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Syrian refugees break through the wire fences, crossing illegally the Syrian-Turkish border. June 14, 2015.
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Centro Havana, 2015
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Centro Havana, 2015
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A boat full of migrants, lit by the flashlights from the Greek coast guard, is rescued from the waters near the Greek-Turkish border. Sept. 5, 2015.
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Volunteers from Western Europe help a boat full of migrants from Syria and Afghanistan come ashore on the Greek island of Lesbos, Greece, Sept. 4, 2015.
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A Saudi security officer monitors live feed screens showing Muslim pilgrims in the holy city of Mecca, along with highways and high density areas, a few days before the annual pilgrimage, known as the hajj, in Mecca, on Sept. 19, 2015.
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Witness the Historical Transformation of Japanese Photography
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A gasoline line in Murzuk, Southern Libya, March 2015. Since the capture of Tripoli by a Misrati milltia coalition called Fajr Libya, the price of gasoline has multiplied in the last six months.
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A 48-year old man who started playing Love Plus 5 years ago while working in a desolate place far from home, sits in his one room apartment with the console he uses to chat with his virtual girlfriend Manaka.
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Lily Rothman.
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Burning Man, Nevada.
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A father is accompanied by his son during a normal work day. Tirana, Albania, 2012..
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Raquel Welch on the set of The Kansas City Bomber, 1972.
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Young women taking a selfie in the women-only place at a wedding ceremony.
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Actors playing Nationalist Army soldiers attack a Japanese base during the filming in Fangyan, on Aug. 11, 2015.
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A family stands on what is left of their home. Kobani, Syria. Aug. 6, 2015.
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Sergeant Rodney Linder, center, speaks to a group of officers before they head out on patrol for the evening. July 27, 2015. Philadelphia, Pa.
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IThe Republican front runner in his corner office on the 25th floor of Trump Tower in New York City, photographed with a bald eagle named Uncle Sam.
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Indian women walk to work with their children to pick tealeaves on a tea plantation in the Panbari Tea Estate in Assam. India, April 9, 2015.
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Men of Good Fortune, 2011.
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Families attend area Catholic school first grade softball games at fields behind the Blessed Theresa of Calcutta Catholic Church in Ferguson, Mo.
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Caged lions roam at a farm in Eastern Cape, South Africa. The country has four times as many lions living in captivity as in the wild. From the series Lion.
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A man uses a mobile phone on a bank in a make shift camp near the port of Calais, on Aug. 2, 2015.
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The International Space Station is seen in this 10 second exposure as it flies over Elkton, Va. early in the morning on Aug. 1, 2015.
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Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco, 2009
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Anti-war Rallies, Century Plaza Hotel, 1969.
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McAllen, Texas. A family from Honduras detained at the border. McAllen is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas. The population is 129,877 and 26.7% live below the poverty level.
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McAllen, Texas. A family from Honduras detained at the border. McAllen is a city in Hidalgo County, Texas. The population is 129,877 and 26.7% live below the poverty level.
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Laredo, Texas. Laredo is a city in Webb County, Texas. The population is 236,091 and 30.8% live below the poverty level.
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French Foreign Legion soldiers are searching for armed people who fired on their positions on Aug. 26, 2014.
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A student from Dangsters studio poses for the camera, March 8, 2015.
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Dr. V.S. Jha, Vice-Chancellor of the Banaras Hindu University confers the an honorary Doctor of Letters on His Holiness the Dalai Lama at a special convocation in December 1956 in India.
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The New York Times Lens blog: Caught in Nepal’s Earthquakes
Residents recover personal belongings in the rubble of their destroyed home in Bhaktapur, Nepal, April 29, 2015.
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The New York Times: Illuminating North Korea
North Korean children perform at the Pyongyang Kyongsang Kindergarten.
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2009. Kabul, Afghanistan.
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French Foreign Legion soldiers are waiting for the next patrol on Aug. 24, 2014.
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Bad boys in Tinseltown go on shooting spree in apartment building on November 11, 1953.
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The Pacific side of the Panama Canal Expansion project showing the final lock gate on the left, waiting to be installed, April 25, 2015.
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A view of Panama CIty, April 23, 2015.
