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2014 Best photos of the year February 4, 2015 1 Part I 2014 Best photos of the year Part I Click to continue PPS: chieuquetoi , vinhbinh2010

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February 4, 2015 2 January 2014 Click to continue

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February 4, 2015 3 Jan. 1 ,2013 Participants in the festival celebrating the new year eve shooting for at Times Square in New York. Click to continue

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  Pope Francis kisses a baby Jesus statue as he leads a mass at Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican January 1, 2014. REUTERS/ Giampiero Sposito February 4, 2015 4 Jan. 1 ,2013 Click to continue

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February 4, 2015 5 Jan. 1 ,2013 Noriaki Kasai of Japan racer jump in ski competitions in southern Germany. Click to continue

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February 4, 2015 6 Jan. 2 ,2013 Crystal City in the State of Virginia, United States, covered under snow paper which deeply angered 2/1/14 Click to continue

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February 4, 2015 7 Jan. 3 ,2013 Teens in Harat , Afghanistan bearing tree about heaters. High unemployment and the price of Prime red activities makes it difficult for most of the population of Afghanistan. Click to continue

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February 4, 2015 8 Jan. 5 ,2013 A worker adjustment traditional lanterns in preparation for a temple festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Click to continue

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A man puts a Benfica scarf on the Eusebio monument at Luz stadium in Lisbon January 5, 2014. Portuguese great Eusebio , top scorer at the 1966 World Cup, died on Sunday from a heart attack at the age of 71 with the small Iberian nation mourning him as an "eternal symbol" of their football pride. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante February 4, 2015 9 Jan. 5 ,2013 Click to continue

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February 4, 2015 10 Jan. 7 ,2013 Red Lantern before the lunar new year in a family factory in Henan province, China.

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Mount Sinabung volcano spews ash during an eruption, as seen from Berastepu village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province, January 10, 2014.  REUTERS/Beawiharta February 4, 2015 11 Jan. 10 ,2013

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Coffee plants covered in ash spewed out of Mount Sinabung (background) after it erupted are seen at Kuta Rakyat village in Karo district, Indonesia's North Sumatra province, January 11, 2014. More than 22,000 villagers have been evacuated since authorities raised the alert status for the volcano to the highest level in November 2013, local media reported on Friday. REUTERS/ Beawiharta February 4, 2015 12 Jan. 11 ,2013

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February 4, 2015 13 Jan. 12 ,2013 Those attending the funeral read Koran beside of Pakistani students Aitzaz Hassan, 15 years old, died when an pre-loss suicide attack outside of school children on Thursday in Hangu district. Police suggested donating Aitzaz Hassan conferred medals for civilians.

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An illuminated mosque on the eve of the Eid-Milad-ul-Nabi , the birthday of Prophet Mohammad, in Karachi, Pakistan, January 13, 2014. Eid-Milad-ul-Nabi , is celebrated all over the world every year with traditional festivity and religious fervor. ( Shahzaib Akber /EPA) February 4, 2015 14 Jan. 13 ,2013

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I srael's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stands in front of the grave of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon during his funeral near Sycamore Farm, Sharon's residence in southern Israel, January 13, 2014.  REUTERS/Baz Ratner February 4, 2015 15 Jan. 13 ,2013

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February 4, 2015 16 Jan. 15 ,2013 Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic of passing the magazine published pictures of her fans when signing autographs after winning the men's singles match with Leonardo Mayer of Argentina at the Australian Open tennis tournament 2014, Melbourne, Australia.

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Jan. 15, 2014. The U.S. Capitol is shrouded in a dense morning fog in Washington. Jan. 15 ,2013 February 4, 2015 17

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Jan. 16 ,2013 February 4, 2015 18 The car is overlapping after flood waters swept away in Manado. At least 13 people were killed after flash floods and land scoured the night in Sulawesi island of Indonesia .

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Jan. 17 ,2013 February 4, 2015 19 The supporters of integration the European body with duct tape the mouth paste to attend a rally against the new Act passed in Kiev, Ukraine. The Ukrainian President Yanukovich supporters passed a sweeping Bill in Congress aims to prevent protests against the Government.

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Jan. 17, 2014. Palestinian youth clash with Israeli security forces a protest in Nahal Oz, east of Gaza City . Jan. 17 ,2013 February 4, 2015 20

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Jan. 17 ,2013 February 4, 2015 21 A man sweeping volcanic ash on roofs after the Sinabung volcano in North Sumatra, Indonesia, Sibintun work again. The volcano started spewing ash since September last year, killing over 20,000 people living around the mountain to evacuate to a couple staying in camps.

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Jan. 17 ,2013 February 4, 2015 22 A dog pulled sleigh carrying visitors across the Lake landscape Mirror, in the village of Lake Placid, New York.

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Jan. 19, 2014. Priest consecrates water during a celebration of Epiphany not far away from Saint-Petersburg in Petergof , Russia . Jan. 19 ,2013 February 4, 2015 23

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Jan. 19, 2014. Opposition leader and former WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko , center, is attacked and sprayed with a fire extinguisher as he tries to stop the clashes between police and protesters in central Kiev, Ukraine . Jan. 19 ,2013 February 4, 2015 24

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Jan. 19, 2014. Muslims living in Greece chant religious slogans during a celebration to commemorate the birth of Muslim's Prophet Muhammad (Mawlid), in Athens, Greece . Jan. 19 ,2013 February 4, 2015 25

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Jan. 20 ,2013 February 4, 2015 26 People visit cemeteries and memorial parks Soviet troops were killed in the crackdown Black January 1990 in Baku, capital of Azerbaijan.

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Jan. 20, 2014. A protester sets fire to a Molotov cocktail during clashes with police in central Kiev, Ukraine . Jan. 20 ,2013 February 4, 2015 27

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Jan. 21 ,2013 February 4, 2015 28 A protester holding shields of anti-riot police stand in front of the fence barrier after clashes in the center of Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Jan. 21, 2014. A Palestinian girl looks out a bus window as she waits with her family, hoping to cross into Egypt, at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip. Jan. 21 ,2013 February 4, 2015 29

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Jan. 21, 2014. A Palestinian family waiting hoping to cross into Egypt, at the the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip . Jan. 21 ,2013 February 4, 2015 30

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Senior Syrian opposition member Haitham al- Maleh sits alone during the second session of the Geneva-2 peace conference in Montreux January 22, 2014. Syria's government and opposition, meeting for the first time, angrily spelled out their mutual hostility on Wednesday at a U.N. peace conference where world powers also offered sharply divergent views on forcing out Bashar al-Assad. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi Jan. 22 ,2013 February 4, 2015 31

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Jan . 23, 2014. An Army honor guard escorts the caisson carrying the coffin containing the remains of Army Sgt. Peter C. Bohler , during burial services at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va .. Jan. 23 ,2013 February 4, 2015 32

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Jan. 24 ,2013 February 4, 2015 33 Protesters stand behind barriers in front of riot police in central Kyiv, Ukraine.

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Jan. 24, 2014. Anti-government protestors clear a channel through barricades near Dynamo Stadium on in Kiev, Ukraine . Jan. 24 ,2013 February 4, 2015 34

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Jan. 25, 2014. Riot police keep a fire hose aimed at protesters continously during rioting on Hrusehvskoho Street in central Kiev. Freezing temperatures creates a dramatic landscape of fire and ice. Jan. 25 ,2013 February 4, 2015 35

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Syrians look through rubble following a reported airstrike attack by government forces on Daraya , southwest of the capital Damascus, on January 25, 2014. Helicopters struck Daraya , using TNT-laden barrels, reported the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group with a network of sources inside the war-torn country. ( Fadi Dirani /AFP/Getty Images)  # February 4, 2015 36 Jan. 25 ,2013

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Rebel fighters on a street in the northeastern city of Deir Ezzor on January 25, 2014. More than 130,000 people have been killed in Syria in nearly three years, and millions more forced to flee their homes. (Ahmad Aboud /AFP/Getty Images)  # February 4, 2015 37 Jan. 25 ,2013

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A female member of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) takes up position at Al- Menajir village, Ras Al- Ain in the countryside near Hasaka , January 26, 2014. Violent clashes between members of the YPG and the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and other Syrian Islamic rebel groups, took place in Al- Menajir village, activists said. ( Rodi Said/Reuters)  # February 4, 2015 38 Jan. 26 ,2013

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  People walk among the debris after a fire in Baojing Dong Minority village of Zhenyuan township, Guizhou province January 26, 2014. More than 100 houses were destroyed after a fire that broke out in an ancient ethnic village on Saturday. The village, which was built 300 years ago, holds nearly 2,000 inhabitants. No casualties have been reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, state media reported. REUTERS/Stringer Jan. 26 ,2013 February 4, 2015 39

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Jan. 26, 2014. Men carry a casket containing the body of Mikhail Zhiznevsky , 25, an anti-government protester who was killed in clashes with police, after a memorial service in his honor in Kiev, Ukraine . Jan. 26 ,2013 February 4, 2015 40

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Riot police stand behind their shields at the site of clashes with anti-government protesters in Kiev, January 27, 2014. Police clashed with protesters in central Kiev on Sunday and the fate of Ukraine's government was uncertain after embattled President Viktor Yanukovich offered important posts to opposition leaders, including the role of prime minister.REUTERS /David Mdzinarishvili Jan. 27 ,2013 February 4, 2015 41

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Jan. 27 ,2013 February 4, 2015 42 T-34 tanks of the Soviet Union during World War II parade marks the 70th anniversary of the battle to relieve the city of Leningrad in St. Petersburg, Russia. More than a million people died, mainly of hunger, during the 900 day siege.

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Jan. 27 ,2013 February 4, 2015 43 An Egyptian man who standing between the wreckage after a bomb blast at the Egyptian police headquarters in downtown Cairo. The three bombings targeted prominent area around Cairo on Friday, including a car bombing targeting the death dose City police headquarters.

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People search for casualties under rubble at a site hit by what activists said was shelling by government forces in Aleppo's al- Jazmati district, Syria, January 28, 2014.REUTERS/ Hosam Katan Jan. 28 ,2013 February 4, 2015 44

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Jan. 28, 2014. Ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi talks from a cage in a makeshift courtroom inside a police academy in Cairo, Egypt . Jan. 28 ,2013 February 4, 2015 45

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People rest at the aisle of a Publix grocery store after being stranded due to a snow storm in Atlanta, Georgia, January 29, 2014. REUTERS/Tami Chappell Jan. 29 ,2013 February 4, 2015 46

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Jan. 29 ,2013 February 4, 2015 47 Fireworks over the city sky in a ceremony to welcome the new year at Marina Bay in Singapore.

