb Garanich  (UKRAINE - Tags: EDUCATION SOCIETY)

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First-graders take part in a festive ceremony to mark the start of another school year in Slovyansk, UkraineRead more

A group of Palestinian boys ride horse-d...A group of Palestinian boys ride horse-drawn cart past destroyed houses in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on August 27, 2014, following the long-term truce agreed between Israel and the Palestinians. After seven weeks of the deadliest Israeli-Palestinian violence in a decade, a long-term ceasefire took hold at 1600 GMT on August 26, sparking festivities around the Gaza Strip. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMSMAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

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A group of Palestinian boys ride horse-drawn cart past destroyed houses in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City following the long-term truce agreed between Israel and the Palestinians. After seven weeks of the deadliest Israeli-Palestinian violence in a decade, a long-term ceasefire took hold on Tuesday. Read more

Armed Ukrainian forces detain a pro-Russian militant in the village of Chornukhine in the Lugansk region on August 18, 2014. A Ukrainian warplane was blown out of the sky over rebel-held territory as fierce clashes between government troops and pro-Russian insurgents left dozens of civilians dead. At least 415,800 people have fled their homes due to fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the UN refugee agency said on August 20.  AFP PHOTO/ OLEKSANDR RATUSHNIAKOLEKSANDR RATUSHNIAK/AFP/Getty Images

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Armed Ukrainian forces detain a pro-Russian militant in the village of Chornukhino in the Lugansk region. At least 415,800 people have fled their homes because of fighting between government forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the UN refugee agency said. Read more

A grandfather of three Palestinian children cries outside a hospital morgue in Gaza City...REFILE - CORRECTING YEAR  A grandfather of three Palestinian children who medics said were killed in an Israeli air strike, cries outside a hospital morgue in Gaza City August 21, 2014. An Israeli air strike killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist group said, the clearest sign yet Israel is focusing its assault on those leading attacks from the Palestinian enclave. The Israeli military had no immediate comment on what would constitute the killing of the most senior Hamas men since it launched its offensive on Gaza six week ago with the declared aim of curbing rocket fire into its territory. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY CONFLICT)

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A grandfather of three Palestinian children, who medics say were killed in an Israeli air strike, cries outside a hospital morgue in Gaza City. An Israeli air strike also killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist group said. Read more

Refugees camp in Rostov region in Russia...epaselect epa04359008 Ukrainian refugees sit inside a tent at a refugee camp about 10 km from the Izvarino Russia-Ukraine border checkpoint in Rostov region, Russia, 18 August 2014. The Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council said separatist rebels fired on a refugee convoy near the eastern city of Luhansk on 18 August.  EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV

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Ukrainian refugees sit inside a tent at a refugee camp about 10 km from the Izvarino Russia-Ukraine border checkpoint in Rostov region. The Ukrainian National Security and Defence Council said separatist rebels fired on a refugee convoy near the eastern city of Luhansk on Monday. Read more

A man dressed in a navy uniform holds Japan's rising sun flag at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stayed away from the Tokyo war shrine on the 69th anniversary of Japan s World War II defeat today, instead sending a donation as he seeks a summit with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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A man in navy uniform holds Japan’s rising sun flag at the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, Japan, on Friday. Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, stayed away from the war shrine on the 69th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in the second world war.

A woman looks out from a damaged window following what locals say was shelling by Ukrainian forces in Donetsk.

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A woman looks out from a damaged window following what locals say was shelling by Ukrainian forces in Donetsk.

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People experience an artwork entitled ‘Spectra’ by Japanese visual artist Ryoji Ikeda during ‘Lights Out’, part of commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first world war, in London