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View of the Panama Canal Expansion project on the Pacific side, April 23, 2015.
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Late night indoor kayaking, University Arena Pool, University of Limerick. Ireland’s first Olympic-size pool is open to students, faculty, staff and the public, and hosts boating, water safety and sports training activities in addition to swimming.
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An office at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building, in San Francisco, Calif. On the window, a note reads on of the main goals of center: “Always Be Curing Cancer.”
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A patient awaiting treatment at the Sabona Eye Centre, in Queenstown, South Africa.
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Holding his whip and itshoba (cow-tail whisk) in his hand, Chris Ntombemhlophe Reid pauses while he walks through the rural areas of the Transkei to check on his thwasa, Nolwandle, on Nov. 17, 2014 in Mdakane, Lusikisiki District, South Africa.
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Feb. 11, 2015. Syrian kids, fled with their families from attacks of ISIS, play with snow, in front of a hovel as they live in harsh conditions in cold winter time in Turkey’s capital Ankara’s suburbs.
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Feb. 11, 2015. Syrian kids, fled with their families from attacks of ISIS, play with snow, in front of a hovel as they live in harsh conditions in cold winter time in Turkey’s capital Ankara’s suburbs.
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Feb. 12, 2015. Assistant harbormaster Isaac Perry uses a boat to break through a fresh layer of ice covering Marion Harbor in Marion, Mass.
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Jan. 30, 2015. Chinese Kazakh eagle hunters ride with their eagles during a local competition in the mountains of Qinghe County, Xinjiang, northwestern China.
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Jan. 25, 2015. A girl plays with a curtain of water at Madureira park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Jan. 27, 2015. A man rides his bike up Beacon Street during a blizzard in Boston, Mass. A blizzard swept across the northeastern U.S., dropping more than a foot of snow across Massachusetts and Connecticut.
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Jan. 18, 2015. Thousands march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge along with members of the cast of the movie Selma in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Selma, Ala.
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Jan. 11, 2015. A man takes his evening bath in a pond at O-Treng village at the outskirt of Phnom Penh.
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Jan. 12, 2015. Roger Federer of Switzerland plays tennis with Lleyton Hewitt of Australia between speedboats on Sydney Harbour ahead of their Fast 4 Exhibition match in Sydney.
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Jan. 13, 2015. Mourners gather for the burial ceremony in Jerusalem for the four victims who were killed by terrorists in a Paris kosher grocery store siege.
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A group of miners on the way to the cable car during the evacuation. Petrovskyi district, Donetsk, Ukraine. Nov. 22, 2014.
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A man stands at a bus stop near the Chelyuskintsev coal mine. Petrovskyi district, Donetsk, Ukraine. Nov. 28, 2014.
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The USS New Jersey, a decommissioned battleship, appears on the Delaware river off Camden, New Jersey on November 23, 2014.
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A parking lot for an Amazon fulfillment center appears in New Jersey on November 11, 2014.
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Dec. 16, 2014. A diver in Santa costume feeds fish as part of upcoming Christmas celebrations at Aquaria KLCC underwater park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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Dec. 14, 2014. An actor takes part in the reanactment of the 70th anniversary of the Battle of the Ardennes also known as the Battle of the Bulge in Recogne, Belgium.
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Dec. 12, 2014. Homes are covered with rocks and mud after debris flows smashed into houses as a powerful storm in the Camarillo Springs neighborhood of Camarilla, California.
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Dec. 03, 2014. A dress form mannequin with a Christmas skirt in the Vermeil room is part of A Children’s Winter Wonderland 2014 White House Christmas decorations in the White House in Washington, D.C.
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Dec. 1, 2014. A Romanian soldier sleeps on a bus before taking part in a military parade to mark Romania’s national day in Bucharest, Romania.
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A monkey cowers as its trainer Qi Defang approaches during training for a circus in Suzhou, Anhui province, China, Nov. 29, 2014.
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Nov. 29, 2014. A Lipizzan horse executes a capriole during a show of the Spanish Riding School from Vienna, Austria, at the Ziggo Dome arena in Amsterdam.
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Nov. 24, 2014. People take photos of a Christmas tree made up of Japanese Manga character Doraemon at a shopping mall in the central business district in Singapore.
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Nov. 27, 2014. The Sponge Bob Squarepants float makes its way down 6th Ave during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.
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Nov. 24, 2014. A ship sails in the Mediterranean Sea as lightning strikes the sky as seen from the Israeli coastal moshav of Mikhmoret, north of Tel Aviv.
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Nov. 20, 2014. A view of a sinkhole stretching 65 by 98 ft. at the Solikamsk-2 mine in the Perm region, Russia.
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Nov. 18, 2014. Passengers flee from a mock plane fuselage, during a rescue exercise at Bali’s International Ngurah Rai Airport in Indonesia.
