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An aerial view shows a climber, dressed as Santa Claus, who decorates a 57-metre-high Christmas tree in a park on Tatyshev Island, located in the middle of the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

An aerial view shows a climber, dressed as Santa Claus, who decorates a 57-metre-high Christmas tree in a park on Tatyshev Island, located in the middle of the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin

An aerial view shows a climber, dressed as Santa Claus, who decorates a 57-metre-high Christmas tree in a park on Tatyshev Island, located in the middle of the Yenisei River in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, Russia. REUTERS/Ilya Naymushin
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A mother of a child, suspected of dying from Ebola, cries near her child's coffin in Beni, North Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A mother of a child, suspected of dying from Ebola, cries near her child's coffin in Beni, North Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A mother of a child, suspected of dying from Ebola, cries near her child's coffin in Beni, North Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Giant waves are seen at Shore Acres State Park, in Oregon.    WRIGHT AURA PHOTOGRAPHY via REUTERS

Giant waves are seen at Shore Acres State Park, in Oregon. WRIGHT AURA PHOTOGRAPHY via REUTERS

Giant waves are seen at Shore Acres State Park, in Oregon. WRIGHT AURA PHOTOGRAPHY via REUTERS
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Chen Jingyang, who has been in the village for 12 years, works on his original painting as a portrait of the Chinese president Xi Jinping by him is placed on the ground at his studio in Dafen Oil Painting Village in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. REUTERS/Thomas Suen

Chen Jingyang, who has been in the village for 12 years, works on his original painting as a portrait of the Chinese president Xi Jinping by him is placed on the ground at his studio in Dafen Oil Painting Village in Shenzhen, Guangdong province,...more

Chen Jingyang, who has been in the village for 12 years, works on his original painting as a portrait of the Chinese president Xi Jinping by him is placed on the ground at his studio in Dafen Oil Painting Village in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China. REUTERS/Thomas Suen
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A woman calls up GROOVE X's new home robot LOVOT at its demonstration during the launching event in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A woman calls up GROOVE X's new home robot LOVOT at its demonstration during the launching event in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

A woman calls up GROOVE X's new home robot LOVOT at its demonstration during the launching event in Tokyo, Japan. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Steet in London. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Steet in London. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Steet in London. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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A woman reacts after a fire burnt several businesses in a street of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A woman reacts after a fire burnt several businesses in a street of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A woman reacts after a fire burnt several businesses in a street of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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Nine-year-old Juice looks at its two-month-old clone at He Jun's pet resort in Beijing, China.  REUTERS/Jason Lee

Nine-year-old Juice looks at its two-month-old clone at He Jun's pet resort in Beijing, China. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Nine-year-old Juice looks at its two-month-old clone at He Jun's pet resort in Beijing, China. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Chilean dockworkers are sprayed by a riot police water truck during a protest against the port operator TPS (South Pacific Terminal) to demand that temporary workers be included in collective bargaining in Valparaiso, Chile. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Chilean dockworkers are sprayed by a riot police water truck during a protest against the port operator TPS (South Pacific Terminal) to demand that temporary workers be included in collective bargaining in Valparaiso, Chile. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido

Chilean dockworkers are sprayed by a riot police water truck during a protest against the port operator TPS (South Pacific Terminal) to demand that temporary workers be included in collective bargaining in Valparaiso, Chile. REUTERS/Rodrigo Garrido
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Migrant Yoniel Torres, 31, from Cuba is handcuffed after being detained by the police by a train line in a mined area of desert at the Chilean and Peruvian border in Arica, Chile. "A coyote (people trafficker) left me near (Peruvian border town) Tacna and told me to follow the old railway line," Torres said. "This is all horrible. The journey was so hard. I just came in search of a better life." REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Migrant Yoniel Torres, 31, from Cuba is handcuffed after being detained by the police by a train line in a mined area of desert at the Chilean and Peruvian border in Arica, Chile. "A coyote (people trafficker) left me near (Peruvian border town)...more

Migrant Yoniel Torres, 31, from Cuba is handcuffed after being detained by the police by a train line in a mined area of desert at the Chilean and Peruvian border in Arica, Chile. "A coyote (people trafficker) left me near (Peruvian border town) Tacna and told me to follow the old railway line," Torres said. "This is all horrible. The journey was so hard. I just came in search of a better life." REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado
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A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume swims in a large fish tank during an underwater performance at Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume swims in a large fish tank during an underwater performance at Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo. REUTERS/Issei Kato

