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A view of a firing contest among multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) batteries selected from large combined units of the KPA, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on December 21, 2016. KCNA/via Reuters

A view of a firing contest among multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) batteries selected from large combined units of the KPA, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on December 21, 2016....more

A view of a firing contest among multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) batteries selected from large combined units of the KPA, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on December 21, 2016. KCNA/via Reuters
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Rebecca Smith poses for a photograph during winter solstice with her Irish wolfhound dog called Amazing Grace at the 5000 year old stone age tomb of Newgrange (not in view) in the Boyne Valley at sunrise in Newgrange, Ireland, December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Rebecca Smith poses for a photograph during winter solstice with her Irish wolfhound dog called Amazing Grace at the 5000 year old stone age tomb of Newgrange (not in view) in the Boyne Valley at sunrise in Newgrange, Ireland, December 21, 2016....more

Rebecca Smith poses for a photograph during winter solstice with her Irish wolfhound dog called Amazing Grace at the 5000 year old stone age tomb of Newgrange (not in view) in the Boyne Valley at sunrise in Newgrange, Ireland, December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
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An aerial view shows the wreckage of houses destroyed in an explosion at the San Pablito fireworks market after an explosion, outside the Mexican capital, in Tultepec, Mexico, December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero

An aerial view shows the wreckage of houses destroyed in an explosion at the San Pablito fireworks market after an explosion, outside the Mexican capital, in Tultepec, Mexico, December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero

An aerial view shows the wreckage of houses destroyed in an explosion at the San Pablito fireworks market after an explosion, outside the Mexican capital, in Tultepec, Mexico, December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Henry Romero
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Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with Syrian girl Bana Alabed, known as Aleppo's tweeting girl, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, December 21, 2016. Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with Syrian girl Bana Alabed, known as Aleppo's tweeting girl, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, December 21, 2016. Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan meets with Syrian girl Bana Alabed, known as Aleppo's tweeting girl, at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, December 21, 2016. Kayhan Ozer/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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Members of the media are seen reflected on a door window as President-elect Donald Trump attends a meeting at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Members of the media are seen reflected on a door window as President-elect Donald Trump attends a meeting at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Members of the media are seen reflected on a door window as President-elect Donald Trump attends a meeting at Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, New York City, December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, New York City, December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Trader Peter Tuchman works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan, New York City, December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Workers smile under an ice sculpture for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song

Workers smile under an ice sculpture for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song

Workers smile under an ice sculpture for the upcoming Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, in Harbin, Heilongjiang province, China, December 19, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Hiba Al-Sharfa, a 27-year-old Palestinian teacher aide with Down Syndrome, plays with students with Down Syndrome in a school at the Right to Live Society, in Gaza City December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Hiba Al-Sharfa, a 27-year-old Palestinian teacher aide with Down Syndrome, plays with students with Down Syndrome in a school at the Right to Live Society, in Gaza City December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Hiba Al-Sharfa, a 27-year-old Palestinian teacher aide with Down Syndrome, plays with students with Down Syndrome in a school at the Right to Live Society, in Gaza City December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Civil rights leader Reverend William Barber, president of the NAACP in North Carolina, speaks to the media inside the state's Legislative Building as lawmakers gather to consider repealing the controversial HB2 law limiting bathroom access for transgender people in Raleigh, North Carolina, on December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake

Civil rights leader Reverend William Barber, president of the NAACP in North Carolina, speaks to the media inside the state's Legislative Building as lawmakers gather to consider repealing the controversial HB2 law limiting bathroom access for...more

Civil rights leader Reverend William Barber, president of the NAACP in North Carolina, speaks to the media inside the state's Legislative Building as lawmakers gather to consider repealing the controversial HB2 law limiting bathroom access for transgender people in Raleigh, North Carolina, on December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Drake
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A building that was the site of clashes between Jordanian police and Islamist militant gunmen seen in the village of Garifla, in Karak, Jordan, December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A building that was the site of clashes between Jordanian police and Islamist militant gunmen seen in the village of Garifla, in Karak, Jordan, December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A building that was the site of clashes between Jordanian police and Islamist militant gunmen seen in the village of Garifla, in Karak, Jordan, December 21, 2016. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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An Afghan officer reacts in front of a burning pile of seized narcotics and alcoholic drinks, in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan officer reacts in front of a burning pile of seized narcotics and alcoholic drinks, in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan officer reacts in front of a burning pile of seized narcotics and alcoholic drinks, in the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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A woman takes pictures of flowers placed near the Christmas market in Berlin. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