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A member of the Russian military walks past a rocket launcher near residential houses next to the Olympic Park in the Adler district of Sochi, January 29, 2014. Sochi will host the 2014 Winter Olympic Games from February 7 to February 23. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk Jan. 29 ,2013 February 4, 2015 48

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People walk past as the Olympic rings and the cauldron for the Olympic flame are reflected in a puddle of water on the Olympic Park as preparations continue for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, January 30, 2014. The opening ceremony for the winter games will be held February 7. REUTERS/ Fabrizio Bensch Jan. 30 ,2013 February 4, 2015 49

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Worshippers burn incense and pray at the Wong Tai Sin Temple to welcome the Chinese New Year of the horse in Hong Kong on Jan. 30, 2014. February 4, 2015 50 Jan. 30 , 2014 Click to continue

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Performers dance during a temple fair to celebrate the Spring Festival, or the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, Jan. 31, 2014. February 4, 2015 51 Jan. 31 , 2014 Click to continue

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Feb. 1, 2014. Protesters stand guard near one of the barricade during the continuing protest in Kiev, Ukraine. February 4, 2015 53 Feb. 1 , 2014

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  Residents and activists hold the hand of a girl who survived from under debris after what activists said were explosive barrels thrown by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Tariq Al Bab neighbourhood of Aleppo February 2, 2014. REUTERS/ Saad Abobrahim February 4, 2015 54 Feb. 2 , 2014

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Feb. 3, 2014. An anti-government protestor listens as leader Suthep Thaugsuban speaks about the elections during his daily speech in Bangkok. February 4, 2015 56 Feb. 3 , 2014

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Girls walk on a muddy lane towards their house in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, February 4, 2014. REUTERS/ Zohra Bensemra February 4, 2015 57 Feb. 4 , 2014

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  A Palestinian man reacts as he sits atop rubble after his home was demolished in Jabel Mukaber , a village in the suburbs of East Jerusalem February 5, 2014. Three Palestinians were detained on Wednesday for throwing stones at Israeli policemen who were securing a court-ordered demolition of some three houses in East Jerusalem suburbs, a police spokesman said. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad February 4, 2015 58 Feb. 5 , 2014

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Feb. 5, 2014. Members of the Central African Armed Forces (FACA) lynch a man suspected of being a former Séléka rebel in Bangui, Central African Republic. February 4, 2015 59 Feb. 5 , 2014

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Feb. 7, 2014. Snowflakes hover above performers of Voices of Russia during the Opening Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia. February 4, 2015 60 Feb. 7 , 2014

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  Performers dance during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 7, 2014. REUTERS/David Gray February 4, 2015 61 Feb. 7 , 2014

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February 4, 2015 62 Feb. 7 , 2014 Fireworks lit the Olympic Park during the opening ceremony of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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A woman welcomes the snow as she poses for a photograph at Lujiazui financial district of Pudong , in Shanghai, February 10, 2014. Shanghai's first snow in 2014 started early Monday morning, according to local media. REUTERS/ Aly Song February 4, 2015 63 Feb. 10 , 2014

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Feb. 10, 2014. A girl plays the piano on the barricades on Grushevskogo Street, Kiev, Ukraine. February 4, 2015 64 Feb. 10 , 2014

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Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad walk in the old city of Aleppo, February 11, 2014. REUTERS/George Ourfalian February 4, 2015 65 Feb. 11 , 2014

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 Newlyweds bow to Han Hak-ja (not pictured), widow of Evangelist Reverend Sun- Myung Moon, as they attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong , about 60 km (37 miles) northeast of Seoul February 12, 2014. The Unification Church founded by evangelist reverend Moon Sun- myung in Seoul in 1954, performed its first mass wedding in 1961 with 33 couples. Approximately 2,500 couples attended the mass wedding. REUTERS/Kim Hong- Ji February 4, 2015 66 Feb. 12 , 2014

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  A girl sticks out her tongue during snowfalls on a street in Hefei, Anhui province, China, February 13, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer February 4, 2015 67 Feb. 13 , 2014

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Feb. 14, 2014. Kashmiri villagers shout pro-freedom slogans during the funeral of alleged Hizbul Mujahideen militant Arshid Ahmed in Shopian, some 60 kms south of Srinagar, Kashmir. February 4, 2015 68 Feb. 14 , 2014

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February 4, 2015 69 An Afghan refugee girls donated stuffed toys for you on Valentine's Day in a slum in the outskirts of the city of Islamabad, Pakistan. Feb. 14 , 2014

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February 4, 2015 70 A young boy hugging his little sister survived the attack but activists say an air strike forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Masaken Hanano in the city of Aleppo. Feb. 14 , 2014

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  Anti-government protesters throw Molotov cocktails as they attack an office of the pro-presidential Party of the Regions in Kiev, February 18, 2014. Several thousand anti-government protesters clashed with police near Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday, torching vehicles and hurling stones in the worst violence to rock the capital Kiev in more than three weeks. As the clashes extended into early afternoon, protesters ransacked a nearby office of Viktor Yanukovich's Party of the Regions. REUTERS/ Maksym Kudymets Feb. 18 , 2014 February 4, 2015 71

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Feb. 18 , 2014 February 4, 2015 72 The bush smoldering after a fire in Taman Bukit Melawati park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia .

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  Thai police officers react after an explosion during clashes with anti-government protesters near Government House in Bangkok February 18, 2014. REUTERS/ Athit Perawongmetha Feb. 18 , 2014 February 4, 2015 73

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Anti-government protesters throw missiles during clashes with riot police at the Independence Square in Kiev February 18, 2014. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili Feb. 18 , 2014 February 4, 2015 74

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Anti-government protesters are wounded after the clash with the police in Kiev on February 18, 2014. Police said seven officers died from gunshot wounds on Tuesday, while authorities and demonstrators said five civilians were also killed in the clashes, bringing the death toll to at least 16. Hundreds of people were injured, including dozens of police officers, some with serious wounds. ( Okeksandr Ratushniak /AFP/Getty Images)  # Feb. 18 , 2014 February 4, 2015 75

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Anti-government protesters clash with the police as they storm in the main Police City Office in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on February 18, 2014. Anti-government protesters in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv on February 18 seized the regional administration building and police headquarters as clashes raged in Kiev, an AFP correspondent at the scene said. Some 500 demonstrators stormed the regional administration after bombarding it with stones before taking the control of the local police headquarters in the largely pro-EU city. ( Yuriy Dyachyshyn /AFP/Getty Images)  # Feb. 18 , 2014 February 4, 2015 76

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A portrait of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich burns near the destroyed building of the security service in Lviv February 19, 2014. Opponents of Ukraine's president declared political autonomy in the major western city of Lviv on Wednesday after a night of violence when protesters seized public buildings and forced police to surrender. (Marian Striltsiv /Reuters)  # Feb. 19 , 2014 February 4, 2015 77

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  An aerial view shows Independence Square during clashes between anti-government protesters and Interior Ministry members and riot police in central Kiev February 19, 2014. REUTERS/Olga Yakimovich Feb. 19 , 2014 February 4, 2015 78

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Feb. 20, 2014. A protester holds an Ukranian national flag from a burned building during a face-off against police in Kiev. Ukraine. Feb. 20 , 2014 February 4, 2015 79

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  People pray near the bodies of anti-government protesters killed during clashes with riot police in Kiev February 20, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer Feb. 20 , 2014 February 4, 2015 80

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An alleged sniper (C) and member of the pro-government forces is beaten by anti-government protestors in Kiev on February 22, 2014. The regime of Ukraine's president appeared close to collapse on February 22 as the emboldened opposition took control of central Kiev and key government and parliament positions and voted to immediately free its jailed leader Yulia Tymoshenko . AFP PHOTO / BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images Feb. 22 , 2014 February 4, 2015 81

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TOPSHOTS Belarus soldiers share tender moments with their sweethearts during their meeting at a military training centre outside Minsk, on February 23, 2014. AFP PHOTO/VIKTOR DRACHEVVIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images Feb. 23 , 2014 February 4, 2015 82

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  A man sits on a chair in the house of Ukraine's former prosecutor general Viktor Pshonka in the village of Gorenichy outside Kiev February 24, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin Feb. 24 , 2014 February 4, 2015 83

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 Riot police use tear gas to disperse demonstrators as they try to march to the Turkish Parliament during a protest against Turkey's ruling Ak Party (AKP) government in Ankara February 26, 2014. REUTERS/ Umit Bektas Feb. 26 , 2014 February 4, 2015 84

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Tens of thousands gather in Kiev's Independence square to hear the line-up of the new pro-Western cabinet on February 26, 2014. The line-up of the new pro-Western cabinet is due to be read out to the masses on Kiev's barricades-riven Independence Square -- the crucible of the latest wave of protests and also the site of the pro-democracy 2004 Orange Revolution that first nudged Ukraine on its Westward course. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC (Photo credit should read BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images) Feb. 26 , 2014 February 4, 2015 85

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A Pro-Russian demonstrator waves Russian and Crimea flags atop an old Soviet Army tank during a protest in front of a local government building in Simferopol, Feb. 27, 2014. Feb. 27 , 2014 February 4, 2015 86

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People carry a giant Russian flag during a pro-Russian rally in Simferopol, Feb. 27, 2014. Feb. 27 , 2014 February 4, 2015 87

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A flag of the Russian Navy hangs from a tree as policemen stand guard in front of the local parliament building on Feb. 28, 2014 in Simferopol. Feb. 28 , 2014 February 4, 2015 88

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Members of 'Grupo Especial Dragoes da Real' samba school perform during the celebrations of Carnival at the sambadrome of Anhembi, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 28 February 2014. EPA/Sebastiao Moreira Feb. 28 , 2014 February 4, 2015 89

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A woman waves a Russian flag as armed servicemen wait near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava, March 1, 2014 . March 1 , 2014 February 4, 2015 91

