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Corporals Verica Zlatevska (L) and Dragana Kitanovska (R) attend an honour guard training session at an army barracks in Skopje March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski (MACEDONIA  - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY)

Corporals Verica Zlatevska (L) and Dragana Kitanovska (R) attend an honour guard training session at an army barracks in Skopje March 4, 2015. Macedonia's honour army battalion, the ceremonial uniformed guard that receives every foreign president, dignitaries and delegations, but also sees off and welcomes the head of state every time he leaves the country, has a different glow. For the first time in the history of Macedonia's army, the honour guard has two women in its ranks. There has not been an event in which one of them is not in the first row. Zlatevska joined the army in 2003, Kitanovska in 2006. Picture taken March 4, 2015. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski (MACEDONIA - Tags: MILITARY SOCIETY)
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12 Mar 2015 11:05:00
An Zi, is squashed amongst other commuters in a subway train on his way to work in Beijing, China, November 12, 2015. An, a movie producer, moved to Dongsanqi village in Changping this year. His commute to work can take about 2 hours, with transportation costs topping 200 yuan a month, or about a fifth of his monthly rent. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)

An Zi, is squashed amongst other commuters in a subway train on his way to work in Beijing, China, November 12, 2015. An, a movie producer, moved to Dongsanqi village in Changping this year. His commute to work can take about 2 hours, with transportation costs topping 200 yuan a month, or about a fifth of his monthly rent. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)
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28 Nov 2015 08:00:00
A member of security personnel stands on duty on an empty train platform inside a station on the Subway Line Number 1 on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China, February 7, 2016. According to local media, traffic in Beijing has seen a rare relief from its usual heavy pressure after 15 million people have left the city, heading for family reunions in their hometowns on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year of Monkey. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)

A member of security personnel stands on duty on an empty train platform inside a station on the Subway Line Number 1 on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year, in Beijing, China, February 7, 2016. According to local media, traffic in Beijing has seen a rare relief from its usual heavy pressure after 15 million people have left the city, heading for family reunions in their hometowns on the eve of the Chinese Lunar New Year of Monkey. (Photo by Jason Lee/Reuters)
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08 Feb 2016 11:11:00
Participants run at the “Half-Naked Marathon” at Olympic Forest park in Beijing, China, February 28, 2016 (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

Participants run at the “Half-Naked Marathon” at Olympic Forest park in Beijing, China, February 28, 2016. This annual running event which requires participants to run half-naked, was organized to promote environmentally friendly lifestyles. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)
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29 Feb 2016 11:25:00
The head of a decapitated rooster is pictured after a rooster run, during celebrations in honour of San Juan Bautista in San Juan de Oriente town, Nicaragua, June 26, 2015. The rooster runs, where horse-riders try to pull the head off live roosters, symbolize the beheading of John the Baptist. (Photo by Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters)

The head of a decapitated rooster is pictured after a rooster run, during celebrations in honour of San Juan Bautista in San Juan de Oriente town, Nicaragua, June 26, 2015. The rooster runs, where horse-riders try to pull the head off live roosters, symbolize the beheading of John the Baptist. (Photo by Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters)
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28 Jun 2015 12:45:00
Saira Liaqat, 22, a victim of acid violence who was burned 4 years ago

Saira Liaqat, 22, a victim of acid violence who was burned 4 years ago, poses in Islamabad, June 11, 2007. Saira is from Lahore and was attacked with acid thrown on her over an argument relating to an arranged marriage. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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14 Feb 2012 10:25:00
Promotional staff dressed in outfits of animation characters use a mobile phone at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2015 in Beijing, China, April 28, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)

Promotional staff dressed in outfits of animation characters use a mobile phone at the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) 2015 in Beijing, China, April 28, 2015. (Photo by Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)
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29 Apr 2015 06:49:00
A fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) is groomed in a pet store in central Beijing. Native to the Sahara in North Africa, the species became a popular pet after being depicted as a character in Disney’s 2016 animated movie Zootopia. Individuals can cost between $2,000–$3,000. (Photo by Sean Gallagher/The Guardian)

A dramatic rise in owning exotic pets in China is fuelling global demand for threatened species. The growing trade in alligators, snakes, monkeys, crocodiles and spiders is directly linked to species loss in some of the world’s most threatened ecosystems. Here: A fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) is groomed in a pet store in central Beijing. Native to the Sahara in North Africa, the species became a popular pet after being depicted as a character in Disney’s 2016 animated movie Zootopia. Individuals can cost between $2,000–$3,000. (Photo by Sean Gallagher/The Guardian)
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23 Sep 2017 08:04:00