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Residents sift through the ruins of their houses after a fire razed a squatter colony, in Quezon city, Metro Manila
MANILA, DEC 28 :- Residents sift through the ruins of their houses after a fire razed a squatter colony, in Quezon city, Metro Manila in the Philippines December 28, 2016. REUTERS-1R

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MANILA, DEC 28 :- Residents sift through the ruins of their houses after a fire razed a squatter colony, in Quezon city, Metro Manila in the Philippines December 28, 2016. REUTERS-1R

LEFT HOMELESS: Residents sift through the ruins of their houses after a fire razed a squatter colony, in Quezon city, Metro Manila in the Philippines on December 28 (Reuters)

ALEPPO, DEC 28:- A boy walks his bike near stacked sandbags in al-Rai town, northern Aleppo province, Syria December 27, 2016. REUTERS-6R

LIFE AMID RUINS: A boy walks his bike near stacked sandbags in al-Rai town, northern Aleppo province, Syria, on December 27 (Reuters)

HASSAN SHAM, DEC 28:- Displaced women, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, stand behind the fence to receive aid at Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul, Iraq December 27, 2016. REUTERS-9R

SURVIVAL ROAD: Displaced women, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, stand behind the fence to receive aid at Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul, Iraq, on December 27 (Reuters)

DRUMQUIN, DEC 28:- People look out at the Blasket and Skellig Islands from Drumquin pier in Drumquin, Ireland December 27, 2016. REUTERS-10R

LITTORAL IDYLL: People look out at the Blasket and Skellig Islands from Drumquin pier in Drumquin, Ireland, on December 27 (Reuters)

NEW DELHI, DEC 28 (UNI):-Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi meeting party leaders on the occasion of Foundation Day at AICC headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday. UNI PHOTO-11U

HIGH ON HISTORY: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi meets party leaders on the occasion of Foundation Day at AICC headquarters in New Delhi on December 28 (UNI)

KABUL, DEC 28:- Afghan security forces inspect the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan December 28, 2016. REUTERS-12R

BLOOD AND ASHES: Afghan security forces inspect the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 28 (Reuters)

KABUL, DEC 28 :- Afghan youth play football during a foggy morning in Kabul, Afghanistan December 28, 2016. REUTERS-13R

THE BEAUTIFUL GAME: Afghan youth play football during a foggy morning in Kabul, Afghanistan, December 28 (Reuters)

BHOPAL, DEC 28 (UNI):- File photo of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Sunderlal Patwa passed away at the age of 92 on 28 December. The senior leader died after suffering a cardiac arrest. UNI PHOTO-39U

IN MEMORIAM: File photo of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Sunderlal Patwa passed away at the age of 92 on December 28. The senior leader died after suffering a cardiac arrest (UNI)

PATNA, DEC 28 (UNI):- Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arriving at Buddha Smriti park for planting a sapling, in Patna on Wednesday. UNI PHOTO -46U

GREEN MISSION: Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar arrive at Buddha Smriti Park for planting a sapling, in Patna on December 28 (UNI)

MIRZAPUR, DEC 28 (UNI)- Passengers wearing layers of warm clothes waiting, as the trains are running late due to fog, during a chillng winter morning at Mirzapur railway station on Wednesday. UNI PHOTO-81U

IN LIMBO: Passengers at Mirzapur railway station wait for their train which is running late due to foggy weather on December 28 (UNI)