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Members of a pro- Russian group raise a Russian flag in front of a military base in Simferopol on Sunday . March 2 , 2014 February 4, 2015 92

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and head of the Russian army's main department of combat preparation Ivan Buvaltsev watch military exercises at the Kirillovsky firing ground in the Leningrad region, March 3, 2014. REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin March 3 , 2014 February 4, 2015 94

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Unarmed Ukrainian soldiers approach Russian positions on the perimeter of the contested Belbek air force base in Crimea, March 4, 2014 . March 4 , 2014 February 4, 2015 95

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A girl walks through rubble of demolished Muslims homes in the district of Miskine in the capital Bangui, Central African Republic March 5, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola March 5 , 2014 February 4, 2015 96

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Pro-Russian demonstrators rally in front of the local parliament building in Crimea's capital Simferopol, March 6, 2014. (Yuri Kozyrev—NOOR for TIME) March 6 , 2014 February 4, 2015 97

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Pro-Russian demonstrators in Simferopol, Ukraine March 06 2014 March 6 , 2014 February 4, 2015 98

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The body of a man is seen tied to a soccer goal post after al Qaeda militants shot him to death accusing him of spying for the United States outside al- Shihr city of the southeastern Yemeni province of Hadhramout March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer March 6 , 2014 February 4, 2015 99

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ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH Men try to pull a body from under the rubble at a site hit by what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's district of al- Sukari March 8, 2014.  REUTERS/ Hosam Katan February 4, 2015 100 March 8 , 2014

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A general view of a deserted and damaged street filled with debris in Homs March 9, 2014. REUTERS/ Thaer Al Khalidiya February 4, 2015 101 March 9 , 2014

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A Ukrainian soldier (2nd left) shaking hands with a soldier who is believed to Russia at a military base in the village of Ukraine Perevalnoye near Simferopol in Crimea city. Crimea's pro-Russian prime minister will give people the choice to live there passport Russia or Ukraine if the Ukrainian territory became part of Russia in a referendum on March 16 February 4, 2015 102 March 10 , 2014

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Las Vegas expos offer companies world-class showcases to exhibit their products-Mar12 February 4, 2015 103 March 12 , 2014

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A woman walks through blossom in a park on March 13, in Sevastopol, Ukraine. (Dan Kitwood /Getty Images)  # March 13 , 2014 February 4, 2015 104

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Tatars during friday prayers ahead of the referendum to be held on Sunday to decide if the peninsula should rejoin Russia, in Bakhchysarai , Ukraine, March 14, 2014. An 11th-hour bid by Secretary of State John Kerry to ease the crisis over the Kremlin's intervention in Crimea ended inconclusively on Friday. (Uriel Sinai/The New York Times) March 14 , 2014 February 4, 2015 105

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A man inspects the damage at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's district of al-Sukari March 16, 2014. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) March 16 , 2014 February 4, 2015 106 Click to continue

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Russian army MI-35 military helicopters patrol the area as Ukrainian servicemen guard a checkpoint near the village of Strelkovo in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 16, 2014. Ukraine accused "Kremlin agents" on Saturday of fomenting deadly violence in Russian-speaking cities and urged people not to rise to provocations its new leaders fear Moscow may use to justify a further invasion after its takeover of Crimea. REUTERS/ Valentyn Ogirenko (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY) March 16 , 2014 February 4, 2015 107

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Iraqi security forces fire an artillery during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Jurf al-Sakhar March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani (IRAQ - Tags - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) March 17 , 2014 February 4, 2015 108

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A Ukrainian serviceman guards a checkpoint near the village of Strelkovo in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 17, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko Ukrainian soldiers and military helicopters are seen near the village of Salkovo , in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Viktor Gurniak A Ukrainian soldier stands near an armored personnel carrier (APC) at a checkpoint near the village of Salkovo, in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Viktor Gurniak Ukrainian soldiers and an armored personnel carrier (APC) are seen near the village of Salkovo , in Kherson region adjacent to Crimea, March 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Viktor Gurniak Ukraine military on guard March 18 , 2014 February 4, 2015 109

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Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks in the Golan Heights near Israel's border with Syria March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun March 19 , 2014 February 4, 2015 110

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A Free Syrian Army fighter takes a position behind piled sandbags as he aims his weapon near the Justice Palace, which is controlled by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, in Aleppo, March 12, 2014.  REUTERS/Mahmoud Hebbo A damaged car is seen at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's district of al- Sukari , March 16, 2014.  REUTERS/ Ammar Abdullah Flames are seen after what Free Syrian Army fighters said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at the compound of the justice palace in the old city of Aleppo, after the FSA claimed to have taken control of the justice palace, March 19, 2014.  REUTERS/ Abdalrhman Ismail A man carries a survivor at a site hit by what activists said was an air strike from forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Sad Al- Lawz in Aleppo, March 18, 2014.  REUTERS/ Hosam Katan A week in Aleppo March 19 , 2014 February 4, 2015 111

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  Vanessa Kennedy assumes a position during the Bold & Naked yoga class in New York March 19, 2014. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton March 19 , 2014 February 4, 2015 112

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Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain where a giant flag of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region is laid, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year, near Dahuk , March 20, 2014. Newroz Day is also celebrated in other countries including Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari (IRAQ - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) March 20 , 2014 February 4, 2015 113

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March 22 , 2014 Pro-Russian militia members remove a local resident as Russian troops assault the Belbek air base, outside Sevastopol, on Saturday, March 22. Following its annexation of Crimea, Russian forces have consolidated their control of the region. February 4, 2015 114

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  Anti-government protesters kiss during a protest against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas March 22, 2014. REUTERS/Christian Veron February 4, 2015 115 March 22 , 2014

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First lady Michelle Obama walks with her daughters Sasha and Malia as they visit the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China, in Beijing March 23, 2014.REUTERS/ Petar Kujundzic February 4, 2015 116 March 23 , 2014

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Steve Skaglund walks across the rubble on the east side of Saturday's fatal mudslide near Oso , Wash., Sunday, March 23, 2014. ( Genna Martin/AP/The Herald)  # February 4, 2015 117 March 23 , 2014

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President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel sit at a round at a meeting of the G7 in The Hague, Netherlands on March 24, 2014. February 4, 2015 118 March 24 , 2014

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Um Fathy , 70-years-old, collects clothes that were left out to dry next to mausoleums in front of her home at the El'Arafa necropolis, a cemetery located in the City of the Dead, in Cairo, Egypt March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh February 4, 2015 119 March 25 , 2014

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  Kosovo Albanians mourn during a reburial ceremony of the remains of 19 Albanians who were killed during the Kosovo War and identified from a mass grave in the village of Krusha e Vogel March 26, 2014. REUTERS/ Hazir Reka February 4, 2015 121 March 26 , 2014

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Cows graze near a tank and servicemen, believed to be Russian, outside a military base in Perevalnoye , near the Crimean city of Simferopol, March 27, 2014.REUTERS/ Shamil Zhumatov February 4, 2015 122 March 27 , 2014

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Afghan women attend a rally for Presidential candidate Dr. Zalmay Rassoul and Vice President Habiba Sourabi , in a stadium in Mazar -e-Sharif, Afghanistan, March 27, 2014. There has been a surge in Taliban attacks aimed at derailing elections leading up to voting day in Afghanistan, and the future stability of the country is unclear. (Credit: Lynsey Addario for Time Magazine) March 27 , 2014 February 4, 2015 123

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Gear and weapons of victims are placed by the road as security forces inspect the site of a bomb attack on police in the troubled southern province of Narathiwat March 30, 2014. REUTERS/ Surapan Boonthanom March 30 , 2014 February 4, 2015 124

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A man reacts as he visits at the site of the recent clashes in central Ukrainian capital Kiev March 30, 2014. REUTERS/Konstantin Grishin March 30 , 2014 February 4, 2015 125

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A crowd prays as they start to gather in a field to see Abdullah before a campaign stop in Dashtak , Afghanistan on March 31, 2014. ( Wakil Kohsar /AFP/Getty Images)  # March 31 , 2014 February 4, 2015 126

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A Syrian man evacuates a child found in the rubble of a building reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter on March 18 in Aleppo. Iran's foreign minister that Tehran is "ready to help any logical attempts" to end the Syrian conflict, during a visit by UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Lakhdar Brahimi . (Khaled Khatib /AFP/Getty Images) February 4, 2015 127 Syrian conflict into its 4th year March 18 , 2014

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An elderly Syrian man and a child walk amidst debris in a residential block reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter on March 18 in Aleppo. ( Baraa al- Halabi /AFP/Getty Images) H  # February 4, 2015 128 March 18 , 2014 Syrian conflict into its 4th year

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Smoke rises after the Free Syrian army fighters targeted buildings where forces loyal to the Syrian regime resided, activists said in Sheikh Najjar in Aleppo on March 20. ( Houssam Abo Dabak /Reuters )  # February 4, 2015 129 March 20 , 2014 Syrian conflict into its 4th year

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Smoke rises as people run at a site hit by what activists said was shelling by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Arbeen , in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta on March 22. ( Ammar al-Bushy/Reuters)  # February 4, 2015 130 March 22 , 2014 Syrian conflict into its 4th year

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Men search for survivors under the rubble of collapsed buildings at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Karam homad district in Aleppo on March 26. ( Hosam Katan /Reuters)  # February 4, 2015 131 March 26 , 2014 Syrian conflict into its 4th year

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A spiritual leader (right) of the Huni Kui Indian tribe performs a ceremony for a sacred samauma (silk-cotton) tree outside the village of Novo Segredo along the Envira river in Brazil's northwestern Acre state on March 9. (Lunae Parracho/Reuters) Survival in the Amazon March 9 , 2014 February 4, 2015 132 Click to continue

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A Madija Indian child walks from one of the village huts which is a frequent target of raids by uncontacted Indians in the village of Dsama , along the Envira river in Brazil's northwestern Acre state on March 11.  # March 11 , 2014 February 4, 2015 133 Click to continue

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 Supporters of Afghan presidential candidate Zalmai Rassoul attend an election campaign in Bagram April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood February 4, 2015 135 April 1 , 2014

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  Rescue workers search for victims in Oso , Washington, April 1, 2014. REUTERS/Max Whittaker February 4, 2015 136 April 1 , 2014

