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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Police detain protesters and students after they tried to flee outside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus in the Hung Hom district of Hong Kong on November 19, 2019. - A dwindling number of exhausted pro-democracy protesters barricaded inside the Hong Kong university defied warnings on November 19 to surrender, as a police siege of the campus stretched through a third day and China sent fresh signals that its patience with nearly six months of unrest was running out. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A protester (C) prepares to shoot an arrow with a bow as riot police fire tear gas towards the bridge protesters attempt to climb down to a road below, to escape from Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus and from police, in Hung Hom district in Hong Kong on November 18, 2019. - Dozens of Hong Kong protesters escaped a besieged university campus on November 18 by lowering themselves on a rope from a footbridge to a highway, AFP video showed. Once on the road they were seen being picked up by waiting motorcyclists. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A demonstrator is hit by a riot police water cannon during a protest against the government in Santiago on November 18, 2019. - President Sebastian Pinera condemned on Sunday for the first time what he called abuses committed by police in dealing with four weeks of violent unrest that have rocked Chile and which has left 22 people dead and more than 2,000 injured. Chileans have been protesting social and economic inequality, and against an entrenched political elite that comes from a small number of the wealthiest families in the country, among other issues. (Photo by CLAUDIO REYES / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Protesters lower themselves down with a rope down from a bridge to a highway, to escape from Hong Kong Polytechnic University campus and from police, in Hung Hom district in Hong Kong on November 18, 2019. - Dozens of Hong Kong protesters escaped a besieged university campus on November 18 by lowering themselves on a rope from a footbridge to a highway, AFP video showed. Once on the road they were seen being picked up by waiting motorcyclists. (Photo by Ye Aung Thu / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Riot police fire tear gas to disperse supporters of Bolivian ex-President Evo Morales and locals discontented with the political situation during a protest in La Paz on November 13, 2019. - Bolivia's exiled ex-president Evo Morales said Wednesday he was ready to return to "pacify" his country amid weeks of unrest that led to his resignation. (Photo by RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A room in the flooded Gritti Palace is pictured during an exceptional "Alta Acqua" high tide water level on November 12, 2019 in Venice. - Powerful rainstorms hit Italy on November 12, with the worst affected areas in the south and Venice, where there was widespread flooding. Within a cyclone that threatens the country, exceptional high water were rising in Venice, with the sirocco winds blowing northwards from the Adriatic sea against the lagoon's outlets and preventing the water from flowing back into the sea. At 22:40pm the tide reached 183 cm, the second measure in history after the 198 cm of the 1966 flood. (Photo by Marco Bertorello / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Brazilian former president (2003-2011) Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is carried on the shoulders through the crowd of supporters during a gathering outside the metalworkers' union building in Sao Bernardo do Campo, in metropolitan Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 9, 2019. - Brazil's leftist icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail Friday after a year and a half behind bars for corruption following a court ruling that could release thousands of convicts. (Photo by Nelson ALMEIDA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Kurdish demonstrators hurl rocks at a Turkish military vehicle on November 8, 2019, during a joint Turkish-Russian patrol near the town of Al-Muabbadah in the northeastern part of Hassakah on the Syrian border with Turkey. (Photo by Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A camel performs during a "dance competition" held during the Pushkar Camel Fair in Pushkar, in the western state of Rajasthan, on November 5, 2019. - Thousands of livestock traders from the region come to the traditional camel fair where livestock, mainly camels, are traded. The annual camel and livestock fair is one of the world's largest camel fairs. (Photo by Himanshu SHARMA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Riot police are reached by a petrol bomb during clashes with demonstrators protesting against the economic policies of the government of President Sebastian Pinera, in Santiago, on November 4, 2019. - Unrest began in Chile last October 18 with protests against a rise in transport tickets and other austerity measures and descended into vandalism, looting, and clashes between demonstrators and police. Protesters are angry about low salaries and pensions, poor public healthcare and education, and a yawning gap between rich and poor. (Photo by CLAUDIO REYES / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - South Africa's flanker Siya Kolisi (C) lifts the Webb Ellis Cup as they celebrate winning the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup final match between England and South Africa at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama on November 2, 2019. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Iraqi protesters gather at Tahrir square during ongoing anti-government demonstrations in the capital Baghdad on October 31, 2019. - Iraq's president vowed today to hold early elections in response to a month of deadly protests, but demonstrators said the move fell far short of their demands for a political overhaul. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Firefighters work to control flames from a backfire during the Maria fire in Santa Paula, California on November 1, 2019. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A Syrian boy on his bicycle looks at a convoy of US armoured vehicles patrolling fields near the northeastern town of Qahtaniyah at the border with Turkey, on October 31, 2019. - US forces accompanied by Kurdish fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) patrolled part of Syria's border with Turkey, in the first such move since Washington withdrew troops from the area earlier this month, an AFP correspondent reported. (Photo by Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - An aerial view taken on October 27, 2019 shows the site that was hit by helicopter gunfire which reportedly killed nine people near the northwestern Syrian village of Barisha in the Idlib province along the border with Turkey, where "groups linked to the Islamic State (IS) group" were present, according to a Britain-based war monitor with sources inside Syria. - The helicopters targeted a home and a car on the outskirts of Barisha, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, after US media said IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was believed to be dead following a US military raid in the same province. Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said the helicopters likely belonged to the US-led military coalition that has been fighting the extremist group in Syria. (Photo by Omar HAJ KADOUR / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Men, suspected of being affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) group, gather in a prison cell in the northeastern Syrian city of Hasakeh on October 26, 2019. - Kurdish sources say around 12,000 IS fighters including Syrians, Iraqis as well as foreigners from 54 countries are being held in Kurdish-run prisons in northern Syria. (Photo by FADEL SENNA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he leaves from 10 Downing Street in central London on October 23, 2019, before heading to the House of Commons for Prime Minister's Questions (PMQS). - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday he will pause efforts to pass his Brexit deal, after MPs gave their preliminary approval for it but rejected his timetable to push it through parliament this week. The president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, recommended that EU leaders postpone Britain's departure from the bloc while its prime minister seeks approval of their divorce deal. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - People demonstrate at Plaza Italia on the fifth straight day of street violence which erupted over a now suspended hike in metro ticket prices, in Santiago on October 22, 2019. - President Sebastian Pinera convened a meeting with leaders of Chile's political parties on Tuesday in the hope of finding a way to end street violence that has claimed 15 lives, as anti-government campaigners threatened new protests. (Photo by Pedro UGARTE / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A boy walks out of the sea while removing oil spilled on Itapuama beach located in the city of Cabo de Santo Agostinho, Pernambuco state, Brazil, on October 21, 2019. - Large blobs of oil staining more than 130 beaches in northeastern Brazil began appearing in early September and have now turned up along a 2,000km stretch of the Atlantic coastline. The source of the patches remain a mystery despite President Jair Bolsonaro's assertions they came from outside the country and were possibly the work of criminals. (Photo by LEO MALAFAIA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A woman stands along the side of a road on the outskirts of the town of Tal Tamr near the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain along the border with Turkey in the northeastern Hassakeh province on October 16, 2019, with the smoke plumes of tire fires billowing in the background to decrease visibility for Turkish warplanes during the continuing deadly cross-border Turkish offensive against Syria's Kurdish forces that has sparked an international outcry. (Photo by Delil SOULEIMAN / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - This undated picture released by Korean Central News Agency on October 16, 2019 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un riding a white horse amongst the first snow at Mouth Paektu. (Photo by STR / KCNA VIA KNS / AFP) / - South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE / AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A girl cries during her father's funeral organised by government opposition in Port-au-Prince, Haiti on October 16, 2019. - The Haitian opposition on October 9 rejected President Jovenel Moise's appeal for dialogue, as the country's main cities remained paralyzed after more than a month of often violent protests. Over the past year, Haiti has sunk deeper into political crisis as anti-corruption protests demanding Moise's resignation roil the destitute Caribbean nation. (Photo by CHANDAN KHANNA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Turkish soldiers and Turkey-backed Syrian fighters gather on the northern outskirts of the Syrian city of Manbij near the Turkish border on October 14, 2019, as Turkey and its allies continue their assault on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria. - Turkey wants to create a roughly 30-kilometre (20-mile) buffer zone along its border to keep Kurdish forces at bay and also to send back some of the 3.6 million Syrian refugees it hosts. (Photo by Zein Al RIFAI / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - US President Donald Trump arrives for a "Keep America Great" rally at Sudduth Coliseum at the Lake Charles Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on October 11, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet performs during the dancing show "Degas Danse" on the sidelines of the exhibition "Degas at the Opera" at the Orsay museum in Paris on October 9, 2019. (Photo by Martin BUREAU / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - This multi-exposure picture shows USA's Simone Biles performing on the beam during the women's team final at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on October 8, 2019. (Photo by Thomas KIENZLE / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Police chase down a couple wearing facemasks in the central district in Hong Kong on October 5, 2019, a day after the city's leader outlawed face coverings at protests invoking colonial-era emergency powers not used for half a century. - Masked pro-democracy protesters marched through Hong Kong in defiance of a ban on face coverings as much of the city ground to a halt on October 5, with the subway suspended and many shops shuttered following another night of violence. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A devotee of a Chinese shrine with multiple skewers pierced through his cheeks takes part in a procession during the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket on October 3, 2019. - The festival begins on the first evening of the ninth lunar month and lasts for nine days, with many religious devotees slashing themselves with swords, piercing their cheeks with sharp objects and committing other painful acts to purify themselves, taking on the sins of the community. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A woman holds up an umbrella and license plates, one that reads 'love', during violent protests between riot police and demonstrators in the Causeway Bay district of Hong Kong on October 1, 2019. - Police fanned out across Hong Kong on October 1 in a bid to deter pro-democracy protests as the city marked communist China's 70th birthday, with local officials attending a closed door flag-raising ceremony behind closed doors. (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Former French President Jacques Chirac's daughter Claude Chirac lays her hand on her father's coffin as relatives attend a private burial for the late president at the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris on September 30, 2019. - Former French President Jacques Chirac died on September 26, 2019 at the age of 86. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - An ankle monitor is seen on Huawei Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou as she leaves her Vancouver home to appear in British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver on September 30, 2019. - The 47-year-old Huawei chief financial officer was detained during a stopover at the Vancouver airport last December on a US warrant. The US wants to put Meng on trial for fraud for allegedly violating Iran sanctions and lying about it to US banks -- accusations her lawyers dispute. (Photo by Don MacKinnon / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - People queue to say a final farewell to former French President Jacques Chirac as the coffin lie in state at the Saint-Louis-des-Invalides cathedral at the Invalides memorial complex in central Paris on September 29, 2019. - Former French president Jacques Chirac died on September 26, 2019 at the age of 86. (Photo by Philippe LOPEZ / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A man holds a boy during clashes with police outside the refugee camp of Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos, on September 29, 2019. - At least one migrant died on September 29, 2019, after a fire broke out in Moria, the over-crowded refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, Greece's Health Ministry said. Police were firing tear gas to control crowds who started rioting after the fire ignited inside the camp, according to an AFP correspondent. (Photo by ANGELOS TZORTZINIS / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR - Guinea-Bissau's Braima Suncar Dabo (R) helps Aruba's Jonathan Busby to the finish line during the Men's 5000m heats at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International stadium in Doha on September 27, 2019. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky looks on during a meeting in New York on September 25, 2019, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Youth Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks during the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Journalists gather around the ancient Egyptian mummy of Sennedjem, an official who lived during the reigns of Pharaohs Seti I and Ramesses II in the 19th dynasty (13th-12th century BC), after being removed from its coffin for fumigation at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in the capital Cairo's Old Cairo district on September 21 , 2019. (Photo by Mohamed el-Shahed / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Pro-democracy protesters react as police fire water cannons outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong on September 15, 2019. - Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas and water cannons on September 15 at hardcore pro-democracy protesters hurling rocks and petrol bombs, in a return to the political chaos plaguing the city. (Photo by Isaac LAWRENCE / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Pro-democracy activists hold up LED lit letters which read "Free HK" as others shine torch lights, lights from their phones and lasers while forming a human chain on Lion Rock in Hong Kong on September 13, 2019. - Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists used torches, lanterns and laser pens to light up two of the city's best-known hillsides on September 13 night in an eye-catching protest alongside an annual festival. The evening of September 13 marks the start of the mid-autumn festival, one of the most important dates in the Chinese calendar, and is traditionally a time for thanksgiving, spending time with family and praying for good fortune. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - In a photo taken on September 9, 2019 a child drives a miniature electric toy car across Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang. - North Korea was marking the 71st anniversary of its foundation, with a public holiday. (Photo by ED JONES / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - An aerial view of damage from Hurricane Dorian on September 5, 2019, in Marsh Harbour, Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. - Hurricane Dorian lashed the Carolinas with driving rain and fierce winds as it neared the US east coast Thursday after devastating the Bahamas and killing at least 20 people. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A trailer walks past an Alpine ibex as he competes in the 170 km Mount Blanc Ultra Trail (UTMB) race around the Mont-Blanc crossing France, Italy and Swiss, on August 31, 2019 in the Tete aux Vents near Chamonix. (Photo by JEFF PACHOUD / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Migrants queue upon their arrival at the harbour of Malaga on August 29, 2019, after an inflatable boat carrying 132 migrants was rescued by the Spanish coast guard, off the Spanish coast. (Photo by JORGE GUERRERO / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Smokes rises from forest fires in Altamira, Para state, Brazil, in the Amazon basin, on August 27, 2019. - Brazil will accept foreign aid to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest on the condition the Latin American country controls the money, the president's spokesman said Tuesday. (Photo by Joao Laet / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Brazilian farmer Helio Lombardo Do Santos and a dog walk through a burnt area of the Amazon rainforest, near Porto Velho, Rondonia state, Brazil, on August 26, 2019. - Hundreds of new fires have flared up in the Amazon in Brazil, data showed Monday, even as military aircraft dumped water over hard-hit areas and G7 nations pledged to help combat the blazes. Smoke choked Port Velho city and forced the closure of the airport for nearly two hours as fires raged in the northwestern state of Rondonia where fire-fighting efforts are concentrated, amid a growing global uproar and a diplomatic spat between France and Brazil. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Protesters gather for a rally in Victoria Park in Hong Kong on August 18, 2019, in the latest opposition to a planned extradition law that has since morphed into a wider call for democratic rights in the semi-autonomous city. - Hong Kong democracy activists gathered August 18 for a major rally to show the city's leaders their protest movement still attracts wide public support despite mounting violence and increasingly stark warnings from Beijing. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Police personnel fire tear-gas shells to disperse Pro-Democracy protestors in the Sham Shui Po Area of Hong Kong on August 14, 2019. - More than 10 weeks of sometimes-violent demonstrations have wracked the semi-autonomous city, with millions taking to the streets to demand democratic reforms and police accountability. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A pro-democracy protester is held by police outside Tsim Sha Tsui Police station during a demonstration against the controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong on August 11, 2019. - Empty hotel rooms, struggling shops and even disruption at Disneyland: months of protests in Hong Kong have taken a major toll on the city's economy, with no end in sight. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Palestinian men perform fire breathing on the beach as an entertainment for children during the summer vacation in Gaza City on August 1, 2019. (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - American and Mexican families play with a toy called "up and down" (Seesaw swing) over the Mexican border with US at the Anapra zone in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua State, Mexico on July 28, 2019. (Photo by LUIS TORRES / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - The peleton rides past the pyramid of The Louvre Museum designed by Ieoh Ming Pei during the twenty-first and final stage of the 106th edition of the Tour de France cycling race between Rambouillet and Paris Champs-Elysses in Paris on July 28, 2019. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Richard Tyler Blevins (on screen), aka Ninja, speaks to the crowd at the start of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals - Round Two on July 27, 2019, at Arthur Ashe Stadium, in New York City. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Tatiana Weston-Webb from Brazil rides the swell on August 24, 2019, in Teahupoo, Tahiti, during a freesurf session at the 2019 Tahiti Pro event. (Photo by brian bielmann / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A vendor shows a shirt depicting a portrait of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman at a store next to the narco-saint Jesus Malverde chapel in Culiacan, Sinaloa state in northwest Mexico, on July 15, 2019. - An air of sarcasm travels through Sinaloa, birthplace of the legendary Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, before the imminent sentence of life imprisonment that he will receive this Wednesday in the United States. Inhabitants of this arid region who consider him their benefactor assure that neither the violence nor drug trafficking will diminish. (Photo by Pedro PARDO / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Spectators refresh themselves in a swimming pool as they watch cyclists riding during the fourth stage of the 106th edition of the Tour de France cycling race between Reims and Nancy, eastern France, on July 9, 2019. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A group of Fulani militiamen pose for a picture with their weapons on July 6, 2019, at an informal demobilisation camp in Sevare run by Sekou Bolly, a local Fulani businessman whose goal is to take away young Fulani from the morse of jihadism. (Photo by Marco LONGARI / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A protester defaces the Hong Kong emblem after protesters broke into the government headquarters in Hong Kong on July 1, 2019, on the 22nd anniversary of the city's handover from Britain to China. - Anti-government protesters stormed Hong Kong's parliament building late on July 1 after successfully smashing their way through reinforced glass windows and prizing open metal shutters that were blocking their way. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Vehicles buried in hail are seen in the streets in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. - The accumulation of hail in the streets of Guadalajara buried vehicles and damaged homes. (Photo by ULISES RUIZ / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - US President Donald Trump steps into the northern side of the Military Demarcation Line that divides North and South Korea, as North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un looks on, in the Joint Security Area (JSA) of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized zone (DMZ) on June 30, 2019. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - This aerial photo shows the boat of Captain Edward Kean passing an iceberg in Bonavista Bay on June 29, 2019 in Newfoundland, Canada. - The abundance of icebergs, which continue to venture further into Canadian waters, has created a new form of tourism, iceberg sightseeing. In 2018, more than 500,000 tourists visited the province of Newfoundland, contributing nearly 570 million Canadian dollars (389 million euros) to the local economy, according to the estimates of the provincial government. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Explosive charges blow up the eastern pylons of Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge on June 28, 2019 in Genoa. - Some of the remains of Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge are set to be destroyed on June 28 almost eleven months after its partial collapse during a storm killed 43 people and injured dozens. (Photo by Vincenzo PINTO / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - United States' forward Megan Rapinoe celebrates scoring her team's first goal during the France 2019 Women's World Cup quarter-final football match between France and United States, on June 28, 2019, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Russia's Dina Averina competes in the Individual Multiple event of the Rhythmic Gymnastics at the 2019 European Games in Minsk on June 22, 2019. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Mexican National Guard members prevent Central American migrants from crossing the Rio Bravo, in Ciudad Juarez, State of Chihuahua, on June 21, 2019. - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador suggested Friday he and US counterpart Donald Trump should hold their first meeting in September to review progress on the countries' recent migration deal. (Photo by HERIKA MARTINEZ / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A stray polar bear walks on a road on the outskirts of the Russian industrial city of Norilsk on June 17, 2019. - A hungry polar bear has been spotted on the outskirts of Norilsk, hundreds of miles from its natural habitat, authorities said on June 18, 2019. (Photo by Irina Yarinskaya / Zapolyarnaya pravda newspaper / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - In a photo taken on June 16, 2019 swimmers rest beside a wave pool at the Munsu water park in Pyongyang. (Photo by Ed JONES / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A June 13, 2019 hand out image photographed by Steffen Olsen of the Centre for Ocean and Ice at the Danish Meteoroligical Institute shows sled dogs wading through standing water on the sea ice during an expedition in North Western Greenland. - The ice in the area forms pretty reliably every winter and is very thick which means that there are relatively few fractures for meltwater to drain through. Last week saw the onset of very warm conditions in Greenland" wrote the Danish Meteorological Institue in a email and Olsen tweeted that his team relied on traditional knowledge from local hunters and their dogs as they searched for dry spots on the ice. The team also used satellite images to plan their trip. He said the photos documented an "unusual day" and that the image was "more symbolic than scientific to many". (Photo by Steffen Olsen / Centre for Ocean and Ice at the Danish Meteoroligical Institute / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / Danish Meteorological Institute / Steffen Olsen" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - MSC Magnifica is seen from one of the canals leading into the Venice Lagoon on June 9, 2019 in Venice. - Thousands of people took to the streets in Venice on June 8, 2019, calling for a ban on large cruise ships in the city following last week's collision between a massive vessel and a tourist boat. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A child swims in a pool filled with plastic bottles during an awareness campaign to mark the World Oceans Day in Bangkok on June 8, 2019. (Photo by Romeo GACAD / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Football fans line the streets to see the Liverpool football team take part in an open-top bus parade around Liverpool, north-west England on June 2, 2019, after winning they won the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Tottenham. - Liverpool's celebrations stretched long into the night after they became six-time European champions with goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi to beat Tottenham -- and the party was set to move to England on Sunday where tens of thousands of fans awaited the team's return. The 2-0 win in the sweltering Metropolitano Stadium delivered a first trophy in seven years for Liverpool, and -- finally -- a first win in seven finals for coach Jurgen Klopp. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - An Italian Venitian couple dressed in period costumes pose as they take part in the "Fetes Galantes" fancy dress evening at the Chateau de Versailles on May 27, 2019. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A man evacuates a young bombing casualty after a reported air strike by regime forces and their allies in the jihadist-held Syrian town of Maaret Al-Noman in the southern Idlib province, on May 26, 2019. - Regime air strikes killed 12 civilians including four at a market today in a jihadist bastion in northwest Syria, a war monitor said. (Photo by Abdulaziz KETAZ / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May reacts as she announces her resignation outside 10 Downing street in central London on May 24, 2019. - Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May announced on Friday that she will resign on June 7, 2019 following a Conservative Party mutiny over her remaining in power. (Photo by Tolga AKMEN / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Palestinian families break their fast next to a building destroyed in recent confrontations between Hamas and Israel, in the Gaza Strip on May 18, 2019, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - US paratroopers walk back after jumping over Le Mont-Saint-Michel, north-western France on May 18, 2019, less than three weeks before the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. - In what remains the biggest amphibious assault in history, some 156,000 Allied personnel landed in France on June 6, 1944. An estimated 10,000 Allied troops were left dead, wounded or missing, while Nazi Germany lost between 4,000 and 9,000 troops, and thousands of French civilians were killed. The 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings will fall on June 6, 2019. (Photo by Damien MEYER / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Jose, 27, with his son Jose Daniel, 6, is searched by US Customs and Border Protection Agent Frank Pino, May 16, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Father and son spent a month trekking across Mexico from Guatemala. - About 1,100 migrants from Central America and other countries are crossing into the El Paso border sector each day. US Customs and Border Protection Public Information Officer Frank Pino, says that Border Patrol resources and personnel are being stretched by the ongoing migrant crisis, and that the real targets of the Border Patrol are slipping through the cracks. (Photo by Paul Ratje / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Health workers carry a coffin containing a victim of Ebola virus on May 16, 2019 in Butembo. - The city of Butembo is at the epicentre of the Ebola crisis, the death toll of the outbreak to date is now over 1000 deaths. The Red Cross warned that critical underfunding could force it to cut vital work to rein in the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo at a time when case numbers are soaring. (Photo by JOHN WESSELS / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Louisiana Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser shows US President Donald Trump his socks after the President arrives at Chennault International Airport May 14, 2019, in Lake Charles, Louisiana. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Moruti Mthalane of South Africa is punched by Masayuki Kuroda of Japan during their IBF flyweight title boxing bout in Tokyo on May 13, 2019. (Photo by CHARLY TRIBALLEAU / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Elizabeth, a South Sudanese Refugee, poses inside a refugee transition camp in Aru for South Sudanese who have just arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on May 12, 2019. - A recent increase in fighting between South Sudanese government forces and rebels groups along the South Sudan and DRC border has cause thousands to seek refuge in DRC since the beginning of the year. (Photo by JOHN WESSELS / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Ahmad Sayed Rahman, a five-year-old Afghan boy who lost his right leg when he was hit by a bullet in the crossfire of a battle, dances with his prosthetic leg at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) hospital for war victims and the disabled, in Kabul on May 7, 2019. - With his hands in the air and an infectious grin spreading from ear to ear, a young Afghan boy whirls around a Kabul hospital room on his new prosthetic leg. The boy, five-year-old Ahmad Sayed Rahman, has become a social media star in Afghanistan and beyond after a short video of him effortlessly dancing on his new limb was published this week on Twitter. (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Cardi B arrives for the 2019 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019, in New York. - The Gala raises money for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute. The Gala's 2019 theme is "Camp: Notes on Fashion" inspired by Susan Sontag's 1964 essay "Notes on Camp". (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - An explosion is pictured among buildings during an Israeli airstike on Gaza City on May 4, 2019. - Gaza militants fired a barrage of rockets at Israel, which responded with airstrikes, officials said, as a fragile ceasefire again faltered. (Photo by Mahmud Hams / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gestures from the window of a prison van as he is driven into Southwark Crown Court in London on May 1, 2019, before being sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for breaching his bail conditions in 2012. - A British judge on Wednesday sentenced WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks in prison for breaching his bail conditions in 2012. Assange took refuge in Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden and was only arrested last month after Ecuador withdrew his asylum status. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - This handout picture taken and released by Thai Royal Household Bureau on May 1, 2019 shows Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn (R) and Queen Suthida during their wedding ceremony in Bangkok. - Thailand announced on May 1 that King Maha Vajiralongkorn's long-time consort had become his fourth wife, bestowed with the title Queen Suthida -- a surprise move just days before his coronation. (Photo by Handout / Thai Royal Household Bureau / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / THAI ROYAL HOUSEHOLD BUREAU" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - In this undated tv grab taken from a video released by Al-Furqan media, the chief of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi purportedly appears for the first time in five years in a propaganda video in an undisclosed location. - The elusive chief of the IS group al-Baghdadi has appeared for the first time in five years in a propaganda video released on April 29 by the jihadist organisation. It is unclear when the footage was filmed, but Baghdadi referred in the past tense to the months-long fight for Baghouz, IS's final bastion in eastern Syria, which ended last month. (Photo by - / various sources / AFP) / THIS PICTURE WAS MADE AVAILABLE BY A THIRD PARTY. AFP CAN NOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, LOCATION, DATE AND CONTENT OF THIS IMAGE. THIS PHOTO IS DISTRIBUTED EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY AFP. RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / SOURCE / AL-FURQAN" - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS / AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn (C) is escorted as he walks out of the Tokyo Detention House following his release on bail in Tokyo on April 25, 2019. - Ghosn left his Tokyo detention centre after winning bail on April 25 to prepare his defence against multiple charges of financial misconduct. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Relatives mourn during a burial ceremony of bomb blast victim at a cemetery in Colombo on April 24, 2019, three days after a series of suicide attacks targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. - Sri Lanka's government on April 24 acknowledged "major" lapses over its failure to prevent the horrific Easter attacks that killed more than 350 people, despite prior intelligence warnings. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - The steeple and spire of the landmark Notre-Dame Cathedral collapses as the cathedral is engulfed in flames in central Paris on April 15, 2019. - A huge fire swept through the roof of the famed Notre-Dame Cathedral in central Paris on April 15, 2019, sending flames and huge clouds of grey smoke billowing into the sky. The flames and smoke plumed from the spire and roof of the gothic cathedral, visited by millions of people a year. A spokesman for the cathedral told AFP that the wooden structure supporting the roof was being gutted by the blaze. (Photo by Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - An explosion goes off at the start of the night shoot on the main firing line at the Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun show in Bullitt County near West Point, Kentucky on April 12, 2019. - The Machine Gun Shoot and Military Gun show attracts thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world for the two day event featuring machine gun owners firing millions of rounds. Machine gun owners can reserve spots on the main firing line, but the waiting list is up to 10 years. On a secondary firing line other vendors rent out machine guns to anyone willing to pay for a few rounds. Started in 1965 by Biff Sumner and friends having a cookout and shooting machine guns it grew into the biggest machine gun shoot in the world. (Photo by Andrew CABALLERO-REYNOLDS / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A worker stands near victims' bones recovered from pits which were used as mass grave during 1994 Rwandan genocide and hidden under houses in Kabuga, in the outskirts of Kigali, Rwanda on April 9, 2019. - Rwanda on April 7, 2019 began 100 days of mourning for more than 800,000 people slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Enia Joaquin Luis, 11, wakes up beside her sister Luisa, 6, under plastic sheets for protect themselves from rain as they stay in shelter at the stands of Ring ground in Buzi, Mozambique, on March 23, 2019. - The death toll in Mozambique on March 23, 2019 climbed to 417 after a cyclone pummelled swathes of the southern African country, flooding thousands of square kilometres, as the UN stepped up calls for more help for survivors. Cyclone Idai smashed into the coast of central Mozambique last week, unleashing hurricane-force winds and rains that flooded the hinterland and drenched eastern Zimbabwe leaving a trail of destruction. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - School students perform the haka during a vigil in Christchurch on March 18, 2019, three days after a shooting incident at two mosques in the city that claimed the lives of 50 Muslim worshippers. - New Zealand will tighten gun laws in the wake of its worst modern-day massacre, the government said on March 18, as it emerged that the white supremacist accused of carrying out the killings at two mosques will represent himself in court. (Photo by ANTHONY WALLACE / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A Yellow Vest protester wearing a mask depicting the French President on which is written 'psycho', gestures behind flames rising from barricades, in Paris on March 16, 2019, during the 18th consecutive Saturday of demonstrations called by the 'Yellow Vest' (gilets jaunes) movement. - Demonstrators hit French city streets again on March 16, for a 18th consecutive week of nationwide protest against the French President's policies and his top-down style of governing, high cost of living, government tax reforms and for more "social and economic justice." (Photo by Zakaria ABDELKAFI / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - People and students hold placards and a banner showing 16-year-old Swedish political activist Greta Thunberg, who seeks to stop global warming and climate change, as they take part in a protest against global warming in central Rome on March 15, 2019. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A woman covers her face with the national flag, as Algerian protesters demonstrate in the capital Algiers against ailing president's bid for a fifth term on March 8, 2019. - Tens of thousands protested across Algeria today in the biggest rallies yet against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, despite the defiant leader's warning of the risk of "chaos". (Photo by RYAD KRAMDI / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Women and children evacuated from the Islamic State (IS) group's embattled holdout of Baghouz arrive at a screening area held by the US-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor, on March 6, 2019. - Veiled women carrying babies and wounded men on crutches hobbled out of the last jihadist village in eastern Syria on March 6 after US-backed forces pummelled the besieged enclave. The Syrian Democratic Forces leading the assault expected more fighters to surrender with their families in tow before moving deeper in the Islamic State group's last redoubt. (Photo by Bulent KILIC / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A man suspected of belonging to the Islamic State (IS) group walks past members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) just after leaving IS' last holdout of Baghouz, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir Ezzor on March 4, 2019. (Photo by Bulent KILIC / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Smoke and fire billow after shelling on the Islamic State group's last holdout of Baghouz, in the eastern Syrian Deir Ezzor province on March 3, 2019. - Kurdish-led forces backed by US warplanes rained artillery fire and air strikes on besieged and outgunned jihadists making a desperate last stand in a Syrian village. (Photo by Delil souleiman / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A member of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) searches a woman after she left the IS group's last holdout of Baghouz, in Syria's northern Deir Ezzor province on February 27, 2019. (Photo by Bulent KILIC / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Schoolgirls look at "The Morning of the Streltsy Execution" by Russian painter Vasily Surikov exhibited at The State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow on February 26, 2019. (Photo by Mladen ANTONOV / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Men suspected of being Islamic State (IS) fighters wait to be searched by members of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) after leaving the IS group's last holdout of Baghouz, in Syria's northern Deir Ezzor province on February 22, 2019. (Photo by Bulent KILIC / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Men walk towards an area controlled by fighters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF,) after leaving the Islamic State (IS) group's last holdout of Baghouz, in Syria's northern Deir Ezzor province on February 22, 2019. (Photo by Bulent KILIC / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A veiled woman looks back at al-Hol camp in al-Hasakeh governorate in northeastern Syria on February 17, 2019. (Photo by BULENT KILIC / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A man walks on plastic waste, used to reclaim a swamp so that the land can be developed for housing, in the Mosafejo area of Lagos on February 12, 2019. - Nigeria, which elects a new president on February 16, is Africa's most populous nation and leading oil producer but is dogged by poverty and insecurity. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, sheds a tear during a press conference calling on Congress to cut funding for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and to defund border detention facilities, outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, February 7, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Aerial view of the Tienditas Bridge, in the border between Cucuta, Colombia and Tachira, Venezuela, after Venezuelan military forces blocked it with containers on February 6, 2019. - Venezuelan military officers blocked a bridge on the border with Colombia ahead of an anticipated humanitarian aid shipment, as opposition leader Juan Guaido stepped up his challenge to President Nicolas Maduro's authority. (Photo by EDINSON ESTUPINAN / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A leopard attacks an Indian man as another one runs away from the animal in Lamba Pind area in Jalandhar on January 31, 2019. - After a leopard was spotted in a house in Lamba Pind area of Jalandhar city, subsequent attempts to capture it led to the animal attacking at least six people, though none was injured seriously, local media said. (Photo by SHAMMI MEHRA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Marius Radoi keeps his balance as he walks on the edge of Lake Michigan's shore line as temperatures dropped to -20 degrees F (-29C) on January 30, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. - Frostbite warnings were issued for parts of the US Midwest on January 30, 2019, as temperatures colder than Antarctica grounded flights, forced schools and businesses to close and disrupted life for tens of millions. (Photo by JOSHUA LOTT / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - An indigenous woman from the Pataxo Ha-ha-hae community cries while looking at the Paraopeba river covered in mud, on the sixth day after the collapse of a dam at an iron-ore mine belonging to Brazil's giant mining company Vale near the town of Brumadinho, state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, on January 30, 2019. - Six days after a dam collapse at a Brazilian mine, residents were mourning Wednesday the nearly 360 people killed and missing -- as well the river they live alongside, which is dying from the spread of toxic sludge. (Photo by Mauro Pimentel / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunberg sits next to a placard reading "school strike for climate" on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, on January 25, 2019 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. - Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg has inspired a wave of climate protests by schoolchildren around the world after delivering a fiery speech at the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland last month. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - People raise their hands during a mass opposition rally against President Nicolas Maduro in which Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido (out of frame) declared himself the country's "acting president", on the anniversary of a 1958 uprising that overthrew a military dictatorship, in Caracas on January 23, 2019. - "I swear to formally assume the national executive powers as acting president of Venezuela to end the usurpation, (install) a transitional government and hold free elections," said Guaido as thousands of supporters cheered. Moments earlier, the loyalist-dominated Supreme Court ordered a criminal investigation of the opposition-controlled legislature. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Venezuela's National Assembly head Juan Guaido shouts as he speaks to the crowd during a mass opposition rally against leader Nicolas Maduro in which he declared himself the country's "acting president", on the anniversary of a 1958 uprising that overthrew a military dictatorship, in Caracas on January 23, 2019. - "I swear to formally assume the national executive powers as acting president of Venezuela to end the usurpation, (install) a transitional government and hold free elections," said Guaido as thousands of supporters cheered. Moments earlier, the loyalist-dominated Supreme Court ordered a criminal investigation of the opposition-controlled legislature. (Photo by Federico PARRA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Protesters clash with riot police near the Greek Parliament in Athens on January 20, 2019 during a demonstration against the agreement with Skopje to rename neighbouring country Macedonia as the Republic of North Macedonia. - The proposal faces resistance in Greece because of what critics see as the implied claims to Greek land and cultural heritage. For most Greeks, Macedonia is the name of their history-rich northern province made famous by Alexander the Great's conquests. (Photo by Aris MESSINIS / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Kenyan security forces help people to escape after a bomb blast at DusitD2 hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, on January 15, 2019. - A huge blast followed by a gun battle rocked an upmarket hotel and office complex in Nairobi on January 15, 2018, causing casualties, in an attack claimed by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab Islamist group. (Photo by KABIR DHANJI / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - US President Donald Trump speaks alongside fast food he purchased for a ceremony honoring the 2018 College Football Playoff National Champion Clemson Tigers in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, January 14, 2019. - Trump says the White House chefs are furloughed due to the partial government shutdown. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - Peugeot's British driver Harry Hunt and Dutch co-driver Wouter Rosegarr compete during Stage 1 of the Dakar 2019 between Lima and Pisco, Peru, on January 7, 2019. - Toyota's driver Nasser Al-Attiyah of Qatar and his co-driver Mathieu Baumel of France won the stage. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - A demonstrator gestures on a burning barricade on January 5, 2019 in Paris, during an anti-government demonstration called by the yellow vest "Gilets Jaunes" movement. - France's "yellow vest" protestors were back on the streets again as a government spokesman denounced those still protesting as hard-liners who wanted only to bring down the government. Several hundred protestors gathered on the Champs Elysees in central Paris, where around 15 police wagons were also deployed, an AFP journalist said. Marches were underway in several other cities across France. (Photo by Abdulmonam EASSA / AFP)
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- AFP PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2019 - This picture taken on January 3, 2019 shows a Vietnamese woman collecting incense sticks in a courtyard in the village of Quang Phu Cau on the outskirts of Hanoi. - In Vietnam's 'incense village', hundreds of workers are hard at work dying, drying and whittling down bamboo bark to make the fragrant sticks ahead of the busy lunar new year holiday. (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP) / TO GO WITH Vietnam-lifestyle-holiday-religion-craft, PHOTOESSAY by Manan Vatsyayana
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