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Nov. 19, 2014. Pope Francis waves as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.
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Nov. 12, 2014. A woman looks out from a car at a dangling scaffold at the One World Trade Center in New York City. The workers were washing windows 69 floors up.
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Nov. 12, 2014. A scaffold carrying two workers hangs 69 floors up at One World Trade Center in New York City. The workers were washing windows 69 floors up.
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Nov. 11, 2014. Syrian Kurdish refugees sit outside tents at a refugee camp in Suruc, Sanliurfa province.
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Warsaw Pact tanks invade Prague, Aug. 1968.
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Photograph from James Hill’s new book, Somewhere Between War and Peace The Couple, Badakhshan Province, Afghanistan. 2001.
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People rest after building dikes to stop the rise of sea water in Ghoramara Island, India.
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People rest after building dikes to stop the rise of sea water in Ghoramara Island, India.
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Oct. 15, 2014. Mozambicans queue outside a polling station in Maputo to vote in presidential and legislative elections.
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Oct. 21, 2014. Kansas City Royals warm up before Game 1 of baseball’s World Series against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday in Kansas City, Mo.
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Oct. 23, 2014. Militants of Islamic State (ISIS) are seen near an explosion from an air strike on Tilsehir hill near Turkish border at Yumurtalik village, in Sanliurfa province.
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Oct. 14, 2014. An internally displaced Afghan child sleeps in a hanging cot inside a shelter at a refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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Oct. 10, 2014. Indonesian students walk on a street covered in Mount Sinabung volcanic ash in Sukandebi village, Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
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Oct. 6, 2014. A model of an F-16 aircraft, marking the 4,400th F-16 produced and delivered for Poland, is seen at dusk at Lask air base.
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Oct. 9, 2014. Mount Sinabung spews hot lava and volcanic ash as it is seen from Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia.
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Sept. 30, 2014. A jockey spurs the buffalos as they race during Barapan Kebo or buffalo races as part of the Moyo festival in Sumbawa Island, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.
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Sept. 29, 2014. An Aerial view of a river in Peru’s Amazon region of Loreto.
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Sept. 28, 2014. Activists dismantle Ukraine’s biggest monument to Lenin at a pro-Ukrainian rally in the central square of the eastern city of Kharkiv, Ukraine.
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Sept. 19, 2014. Tungurahua volcano seen is seen from the town of Mocha, Ecuador.
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Sept. 25, 2014. The pack races in the track cycling women’s omnium 25km point race at the Incheon International Velodrome during the 17th Asian Games.
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Sept. 16, 2014. A man takes shelter amid strong rainfall in Zhanjiang, China,
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Sept. 16, 2014. A man takes shelter amid strong rainfall in Zhanjiang, China,
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Sept. 13, 2014. The Bardarbunga volcano, beneath Iceland’s Vatnajokull glacier is seen erupting.
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Sept. 7, 2014. A Palestinian man plays with his baby on a beach in Gaza city.
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Sept. 8, 2014. Horses walk through flood water behind a home in Moapa, Nev. Flooding throughout the area damaged homes and roads.
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Sept. 8, 2014. The Meadow Fire burns at dawn near Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. As of Wednesday the fire had burned over 4,500 acres and was 10% contained. Long exposure image.
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Sept. 3, 2014. President Barack Obama visits Tallinn Estonia to meet with the president of Estonia, Toomas Hendrik Ilves.
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Aug. 31, 2014. Russia’s president Vladimir Putin (C) gives a thumbs up during the closing ceremony of the 2014 World Judo Championships.
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Aug. 17, 2014. Aerobatic group ‘FireBirds’ from Poland performs during an airshow in Nowy Targ, Tatra Region, Poland.
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Aug. 15, 2014. Vessels anchor in the sea as storm clouds gather over the east coast of Singapore.
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Aug. 9, 2014. An Israeli soldier looks at the Gaza Strip through a monocular on the Israeli border.
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Aug. 8, 2014. Balloons rise into the sky at the International Balloon Fiesta near Bristol in western England.
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Aug. 2, 2014. Gaza Strip, Jabalia: A Palestinian kid walks on the rubbles inside the destroyed by Israeli airstrike Jabalia mosque, few kilometres north of Gaza City.
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Aug. 1, 2014. A vendor lights a rose with a torch for customers to check ahead of the upcoming Qixi Festival at a flower market in Kunming, Yunnan province.
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Jul. 26, 2014. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry boards his plane in Paris, as he returns to Washington, following efforts to reach a longer truce between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.