A woman takes pictures of flowers placed near the Christmas market in Berlin. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

A woman takes pictures of flowers placed near the Christmas market in Berlin. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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Luis Espinal, 21, embraces his mother, Janet Corona, 42, after returning from Army basic training in Fort Sill, at the Lehigh International Airport in Allentown, Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Luis Espinal, 21, embraces his mother, Janet Corona, 42, after returning from Army basic training in Fort Sill, at the Lehigh International Airport in Allentown, Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Mark Makela

Luis Espinal, 21, embraces his mother, Janet Corona, 42, after returning from Army basic training in Fort Sill, at the Lehigh International Airport in Allentown, Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Mark Makela
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A sign reading "No alcoholic beverages" is seen next to flattened houses after an explosion at the San Pablito fireworks market outside the Mexican capital, in Tultepec, Mexico. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A sign reading "No alcoholic beverages" is seen next to flattened houses after an explosion at the San Pablito fireworks market outside the Mexican capital, in Tultepec, Mexico. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A sign reading "No alcoholic beverages" is seen next to flattened houses after an explosion at the San Pablito fireworks market outside the Mexican capital, in Tultepec, Mexico. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
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Japan's ON-ART Corp's eight metre tall human-operated walking dinosaur robot TRX03 performs with other robots at the company's studio in Tokorozawa, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan's ON-ART Corp's eight metre tall human-operated walking dinosaur robot TRX03 performs with other robots at the company's studio in Tokorozawa, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Japan's ON-ART Corp's eight metre tall human-operated walking dinosaur robot TRX03 performs with other robots at the company's studio in Tokorozawa, Japan. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
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A young displaced Iraqi boy, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, sits in a wheelbarrow at Khazer camp, Iraq. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A young displaced Iraqi boy, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, sits in a wheelbarrow at Khazer camp, Iraq. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

A young displaced Iraqi boy, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, sits in a wheelbarrow at Khazer camp, Iraq. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Kashmiri fishermen cover their heads and part of their boats with blankets and straw as they wait to catch fish in the waters of the Anchar Lake on a cold day in Srinagar. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmiri fishermen cover their heads and part of their boats with blankets and straw as they wait to catch fish in the waters of the Anchar Lake on a cold day in Srinagar. REUTERS/Danish Ismail

Kashmiri fishermen cover their heads and part of their boats with blankets and straw as they wait to catch fish in the waters of the Anchar Lake on a cold day in Srinagar. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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A child of a refugee wears a shirt reading "Love for everyone - hate for nobody" to commemorate the 12 killed victims of a truck that plowed into a crowded Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

A child of a refugee wears a shirt reading "Love for everyone - hate for nobody" to commemorate the 12 killed victims of a truck that plowed into a crowded Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

A child of a refugee wears a shirt reading "Love for everyone - hate for nobody" to commemorate the 12 killed victims of a truck that plowed into a crowded Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Foreign Minister Fank-Walter Steinmeier walk towards the Christmas market in Berlin. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Foreign Minister Fank-Walter Steinmeier walk towards the Christmas market in Berlin. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Foreign Minister Fank-Walter Steinmeier walk towards the Christmas market in Berlin. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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A girl sleeps on the floor near coffins containing the bodies of Domingo Manosca, who according to relatives was a drug user, and his 5-year-old son Francisco Manosca, during their wake inside a village community centre in Pasay city, Metro Manila, Philippines. According to relatives and neighbors, unidentified gunmen opened fire in their home, killing both the father and child. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan

A girl sleeps on the floor near coffins containing the bodies of Domingo Manosca, who according to relatives was a drug user, and his 5-year-old son Francisco Manosca, during their wake inside a village community centre in Pasay city, Metro Manila,...more

