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Israeli security forces interfere the demonstrators protesting the Israeli settlement in Ramallah on January 24, 2014.

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Israeli security forces interfere the demonstrators protesting the Israeli settlement in Ramallah on January 24, 2014.

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Vets and Zookeepers at Chester Zoo microchip a baby Capybaras as part of a health check on the babies.

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A group of workers at the National Gallery protest about their pay and conditions, outside their place of work before a photocall for Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers Exhibition, which goes on show to the general public on 25th January-27th April 2014, at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square in central London.

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  • Van Gogh's Sunflowers at National Gallery

    A pair of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflower paintings hang side-by-side with twins Edgar and Gabriel (no surnames supplies), before going on show to the general public on 25th January-27th April 2014, at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square in central London.

  • Van Gogh's Sunflowers at National Gallery

    A pair of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflower paintings hang side-by-side with twins Ella and Eva (no surnames supplies), before going on show to the general public on 25th January-27th April 2014, at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square in central London.

  • Van Gogh's Sunflowers at National Gallery

    A pair of Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflower paintings hang side-by-side and are studied by twins Edgar and Gabriel, and Eva and Ellie (no surnames supplied), before going on show to the general public on 25th January-27th April 2014, at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square in central London.

  • Van Gogh's Sunflowers at National Gallery

    A group of workers at the National Gallery protest about their pay and conditions, outside their place of work before a photocall for Vincent Van Gogh's Sunflowers Exhibition, which goes on show to the general public on 25th January-27th April 2014, at the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square in central London.

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investitures at buckingham palace

Mr. Lloyd Newby is made an MBE by the Prince of Wales during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.

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practice for the alloway 1759 haggis hurling compe

Rebecca Stapley, aged 26, a curator from the Robert Burns Birthplace museum dressed in 18th century costume as she practices haggis hurling at Burns Cottage ahead of the "Alloway 1759 Haggis Hurling Competition 2014".

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Former DJ Dave Lee Travis arrives at Southwark Crown Court in London, where he is accused of a series of indecent assaults and one sexual assault.

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Artist Grayson Perry holds his CBE presented to him by the Prince of Wales during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London.

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Activists of 'Codepink women for peace' hold a banner reading 'Guys Put Down Your Guns !!' on January 24, 2014 at the entrance of the United Nations Office in Geneva. Syria's warring sides are due to hold their first talks aimed at stemming the country's bloodshed, in what are likely to be difficult negotiations with little hope of success. Syria's warring sides will not sit in the same room for the start of talks in Geneva Friday despite efforts by UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi to bring them together, officials said.

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youngest minister with church of scotland

The Rev Michael Mair prepares himself at home in Edinburgh before becoming the youngest ordained Minister with the Church of Scotland tonight at the age of 25.

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At least four people were killed and 51 others wounded in an early Friday car bombing near Cairo Security Directorate headquarters Egypt's health ministry says on January 24, 2014 in Cairo, Egypt.

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France's President Francois Hollande (L) meets with Pope Francis during a private audience on January 24, 2014 at the Vatican.

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A tranquilised elephant is transported by truck through the town of Daloa, in western Ivory Coast. Conservationists are capturing and relocating elephants in Ivory Coast forced out of their traditional habitat by encroaching humans, in the first such operation attempted in Africa's forests. The International Fund for Animal Welfare this week began tranquilizing elephants outside the western town of Daloa, then locking them in a crate for the 10-hour drive to Assagny National Park on the southern coast

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the princes trust leadership reception

Charles has praised the work done by football clubs to help his youth charity. The Prince's Trust Football Initiative has helped more than 22,500 disadvantaged young people since 1997. The scheme, which is delivered by 40 professional clubs, offers motivation, team-building skills and a chance to gain qualifications. It is funded by the Premier League and the Professional Footballers' Association. In a speech to open a Prince's Trust leadership reception at London's Royal Courts of Justice, Charles said: "We have had a relationship now with the Premier League for 17 years, which I think has made a fantastic difference through working with the football clubs all around the country.

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porrick the pig

Locals in Shorncliffe, near Folkestone, Kent, took pity on the female pig they have named Porrick after she was left behind by her owner around four months ago. Seeing the animal on her own in an overgrown field on Horn Street, residents built a makeshift shelter for her from tin, wood and tarpaulin beneath an ash tree. And to keep her hunger at bay, they donate scraps of food, including potatoes, sprouts, swede and vegetable peelings, according to Trevor Boxell, whose son owns the land.

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Orthodox priests pray as they stand between pro-European Union activists and police lines in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. A top Ukrainian opposition leader on Thursday urged protesters to maintain a shaky cease-fire with police after at least two demonstrators were killed in clashes this week, but some in the crowd appeared defiant, jeering and chanting "revolution" and "shame."

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  • Protests Continue In Kiev As The Opposition Calls For A Snap Election

    KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 24: Anti-government protesters set fire to tyres near Dynamo Stadium on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. After two months of primarily peaceful anti-government protests in the city center, new laws meant to end the protest movement have sparked violent clashes in recent days. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

  • Protests Continue In Kiev As The Opposition Calls For A Snap Election

    KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 24: Anti-government protesters set fire to tyres near Dynamo Stadium on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. After two months of primarily peaceful anti-government protests in the city center, new laws meant to end the protest movement have sparked violent clashes in recent days. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

  • Protests Continue In Kiev As The Opposition Calls For A Snap Election

    KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 24: Anti-government protesters maintain a perimeter as police stand in the distance near Dynamo Stadium on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. After two months of primarily peaceful anti-government protests in the city center, new laws meant to end the protest movement have sparked violent clashes in recent days. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

  • Protests Continue In Kiev As The Opposition Calls For A Snap Election

    KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 24: Anti-government protesters stand guard near barricades constructed to help maintain their occupation of Independence Square on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. After two months of primarily peaceful anti-government protests in the city center, new laws meant to end the protest movement have sparked violent clashes in recent days. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

  • Protests Continue In Kiev As The Opposition Calls For A Snap Election

    KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 24: Police block the road near the Ukrainian Cabinet of Ministers building on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. After two months of primarily peaceful anti-government protests in the city center, new laws meant to end the protest movement have sparked violent clashes in recent days. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

  • Protests Continue In Kiev As The Opposition Calls For A Snap Election

    KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 24: Anti-government protesters climb on top of burned-out buses near Dynamo Stadium on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. After two months of primarily peaceful anti-government protests in the city center, new laws meant to end the protest movement have sparked violent clashes in recent days. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

  • Protests Continue In Kiev As The Opposition Calls For A Snap Election

    KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 24: Anti-government protesters set fire to tyres near Dynamo Stadium on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. After two months of primarily peaceful anti-government protests in the city center, new laws meant to end the protest movement have sparked violent clashes in recent days. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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    Opposition leader and former WBC heavyweight boxing champion Vitali Klitschko, left, addresses protesters near the barricades between police and protesters in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Friday Jan. 24, 2014. Emerging from hours-long talks with President Viktor Yanukovych, opposition leader Oleh Tyahnybok asked demonstrators in Kiev for several more days of a truce, saying the president has agreed to ensure the release of dozens of detained protesters and stop further detentions. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

  • Orthodox priests pray as they stand between pro-European Union activists and police lines in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. A top Ukrainian opposition leader on Thursday urged protesters to maintain a shaky cease-fire with police after at least two demonstrators were killed in clashes this week, but some in the crowd appeared defiant, jeering and chanting "revolution" and "shame." (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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    Activists of Euromaidan stand guard as other protesters build a new barricade in the center of the Kiev on the night of January 24, 2014. Crunch talks between the opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych failed Thursday to end Ukraine's crisis but an uneasy truce held after five days of deadly clashes between protesters and security forces. Ukraine's three main opposition leaders held several hours of talks with Yanukovych but the relatively minor concessions offered by the president were greeted with derision by tens of thousands of protesters on Independence Square in Kiev. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Activists of Euromaidan build a new barricade in the center of the Kiev night on January 24, 2014. Crunch talks between the opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych failed Thursday to end Ukraine's crisis but an uneasy truce held after five days of deadly clashes between protesters and security forces. Ukraine's three main opposition leaders held several hours of talks with Yanukovych but the relatively minor concessions offered by the president were greeted with derision by tens of thousands of protesters on Independence Square in Kiev. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Protests Continue In Kiev As The Opposition Calls For A Snap Election

    KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 24: Policeman block Bankova street on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. Talks to resolve the political stalemate in Ukraine have failed as anti-government protests continue in the capital and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko urges the government to call a snap election. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

  • Protests Continue In Kiev As The Opposition Calls For A Snap Election

    KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 24: Policeman block Bankova street on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. Talks to resolve the political stalemate in Ukraine have failed as anti-government protests continue in the capital and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko urges the government to call a snap election. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

  • Protests Continue In Kiev As The Opposition Calls For A Snap Election

    KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 24: Protestors armed with shields and crude weapons, including sticks and chains, gather on Instytutska Street on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. Talks to resolve the political stalemate in Ukraine have failed as anti-government protests continue in the capital and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko urges the government to call a snap election. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

  • Protests Continue In Kiev As The Opposition Calls For A Snap Election

    KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 24: Protestors pay their respects at a tribute to a man killed during clashes with police near Independence Square on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. Talks to resolve the political stalemate in Ukraine have failed as anti-government protests continue in the capital and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko urges the government to call a snap election. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

  • Protests Continue In Kiev As The Opposition Calls For A Snap Election

    KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 24: Protestors armed with metal shields prepare to march from Independence Square on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. Talks to resolve the political stalemate in Ukraine have failed as anti-government protests continue in the capital and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko urges the government to call a snap election. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

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    Activists of Euromaidan stand guard as other protesters build a new barricade in the center of the Kiev on the night of January 24, 2014. Crunch talks between the opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych failed Thursday to end Ukraine's crisis but an uneasy truce held after five days of deadly clashes between protesters and security forces. Ukraine's three main opposition leaders held several hours of talks with Yanukovych but the relatively minor concessions offered by the president were greeted with derision by tens of thousands of protesters on Independence Square in Kiev. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Activists of Euromaidan stand guard as other protesters build a new barricade in the center of the Kiev on the night of January 24, 2014. Crunch talks between the opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych failed Thursday to end Ukraine's crisis but an uneasy truce held after five days of deadly clashes between protesters and security forces. Ukraine's three main opposition leaders held several hours of talks with Yanukovych but the relatively minor concessions offered by the president were greeted with derision by tens of thousands of protesters on Independence Square in Kiev. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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    Activists of Euromaidan build a new barricade in the center of the Kiev night on January 24, 2014. Crunch talks between the opposition and President Viktor Yanukovych failed Thursday to end Ukraine's crisis but an uneasy truce held after five days of deadly clashes between protesters and security forces. Ukraine's three main opposition leaders held several hours of talks with Yanukovych but the relatively minor concessions offered by the president were greeted with derision by tens of thousands of protesters on Independence Square in Kiev. AFP PHOTO/ SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Protesters stand on the barricade in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Friday Jan. 24, 2014. A top Ukrainian opposition leader on Thursday urged protesters to maintain a shaky cease-fire with police after at least two demonstrators were killed in clashes this week, but some in the crowd appeared defiant, jeering and chanting "revolution" and "shame." (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

  • Protesters warm themselves behind the barricade in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Friday Jan. 24, 2014. top Ukrainian opposition leader on Thursday urged protesters to maintain a shaky cease-fire with police after at least two demonstrators were killed in clashes this week, but some in the crowd appeared defiant, jeering and chanting "revolution" and "shame." (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

  • Protesters clean tires from the street as Orthodox priests pray standing between pro-European Union activists and police lines in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. A top Ukrainian opposition leader on Thursday urged protesters to maintain a shaky cease-fire with police after at least two demonstrators were killed in clashes this week, but some in the crowd appeared defiant, jeering and chanting "revolution" and "shame." (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

  • Protests Continue In Kiev As The Opposition Calls For A Snap Election

    KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 24: Protestors armed with shields and crude weapons, including sticks and chains, gather on Instytutska Street on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. Talks to resolve the political stalemate in Ukraine have failed as anti-government protests continue in the capital and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko urges the government to call a snap election. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