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  Fighters from Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) burn confiscated cigarettes in the city of Raqqa , Syria, April 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer February 4, 2015 137 April 2 , 2014

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TOPSHOTS An injured man is seen on the ground following a reported air strike by government forces on April 2, 2014, in the Sakhur neighborhood in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. More than 150,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict began in March 2011, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said in a new toll released. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED AL-KHATIEBMOHAMMED AL-KHATIEB/AFP/Getty Images April 2 , 2014 February 4, 2015 138

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Veteran AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus has been killed while working in Afghanistan. AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus in Rome, 2005. April 3 , 2014 February 4, 2015 139

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April 6 , 2014 Supporters of the National Conference party attend a rally campaigning on the outskirts of Srinagar, India. February 4, 2015 140

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  Pro-Russian activists scuffle with police near the regional government building in Donetsk April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Mikhail Maslovsky April 6 , 2014 February 4, 2015 141

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Municipal workers and members of Maidan self-defence forces remove rubbish as they take down the barricades in central Kiev, April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR3KPCX April 10 , 2014 February 4, 2015 142

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April 10 , 2014 Somalis fleeing out fireballs and explosions in a market in the capital Mogadishu. February 4, 2015 143

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  Free Army fighters walk in a field of flowers during a reconnaissance mission on the Heesh front, for what they said was an operation to take over a checkpoint belonging to the regime's forces, at the countryside in Idlib , Syria, April 10, 2014. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi April 10 , 2014 February 4, 2015 144 Click to continue

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Smoke from a forest fire is seen in Valparaiso city, northwest of Santiago, April 12, 2014. More than 50 homes were burned due to the forest fire but there have been no reports of death or injuries, local authorities said. REUTERS/Cesar Pincheira (CHILE - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3L0K0 April 12 , 2014 February 4, 2015 145

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People walk amidst burnt houses after a forest fire in Valparaiso city, northwest of Santiago, April 13, 2014. At least 11 people were killed and 500 houses destroyed over the weekend by the fire that ripped through parts of Chilean port city Valparaiso, as authorities evacuated thousands and used aircraft to battle the blaze. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez (CHILE - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) - RTR3L2UT April 13 , 2014 February 4, 2015 146

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Residents survey the damage and remove the remnants of a house at the location where a forest fire burned several neighbourhoods in the hills in Valparaiso city, northwest of Santiago, April 13, 2014. At least 11 people were killed and 500 houses destroyed over the weekend by the fire that devastated parts of the Chilean port city of Valparaiso, as authorities evacuated thousands and sent in aircraft to battle the blaze. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3L3WU April 13 , 2014 February 4, 2015 147

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A man stands on rubble and he looks up at a site hit by what activists said was a warplanes attack by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the Duma neighbourhood of Damascus April 13, 2014. On Sunday, opposition activists said at least 20 people were killed when warplanes attacked Douma , a town near Damascus. REUTERS/ Bassam Khabieh (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3L3I6 April 13 , 2014 February 4, 2015 148

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North Korean spectators watch from the roadside in central Pyongyang as runners pass by during the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon in Pyongyang, North Korea on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The annual race, which includes a full marathon, a half marathon, and a 10-kilometer run, was open to foreign tourists for the first time this year. (AP Photo/David Guttenfelder ) April 13 , 2014 February 4, 2015 149

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April 14 , 2014 Sailors aboard the Ocean Shield of Australia moving vehicle self-propelled underwater Bluefin-21 U.S. Navy in position to be used in the search of the missing plane Malaysia Airlines MH370 in south Indian Ocean 14 / 4/14 February 4, 2015 150

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A pro-Russian protester stands at barricades at the police headquarters in Slaviansk , April 15, 2014. Russia declared Ukraine on the brink of civil war on Tuesday as Kiev said an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Moscow separatists was underway, though the crackdown got off to a slow start, if at all. The banner reads "Donetsk Republic". REUTERS/ Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW) April 15 , 2014 February 4, 2015 151

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  A woman wearing a national flower crown looks back as she attends a pro-Ukrainian rally in Luhansk , eastern Ukraine April 15, 2014. REUTERS/ Shamil Zhumatov April 15 , 2014 February 4, 2015 152

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This photo taken at sea some 20 kilometres off the island of Byungpoong in Jindo on April 16, 2014 shows coast guard members searching for passengers near a South Korean ferry (C) that capsized on its way to Jeju island from Incheon. South Korean rescue teams, including elite navy SEAL divers, raced on April 16 to find up to 293 people missing from a capsized ferry carrying 459 passengers and crew -- mostly high school students bound for a holiday island. AFP PHOTO REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT AFP PHOTO / DONG-A ILBODONG-A ILBO/AFP/Getty Images April 16 , 2014 February 4, 2015 153

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JINDO-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - APRIL 16: In this handout image provided by the Republic of Korea Coast Guard, passengers are rescued by the Republic of Korea Coast Guard from a ferry sinking off the coast of Jindo Island on April 16, 2014 in Jindo -gun, South Korea. The ferry identified as the Sewol was carrying about 470 passengers, including students and teachers, traveling to Jeju island. (Photo by The Republic of Korea Coast Guard via Getty Images) April 16 , 2014 February 4, 2015 154

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Armed men, wearing black and orange ribbons of St. George - a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine, drive an airborne combat vehicle, with a Russian flag seen on the top, outside Kramatorsk April 16, 2014. Ukrainian forces tightened their grip on the eastern town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday after securing control over an airfield from pro-Russian separatist militiamen, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to warn of the risk of civil war. REUTERS/ Maks Levin (UKRAINE - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3LGMB April 16 , 2014 February 4, 2015 155

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Ukrainian soldiers clash with pro-Russia protesters on the field near Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine April 16, 2014. Ukrainian forces tightened their grip on the eastern town of Kramatorsk on Wednesday after securing control over an airfield from pro-Russian separatist militiamen, prompting Russian President Vladimir Putin to warn of the risk of civil war. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY) - RTR3LH2H April 16 , 2014 February 4, 2015 156

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Iraqi security forces fire an artillery gun during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Jurf al-Sakhar, 60 km (40 miles) from the capital April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3LK7Z April 16 , 2014 February 4, 2015 157

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An injured man walks along a street after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al- Myassar neighbourhood April 16, 2014. REUTERS/ Firas Badawi April 16 , 2014 February 4, 2015 158

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  A fighter jet flies above as Ukrainian soldiers sit on an armoured personnel carrier in Kramatorsk, in eastern Ukraine April 16, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica April 16 , 2014 February 4, 2015 159

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People gather near cherry trees in full blossom in Central Park in New York April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri April 20 , 2014 February 4, 2015 160

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A Pro-Russian militant walks near a checkpoint that was the scene of a gunfight overnight near the city of Slaviansk , April 20, 2014. A Reuters TV witness said he had seen two bodies, one with gunshot wounds to the head and face, at a checkpoint outside the city of Slaviansk in eastern Ukraine where separatists said earlier they had come under armed attack. REUTERS/ Gleb Garanich April 20 , 2014 February 4, 2015 161

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Flowers from the Netherlands decorate St. Peter's Square as Pope Francis arrives to celebrate an Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the the Vatican, Sunday, April 20, 2014. Francis is celebrating Christianity's most joyous day, Easter Sunday, under sunny skies in St. Peter's. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini ) April 20 , 2014 February 4, 2015 162

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April 21 , 2014 Josphat Boit (left) and Meb Keflezighi (right) races to the finish line in the Boston Marathon in 2014 in the state of Massachusetts, United States. (USA Today Sports) February 4, 2015 163

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The body of Pavel Pavelco , 42, a pro Russia militiaman, one of three people killed last Sunday in a shooting by unknown gunmen at a checkpoint, is carried by pallbearers to a church during a funeral in Slovyansk , Ukraine, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo ) April 22 , 2014 February 4, 2015 164

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April 23 , 2014 French soldiers escort a Muslim woman after she rebels against Balaka was attacked while shopping outside a mosque in the PK12, Bangui, Central African Republic. February 4, 2015 165

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A masked pro-Russian protester sits on a chair as he poses for a picture inside a regional government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine April 25, 2014. Picture taken April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST PORTRAIT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 25 , 2014 February 4, 2015 166

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  A man reacts amid debris after what activists said were explosive barrels thrown by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Al- Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo April 27, 2014. REUTERS/ Hosam Katan April 27 , 2014 February 4, 2015 167

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April 27 , 2014 The long queue of mourners who mourn the victims of the sinking of the ferry Sewol , near a temporary memorial altar in Ansan , South Korea, on April 27, 2014. February 4, 2015 168

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  A Free Syrian Army fighter fires a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, during heavy clashes with them in the old city of Aleppo April 27, 2014. REUTERS/Jalal Al- Mamo April 27 , 2014 February 4, 2015 169

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An Orthodox priest walks past a portrait of a man on a grave, as he conducts a service in a cemetery near the village of Zimogorie , on the outskirts of Luhansk , eastern Ukraine, April 27, 2014. People in eastern Ukraine visit cemeteries to remember the dead on the first Sunday following the Orthodox Easter. REUTERS/ Vasily Fedosenko (UKRAINE - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) April 27 , 2014 February 4, 2015 170

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A pro-Russia militia member standing guard outside a seized government building allows a child to partially hold his gun, in Konstantinovka , Ukraine, April 28, 2014. The mayor of Ukraine's second largest city, Kharkiv , was seriously wounded by unidentified gunmen on Monday, and the Obama administration ordered travel bans and asset freezes for seven Russian officials, including two said to be in Mr. Putinís inner circle, and froze assets for 17 companies. (Sergey Ponomarev /The New York Times) April 28 , 2014 February 4, 2015 171

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Chinese visitors take souvenir photo near the field of tulips during a festival at Shunyi International Flowers Port in Beijing, China, on April 28. (Andy Wong/Associated Press)  # April 28 , 2014 February 4, 2015 172

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  Pro-Russian armed men take cover behind a car near the local police headquarters in Luhansk , eastern Ukraine, April 29, 2014. REUTERS/ Vasily Fedosenko April 29 , 2014 February 4, 2015 173

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A pro-Russian activist holds a mace outside the regional government headquarters in Luhansk , eastern Ukraine, April 29, 2014. Hundreds of pro-Russian separatists seized the regional government headquarters in Luhansk on Tuesday, unopposed by police, underlining the lack of control of central government over swathes of eastern Ukraine. REUTERS/ Vasily Fedosenko (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) April 29 , 2014 February 4, 2015 174

