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Photographers take pictures as the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft carrying the crew of Norishige Kanai of Japan, Anton Shkaplerov of Russia and Scott Tingle of the U.S. blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. 


REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Photographers take pictures as the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft carrying the crew of Norishige Kanai of Japan, Anton Shkaplerov of Russia and Scott Tingle of the U.S. blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur...more

Photographers take pictures as the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft carrying the crew of Norishige Kanai of Japan, Anton Shkaplerov of Russia and Scott Tingle of the U.S. blasts off to the International Space Station (ISS) from the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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An eagle, the symbol of Sri Lanka's Air Force flies away as a soldier attempts to control it during a welcome ceremony for Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak (not pictured) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

An eagle, the symbol of Sri Lanka's Air Force flies away as a soldier attempts to control it during a welcome ceremony for Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak (not pictured) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

An eagle, the symbol of Sri Lanka's Air Force flies away as a soldier attempts to control it during a welcome ceremony for Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak (not pictured) in Colombo, Sri Lanka. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
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Opposition supporters strand on a barricade, during a protest over the disputed presidential election in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. REUTERS/ Jorge Cabrera

Opposition supporters strand on a barricade, during a protest over the disputed presidential election in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. REUTERS/ Jorge Cabrera

Opposition supporters strand on a barricade, during a protest over the disputed presidential election in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. REUTERS/ Jorge Cabrera
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A professional diver dressed as Santa Claus entertains school children in a huge aquarium inside a Ocean Park in Manila, Philippines. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A professional diver dressed as Santa Claus entertains school children in a huge aquarium inside a Ocean Park in Manila, Philippines. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A professional diver dressed as Santa Claus entertains school children in a huge aquarium inside a Ocean Park in Manila, Philippines. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A Rohingya refugee child looks on in front of it's temporary shelter at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A Rohingya refugee child looks on in front of it's temporary shelter at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A Rohingya refugee child looks on in front of it's temporary shelter at the Balukhali refugee camp near Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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Firefighters keep watch on the Thomas wildfire in the hills and canyons outside Montecito, California. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Firefighters keep watch on the Thomas wildfire in the hills and canyons outside Montecito, California. REUTERS/Gene Blevins

Firefighters keep watch on the Thomas wildfire in the hills and canyons outside Montecito, California. REUTERS/Gene Blevins
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A man dressed as Santa Claus takes part in the traditional Christmas season swim in Nice, France. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A man dressed as Santa Claus takes part in the traditional Christmas season swim in Nice, France. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

A man dressed as Santa Claus takes part in the traditional Christmas season swim in Nice, France. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard
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French skipper Francois Gabart celebrates with safety flares as he sails the trimaran Macif into Brest harbour following his successful solo, non-stop around the world record of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds, in Brest, France. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French skipper Francois Gabart celebrates with safety flares as he sails the trimaran Macif into Brest harbour following his successful solo, non-stop around the world record of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds, in Brest, France....more

French skipper Francois Gabart celebrates with safety flares as he sails the trimaran Macif into Brest harbour following his successful solo, non-stop around the world record of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds, in Brest, France. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Children cry as they wait with their family for travel permits to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after it was opened by Egyptian authorities for humanitarian cases, in the southern Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Children cry as they wait with their family for travel permits to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after it was opened by Egyptian authorities for humanitarian cases, in the southern Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Children cry as they wait with their family for travel permits to cross into Egypt through the Rafah border crossing after it was opened by Egyptian authorities for humanitarian cases, in the southern Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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Afghan men play cricket on a field covered in snow on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan men play cricket on a field covered in snow on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan men play cricket on a field covered in snow on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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Romanians sporting black cloths over their mouths and eyes protest against the ruling leftist Social Democrat party plans to overhaul judicial legislation in Bucharest, Romania. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea/via REUTERS

Romanians sporting black cloths over their mouths and eyes protest against the ruling leftist Social Democrat party plans to overhaul judicial legislation in Bucharest, Romania. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea/via REUTERS

Romanians sporting black cloths over their mouths and eyes protest against the ruling leftist Social Democrat party plans to overhaul judicial legislation in Bucharest, Romania. Inquam Photos/Octav Ganea/via REUTERS
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Policemen search for missing residents after a mudslide in Villa Santa Lucia, Chile. REUTERS/Alvaro Vidal

Policemen search for missing residents after a mudslide in Villa Santa Lucia, Chile. REUTERS/Alvaro Vidal

Policemen search for missing residents after a mudslide in Villa Santa Lucia, Chile. REUTERS/Alvaro Vidal
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A commuter climbs stairs during a morning snow fall in Lausanne, Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A commuter climbs stairs during a morning snow fall in Lausanne, Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

A commuter climbs stairs during a morning snow fall in Lausanne, Switzerland. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse
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A crew member of MV Open Arms, the search and rescue ship of Proactiva Open Arms, carries a migrant baby before passing it to crew members of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, during a mid-sea transfer of migrants in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya. 

REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

A crew member of MV Open Arms, the search and rescue ship of Proactiva Open Arms, carries a migrant baby before passing it to crew members of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans...more

A crew member of MV Open Arms, the search and rescue ship of Proactiva Open Arms, carries a migrant baby before passing it to crew members of MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Medecins Sans Frontieres, during a mid-sea transfer of migrants in the central Mediterranean off the coast of Libya. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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People walk between candles during the "One Million Stars" event by Swiss humanitarian organisation Caritas as a sign of solidarity and cohesion with the infirm and the poor, in front of the Swiss Federal Palace (Bundeshaus) in Bern, Switzerland. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

People walk between candles during the "One Million Stars" event by Swiss humanitarian organisation Caritas as a sign of solidarity and cohesion with the infirm and the poor, in front of the Swiss Federal Palace (Bundeshaus) in Bern, Switzerland....more

People walk between candles during the "One Million Stars" event by Swiss humanitarian organisation Caritas as a sign of solidarity and cohesion with the infirm and the poor, in front of the Swiss Federal Palace (Bundeshaus) in Bern, Switzerland. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
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Rescue workers carry two bodies found in the area where Hilda Hernandez, the sister of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, and five others died when the helicopter they were traveling in crashed in San Matias, Honduras. REUTERS/ Jorge Cabrera

Rescue workers carry two bodies found in the area where Hilda Hernandez, the sister of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, and five others died when the helicopter they were traveling in crashed in San Matias, Honduras. REUTERS/ Jorge Cabrera

Rescue workers carry two bodies found in the area where Hilda Hernandez, the sister of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, and five others died when the helicopter they were traveling in crashed in San Matias, Honduras. REUTERS/ Jorge Cabrera
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Australian players celebrate after winning the third Ashes cricket test match. REUTERS/David Gray

Australian players celebrate after winning the third Ashes cricket test match. REUTERS/David Gray

Australian players celebrate after winning the third Ashes cricket test match. REUTERS/David Gray
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The land is covered after residents were required to move out from the low-cost dwellings near apartment blocks under construction at a village, which is mainly inhabited by migrant workers, in Tongzhou district of Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

The land is covered after residents were required to move out from the low-cost dwellings near apartment blocks under construction at a village, which is mainly inhabited by migrant workers, in Tongzhou district of Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

The land is covered after residents were required to move out from the low-cost dwellings near apartment blocks under construction at a village, which is mainly inhabited by migrant workers, in Tongzhou district of Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Head of Russian state oil firm Rosneft Igor Sechin (standing L) shakes hands with Venezuela's Oil Minister and President of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA Manuel Quevedo, in front of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Maiquetia, Venezuela. Miraflores Palace/via REUTERS

Head of Russian state oil firm Rosneft Igor Sechin (standing L) shakes hands with Venezuela's Oil Minister and President of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA Manuel Quevedo, in front of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Maiquetia,...more

Head of Russian state oil firm Rosneft Igor Sechin (standing L) shakes hands with Venezuela's Oil Minister and President of the Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA Manuel Quevedo, in front of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, in Maiquetia, Venezuela. Miraflores Palace/via REUTERS
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An opposition supporter stands in front of a burning barricade, during a protest over the disputed presidential election in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. REUTERS/ Jorge Cabrera

An opposition supporter stands in front of a burning barricade, during a protest over the disputed presidential election in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. REUTERS/ Jorge Cabrera

An opposition supporter stands in front of a burning barricade, during a protest over the disputed presidential election in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. REUTERS/ Jorge Cabrera
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A woman sits inside a polling station during the presidential election, in Santiago, Chile. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza

A woman sits inside a polling station during the presidential election, in Santiago, Chile. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza

A woman sits inside a polling station during the presidential election, in Santiago, Chile. REUTERS/Pablo Sanhueza
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An activist dresses up as a soldier wearing a pig mask during a protest against a law that militarises crime fighting in the country in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

An activist dresses up as a soldier wearing a pig mask during a protest against a law that militarises crime fighting in the country in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

An activist dresses up as a soldier wearing a pig mask during a protest against a law that militarises crime fighting in the country in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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A policeman takes position after gunmen attacked the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, Pakistan. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed

A policeman takes position after gunmen attacked the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, Pakistan. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed

A policeman takes position after gunmen attacked the Bethel Memorial Methodist Church in Quetta, Pakistan. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed
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Flowers from mourners are seen outside the home of billionaire founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc., Barry Sherman and his wife Honey, who were found dead under circumstances that police described as "suspicious" in Toronto. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

Flowers from mourners are seen outside the home of billionaire founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc., Barry Sherman and his wife Honey, who were found dead under circumstances that police described as "suspicious" in Toronto....more

Flowers from mourners are seen outside the home of billionaire founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc., Barry Sherman and his wife Honey, who were found dead under circumstances that police described as "suspicious" in Toronto. REUTERS/Chris Helgren
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