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World | Getty Images | June 26, 2019, 11:29 am
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 The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments. The searing photograph of the sad discovery of their bodies highlights the perils faced by mostly Central American migrants fleeing violence and poverty and hoping for asylum in the United States.(Image: AP)
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The man and his 23-month-old daughter lay face down in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande, his black shirt hiked up to his chest with the girl tucked inside. Her arm was draped around his neck suggesting she clung to him in her final moments. The searing photograph of the sad discovery of their bodies highlights the perils faced by mostly Central American migrants fleeing violence and poverty and hoping for asylum in the United States.(Image: AP)

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 Rohingya women protest on the first anniversary of the Rohingya crisis in Kutupalong, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Myanmar's military crackdown on the ethnic Muslim minority forced over 700,000 to flee to Bangladesh from violence and torture. The United Nations has stated that it is a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. (Image: Getty Images)
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Rohingya women protest on the first anniversary of the Rohingya crisis in Kutupalong, Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. Myanmar's military crackdown on the ethnic Muslim minority forced over 700,000 to flee to Bangladesh from violence and torture. The United Nations has stated that it is a textbook example of ethnic cleansing. (Image: Getty Images)

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 A Honduran migrant grabs his son as they climb the US border fence before jumping into the US to San Diego, California, from Tijuana, Mexico. Discouraged by the long wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry, many Central American migrants from recent caravans are choosing to cross the US border wall and hand themselves into border patrol agents. (Image: AP)
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A Honduran migrant grabs his son as they climb the US border fence before jumping into the US to San Diego, California, from Tijuana, Mexico. Discouraged by the long wait to apply for asylum through official ports of entry, many Central American migrants from recent caravans are choosing to cross the US border wall and hand themselves into border patrol agents. (Image: AP)

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 Embers fall from burning palms and the sun is obscured by smoke as flames close in on a house at the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Image: Getty Images)
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Embers fall from burning palms and the sun is obscured by smoke as flames close in on a house at the Woolsey Fire in Malibu, California. About 75,000 homes have been evacuated in Los Angeles and Ventura counties due to two fires in the region. (Image: Getty Images)

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 South Korean Lee Geum-Sum, 92 meets with her North Korean son Lee Sung-Chul during a separated family reunion meeting at the Mount Kumgang resort in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. Almost a hundred South Koreans crossed the heavily armed border to meet their separated families for the first time since the 1950-53 Korean War, during a family reunion at North Korea. A total of 88 people from North Korea will also receive a chance to meet their families in the South during the six-day event which starts on August 20 at Mount Kumgang, north of the border between North and South Korea. (Image: Getty Images)
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South Korean Lee Geum-Sum, 92 meets with her North Korean son Lee Sung-Chul during a separated family reunion meeting at the Mount Kumgang resort in Mount Kumgang, North Korea. Almost a hundred South Koreans crossed the heavily armed border to meet their separated families for the first time since the 1950-53 Korean War, during a family reunion at North Korea. A total of 88 people from North Korea will also receive a chance to meet their families in the South during the six-day event which starts on August 20 at Mount Kumgang, north of the border between North and South Korea. (Image: Getty Images)