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Pakistani children play cricket in the suburbs of Lahore, Pakistan, on April 30. (K.M. Chaudary /Associated Press)  # April 30 , 2014 February 4, 2015 175

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A Palestinian sits on top of the rubble of a house under construction after it was demolished by Israeli bulldozers at Al- Aroub refugee camp, near the West Bank City of Hebron April 30, 2014. Israeli military said that "security forces carried out the demolition of two construction sites that were built illegally in Al- Aroub . The sites were demolished after the residents' requests for building permits were refused due to non-compliance with the required (construction) regulations." REUTERS/ Ammar Awad April 30 , 2014 February 4, 2015 176

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  Trucks carrying internally-displaced Muslims arrive after having traveled in a convoy escorted by the African Union operation in CAR (MISCA) on a four-day journey from the capital Bangui, at the transit IDP center on the outskirts of the Central African Republic-Chad border town of Sido April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola April 30 , 2014 February 4, 2015 177

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A pro-Russian man leans on a tree with a rifle and rocket launcher near him at a checkpoint near the town of Slaviansk , east Ukraine May 1, 2014. REUTERS/ Baz Ratner (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) May 1 , 2014 Click to continue February 4, 2015 179

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An injured man waits for medical attention after, according to activists, two barrel bombs were thrown by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in Hullok neighbourhood of Aleppo May 1, 2014. At least 33 people were killed when Syrian government warplanes attacked a busy market in a rebel-controlled district of Aleppo on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. REUTERS/ Hosam Katan (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) May 1 , 2014 Click to continue February 4, 2015 180

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 A protester walks past a burning pro-Russian tent camp near the trade union building in Odessa May 2, 2014. REUTERS/Yevgeny Volokin May 2 , 2014 February 4, 2015 181

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A mourner cries next to yellow ribbons dedicated to missing and dead passengers of sunken passenger ship Sewol , after paying tribute at the official memorial altar in Ansan May 2, 2014. A culture of cosy personal ties that can blur the lines between businesses and those regulating them, of profit over safety, and soft courts is in focus as South Korea demands answers over the sinking of the ferry with the loss of more than 300 lives, mainly high school students. REUTERS/Kim Hong- Ji (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: MARITIME DISASTER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) May 2 , 2014 February 4, 2015 182

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Approximately 24 hours after 2 landslides buried over 2000 residents of Argo district in the mountainous northeastern state of Badakhshan under hundreds of feet of mud. The first landslide buried some 300 homes and those who had been inside or on the streets at the time as well as those attending a wedding party. The second landslide struck as villagers attempted to rescue those trapped - digging with shovels and their bare hands. Today - Saturday - rescuers called off a search for survivors due to a lack of heavy machinery required for the massive task. Mohammad Karim Khalili , one of Afghanistan’s two Vice Presidents along with a handful of ministers travelled from Kabul to pay their respects at the site of the landslide today. Saturday 3 May, 2014. Photo by Andrew Quilty / Oculi for TIME. Men from the village look over the site of the landslide from a mound of mud that made it's way up the adjacent side of the valley. Saturday 3 May, 2014. Photo by Andrew Quilty / Oculi for TIME. May 3 , 2014 February 4, 2015 183

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  Participants of a rally welcome men just released from a city police department and who were earlier arrested in recent street battles between pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian supporters in the Black Sea port of Odessa, Ukraine, May 4, 2014. REUTERS/ Gleb Garanich May 4 , 2014 February 4, 2015 184

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LAGOS, NIGERIA - MAY 4: Christians wait religious ceremony at Church of God which is on sand and floating at same time on May 4, 2014 in Lagos, Negeria . Makoko is slum neighborhood located in Nigeria, its population considered to be thousands moreover the area was not officially counted. Makoko slum is seldom visited by anyone from outside. (Photo by Mohammed Elshamy / Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) May 4 , 2014 February 4, 2015 185

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Afghan villagers near the scene of the landslide in Abi Barak village in Argo district of Badakhshan on May 5, 2014. (Shah Marai /AFP/Getty Images)  # May 5 , 2014 February 4, 2015 186

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Afghan survivors mourn their relatives at the site of a landslide at the Argo district in Badakhshan Province May 5, 2014. (Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)  # May 5 , 2014 February 4, 2015 187

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2 days after 2 landslides buried an estimated 2000 residents of Abi Barak in the Argo district of the mountainous northeastern state of Badakhshan under hundreds of feet of mud. The first landslide buried some 300 homes and those who had been inside or on the streets at the time as well as those attending a wedding party. The second landslide struck as villagers attempted to rescue those trapped - digging with shovels and their bare hands. Two women walk from the main centre of aid distribution back to their village - one third of which was destroyed by the landslide of last Friday the evidence of which can be seen in the background. Monday 5 May, 2014. Photo by Andrew Quilty / Oculi for TIME. May 5 , 2014 February 4, 2015 188

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Debris rises in what Free Syrian Army fighters and Islamic rebels said was an operation to strike Al- Sahaba checkpoint, which is considered a gateway to Al- Dayf valley, and remove forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar Al-Assad in Maarat Al- Nouman , Idlib province May 5, 2014. REUTERS/ Rasem Ghareeb (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) May 5 , 2014 February 4, 2015 189

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May 5 , 2014 Flying carp-shaped flag waving in the wind on the Sagami River in Sagamihara, West of Tokyo, marked the day. CARP flag is this tradition in Japan. February 4, 2015 190

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  Boys watch as mourners attend the funeral of Ira Boevets , who was killed in clashes between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists on Monday, near the town of Slaviansk , in eastern Ukraine May 7, 2014. REUTERS/ Baz Ratner May 7 , 2014 February 4, 2015 191

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May 7 , 2014 The White House post to Twitter pics first lady Michelle Obama alphabet with hashtag # BringBackOurGirls called for rescuing the Nigerian schoolgirl was abducted on May 7, 2014. February 4, 2015 192

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Undated handout picture made available 08 May 2014 of Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai supporting a social media campaign over the abduction of 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria last month, flooding social media with posts using the hashtag: #BringBackOurGirls. EPA/MALALA PRESS OFFICE EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES May 8 , 2014 February 4, 2015 193

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Victory Day Armed pro-Russia men ride armored personnel carriers during celebrations to mark Victory Day in Slaviansk , eastern Ukraine May 9, 2014.  REUTERS/ Baz Ratner A man holds a Soviet flag during celebrations to mark Victory Day outside a regional government building in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine May 9, 2014.  REUTERS/Marko Djurica Former Soviet serviceman and women chat during celebrations to mark Victory Day in front of the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow May 9, 2014.  REUTERS/ Grigory Dukor People carrying portraits of deceased relatives who took part in World War Two, march in a parade during Victory Day commemorations in the town of Divnogorsk , near Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, May 9, 2014.  REUTERS/ Ilya Naymushin May 9 , 2014 February 4, 2015 194

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Conchita Wurst representing Austria celebrates with the trophy after winning the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) at the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen, in this May 10, 2014 picture provided by Scanpix Denmark. Wurst , popularly known as "the bearded lady," won the ESC on Saturday with the James Bond-theme-like ballad "Rise Like a Phoenix", before a global TV audience of about 180 million people in 45 countries. Picture taken May 10. REUTERS/ Mogens Flindt / Scanpix Denmark (DENMARKENTERTAINMENT - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. THIS PICTURE IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK. NO COMMERCIAL SALES - RTR3OMR0 May 10 , 2014 February 4, 2015 195

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Homs Syria May 12 2014 Residents return to devastated Homs to salvage what remains The people of central Homs came to salvage what remained of their belongings and homes after years of conflict and siege after government troops entered the neighborhoods as part of an agreement that granted rebel fighters safe exit from the city. May 12 , 2014 February 4, 2015 196

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Homs Syria May 12 2014 Qabaris neighborhood, old Homs. Two years of relentless fighting, along with shells and barrel bombs, have destroyed this once thriving middle class neighborhood full of cafes and shops. Residents return to devastated Homs to salvage what remains of their belongings and homes after years of conflict and siege after government troops entered the neighborhoods as part of an agreement that granted rebel fighters safe exit from the city. May 12 , 2014 February 4, 2015 197

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Homs Syria May 12 2014 Qabaris neighborhood, old Homs. Two years of relentless fighting, along with shells and barrel bombs, have destroyed this once thriving middle class neighborhood full of cafes and shops. Residents return to devastated Homs to salvage what remains of their belongings and homes after years of conflict and siege after government troops entered the neighborhoods as part of an agreement that granted rebel fighters safe exit from the city May 12 , 2014 February 4, 2015 198

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Pro-Russian armed men stand guard as people hold a rally to mark and celebrate the announcement of the results of the referendum on the status of Luhansk region in Luhansk May 12, 2014. Pro-Moscow rebel leaders in eastern Ukraine called on Monday for their region to become part of Russia after declaring victory in a weekend referendum on self-rule. REUTERS/ Valentyn Ogirenko (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) May 12 , 2014 February 4, 2015 199

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An injured miner came out carried by rescuers, on May 13, 2014 after an explosion in a coal mine in Manisa . At least 157 miners were killed in collapsed coal mine in the western Turkish city of Manisa . "At least 200-300 workers were working in the mine when an electric fault caused an explosion," the mayor of Soma, a district of Manisa , told private NTV television. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILICBULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images May 13 , 2014 February 4, 2015 200

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Homs Syria May 13 2014 Khaldiyeh , old Homs. Two years of relentless fighting, along with shells and barrel bombs have destroyed this once thriving middle class neighborhood and its mosque. May 13 , 2014 February 4, 2015 201

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  A man sits near graves during the funeral of a miner who died in a fire at a coal mine, at a cemetery in Soma, a district in Turkey's western province of Manisa May 14, 2014. REUTERS May 14 , 2014 February 4, 2015 202

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  Firefighters battle the so-called Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad, May 14, 2014. REUTERS/Sam Hodgson California burning May 14 , 2014 February 4, 2015 203

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Paper lanterns are released at Borobudur temple during celebrations marking Vesak Day in Magelang , Central Java May 15, 2014. REUTERS/ Dwi Oblo May 15 , 2014 February 4, 2015 204