A girl sleeps on the floor near coffins containing the bodies of Domingo Manosca, who according to relatives was a drug user, and his 5-year-old son Francisco Manosca, during their wake inside a village community centre in Pasay city, Metro Manila, Philippines. According to relatives and neighbors, unidentified gunmen opened fire in their home, killing both the father and child. REUTERS/Ezra Acayan
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Big-wave surfer Tom Butler of Britain drops in on a large wave during Nazare Challenge championship at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Tom Butler of Britain drops in on a large wave during Nazare Challenge championship at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Big-wave surfer Tom Butler of Britain drops in on a large wave during Nazare Challenge championship at Praia do Norte in Nazare, Portugal. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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Santa Claus walks during a visit to residents of the slum of Petare in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Santa Claus walks during a visit to residents of the slum of Petare in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Santa Claus walks during a visit to residents of the slum of Petare in Caracas, Venezuela. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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Oilfields burned by Islamic State fighters are seen in Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Oilfields burned by Islamic State fighters are seen in Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Oilfields burned by Islamic State fighters are seen in Qayyara, south of Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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An Australia sea lion licks a frozen treat underwater that contains a fish during an annual Christmas event in which animals receive special food gifts at Sydney's Taronga Zoo in Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

An Australia sea lion licks a frozen treat underwater that contains a fish during an annual Christmas event in which animals receive special food gifts at Sydney's Taronga Zoo in Australia. REUTERS/David Gray

An Australia sea lion licks a frozen treat underwater that contains a fish during an annual Christmas event in which animals receive special food gifts at Sydney's Taronga Zoo in Australia. REUTERS/David Gray
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French rescue services work at the scene of an accident involving fifty vehicles which crashed due to fog on the road between La Roche-sur-Yon and Sables-d'Olonne, France, that killed five. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French rescue services work at the scene of an accident involving fifty vehicles which crashed due to fog on the road between La Roche-sur-Yon and Sables-d'Olonne, France, that killed five. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

French rescue services work at the scene of an accident involving fifty vehicles which crashed due to fog on the road between La Roche-sur-Yon and Sables-d'Olonne, France, that killed five. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe
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Women mourn at the scene where a truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital last night in Berlin.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Women mourn at the scene where a truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital last night in Berlin. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Women mourn at the scene where a truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital last night in Berlin. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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A used suit of a forensic investigator lies on a Christmas tree where a truck ploughed through a crowded Christmas market killing 12 people in the west of Berlin.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A used suit of a forensic investigator lies on a Christmas tree where a truck ploughed through a crowded Christmas market killing 12 people in the west of Berlin. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

A used suit of a forensic investigator lies on a Christmas tree where a truck ploughed through a crowded Christmas market killing 12 people in the west of Berlin. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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People skate on the ice rink at Hampton Court Palace in London. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

People skate on the ice rink at Hampton Court Palace in London. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh

People skate on the ice rink at Hampton Court Palace in London. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh
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Policemen investigate the scene where a truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital last night in Berlin.   REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Policemen investigate the scene where a truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital last night in Berlin. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Policemen investigate the scene where a truck ploughed into a crowded Christmas market in the German capital last night in Berlin. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
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Buildings are seen in heavy smog during a polluted day in Jinan, Shandong province, China. REUTERS/Stringer

Buildings are seen in heavy smog during a polluted day in Jinan, Shandong province, China. REUTERS/Stringer

Buildings are seen in heavy smog during a polluted day in Jinan, Shandong province, China. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of the New York Police Department's Counterterrorism Bureau stand watch at the Union Square Holiday market following the Berlin Christmas market attacks, in Manhattan. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Members of the New York Police Department's Counterterrorism Bureau stand watch at the Union Square Holiday market following the Berlin Christmas market attacks, in Manhattan. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Members of the New York Police Department's Counterterrorism Bureau stand watch at the Union Square Holiday market following the Berlin Christmas market attacks, in Manhattan. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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People paddle on a stand-up paddle board in the Sea of Galilee, northern Israel. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

People paddle on a stand-up paddle board in the Sea of Galilee, northern Israel. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

People paddle on a stand-up paddle board in the Sea of Galilee, northern Israel. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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A man decorates a Christian neighborhood ahead of Christmas celebrations in Islamabad, Pakistan. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A man decorates a Christian neighborhood ahead of Christmas celebrations in Islamabad, Pakistan. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A man decorates a Christian neighborhood ahead of Christmas celebrations in Islamabad, Pakistan. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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A mourner knees in front of candles, flowers and Christmas tree balls at the Christmas market in Berlin. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

A mourner knees in front of candles, flowers and Christmas tree balls at the Christmas market in Berlin. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

A mourner knees in front of candles, flowers and Christmas tree balls at the Christmas market in Berlin. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke
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