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Jul. 29, 2014. Tokyo Metropolitan Government employees light a large underground regulating reservoir in Tokyo.
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Jul. 27, 2014. The El Portal Fire burns on a hillside in the Stanislaus National Forest and Yosemite National Park on Sunday evening. The community of El Portal was under a mandatory evacuation. By Tuesday the blaze had burned nearly 3,000 acres.
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Jul. 20, 2014. Heavy smoke rises over Saja’iah in Gaza following an Israel Air Force bombing, at sunset.
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Jul. 23, 2014. Tugboats drag cruise liner Costa Concordia after leaving Giglio Island.
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Jul. 23, 2014. Wounded Israeli soldiers are brought to a helicopter near Kafar Aza, Israel. As operation “Protective Edge ” enters its 16th day, 29 Israeli soldiers have been killed and over 600 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza.
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Jul. 18, 2014. A Palestinian family who fled their homes is en route to seek shelter in a UN school in Khan Younis, central Gaza Strip.
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Jul. 14, 2014. The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is prepared to be towed away near the port of Giglio Island, Italy,
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Jul. 5, 2014. Shiite volunteers sleep during the midday heat inside the Askariya Shrine, where two imams revered by Shiites are buried, in Samarra, Iraq
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Jul. 5, 2014. Burned-out fuel trucks are seen following an overnight attack by Taliban militants in Chawk-e-Arghandi on outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul.
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Jul. 8, 2014. Palestinians search through the rubble of a house destroyed by an overnight Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.
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Jun. 29, 2014. Boy Scout Casey Chambers carries a rainbow flag during the San Francisco Gay Pride Festival in California.
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Jun. 30, 2014. A bolt of lightening strikes near the top of the Willis tower in downtown Chicago, as rain and high winds were moving into Illinois from Iowa.
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Jun. 28, 2014. Brazil’s Neymar reacts during their 2014 World Cup round of 16 game against Chile at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte.
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Jun. 20, 2014. Israeli soldiers search for clues in connection with the case of three missing Israeli teenagers on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Hebron.
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Jun. 22, 2014. Aerobatic Yakkers team perform on YAK-52 airplanes during Bucharest International Air Show at Baneasa airport, in Bucharest.
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Jun. 15, 2014. A resident walks along a railway track surrounded by trees on both sides, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.
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Jun. 13, 2014. Air Force One is seen from the air at Bismarck Municipal Airport in North Dakota.
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Jun. 16, 2014. Two tornados approach Pilger, Neb., Monday The National Weather Service said at least two twisters touched down within roughly a mile of each other Monday in northeast Nebraska.
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June 13, 2014. Robin van Persie of the Netherlands scores the teams first goal with a diving
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Jun. 8, 2014. Security personnel sit in the stands and watch the Netherlands soccer team during a training session in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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June 3, 2014. A photo by French photographer JR is displayed on the ground of the Pantheon in Paris, a secular temple which contains the remains of distinguished French citizens, on during the exhibition ‘Au Pantheon.’
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May 23, 2014. Two bolts of lightning hit the antenna on top of One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan as an electrical storm moves over New York.
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May 18, 2014. Ukrainian soccer fans light flares on a bridge across the Dnieper River in Kiev.
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May 17, 2014. The peloton in action during the eighth stage of the 2014 Giro d’Italia, a 179km medium mountain stage between Foligno and Montecopiolo in Folignano, Italy.
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May 19, 2014. Israeli soldiers of the Ultra-Orthodox battalion “Netzah Yehuda” take part in their annual unit training in the Israeli annexed Golan Heights, near the Syrian border.
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May 17, 2014. The peloton in action during the eighth stage of the 2014 Giro d’Italia, a 179km medium mountain stage between Foligno and Montecopiolo in Folignano, Italy.
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May 11, 2014. Tiana Coudray of The USA riding Ringwood Magister during the Show Jumping on day five of the Badminton Horse Trials in Badminton, England.
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May 11, 2014. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain gets a pit service during the Spain Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, near Barcelona.
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May 5, 2014. 2 days after 2 landslides buried an estimated 2,000 residents of Abi Barak in the Argo district of the mountainous northeastern state of Badakhshan under hundreds of feet of mud.
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10 May 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi undertook a Jansampark Abhiyan by Road in Varanasi.