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May 15 , 2014 A man walks past a damaged building in rural Idlib , Syria. February 4, 2015 205

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Palestinian protesters run from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes at a protest marking the 66th anniversary of Nakba , in the West Bank village of El Walaja near Bethlehem May 15, 2014. Palestinians marked " Nakba " (Catastrophe) on Thursday to commemorate the expulsion or fleeing of some 700,000 Palestinians from their homes in the war that led to the founding of Israel in 1948. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - May 15 , 2014 February 4, 2015 206

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Greg Saska surveys the damage to his home after it was destroyed during the Poinsettia Fire in Carlsbad, California May 15, 2014. Whipped by the wind, flames swept over the parched land close to homes and roads in nine fires across the county, with black smoke filling the sky as California entered the height of wildfire season in the midst of one of the state's worst droughts. No major injuries were reported. REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER) May 15 , 2014 February 4, 2015 207 Click to continue

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May 16, 2014. A longtime exposure shows smolderings remains of overnight fires on the hillsides of San Marcos, San Diego county, California, USA May 16 , 2014 February 4, 2015 208 Click to continue

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Part of a riot police armoured personnel carrier is on fire after being hit by Molotov cocktail that was thrown by anti-government protesters during clashes after the funeral procession of Ali Faisal Al Akrawi in the village of Sitra , south of Manama, May 18, 2014. Akrawi was killed by a blast in Sitra on May 16, 2014. An official Ministry of Interior statement said that the cause of the explosion is still under investigation. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed (BAHRAIN - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) May 18 , 2014 February 4, 2015 209

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Free Syrian Army fighters fire a self-made rocket towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Bustan al- Basha district in Aleppo May 19, 2014. REUTERS/ Hosam Katan (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) May 19 , 2014 February 4, 2015 210

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WASSENAAR, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19: Beach goers watch the detonation of a 500 pound British bomb on the beach on May 19, 2014 in Wassenaar , Netherlands. The bomb was dropped by the British allied forces during the second world war over nearby Leiden where it was found on a building site. (Photo Michel Porro /Getty Images) May 19 , 2014 February 4, 2015 211

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A man waits to be rescued from his house during heavy floods in Vojskova May 19, 2014. More than a quarter of Bosnia's four million people have been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in more than a century, the government said on Monday, warning of "terrifying" destruction comparable to the country's 1992-95 war. REUTERS/ Srdjan Zivulovic (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT) May 19 , 2014 February 4, 2015 212

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Anti-government protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban gives a traditional greeting to media before leaving Government House in Bangkok May 20, 2014. Thailand's army chief said rival political groups should talk to each other and that the martial law imposed on Tuesday would last until peace and order had been restored. REUTERS/ Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) May 20 , 2014 February 4, 2015 213

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German armed forces Bundeswehr soldiers fire mortars during the JAWTEX 2014 (Joint Air Warfare Tactical Exercise) at an army training area in Bergen, May 20, 2014. About 4500 soldiers from eleven countries take part at the largest European military exercise in 2014. REUTERS/ Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) May 20 , 2014 February 4, 2015 214

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TOPSHOTS Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) leaves after being greeted by Chinese President Xi Jinping before the opening ceremony at the Expo Center at the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) summit in Shanghai on May 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO/POOL/ Mark RALSTONMARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images May 21 , 2014 February 4, 2015 215

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A Ukrainian helicopter Mi-24 gunship fires its cannons against rebels at the main terminal building of Donetsk international airport May 26, 2014.Three Ukrainian helicopter gunships mounted a heavy attack on the rebel-held international airport terminal at Donetsk on Monday, firing rockets and cannon and throwing out decoy flares as militants shot at them from the ground. REUTERS/ Yannis Behrakis (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY TRANSPORT) May 26 , 2014 February 4, 2015 216

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Free Syrian Army fighters fire a self-made rocket towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad who are positioned in the Maysaloun neighbourhood in Aleppo May 26, 2014. REUTERS/ Abdalrhman Ismail (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY) May 26 , 2014 February 4, 2015 217

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Smoke rises from the 998-tonne fuel tanker Shoko Maru after it exploded off the coast of Himeji, western Japan, in this photo taken and released by the 5th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters - Japan Coast Guard May 29, 2014. The fuel tanker captain is missing and four crew members have sustained severe injuries following the explosion aboard the vessel off Himeji, in western Japan, Kyodo news reported. REUTERS/5th Regional Coast Guard Headquarters - Japan Coast Guard/Handout via Reuters (JAPAN - Tags: DISASTER MARITIME TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY May 29 , 2014 February 4, 2015 218

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Civil Defence members, rebel fighters and civilians search for survivors at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in al- Qarlaq neighbourhood of Aleppo May 29, 2014. REUTERS/Jalal Al- Mamo (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) May 29 , 2014 February 4, 2015 219

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QINGTIAN, May 29, 2014 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on May 29, 2014 shows the terraced fields in Xiaozhoushan Township of Qingtian County, east China's Zhejiang Province. (Xinhua/Xu Yu) ( ry ) XINHUA May 29 , 2014 February 4, 2015 220

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Pakistanis run as they get caught in a sand storm on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, May 29, 2014. The temperature in the capital city reached 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit). (AP Photo/ Muhammed Muheisen ) May 29 , 2014 February 4, 2015 221

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BEIJING, CHINA - MAY 29: Chinese commuters line-up for a security check at a subway station on May 29, 2014 in Beijing, China. Authorities have increased security in various public locations after an attack left 31 dead in the restive Xinjiang Province last week. (Photo by Kevin Frayer /Getty Images) May 29 , 2014 February 4, 2015 222

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Israeli soldiers of the Caracal battalion rest after finishing a 20-kilometre march in Israel's Negev desert, near Kibbutz Sde Boker , marking the end of their training, May 29, 2014. The "Caracal" battalion, two-thirds of whose members are women, was established in 2004 with the purpose of incorporating female soldiers in combat units. The main mission of Caracal is routine patrols on Israel's border with Egypt to intercept infiltrators and smuggling from the Sinai desert. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) May 29 , 2014 February 4, 2015 223

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Free Syrian Army fighters look at the sky as they stand on a truck mounted with an anti-aircraft gun in Maarat Al- Nouman , Idlib province May 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi New Free Syrian Army recruits run as they receive military training to join Jabhet Thowar Syria in Idlib May 19, 2014.  REUTERS/ Nour Kelze A Free Syrian Army fighter climbs through a hole in a wall in Bustan al- Basha district in Aleppo May 19, 2014.  REUTERS/ Hosam Katan New Free Syrian Army recruits receive military training to join Jabhet Thowar Syria in Idlib May 19, 2014.  REUTERS/ Nour Kelze Syria's unending war February 4, 2015 224

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Free Syrian Army fighters fire towards what they said was a government forces helicopter dropping aid using parachutes to the forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Idlib countryside May 16, 2014.  REUTERS/Hamid Khatib Mohamed Faydallah , 43, poses with his baby son for a picture inside his house in Aleppo May 15, 2014.  REUTERS/ Aref Haj Youssef A Free Syrian Army fighter fires his weapon towards forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Maarat Al- Nouman , Idlib province May 14, 2014.  REUTERS/ Rasem Ghareeb Rebel fighters take up positions at a trench in the village of Aziza, in the southern countryside of Aleppo, near Nairab military airport, which is controlled by the forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, May 14, 2014.  REUTERS/ Abdalrhman Ismail Syria's unending war February 4, 2015 225

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Bob Bergdahl , father of U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl , speaks during a news conference at the Idaho National Guard headquarters in Boise, Idaho June 1, 2014. Freed U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl needs time to decompress, his father said on Sunday, predicting that recovering from nearly five years of captivity in Afghanistan will be like a diver who has to return to the surface slowly. Army Sergeant Bergdahl was released on Saturday in an exchange deal in which five Taliban prisoners were freed from Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba and flown to Qatar. REUTERS/Brian Losness (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY MILITARY POLITICS HEADSHOT) June 1 , 2014 February 4, 2015 227 Click to continue

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An Ukrainian border post is seen through bullet holes in a truck's windscreen on the outskirts of the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk June 3, 2014. REUTERS/ Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - June 3 , 2014 February 4, 2015 228

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ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATHA man holds an injured child at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the al- Kalaseh neighbourhood in Aleppo June 3, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Hebbo (SYRIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) TEMPLATE OUT June 3 , 2014 February 4, 2015 229

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A student of the Scorpion Youth Military Club carries AK-74 Kalashnikov automatic rifles for a training session on a summer base in a school in the village of Molodyozhny , outside Russia's Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, June 4, 2014. REUTERS/ Ilya Naymushin (RUSSIA - Tags: MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) June 4 , 2014 February 4, 2015 230

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A man points to a damaged car, parked near warehouses that according to local media reports were targeted by Grad rockets fired by irregular forces loyal to former Libyan army general Khalifa Haftar in Benghazi June 5, 2014. The attack is part of a campaign by irregular forces loyal to Haftar who earlier in May launched operations against Islamist militants. ?REUTERS/ Esam Omran Al- Fetori (LIBYA - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS CIVIL UNREST) June 5 , 2014 February 4, 2015 231

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A South Korean relative of the war dead mourns at the Seoul National Cemetery in Seoul, South Korea 06 June 2014. South Korea marks the 59th anniversary of the Memorial Day for those killed in the 1950-53 Korean War. EPA/JEON HEON-KYUN June 6 , 2014 February 4, 2015 232

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June 8 , 2014 February 4, 2015 233 Smoke rising from Jinnah International Airport, where security forces continue to battle with militants in Karachi, Pakistan, on June 8, 2014. Gunmen disguised as police officers attacked an airport terminal with machine guns and rocket launchers in a siege lasting 5 hours, killing at least 28 people.Security forces responded and killed all the attackers, according to officials.