  • A protester warms himself behind the barricade in central Kiev, Ukraine, early Friday Jan. 24, 2014. A top Ukrainian opposition leader on Thursday urged protesters to maintain a shaky cease-fire with police after at least two demonstrators were killed in clashes this week, but some in the crowd appeared defiant, jeering and chanting "revolution" and "shame." (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

  • Protests Continue In Kiev As The Opposition Calls For A Snap Election

    KIEV, UKRAINE - JANUARY 24: Incendiary projectiles are ready to be used by anti-government protesters near Dynamo Stadium on January 24, 2014 in Kiev, Ukraine. After two months of primarily peaceful anti-government protests in the city center, new laws meant to end the protest movement have sparked violent clashes in recent days. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

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Canadian firefighters douse the burnt remains of a retirement home in L'Isle-Verte on January 23, 2014. Firefighters searched the ashes of a Quebec retirement home that burned to the ground on a bleak midwinter night, leaving more than 30 residents feared dead. Officials said the remains of three victims had been recovered and some 30 more were unaccounted for, while the local fire chief said rescuers were now searching for bodies.

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The burnt remains of a retirement home in L'Isle-Verte are seen on January 23, 2014. Firefighters searched the ashes of a Quebec retirement home that burned to the ground on a bleak midwinter night, leaving more than 30 residents feared dead.

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chinese people perpare for the year of horse

Divers dressed as fish perform during the special program for celebrating Chinese Lunar New Year at Beijing Aquarium on January 24, 2014 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of horse also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the fifteenth day.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron talks during his special address to The World Economic Forum in Davos on January 24, 2014. Some 40 world leaders gather in the Swiss ski resort Davos to discuss and debate a wide range of issues including the causes of conflicts plaguing the Middle East, and how to reinvigorate the global economy.

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Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, left, and Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne laugh during a session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Leaders gathered in the Swiss ski resort of Davos have made it a top priority to push to reshape the global economy and cut global warming by shifting to cleaner energy sources.

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China's Sui Wenjing and Han Cong perform during the pairs free skating of the Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei, Taiwan, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

taiwan four continents figure skating

Haven Denney and Brandon Frazier of the United States perform during the pairs short program of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

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China's Sui Wenjing and Han Cong perform during the pairs short program of the ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships in Taipei, Taiwan, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.

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Rafael Nadal of Spain, right, and Roger Federer of Switzerland pose at the net before their semifinal at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.

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Switzerland's Roger Federer plays a shot against Spain's Rafael Nadal during their men's singles semi-final match on day 12 of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 24, 2014.

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Spain's Rafael Nadal plays a shot against Switzerland's Roger Federer during their men's singles semi-final match on day 12 of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 24, 2014.

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Singer Justin Bieber leaves the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Miami. Bieber was released from jail Thursday following his arrest on charges of driving under the influence, driving with an expired license and resisting arrest. Police say they stopped the 19-year-old pop star while he was drag-racing down a Miami Beach street before dawn

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This police booking mug made available by the Miami Dade County Corrections Department shows pop star Justin Bieber, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014. Bieber and singer Khalil were arrested for allegedly drag-racing on a Miami Beach Street. Police say Bieber has been charged with resisting arrest without violence in addition to drag racing and DUI. Police also say the singer told authorities he had consumed alcohol, smoked marijuana and taken prescription drugs.

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Jeremy Bieber, the father of Justin Bieber, talks on his phone outside of the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Miami. Justin Bieber was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and resisting arrest after police said they saw him speeding down a residential street in Miami Beach in a yellow Lamborghini earlier in the day

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall holds an 'I'm a King's Baby' bear as she leaves an official visit to King's College Hospital on January 23, 2014 in London, England. The Duchess of Cornwall was making her first visit back to the Hospital since being born there

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A life size replica of a lizard crocodile 'Sauroshuchus', with a mixture of crocodilian and dinosaurian characteristics, is exhibited at the Art Science Museum during a media preview in Singapore on January 23, 2014. The 'Dinosaurs: from dawn to extinction' exhibition will open to visitors from January 25 to July 27

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male red panda

The male Red Panda called Bai Jiao looks out from the branches of a tree in his enclosure at Flamingo Land Zoo, Pickering, North Yorkshire.

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