A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume swims in a large fish tank during an underwater performance at Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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A girl carries a container of water at a coltan mine in Kamatare, Masisi territory, North Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A girl carries a container of water at a coltan mine in Kamatare, Masisi territory, North Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A girl carries a container of water at a coltan mine in Kamatare, Masisi territory, North Kivu Province of Democratic Republic of Congo. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Furniture to be moved sits in the hall outside of U.S. Congressional offices weeks before the end of the current term, as dozens of outgoing and incoming members of Congress move into and out of Washington as votes on a potential federal government shutdown loom, on Capitol Hill in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Furniture to be moved sits in the hall outside of U.S. Congressional offices weeks before the end of the current term, as dozens of outgoing and incoming members of Congress move into and out of Washington as votes on a potential federal government...more

Furniture to be moved sits in the hall outside of U.S. Congressional offices weeks before the end of the current term, as dozens of outgoing and incoming members of Congress move into and out of Washington as votes on a potential federal government shutdown loom, on Capitol Hill in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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A man stands by an installation depicting 2019 in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man stands by an installation depicting 2019 in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

A man stands by an installation depicting 2019 in the Red Square in Moscow, Russia. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Singer Carla Bruni-Sarkozy poses with her wax figure made by German sculptor Claus Velte at the Grevin wax museum during the presentation of her waxwork in Paris. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Singer Carla Bruni-Sarkozy poses with her wax figure made by German sculptor Claus Velte at the Grevin wax museum during the presentation of her waxwork in Paris. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Singer Carla Bruni-Sarkozy poses with her wax figure made by German sculptor Claus Velte at the Grevin wax museum during the presentation of her waxwork in Paris. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
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People are seen ice skating at Rockefeller Center as the rain falls in Manhattan. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

People are seen ice skating at Rockefeller Center as the rain falls in Manhattan. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky

People are seen ice skating at Rockefeller Center as the rain falls in Manhattan. REUTERS/Amr Alfiky
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Students prepare for an event marking the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Students prepare for an event marking the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Students prepare for an event marking the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening up at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Jason Lee
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Austria's Marcel Hirsher in action during the Men's Parallel Giant Slalom at the Alpine Skiing World Cup. 


REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Austria's Marcel Hirsher in action during the Men's Parallel Giant Slalom at the Alpine Skiing World Cup. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Austria's Marcel Hirsher in action during the Men's Parallel Giant Slalom at the Alpine Skiing World Cup. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Maria Meza, a 40-year-old migrant woman from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, sits as she waits at the Otay Mesa port of entry in San Diego, California to be processed as an asylum seeker, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Maria Meza, a 40-year-old migrant woman from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, sits as she waits at the Otay Mesa port of entry in San Diego, California to be processed as an asylum...more

Maria Meza, a 40-year-old migrant woman from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, sits as she waits at the Otay Mesa port of entry in San Diego, California to be processed as an asylum seeker, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Journalists stand in the newsroom of Venezuela's El Nacional newspaper after it published its last print edition on Friday, after struggling for years under government pressure and a collapsing economy, in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

Journalists stand in the newsroom of Venezuela's El Nacional newspaper after it published its last print edition on Friday, after struggling for years under government pressure and a collapsing economy, in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero

Journalists stand in the newsroom of Venezuela's El Nacional newspaper after it published its last print edition on Friday, after struggling for years under government pressure and a collapsing economy, in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero
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A man walks through a vegetable field on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A man walks through a vegetable field on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A man walks through a vegetable field on a foggy winter morning in New Delhi, India. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis
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Forensic experts search for evidence after a bomb blast outside the Greek SKAI TV building in Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Forensic experts search for evidence after a bomb blast outside the Greek SKAI TV building in Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Costas Baltas

Forensic experts search for evidence after a bomb blast outside the Greek SKAI TV building in Athens, Greece. REUTERS/Costas Baltas
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Maria Meza, a 40-year-old migrant woman from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, holds her daughter as she waits at the Otay Mesa port of entry in San Diego, California to be processed as an asylum seeker, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Maria Meza, a 40-year-old migrant woman from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, holds her daughter as she waits at the Otay Mesa port of entry in San Diego, California to be processed as...more

Maria Meza, a 40-year-old migrant woman from Honduras, part of a caravan of thousands from Central America trying to reach the United States, holds her daughter as she waits at the Otay Mesa port of entry in San Diego, California to be processed as an asylum seeker, as seen from Tijuana, Mexico. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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U.S. former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey walks past a group of reporters as he arrives to give closed-door testimony to the House Oversight and House Judiciary committees, as part of their probes into Comey's 2016 handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email use, on Capitol Hill in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

U.S. former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey walks past a group of reporters as he arrives to give closed-door testimony to the House Oversight and House Judiciary committees, as part of their probes into Comey's 2016...more

U.S. former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey walks past a group of reporters as he arrives to give closed-door testimony to the House Oversight and House Judiciary committees, as part of their probes into Comey's 2016 handling of the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's email use, on Capitol Hill in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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