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    01/21/2018 - 19:38 - A supporter of the Zimbabwean main Opposition Party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance dances at a rally ahead of the Zimbabwe 2018 general elections

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    01/21/2018 - 19:31 - A woman laughs as she takes part in the "Domingo Fareleiro" (Floury Sunday in Galician) festival in the village of Xinzo de Limia, northwestern Spain

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    01/21/2018 - 19:29 - Syrian-Kurds take part in a demonstration in the town of Amuda, Syria, against a military operation by the Turkish army against the Kurdish YPG forces in Syria's Afrin

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    01/21/2018 - 19:27 - An Afghan security personnel stands guard as smoke billows from the Intercontinental Hotel during a fight between gunmen and Afghan security forces that caused at least six deaths

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    01/21/2018 - 19:27 - Indian cadets take part in a rehearsal ahead of the upcoming 69th Republic Day parade in Kolkata, India

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    01/21/2018 - 19:23 - Devotees carry religious icons of baby Jesus during the annual Sto Nino feast to celebrate the infant in Manila, Philippines

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    01/21/2018 - 19:23 - Metz' Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima (C) controls the ball during the French L1 football match Monaco versus Metz

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    01/21/2018 - 18:54 - A man shouts while anti-riot police officers block the People's Democracy Party's (HDP) headquarter as HDP members protest against Turkey's "Olive Branch" operation in Syria

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    01/21/2018 - 18:53 - Australia's Nick Kyrgios prepares to serve during the men's singles fourth round match on day seven of the Australian Open tennis tournament

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    01/21/2018 - 18:53 - People wave Greek flags during a protest against the name of a neighboring country, Macedonia, because it is also the name of a Greek province.

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    01/21/2018 - 18:53 - A woman skis on the frozen Raastasjoen lake in Solna, Switzerland

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    01/21/2018 - 18:53 - An Indian laborer walks through the fog to work in the fields during a cold morning in Kolkata, India

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    01/21/2018 - 00:20 - An Afghan balloon vendor looks on as he waits for customers alongside a street in Mazar-i-Sharif

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    01/21/2018 - 00:19 - Indian students wear the face masks and attire of Indian scholar monk Swami Vivekananda at a rally to mark his birth anniversary in Chennai, India

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    01/21/2018 - 00:14 - A man rides his bike while riot police and soldiers try to remove burnt tires after clashes with supporters of the Honduran Opposition Alliance Against the Dictatorship in Tegucigalpa

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    01/21/2018 - 00:09 - A container shipping vessel passes beneath the Tsing Ma bridge during sunset in Hong Kong

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    01/21/2018 - 00:08 - A picture taken from the Mount of Olives shows Muslim tourists viewing Jerusalem's Old City and the Dome of the Rock

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    01/21/2018 - 00:08 - Turkish-backed fighters from the Free Syrian Army hold a position in the Tal Malid area, north of Aleppo, as they prepare to target Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) positions in the area of Afrin

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    01/21/2018 - 00:07 - Local children dressed as angels and holding Peruvian and Argentinian national flags gather to welcome Pope Francis at the beach resort town of Huanchaco - northwest of the Peruvian city of Trujillo

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    01/21/2018 - 00:07 - People participate in the Women's March on Washington 2018: March On The Polls! on the National Mall Washington,DC

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    01/21/2018 - 00:01 - Indian fishermen work in the Yamuna river near Naini Yamuna Bridge in Allahabad

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    01/21/2018 - 00:00 - Serbia's Novak Djokovic hits a return against Spain's Albert Ramos-Vinolas during their men's singles third round match on day six of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne

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    01/20/2018 - 23:58 - American surfer Kei Kobayashi rides a wave during the Men's QS 3,000 of the World Surf League SEAT Pro Netanya Semifinals in Israel

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    01/20/2018 - 23:57 - Winner Lindsey Vonn from the USA celebrates during the podium ceremony of the FIS Alpine World Cup Women's Downhill in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italian Alps

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    01/20/2018 - 00:01 - Russia's Alexandra Stepanova and Ivan Bukin wait for the result after performing during their ice dance short dance at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Moscow

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    01/20/2018 - 00:00 - Torchbearers 'kiss' with their torches to pass the Olympic flame on the road leading to the border truce village of Panmunjom during the PyeongChang 2018 Torch Relay

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    01/19/2018 - 23:06 - Waves crash over the walls of a sea port in Gaza City

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    01/19/2018 - 23:05 - Nuns wait for the arrival of Pope Francis in the Peruvian city of Puerto Maldonado, where the pontiff will meet with representatives of indigenous communities of the Amazon basin from Peru, Brazil and Bolivia

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    01/19/2018 - 23:05 - People shout demonstrate in front of the building for the Armenian weekly newspaper "Agos" during a rally commemorating 11th anniversary of the assassination of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink

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    01/19/2018 - 22:20 - Dortmund's soccer fans use fireworks during the German first division Bundesliga football match in Berlin

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    01/19/2018 - 22:17 - A man walks through the street during an employment strike before a demonstration for "jobs and development" to come to the former mining town after the accidental death of two brothers in an empty mine sparked mass protests

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    01/19/2018 - 22:10 - Swimmers paddle in the cold waters of the Gazivoda lake in Kosovo to reach the floating cross as part of the Orthodox Epiphany celebrations

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    01/19/2018 - 21:31 - Mugga Susan waits to make an appointment for radiotherapy after the Mulago hospital in Uganda installed a new radiotherapy machine after not having one to treat patients for two years

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    01/19/2018 - 21:31 - Indian soldiers rehearse for a military ceremony for India's 2018 Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi

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    01/19/2018 - 21:31 - The air in Diyarbakir, Turkey, is thick during a sandstorm in the large southeastern city

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    01/19/2018 - 21:30 - Richard Freitag competes during his second jump during the individual competition in the ski flying world championships in southern Germany

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    01/19/2018 - 01:27 - Fishermen lit a fire to warm up during a cloudy day at Karakoy district in Istanbul

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    01/19/2018 - 01:26 - Two villagers work as Mount Sinabung volcano spews smoke and ash in the background at Karo, North Sumatra

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    01/19/2018 - 01:26 - A white lion cub about four months old is presented to the press in a cage at the Altiplano zoo in Tlaxcala, Mexico

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    01/19/2018 - 01:26 - Syrian children look at a building that was damaged in a missile attack on the rebel-held besieged town of Arbin, in the eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus

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    01/19/2018 - 01:25 - President Donald Trump speaks to the press before a meeting in the Pentagon in Washington,DC

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    01/19/2018 - 00:30 - A Malaysian woman shops at a wet market in downtown Kuala Lumpur

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    01/19/2018 - 00:30 - France's Laurine Lecavelier performs in the ladies' short program at the ISU European Figure Skating Championships in Moscow on January 18, 2018.

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    01/19/2018 - 00:30 - Mini's Saudi driver Yazeed Al Rajhi and German co-driver Timo Gottschalk compete, during the Stage 12 of the 2018 Dakar Rally between Chilecito and San Juan, Argentina

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    01/19/2018 - 00:29 - A herd of elephants cross the road in Pendjari National Park near Tanguieta,Benin

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    01/19/2018 - 00:29 - Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancée US actress Meghan Markle watch a dance performance by Jukebox Collective during a visit at Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, south Wales

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    01/19/2018 - 00:29 - Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro prepares to serve to Russia's Karen Khachanov in their men's singles second round match on day four of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne

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    01/19/2018 - 00:28 - Members of indigenous communities from Peru, Brasil and Bolivia gather during the assembly of the Amazonian church in Puerto Maldonado, before the arrival of Pope Francis

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