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A supporter of Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah holds an Afghan flag after an election campaign rally in Paghman district of Kabul June 9, 2014. The second round of Afghanistan's presidential election will take place on June 14. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) June 9 , 2014 February 4, 2015 234 Click to continue

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An image uploaded June 14 on the jihadist website Welayat Salahuddin allegedly shows militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) executing dozens of captured Iraqi security forces members at an unknown location in the Salaheddin province. A major offensive spearheaded by ISIL but also involving supporters of executed dictator Saddam Hussein has overrun all of one province and chunks of three others since it was launched on June 9. (AFP/Getty Images) # June 9 , 2014 February 4, 2015 235

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A Brazilian army personnel (C) goes through a decontamination procedure during a simulated chemical and radiological attack exercise at the Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia June 9, 2014. REUTERS/ Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY MILITARY) June 9 , 2014 February 4, 2015 236

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A shop owner looks at destroyed lamps in his store after what locals say was overnight shelling by Ukrainian forces, in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk June 9, 2014. REUTERS/ Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) June 9 , 2014 February 4, 2015 237

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Iraqis fleeing the violence wait in their vehicles at a Kurdish checkpoint in Aski Kalak on June 10. June 10 , 2014 February 4, 2015 238

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A student clashes with riot police during a demonstration against the government demanding for changes in the state education system in Santiago, June 10, 2014. Chilean students have been protesting against, what they say is, profiteering in the state education system. REUTERS/Fernando Rodriguez (CHILE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST EDUCATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) June 10 , 2014 February 4, 2015 239

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Civilian children stand next to a burnt vehicle during clashes between Iraqi security forces and al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 10, 2014. Radical Sunni Muslim insurgents seized control of most of Iraq's second largest city of Mosul early on Tuesday, overrunning a military base and freeing hundreds of prisoners in a spectacular strike against the Shi'ite-led Iraqi government. REUTERS/Stringer (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) June 10 , 2014 February 4, 2015 240

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Peruvian shamans perform a ritual while holding the official ball for 2014 World Cup and a poster of Portugal's soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo at the National Stadium in Lima, June 10, 2014. The shamans are blessing the 2014 World Cup host nation Brazil and key soccer players good luck. REUTERS/Enrique Castro- Mendivil (PERU - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) June 10 , 2014 February 4, 2015 241

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Kashmiri farmers work in paddy fields at Bandipora , north of Srinagar June 10, 2014. Sowing operations in rice, pulses and cotton have already started in many growing areas of Northwest and Southern India, taking advantage of pre-monsoon showers. REUTERS/Danish Ismail (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: AGRICULTURE FOOD TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) June 10 , 2014 February 4, 2015 242

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June 11 , 2014 February 4, 2015 243 College students taking pictures with a 3-dimensional picture on a road in the university campus in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China, on June 11, 2014.

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A girl takes a selfie in front of a promotional banner at the Brasilia Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport in Britain, ahead of the 2014 World Cup, in Brasilia June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Paul Hanna June 11 , 2014 February 4, 2015 244

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  A woman, whose son was aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, reacts after she and other family members failed to express their appeals to the airline outside its office in Beijing, China, June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Jason Lee June 11 , 2014 February 4, 2015 245

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Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer ISIL fighters in Mosul Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer June 11 , 2014 February 4, 2015 246

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Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul, June 11, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer A tank of the Iraqi security forces patrols during a search for militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in the city of Ramadi, May 22, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer Iraqi security forces arrest suspected militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a raid and weapons search operation in Hawija , April 24, 2014.  REUTERS/ Yahya Ahmad Armed Iraqi security forces take their positions during clashes with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the city of Ramadi, May 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer The advance of ISIL February 4, 2015 247

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A burnt vehicle belonging to Iraqi security forces is pictured at a checkpoint in east Mosul, one day after radical Sunni Muslim insurgents seized control of the city on June 11. Sunni insurgents from an al Qaeda splinter group extended their control from the northern city of Mosul on Wednesday to an area further south that includes Iraq's biggest oil refinery in a devastating show of strength against the Shi'ite-led government. (Reuters) # June 11 , 2014 February 4, 2015 248

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US singer Jennifer Lopez (R) and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte perform during the opening ceremony prior to the FIFA World Cup 2014 group A preliminary round match between Brazil and Croatia at the Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12 June 2014. (DIEGO AZUBEL/EPA)  # June 12 , 2014 February 4, 2015 249

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A Brazil soccer fan covered in flowers and his nation's flag cheers inside the FIFA Fan fest area before the start of the World Cup openes between Brazil and Croatia on Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. After taking the early lead in the opening match of the international soccer tournament, Croatia fell 3-1 to the five-time champion Brazil. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo ) June 12 , 2014 February 4, 2015 250

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Brazil's Neymar celebrates a goal during the 2014 World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) June 12 , 2014 February 4, 2015 251

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Brazil's Fred is fouled by Croatia's Dejan Lovren inside the area during their 2014 World Cup opening match at the Corinthians arena in Sao Paulo, Brazil, June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker June 12 , 2014 February 4, 2015 252

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Palestinian girl carries her sister as they pass militants during the funeral of militant Mohammed Al- Awor in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip June 12, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem June 12 , 2014 February 4, 2015 253

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A volunteer who is going to join the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, reacts to camera as he waits to register in Diwaniya province, June 12, 2014.  REUTERS/ Alaa Al- Marjani Insurgents capture Iraqi cities Gunmen stand near members of a police special forces battalion after they were captured by fighters in the Iraqi city of Tikrit June 12, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer Volunteers who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against predominantly Sunni militants, who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces, chant slogans in Basra, southeast of Baghdad June 12, 2014.  REUTERS/ Essam Al- Sudani Volunteers who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants, who have taken over Mosul and other Northern provinces, line up before traveling in an army truck, in Baghdad, June 12, 2014.  REUTERS/Ahmed Saad June 12 , 2014 February 4, 2015 254

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Masked Sunni gunmen walk with their weapons during a patrol outside the city of Falluja , April 28, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer An Iraqi security forces member aims his weapon during a patrol looking for militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), explosives and weapons in a neighborhood in Ramadi , May 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer A general view shows damaged houses in the city of Ramadi, May 17, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer Un Muayad , a Ramadi resident fighting alongside tribal fighters, poses with her fellow fighters during clashes with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Ramadi, May 19, 2014.  REUTERS/Stringer February 4, 2015 255

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An aerial bomb is detonated in a railway area in Leipzig, Germany, 12 June 2014. Experts of the bomb disposal team demolished the bomb, after the American aircraft bomb was discovered during construction works at the old post station. EPA/JAN WOITAS June 12 , 2014 February 4, 2015 256

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A donkey transports ballot boxes and other election material on to polling stations which are not accessible by road in Shutul , Panjshir province, Afghanistan, June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani June 13 , 2014 February 4, 2015 257

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June 13 , 2014 February 4, 2015 258 Volunteers who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants, who have taken over Mosul and other Northern provinces, board army trucks in Baghdad, June 13, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

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June 13 , 2014 February 4, 2015 259 Iraqi men volunteered to fight against the advancing of the holy warriors fighting in northern Iraq to leave a military recruiting center in Baghdad. Iraqi forces clashed with armed elements entered the city of Baquba , just 60 km north of Baghdad.

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June 13 , 2014 February 4, 2015 260 Lanterns decorate remaining after Vesak celebration at Chogye temple in Seoul, South Korea.

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June 13 , 2014 February 4, 2015 261 Locals around a military vehicle burning in a place of fighting between the army and Ukraine armed pro-Russian elements in the city of Mariupol , eastern Ukraine .

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KALAK, IRAQ - JUNE 13: A boy cries for reasons unknown while waiting in a car at a Kurdish checkpoint on June 13, 2014 in Kalak , Iraq. Thousands of people have fled Iraq's second city of Mosul after it was overrun by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants. Many have been temporarily housed at various IDP (internally displaced persons) camps around the region including the area close to Erbil, as they hope to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region. (Photo by Dan Kitwood /Getty Images) June 13 , 2014 February 4, 2015 262

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An Iraqi Shiite man cleans weapons as he gets ready to defend his Sadr City district in case of an attack by Sunni extremists on June 13 in Baghdad. Leading Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani called on Iraqis today to take up arms against the offensive spearheaded by the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching on Baghdad, as thousands volunteered to bolster the the capital's defenses. (Ahmad al- Rubaye /AFP/Getty Images) # June 13 , 2014 February 4, 2015 263

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An armed pro-Russian separatist stands guard at the site of the crash of the Il-76 Ukrainian army transport plane in Luhansk , June 14, 2014. REUTERS/ Shamil Zhumatov Pro-Russian separatists gather ammunition at the site of the crash of the Il-76 Ukrainian army transport plane in Luhansk , June 14, 2014. REUTERS/ Shamil Zhumatov Pro-Russian separatists gather ammunition at the site of the crash of the Il-76 Ukrainian army transport plane in Luhansk , June 14, 2014.  REUTERS/ Shamil Zhumatov Pro-Russian separatists search for ammunition at the site of the crash of the Il-76 Ukrainian army transport plane in Luhansk , June 14, 2014. REUTERS/ Shamil Zhumatov Ukraine separatists down plane June 14 , 2014 February 4, 2015 264

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Volunteers who are going to join the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants who have taken over Mosul and other northern provinces wait to register in Diwaniya province, June 12, 2014.  REUTERS/ Alaa Al- Marjani Iraqi Shi'ite men shout slogans in support for the call to arms by Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who is the highest religious authority for Shi'ites in Iraq, in Baghdad's Sadr city, June 14, 2014.  REUTERS/ Thaier Al- Sudani Volunteers who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants, who have taken over Mosul and other Northern provinces, travel in army trucks in Baghdad June 13, 2014.  REUTERS/Ahmed Saad Volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi Army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants who have taken over Mosul and other Northern provinces, travel in army trucks in Baghdad June 14, 2014.  REUTERS/ Thaier Al- Sudani Volunteering to defend Baghdad June 14 , 2014 February 4, 2015 265

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France's Mathieu Debuchy fights with Roger Espinoza of Honduras for the ball during their 2014 World Cup Group E soccer match at the Beira-Rio stadium in Porto Alegre June 14, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (BRAZIL - Tags: SOCCER SPORT WORLD CUP) - RTR3TXDK June 14 , 2014 February 4, 2015 266

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: An armed pro-Russian separatist stands guard at the site of the crash of the Il-76 Ukrainian army transport plane in Luhansk June 14, 2014. Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian army transport plane with an anti-aircraft missile as it came in to land early on Saturday in the eastern city of Luhansk , killing all 49 military personnel on board. REUTERS/ Shamil Zhumatov (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TRANSPORT MILITARY CONFLICT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3TQQ7 June 14 , 2014 Click to continue February 4, 2015 267