Apr. 28, 2014. Exercise rider Abel Flores takes Kentucky Derby hopeful Tapiture for a morning workout in the rain at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

April 29, 2014. A View from a small aircraft onto a yellow rape field and a green corn field in the German state of Brandenburg near Muencheberg, Germany,
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Apr. 25, 2014. Afghan villagers sit under a net in a field on the outskirts of Mazar-i-Sharif as they try to catch quail for fighting purposes. Quail fighting, a centuries old tradition, was banned under the rule of the Taliban at the end of of the last decade but has since seen a resurgence as the activity is tolerated.
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Apr. 18, 2014. Children play in an irrigation canal, the local swimming hole that runs though Aracataca, the hometown of the late Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez along Colombia’s Caribbean coast during the Holy Week holiday.
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24 April, 2014 Shri Rahul Gandhi Ji’s rally in Hargaon, Uttar Pradesh

24 April, 2014 Shri Rahul Gandhi Ji’s rally in Hargaon, Uttar Pradesh

17 April 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed a Public Rally in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh.

17 April 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed a Public Rally in Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh.

10 April 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed 2 Public Meetings at Jhunjhunu & Udaipur, Rajasthan.

10 April 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi Jansampark Abhiyan by road in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.

06 April 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed a public rally in Dakshinpuri, Delhi.

06 April 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed a public meeting in Panipat/Sirsa, Haryana.

Mar. 31, 2014. This shadow of a Royal New Zealand Air Force P3 Orion aircraft is seen on low cloud cover while it searches for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, over the Indian Ocean.
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28 March 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed 2 Public Meeting at Wardha & Gadchiroli, Maharashtra.

31 March 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed 2 Public Meetings at Koraput & Nabarangpur, Odisha.

29 March 2014,Shri Rahul Gandhi interacted with Artisans & Crafts Labourers at Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh.

27 March 2014 , Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed a Public Meeting at Kohima, Nagaland.

25 March 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi met with Congress Party Workers in Jaipaiguri, West Bengal.

25 March 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi met with Congress Party Workers in Jaipaiguri, West Bengal.

25 March 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed a Public Meeting at Sipahijala, Tripura.

22 March 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed a Public Meeting at Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.

22 March 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed a Public Meeting at Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh.

18 March 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed Public Meetings at Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh & Resubelapara, Meghalaya.

20 March 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed a Public Meeting at Dharamshala,
Himachal Pradesh.

Mar. 12, 2014. A tourist ties her hopes and prayers for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 to other messages hung outside of the pavilion at a shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur.

19 March 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed a Public Meeting at Imphal, Manipur

Congress Vice-President Shri Rahul Gandhi expressed profound grief at the loss of lives at the Hirakud Dam Reservoir in Sambalpur where a boat carrying people capsized yesterday.

Mar. 9, 2014. A rower on a training run during the AON North Island Secondary School Championships at Lake Karapiro in Cambridge, New Zealand.
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Mar. 3, 2014. Snow falls in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. The Federal Government was closed due to major snow storm that was expected to dump up to a foot of snow in the Washington area.
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6 March 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed a Public Meeting at Thane, Maharashtra.

