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Border watch North Korean soldiers on duty near the spot where a comrade defected to the south on November 13

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Political baggage Angela Merkel and Julia Kloeckner, deputy leader of the Christian Democratic Union, settle in for a meeting at party headquarters in Berlin

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Weekend warriors History enthusiasts re-enact an 1812 battle between Napoleonic and Russian forces near the village of Bryl in Belarus

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High hopes Salvador Nasralla, a former sports presenter known as Mr Television who is standing as the Alliance Against the Dictatorship candidate in the Honduras presidential election, awaits the outcome of the poll

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Up and away Los Angeles firefighters use a helicopter to take a horse trapped by wildfires in Deep Creek, San Bernardino County, to a ranch in rural Apple Valley

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Crowd control Police fire tear gas to keep Kenyans from forcing their way into the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi for the inauguration of President Uhuru Kenyatta

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Young guns Students from the General Yermolov Cadet School at exercises involving trench training and forest survival studies near Stavropol, Russia

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Burmese days Pope Francis and Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s state counsellor, arrive for a meeting with members of the civil society and diplomats in Naypyidaw, the capital

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High notes Chris Wintle tunes some of the more than 3,000 pipes in the organ loft at Canterbury Cathedral in Kent in time for the Christmas services

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Bombs away North Koreans cheer as Kim Jong Un orders the launch of the Hwasong-15ballistic missile, which Pyongyang says puts all of the US in range

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Into the void A rocket dropped on the eastern Ghouta district of Damascus, the Syrian capital, failed to detonate but made a hole in the ground

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Volcano vents Mount Agung spews heavy volcanic ash in Karangasem, Bali, where Indonesian authorities have raised the state of alert to its highest level

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Tyre pressure Israeli police remove Jewish settlers who barricaded themselves in an illegal structure built on private Palestinian land in Elazar, south of Bethlehem, in the occupied West Bank

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Flare up Spanish taxi drivers in Madrid protest at what they say is unfair competition from ride-hailing operators such as Uber and Cabify

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Thin blue line Members of an honour guard prepare to receive Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Kazakh president, who is visiting Alexander Lukashenko, his Belarus counterpart, in Minsk

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Passage to safety Rohingya refugees aboard a raft are towed across the Naf river from Myanmar to Teknaf, in Bangladesh

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Child labour A Philippine boy collects used plastic bottles to be sold at a junk shop at the Divisoria market in Manila

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Vantage point Members of the Houthi community in Yemen climb a fence during a rally marking the birth of Mohammad in Sana’a, the capital

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Favela patrol A soldier during a security operation at the Barbante community in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after suspected drug traffickers destroyed a police post

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Hand of God Diego Maradona pulls England out of the pot to be included in group G during the Fifa 2018 World Cup draw at The Kremlin, Moscow

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