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An armed pro-Russian separatist stands guard at the site of the crash of a Il-76 Ukrainian army transport plane in Luhansk shot down by pro-Russian separatists, June 14, 2014. REUTERS/ Shamil Zhumatov June 14 , 2014 Click to continue February 4, 2015 268

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Portugal's Pepe headbutts Germany's Thomas Mueller, earning him a red card, during their 2014 World Cup Group G soccer match at the Fonte Nova arena in Salvador, June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez June 16 , 2014 February 4, 2015 269

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Fans cheer after the U.S. scored a second goal during the 2014 Brazil World Cup Group G soccer match between Ghana and the U.S. at a viewing party in Hermosa Beach, California June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson June 16 , 2014 February 4, 2015 270

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Muslim boys stand next to a burnt house after clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in Aluthgama , Sri Lanka June 16, 2014. At least three Muslims were killed and 75 people seriously injured in violence between Buddhists and Muslims in southern Sri Lankan coastal towns best known as tourist draws, with Muslim homes set ablaze, officials and residents said. REUTERS/ Dinuka Liyanawatte June 16 , 2014 February 4, 2015 271

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Personnel from the Kurdish security forces detain a man suspected of being a militant belonging to the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the outskirts of Kirkuk June 16, 2014. Iraq's Shi'ite rulers defied Western calls to reach out to Sunnis to defuse the uprising in the north of the country, declaring a boycott of Iraq's main Sunni political bloc and accusing Sunni power Saudi Arabia of promoting "genocide". REUTERS/ Ako Rasheed June 16 , 2014 February 4, 2015 272

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Demonstrators chant pro-al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on June 16 as they carry al-Qaida flags in front of the provincial government headquarters in Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. The CIA and other spy agencies are scrambling to close intelligence gaps as they seek ways to support possible military or covert action against the leaders of the al-Qaida-inspired militant group that has seized parts of Iraq and threatens Baghdadís government. (Associated Press) # June 16 , 2014 February 4, 2015 273

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Iraqis who have fled fighting between security forces and al-Qaida inspired militants in their hometown of Tal Afar carry their belongings at Germawa camp for displaced Iraqis, in a hot dusty plain in the largely-autonomous Kurdish area of Dahuk , 260 miles (430 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad on June 17. (Associated Press) # June 17 , 2014 February 4, 2015 274

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Members of the Shiite Muslim Mehdi Army militia, take part in training in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on June 17. Iraqi Shiite volunteers, who had been fighting in neighboring Syria, have been heading home to battle an offensive that has brought militants to near Baghdad, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. (AFP/Getty Images) # June 17 , 2014 February 4, 2015 275

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June 17 , 2014 Enthrall fans watched live TV Brazil-Mexico match in Sao Paulo, on 06/17/2014. February 4, 2015 276

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Iraqi Shiite women shout slogans supporting the Iraqi army in Najaf, south of Baghdad, June 17, 2014. Iraq's Shi'ite rulers defied Western calls to reach out to Sunnis to defuse the uprising in the north of the country, declaring a boycott of Iraq's main Sunni political bloc and accusing Sunni power Saudi Arabia of promoting "genocide". Washington has made clear it wants Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to embrace Sunni politicians as a condition of U.S. support to fight a lightning advance by forces from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. REUTERS/ Alaa Al- Marjani June 17 , 2014 February 4, 2015 277

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A Palestinian woman hoping to cross into Egypt stands behind a fence as she waits at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip June 18, 2014. Egyptian authorities partially reopened Rafah border crossing, Gaza's main window to the world, for two days, Palestinian border officials said. Since the overthrow of Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi in July 2013, the authorities have largely kept the crossing closed, only opening it partially for limited periods of time, on humanitarian grounds. REUTERS/ Ibraheem Abu Mustafa June 18 , 2014 February 4, 2015 278

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A Pakistani tribal girl sits next to her belongings on a truck after arriving to Bannu , Pakistan, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Thousands of villagers fled as Pakistani army relax a curfew in troubled North Waziristan. Pakistani jets pounded targets in the country's northwest in major offensives designed to root out safe havens in the volatile region. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash ) June 18 , 2014 February 4, 2015 279

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A racegoer checks her mobile device in the Royal Enclosure on the second day of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival at Ascot, southern England June 18, 2014. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett June 18 , 2014 February 4, 2015 280

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Jun. 19, 2014. A Soccer fan wearing England's team colors watches a live telecast of the group D World Cup match between Uruguay and England, inside the FIFA Fan Fest area on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Leo Correa—AP) June 19 , 2014 February 4, 2015 281

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June 19, 2014. Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Matt Dunham—AP) June 19 , 2014 February 4, 2015 282

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June 19 , 2014 Striker Bryan Ruiz of Costa Rica delighted after scoring his team's first win in Group D match between Italy and Costa Rica at Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil in the 2014 World Cup. February 4, 2015 283

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Members of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces take their positions during clashes with the al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in the city of Ramadi, June 19, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer June 19 , 2014 February 4, 2015 284

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Jun. 19, 2014. An Afghan policeman stands guard near the scene of an attack in Torkham , Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. ( Rahmat Gul—AP) June 19 , 2014 February 4, 2015 285

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Mehdi Army fighters participate in military training in the street in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, June 20, 2014. ( Essam Al- Sudani /Reuters) # June 20 , 2014 February 4, 2015 286

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Israeli soldiers search for clues in connection with the three Israeli teenagers missing case at the countryside on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Hebron, 20 June 2014. Since the beginning of the Israeli operation about 370 Palestinian activists have reportedly been arrested, including 200 members of the radical Hamas organization, and some 900 buildings have been searched. Israel pushed ahead with large-scale raids of Palestinian towns and cities in a search for three teenagers it says were abducted by Hamas in the West Bank. The raids have been taking place since the teens went missing on June 12 from a common hitchhike stop near a settlement block south of Jerusalem. Neither Hamas nor any other group has claimed responsibility for the disappearances. EPA/ABIR SULTAN June 20 , 2014 February 4, 2015 287

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Fans of the U.S. cheer before their 2014 World Cup G soccer match against Portugal at the Amazonia arena in Manaus June 22, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Silva June 22 , 2014 February 4, 2015 288

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A fighter of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holds an ISIL flag and a weapon on a street in the city of Mosul, June 23, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry held crisis talks with leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region urging them to stand with Baghdad in the face of a Sunni insurgent onslaught that threatens to dismember the country. REUTERS/Stringer June 23 , 2014 Click to continue February 4, 2015 289

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A member of the " Donbass " self-defense battalion swears the oath to be officially included into the reserve battalion of the National Guard of Ukraine near Kiev June 23, 2014. REUTERS/ Valentyn Ogirenko June 23 , 2014 Click to continue February 4, 2015 290

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Mexico's goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (in blue) fails to save Croatia's first goal, scored by Croatia's midfielder Ivan Perisic (L) during a Group A football match between Croatia and Mexico at the Pernambuco Arena in Recife during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 23. (Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images) # June 23 , 2014 February 4, 2015 291

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A Lebanese army soldier gathers the remains of a car at the site of an explosion in Beirut June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Sharif Karim A woman talks on the phone inside her damaged house at the site of an explosion in Beirut early June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir A forensic inspector takes pictures as Lebanese army soldiers secure the explosion site in Beirut, early June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir A forensic inspector works at the site of an explosion in Beirut June 24, 2014. REUTERS/Sharif Karim June 24 , 2014 February 4, 2015 292

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Visitors walk inside a cave situated below the ancient towns of Maresha and Beit Guvrin in the Judean Lowlands, Israel June 24, 2014. REUTERS/ Finbarr O'Reilly June 24 , 2014 February 4, 2015 293

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A woman comforts the sister of three-year-old Palestinian girl Jud al- Danaf during her funeral, in Gaza City June 25, 2014. The Gaza girl was killed and three of her family were wounded in an explosion which residents blamed on Israel. The Israeli military denied targeting their house and said a militant rocket that fell short was the cause. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem June 25 , 2014 February 4, 2015 294

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A man carries an injured child after what activists claim was a car explosion in a market in Douma , near Damascus, Syria June 28, 2014. Dozens of people were wounded when a car bomb exploded in Douma , local activists and a monitoring group said. REUTERS/Mohammed Abdullah June 28 , 2014 February 4, 2015 295

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Klaas -Jan Huntelaar of the Netherlands kicks a corner flag to celebrate after scoring a goal during the 2014 World Cup round of 16 game between Mexico and the Netherlands at the Castelao arena in Fortaleza June 29, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake June 29 , 2014 February 4, 2015 296

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Militant Islamist fighters take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province, Syria June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer June 30 , 2014 February 4, 2015 297

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A militant Islamist fighter gestures as he takes part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. The fighters in the Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot previously known as Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), held the parade to celebrate their declaration of an Islamic "caliphate" after the group captured territory in neighboring Iraq, a monitoring service said. REUTERS/Stringer June 30 , 2014 February 4, 2015 298

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ISIL rises Militant Islamist fighters on a tank take part in a military parade along the streets of northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer A militant Islamist fighter uses a mobile to film his fellow fighters taking part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province, Syria June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer Militant Islamist fighters wave flags as they take part in a military parade along the streets of Syria's northern Raqqa province June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer June 30 , 2014 February 4, 2015 299

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Iraqi security forces pull down a flag belonging to Sunni militant group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) during a patrol in the town of Dalli Abbas in Diyala province, June 30, 2014. The leader of the al Qaeda offshoot now calling itself the Islamic State has called on Muslims worldwide to take up arms and flock to the "caliphate" it has declared on captured Syrian and Iraqi soil. Picture taken June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Stringer (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) June 30 , 2014 February 4, 2015 300

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June 30 , 2014 An Argentine fans cheer before the round of 16 soccer match between Argentina and Switzerland in the Corinthians stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, FIFA World Cup 2014. February 4, 2015 301

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Oryan Salberg leaves a note on the gravestone of his friend Eric Marsh at the cemetery where the 19 fallen firefighters from the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew are buried in Prescott, Arizona, June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Nancy Wiechec June 30 , 2014 February 4, 2015 302 THE END part I

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