11 March 2014,
Shri Rahul Gandhi interacted with Salt Pan Workers at Kharaghoda, Surendranagar, Gujarat.

11 March 2014
, Shri Rahul Gandhi addressed a Public Meeting at Balasinor, Kheda, Gujarat.

11 March 2014, Shri Rahul Gandhi interacted with Salt Pan Workers at Kharaghoda, Surendranagar, Gujarat.


Mar. 3, 2014. A musher drives his dog team down the Dalzell Gorge out of the Rainy Pass checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.

6 March 2014,
Shri Rahul Gandhi interacted with Fishermen at Versova Beach, Maharashtra.

Mar. 2, 2014. A massive crowd of Ultra Orthodox Jews gathered in Jerusalem to pray and protest against a consolidating bill that will order the enlistment of members of its community to the Israel Defense Forces.
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Feb. 22, 2014. Revelers play soccer in the Cantagalo shantytown community next to neighboring Pavao-Pavaozinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Feb. 25, 2014. A member of the honor guard awaits the arrival of Georgia’s Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili for a wreath laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

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Feb. 23, 2014. Artists perform during the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics at the Fisht Olympic Stadium.

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Feb. 14, 2014. Tens of thousands of Thais and Buddhist monks attend Makha Bucha ceremonies at Wat Phra Dhammakaya on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.

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Feb. 15, 2014. The T-50 jets of South Korean Air Force aerobatics team, the Black Eagles, perform a maneuver in the aerial display at the Singapore Air Show in Singapore.

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Feb. 19, 2014. Riot police officers stand on Independence Square during on-going anti-government protests in downtown Kiev, Ukraine.

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2nd Prize General News Stories.17 November 2013, Central African Republic. Demonstrators gather on a street in Bangui to call for the resignation of interim President Michel Djotodia following the murder of Judge Modeste Martineau Bria by members of Seleka. Bangui, Central African Republic.

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World Press Photo of the Year 2013.26 February 2013, Djibouti City, Djibouti. African migrants on the shore of Djibouti city at night, raising their phones in an attempt to capture an inexpensive signal from neighboring Somalia—a tenuous link to relatives abroad. Djibouti is a common stop-off point for migrants in transit from such countries as Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea, seeking a better life in Europe and the Middle East.

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Feb. 13, 2014. A girl sticks out her tongue during snowfalls on a street in Hefei, Anhui province.

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Feb. 3, 2014. This long exposure picture shows apartment buildings and office blocks clustered together in Hong Kong’s Kowloon district.

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Feb. 2, 2014. Quarterback Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos has a pass blocked by the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

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Feb. 4, 2014. A worker is dwarfed against the sky as he stands at the top of the Olympic cauldron ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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Jan. 28, 2014. With temperatures hovering around -10 degrees, steam rises from Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois.

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Jan. 25, 2014. A mannequin is seen on top of a burnt bus on Grushevskogo Road, Kiev, Ukraine.

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Jan. 30, 2014. Fireworks illuminate a residential area to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year of Horse in Beijing, China.

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Jan. 17, 2014. An elderly Bangladeshi woman carries a basket on a cold and foggy winter morning on the banks of the River Turag in Ashulia near Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Jan. 20, 2014. Indian soldiers wait before the beginning of rehearsals for the Republic Day parade early in the morning in New Delhi, India.

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Jan. 15, 2014. Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter’s square for his weekly audience in Vatican City.

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Jan. 12, 2014. The side of the cruise liner Costa Concordia is pictured during the “parbuckling” operation outside Giglio harbor, Italy.

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Jan. 14, 2014. Lightning flashes over the Christ the Redeemer statue on top of Corcovado Hill in Rio de Janeiro.

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Jan. 3, 2014. Water runs down the flooded streets as homes and power lines are covered in ice from the ocean spray during the a Nor’easter winter storm in Scituate, MA.

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Jan. 4, 2014. A single engine plane is seen amid vehicle traffic on the Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx borough of New York.

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Dec. 28, 2013. Nepalese mahouts guide their elephants across the Rapati river at Sauraha in Chitwan, some 150 km southwest of Kathmandu, during the Chitwan Elephant Festival.

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Jan. 1, 2014. Fireworks illuminate the sky over Prague Castle in central Prague, Czech Republic.

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