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A high-speed railway train linking Shanghai and Kunming is seen at a station during a partial operation, in Anshan
ANSHUN, DEC 29:- A high-speed railway train linking Shanghai and Kunming, of Yunnan province, is seen at a station during a partial operation, in Anshun, Guizhou province, China, December 28, 2016. Picture taken December 28, 2016. REUTERS-1R

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ANSHUN, DEC 29:- A high-speed railway train linking Shanghai and Kunming, of Yunnan province, is seen at a station during a partial operation, in Anshun, Guizhou province, China, December 28, 2016. Picture taken December 28, 2016. REUTERS-1R

BULLET ON THE TRACKS: A high-speed railway train linking Shanghai and Kunming, of Yunnan province, is seen at a station during a partial operation, in Anshun, Guizhou province, China, December 28 (Reuters/UNI)

PYONGYANG, DEC 29:- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a performance held for participants of the ruling party's party meeting in this undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on December 29, 2016. Reuters-3R

IN HIS HONOUR: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un attends a performance held for participants of the ruling party’s party meeting in an undated picture provided by KCNA in Pyongyang on December 29 (Reuters/UNI)

SYDNEY, DEC 29:- An armed Australian Federal Police (AFP) officer stands next to the seized shipment of around 1.1 tonnes of cocaine during a media conference in Sydney, Australia, December 29, 2016 which they say has an estimated street value of around A$360 million (US$300 million). REUTERS-4R

HUGE HAUL: An armed Australian Federal Police (AFP) officer stands next to the seized shipment of around 1.1 tonnes of cocaine during a media conference in Sydney, Australia, December 29, 2016 which they say has an estimated street value of around A$360 million (US$300 million) (Reuters/UNI)

UDAIPUR, DEC 29 (UNI):- Tribal artists from Gujarat performing at the Ship Gram Utasav 2016, in Udaipur on Thirsday night. UNI PHOTO -5U

YOUNG BRAVES: Tribal artistes from Gujarat perform at the Ship Gram Utasav 2016 in Udaipur on December 29 (UNI)

TOKYO, DEC 29:- A Shinto priestess bows at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, December 29, 2016. REUTERS-6R

OBEISANCE: A Shinto priestess bows at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, December 29 (Reuters/UNI)

NEW DELHI, DEC 29 (UNI):- A Squirrel enjoying on the tree in New Delhi on Thursday.UNI PHOTO-

WHILE THE SUN SHINES: A squirrel enjoys the fine weather in New Delhi on December 29 (UNI)

NEW DELHI, DEC 29 (UNI):- Handout pictue shows Alyssa Carson an American trainee astronaut and public speaker is under going rigorous training. Carson aims to be on the first human mission to Mars.(with Varta Story).UNI PHOTO-27U

WHERE NO ONE HAS GONE BEFORE: Handout picture of Alyssa Carson, an American trainee astronaut and public speaker who is aiming to be on the first human mission to Mars (UNI)

CHENNAI, DEC 29 (UNI):-AIADMK Presidium Chairman E Madhusudhanan offering floral tribue to late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at the Party's General Council Meeting, in Chennai on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-55U

GOODBYE CM: AIADMK Presidium chairman E Madhusudhanan offers a floral tribute to late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at the party’s general council meeting, in Chennai on December 29 (UNI)

CHENNAI, DEC 29 (UNI):-A digital banner erected after 'Chinnamma' (V K Sasikala) elected as AIADMK General Secretary near AIADMK General Council Meeting venue, in Chennai on Thursday. UNI PHOTO-60U

LITTLE MOTHER: A digital banner erected after ‘Chinnamma’ (VK Sasikala) was elected as AIADMK general secretary in Chennai on Thursday (UNI)