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Carles Puigdemont's first hearing before Belgian court

Journalists stretch for quotes by Paul Bekaert (C-L), lawyer for sacked former Catalan prime minister Carles Puigdemont, and Christophe Marchand (C-R), lawyer for dismissed Catalan regional Minister for Agriculture Meritxell Serret give a press conference at the end of the first hearing before the Belgian court Brussels, Belgium, 17 November 2017. The court appearance comes after Spain issued a European Arrest Warrant after Puigdemont travelled to Brussels in the wake of the Spanish government's dissolution of the Catalan executive following the declaration of independence by the regional parliament on 27 October. Puigdemont and four of his cabinet members on 30 October fled to Brussels after he was charged by a Spanish court with rebellion, sedition and embezzlement following the unconstitutional 01 October Catalonian independence referendum. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

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Journalists stretch for quotes by Paul Bekaert (C-L), lawyer for sacked former Catalan prime minister Carles Puigdemont, and Christophe Marchand (C-R), lawyer for dismissed Catalan regional Minister for Agriculture Meritxell Serret give a press conference at the end of the first hearing before the Belgian court Brussels, Belgium, 17 November 2017. The court appearance comes after Spain issued a European Arrest Warrant after Puigdemont travelled to Brussels in the wake of the Spanish government's dissolution of the Catalan executive following the declaration of independence by the regional parliament on 27 October. Puigdemont and four of his cabinet members on 30 October fled to Brussels after he was charged by a Spanish court with rebellion, sedition and embezzlement following the unconstitutional 01 October Catalonian independence referendum. EPA-EFE/STEPHANIE LECOCQ

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe (C) makes his first public appearance four days after the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) took over control of government in Harare, Zimbabwe, 17 November 2017. Mugabe was the guest of honour at the Zimbabwe Open University (ZOU) graduation ceremony as the Chancellor of the University.The military took over control of the government from President Robert Mugabe in a bloodless coup on 15 November 2017. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is seen in the lens of a television journalist as she speaks to the media in the White House Press Briefing Room in Washington, DC, USA, 16 November 2017. Sanders spoke about the repeated allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore, as well as bout the Tax Bill vote in the House. EPA-EFE/JIM LO SCALZO

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Workers of Siemens attend protest in front of Simenes steam turbine plant in Goerlitz, Saxony, Germany 17 November 2017. Siemens on 16 November 2017 said that it would cut 6900 jobs around the globe as part of its restructuring effort. Half of the jobs will be lost in Germany. The job cuts are related to low sales figures in power plant sector of its gas turbines in Germany and Europe. The power plant and fossil energy sector of Siemens employs almost 47,000 people around the globe. EPA-EFE/FILIP SINGER

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A dog covered in deep mud holds a toy in his mouth, at the entrance of his house in Mandra, Western Attica, Greece 16 November 2017. Civil Protection said that six people are still missing in Western Attica, following the flash floods that hit the region the previous day. The fire Brigade and rescue teams were searching for a 50-year old man in Nea Peramos, an elderly man in Mandra and four truck and car drivers. According to reports, the number of victims from the flash floods in western Attica reached 15. The weather conditions in the area are still bad. EPA-EFE/YANNIS KOLESIDIS EPA-EFE/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

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Kris Meeke of Great Britain drives his Citroen C3 WRC during DAY 1 of Kennards Hire Rally Australia 2017, Coffs Harbour, New South Wales coast, Australia, November 17, 2017. EPA-EFE/Reporter Images

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US President Donald J. Trump pauses to drink water while touting his foreign policy accomplishments during his trip to Asia in a speech in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 15 November 2017. The President just returned from a 12-day, five country trip across the continent. EPA-EFE/JIM LO SCALZO

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Men walk past an armoured vehicle parked in the central district of Harare, Zimbabwe, 16 November 2017, a day after the Zimbabwe National Army took control of the government from President Robert Mugabe on 15 November 2017. Mugabe and his family are believed to be safe at their house. The military denied it staged a coup d'etat. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

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People take pictures of the painting 'Salvator Mundi' by Leonardo da Vinci (circa 1500) during a public preview before an auctioning of the painting tonight at Christie's auction house in New York, New York, USA, 15 November 2017. The painting is reportedly one of only twenty paintings by Da Vinci and is expected to sell for at least 100 million USD. EPA-EFE/JUSTIN LANE

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Marani Devi Chaudhary (C), aged 40, performs a ritual in front of shaman Paltan Yadav (unseen) at her home in Rajaur village in Dhanusha district, Nepal, 02 November 2017. The shaman identified Marani Devi to be possessed by their lineage god who was dissatisfied by their worship is thought by the family to have caused them misfortune and is even feared lead to their death. Therefore Marani Devi spent 1,500 USD to perform a healing ritual at the Ghost Festival held at the banks of Kamala River in Dhanusha district two days later. Every family or community has their own sacred god, called 'Kuldevta' in Nepali which means family deity or lineage god. Only family members or people within communities of the same caste can worship to the deity. They have their own rules and regulations of worship which varies from one family and community to another. Being unable to follow the rules and regulations or carry out worship is believed to cause misfortune. EPA-EFE/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

