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Donald Trump with an architectural rendering of the Trump Organization’s redevelopment of the Old Post Office building into a hotel, in Washington, September 10, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
A woman from Syria feeds her baby at a refugee centre in Hamm, Germany, September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies in Nashville, Tennessee, August 29, 2015. REUTERS/Harrison McClary
Russian President Vladimir Putin (C) listens to Crimean Prime Minister Sergei Aksyonov (L) and presidential aide Igor Levitin onboard a helicopter in Novorossiysk, Russia, August 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/Kremlin
Members of the Yazidi sect, among the 200 elderly and infirm released by Islamic State militants, on the outskirts of Kirkuk, April 8, 2015. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
A young migrant girl holds up a sign during a protest in front of a train at Bicske railway station, Hungary, September 4, 2015. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
Visitors look at works on display at the opening of “The Commissar Vanishes” exhibition in the state museum of Gulag history in Moscow, April 2, 2012. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin