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1901: A spotless GWR (Great Western Railway) locomotive, the 'Royal Sovereign' waiting to carry Queen Victoria's coffin

A spotless GWR (Great Western Railway) locomotive, the “Royal Sovereign” waiting to carry Queen Victoria's coffin. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 28th January 1901
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27 Oct 2011 11:26:00
Iranian women sit in a bus in the capital Tehran on June 25, 2019. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said today that new US sanctions against senior Iranian officials including top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif showed Washington is “lying” about an offer to negotiate. (Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP Photo)

Iranian women sit in a bus in the capital Tehran on June 25, 2019. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said today that new US sanctions against senior Iranian officials including top diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif showed Washington is “lying” about an offer to negotiate. (Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP Photo)
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29 Jun 2019 00:01:00
A supporter of the Houthis has a poster attached to his waist of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, during a rally to denounce the U.S. killing, in Saada, Yemen January 6, 2020. The writing on the poster reads: “God is the Greatest, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, Victory to Islam”. (Photo by Naif Rahma/Reuters)

A supporter of the Houthis has a poster attached to his waist of Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, who was killed in an air strike at Baghdad airport, during a rally to denounce the U.S. killing, in Saada, Yemen January 6, 2020. The writing on the poster reads: “God is the Greatest, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse on the Jews, Victory to Islam”. (Photo by Naif Rahma/Reuters)
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08 Jan 2020 00:05:00
In this Monday, January 18, 2016 photo,  Iranian rock climber, Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh, scales a climbing gym in the city of Zanjan, some 330 kilometers (207 miles) west of the capital Tehran, Iran. (Photo by Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Photo)

In this Monday, January 18, 2016 photo, Iranian rock climber, Farnaz Esmaeilzadeh, scales a climbing gym in the city of Zanjan, some 330 kilometers (207 miles) west of the capital Tehran, Iran. Esmaeilzadeh, 27, who has been climbing since she was 13, has distinguished herself in international competitions despite the barriers she faces as a female athlete in conservative Iran. (Photo by Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Photo)
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01 Feb 2016 13:04:00
Iranian women perform as they train Far East Fighting Arts to be able to defend themselves, at the Jughin castle which is located 40 km's far from Tehran, Iran on June 5, 2017. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Iranian women perform as they train Far East Fighting Arts to be able to defend themselves, at the Jughin castle which is located 40 km's far from Tehran, Iran on June 5, 2017. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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06 Jun 2017 08:42:00
Iranian athlete Maryam Toosi practises on the rooftop of her apartment building following  the closure of sports facilities as part of measures aimed at containing the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Iran's capital Tehran on May 19, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the world's athletes to keep fit in confinement. The novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of nearly 7,200 people in Iran, making it the deadliest outbreak in the Middle East. The government ordered the closure of sports facilities in mid-March as part of measures aimed at containing the virus. (Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP Photo)

Iranian athlete Maryam Toosi practises on the rooftop of her apartment building following the closure of sports facilities as part of measures aimed at containing the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Iran's capital Tehran on May 19, 2020. The coronavirus pandemic has forced the world's athletes to keep fit in confinement. The novel coronavirus has claimed the lives of nearly 7,200 people in Iran, making it the deadliest outbreak in the Middle East. The government ordered the closure of sports facilities in mid-March as part of measures aimed at containing the virus. (Photo by Atta Kenare/AFP Photo)
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29 Jul 2020 00:01:00
Cristine Angelie Garcia (C), 24, rides a jeepney on her way to work at a call centre for the midnight shift in Taguig city, Metro Manila, Philippines October 3, 2016. “Maybe there is another way where people do not need to die”, she said, adding she felt safer walking the streets at night. “I'm on Duterte's side. Maybe he's just misunderstood because he grew up on the streets”. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Reuters)

Cristine Angelie Garcia (C), 24, rides a jeepney on her way to work at a call centre for the midnight shift in Taguig city, Metro Manila, Philippines October 3, 2016. “Maybe there is another way where people do not need to die”, she said, adding she felt safer walking the streets at night. “I'm on Duterte's side. Maybe he's just misunderstood because he grew up on the streets”. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Reuters)
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29 Dec 2016 07:48:00
Raquel Poti, a 32-year-old street artist, poses at a park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 25, 2016. Raquel thinks the Olympics promotes a lifestyle that combines sports, culture and education. She is concerned about the large investment for the event while the population needs improvements in basic services. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)

Just a week before Rio de Janeiro hosts South America's first Olympics, city residents expressed mixed feelings about the cost and security of the Games, while holding out hope they will bring joy to a nation facing economic and political crises. The conflicted thoughts mirror a recent survey by the Datafolha polling group showing that half of Brazilians were opposed to holding the Games, while 63 percent think the costs of hosting the event will outweigh benefits. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)
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03 Aug 2016 11:51:00