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An elderly man inspects two destroyed cars which are stuck on a wall of a house in Mandra, Western Attica, Greece 16 November 2017. Civil Protection said that six people are still missing in Western Attica, following the flash floods that hit the region the previous day. The fire Brigade and rescue teams were searching for a 50-year old man in Nea Peramos, an elderly man in Mandra and four truck and car drivers. According to reports, the number of victims from the flash floods in western Attica reached 15. The weather conditions in the area are still bad. EPA-EFE/YANNIS KOLESIDIS

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A long exposure picture shows molten lava spilling from Mount Sinabung as it is seen from Berastepu village in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, 16 November 2017. Mount Sinabung is one of the most active volcanos in Indonesia. It erupted in 2010 and since then killed 16 people in eruptions in 2014 and another nine people in 2016. EPA-EFE/DEDI SINUHAJI

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An Iranian mother mourns over the grave of her five-year-old son, who was killed in the earthquake, at a cemetery in the city of Sare Pole-Zahab, Kermanshah Province, Iran, 15 November 2017. A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Iran's Kermanshah province bordering Iraq late 12 November 2017 has killed over 440 inhabitants and left at least another 3,950 injured, Iranian authorities said. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

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People celebrate after watching the same sex marriage vote result announcement during a picnic held by the Equality Campaign at Prince Regent Park in Sydney, Australia, 15 November 2017. Australians have given same-sex marriage their approval with a 61.6 per cent 'yes' vote in a voluntary survey. EPA-EFE/DAVID MOIR AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

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An army tanker blocks the main road to Parliament building in Harare, Zimbabwe, 15 November 2017, to prevent members of the public from passing through. The Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) has reportedly taken control over the government of President Robert Mugabe. The army seized the national broadcaster's headquarters (ZBC) on 14 November night, to announce that President Mugabe and his family were safe but without citing their whereabouts. The military denied it staged a coup d'etat. EPA-EFE/AARON UFUMELI

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A man checks her phone behind two large banners advertising the 'Cosmoprof' beauty show in Hong Kong, China, 15 November 2017. The 'Cosmoprof' trade show for the beauty industry sector runs in Hong Kong from 13 to 16 November 2017 and hosts around 2,800 exhibitors from over fifty countries and regions. EPA-EFE/ALEX HOFFORD

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A woman looks at waves in Fornells bay, in Menorca island, Spain, 14 November 2017, as a heavy windstorm hit the island. Authorities issued the red alert in Menorca's coast for hevy winds and huge waves and orange alert in the interior of the island. EPA-EFE/DAVID ARQUIMBAU

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South African rugby fans react with disappointment after it was announced that France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup during a public screening in Pretoria, South Africa, 15 November 2017. South Africa was the early favorite to host the worlds biggest rugby union tournament for the second time however France was chosen. EPA-EFE/Christiaan Kotze

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Activists display a large mock US flag during a protest in Manila, Philippines, 14 November 2017. The Philippines is hosting the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings from 10 to 14 November. EPA-EFE/LINUS ESCANDOR II

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An Iranian man carries belongings from collapsed buildings at the earthquake site in the city of Sare Pole-Zahab in Kermanshah Province, Iran, 14 November 2017. A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Iran's Kermanshah province bordering Iraq late 12 November 2017 has at least killed over 440 inhabitants and left at least another 3,950 injured, Iranian authorities said. EPA-EFE/ABEDIN TAHERKENAREH

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Pakistani Coast Guards destroy illegal liquor in Karachi, Pakistan, 13 November 2017. Pakistani coast guards on 13 November destroyed huge quanity of illegal liquor and drugs which had been confiscated. EPA-EFE/SHAHZAIB AKBER

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Locals gather around sperm whale carcasses at a beach in Banda Aceh, Indonesia 14 November 2017. Four of a total of nine sperm whales that stranded alive on the beach on 13 November finally died despite strong efforts to get the stranded whales back to the open sea. The Indonesian government rushed had personnel to the site where they along with environment activists and local helpers tried to rescue the sperm whales by pushing them back into deeper waters from where they could escape to the open sea on their own. EPA-EFE/HOTLI SIMANJUNTAK

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Malayan tiger mother Banya with its cub in their enclosure at the Zoo in Prague, Czech Republic, 14 November 2017. The animals, one female and one male, were born on 03 October 2017. Rearing of Malayan tiger (Panthera tigris jacksoni) is rare. Only two Europe's zoos reared cubs of Malayan tiger, last time it was four years ago in Germany's Zoo Halle. EPA-EFE/MARTIN DIVISEK

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Indian Children wear masks as they take part in a protest against air pollution on the occasion of Children's Day in New Delhi, India, 14 November 2017. People in the Indian capital city are struggling with heavily polluted air of which the air quality hit 'severe levels' in the past days, media reports state. EPA-EFE/RAJAT GUPTA

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