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    A woman is supported by two men while crossing a river, as refugees attempt to reach Macedonia on a route that would bypass the border fence, on 14 March 2016.

    Hundreds of refugees walked out of an overcrowded camp on the Greek-Macedonian border on this day, shortly after the closure of Macedonia's borders, determined to head north despite the dangers of the crossing.

    Photo: Vadim Ghirda, The Associated Press

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    A scene in Quezon City Jail, one of the Philippines' most overcrowded prisons. Conditions are getting worse as police wage an unprecedented war on crime. There are 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800, and they engage in a relentless contest for space.

    Men take turns to sleep on the cracked cement floor of an open-air basketball court, the steps of staircases, underneath beds and hammocks made out of old blankets.

    Photo: Noel Celis, Agence France-Presse

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    A bear's skin is crucified on a house. It is the skin of the insomniac bear that came at night and ate the dogs, attacked people, and got into the house through the window. A married couple climbed the roof in panic and waited until the morning to neutralise the beast.

    They waited until morning because it is pitch-dark at night. There is only electricity in this settlement for 14 hours a day, in the morning and the evening. There is no central power supply service, only a small diesel-driven station.

    Photo: Elena Anosova

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    A chess player expresses his emotions during a game. This series focuses especially on 'youth' chess tournaments held across several cities in the Czech Republic in 2016.

    The youth tournaments aim to motivate young people, replacing electronic devices with real-world interpersonal communication and entertainment.

    Photo: Michael Hanke

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    The body of a migrant is found floating at sea. Red Cross medical staff onboard the Responder estimated he had been at sea for at least four days.

    Photo: Mathieu Willcocks

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    Lawyers help their injured colleagues after a bomb explosion in Quetta, Pakistan, on 8 August 2016.

    Seventy people were killed when a bomb exploded outside a civil hospital where a crowd of lawyers and journalists had gathered to mourn Bilal Anwar Kasi, a senior lawyer who had been assassinated hours earlier.

    Photo: Jamal Taraqai, European Pressphoto Agency

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    The Iraqi Special Operations Forces search houses of Gogjali, an eastern district of Mosul, looking for Daesh members, equipment, and evidence on 2 November 2016.

    Photo: Laurent Van der Stockt, Getty Reportage for Le Monde

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    Lone activist Ieshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as she is charged by riot police during a protest against police brutality outside the Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana, USA, on 9 July 2016.

    Photo: Jonathan Bachman, Thomson Reuters

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    An Uyghur woman carries money in her stockings, a common practice. Uyghur women, while Muslim, typically do not adhere to the conservative dress code that women in neighbouring countries follow. ost of the passengers are Uygur, a Chinese minority who live mostly in the west.

    One of the longest train journeys in the world—2,910 miles (4,683 kilometers)—runs across China from Hong Kong to Urumqi, made up of 18 wagons, traveling over 160 kilometres per hour, and taking over five hours to complete its journey.

    China is transformed with every mile, from verdant jungle and arid steppe to the Taklamakan desert, the second largest shifting-sand desert in the world in the Southern branch of the Silk Road, China.

    Photo: Matthieu Paley, for National Geographic Magazine

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    A black rhino bull is seen dead, poached for its horns less than 8 hours earlier at Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve, South Africa.

    Photo: Brent Stirton, Getty Images for National Geographic Magazine

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    In this image released Monday Feb. 13, 2017, by World Press Photo titled "Black Days Of Ukraine" by photographer Valery Melnikov for Rossia Segodnya, which won first prize in the Long-Term Projects category of the World Press Photo contest shows civilians escaping from a fire at a house destroyed by an air attack in the Luhanskaya village.

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    Four students of a gymnastics school in Xuzhou, China, do toe-pressure training for 30 minutes in the afternoon.

    Photo: Tiejun Wang

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