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 People climb a section of a border fence to look toward supporters in the U.S. as members of a caravan of Central American asylum seekers arrive in a rally on April 29, 2018, in Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico. More than 300 immigrants, the remnants of a caravan of Central Americans that journeyed across Mexico to ask for asylum in the United States, have reached the border to apply for legal entry. (Image: Getty Images)
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People climb a section of a border fence to look toward supporters in the U.S. as members of a caravan of Central American asylum seekers arrive in a rally on April 29, 2018, in Tijuana, Baja California Norte, Mexico. More than 300 immigrants, the remnants of a caravan of Central Americans that journeyed across Mexico to ask for asylum in the United States, have reached the border to apply for legal entry. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Sotheby's employees pose with 'Love is in the Bin' by British artist Banksy during a media preview at Sotheby's auction house in London, United Kingdom. During Sotheby's Contemporary Art Sale on 5th October the Banksy artwork 'Girl with Balloon' shredded through the bottom of the frame as it was sold. With Banksy being responsible for the shredding, the buyer has agreed to proceed with the sale and it is now titled 'Love is in the Bin' and said to be worth more than the £1.04million paid. (Image: Getty Images)
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Sotheby's employees pose with 'Love is in the Bin' by British artist Banksy during a media preview at Sotheby's auction house in London, United Kingdom. During Sotheby's Contemporary Art Sale on 5th October the Banksy artwork 'Girl with Balloon' shredded through the bottom of the frame as it was sold. With Banksy being responsible for the shredding, the buyer has agreed to proceed with the sale and it is now titled 'Love is in the Bin' and said to be worth more than the £1.04million paid. (Image: Getty Images)

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 People rush forward with flaming sticks as they try to set fire to a wooden shrine that is protected by men from Nozawaonsen village during the Nozawaonsen Dosojin Fire Festival in Nozawaonsen, Japan. The festival is staged by village men of 'yakudoshi' or 'unlucky' ages of 42 and 25 to celebrate the birth of a family's first child, to chase away evil spirits, and to pray for a happy marriage. It takes the form of fire battle between the men who build the shrine, who try to protect it, and the other villagers who try to set it aflame by throwing torches at the shrine. (Image: Getty Images)
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People rush forward with flaming sticks as they try to set fire to a wooden shrine that is protected by men from Nozawaonsen village during the Nozawaonsen Dosojin Fire Festival in Nozawaonsen, Japan. The festival is staged by village men of 'yakudoshi' or 'unlucky' ages of 42 and 25 to celebrate the birth of a family's first child, to chase away evil spirits, and to pray for a happy marriage. It takes the form of fire battle between the men who build the shrine, who try to protect it, and the other villagers who try to set it aflame by throwing torches at the shrine. (Image: Getty Images)

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 An aerial view of Balaroa village following the earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The death toll from last weeks earthquake and tsunami has risen to at least 1,558 but power had returned to parts of the city and fuel shipments have begun to flow back. A tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake slammed into Indonesia's coastline on the island of Sulawesi which destroyed or damaged over 70,000 homes as tensions remain high with desperate survivors trying to secure basics like clean water and fuel for generators. (Image: Getty Images)
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An aerial view of Balaroa village following the earthquake in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The death toll from last weeks earthquake and tsunami has risen to at least 1,558 but power had returned to parts of the city and fuel shipments have begun to flow back. A tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake slammed into Indonesia's coastline on the island of Sulawesi which destroyed or damaged over 70,000 homes as tensions remain high with desperate survivors trying to secure basics like clean water and fuel for generators. (Image: Getty Images)

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 A Household Cavalry Guard sits on horseback on duty as heavy snow hits Westminster in London, United Kingdom. Freezing weather conditions dubbed the
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A Household Cavalry Guard sits on horseback on duty as heavy snow hits Westminster in London, United Kingdom. Freezing weather conditions dubbed the "Beast from the East" bring snow and sub-zero temperatures to the UK. Amber warnings are in place in northern England, the East Midlands, London, the east and south-east of England. Scotland's weather warning has been upgraded to red, which means risk to life, widespread damage, travel and power disruption are likely. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Poppies are dropped as brokers and underwriters line the balconies and escalators of the Lloyd's of London building during a service of Remembrance on November 9, 2018, in London, England. The service at Lloyd's is observed with the ringing of the Lutine Bell, the laying of wreaths before the Book of Remembrance and a two-minute silence. The armistice ending the First World War between the Allies and Germany was signed at Compiègne, France on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - 11 am on the 11th November 1918. Remembrance Day will be commemorated with special attention paid to this year's centenary. (Image: Getty Images)
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Poppies are dropped as brokers and underwriters line the balconies and escalators of the Lloyd's of London building during a service of Remembrance on November 9, 2018, in London, England. The service at Lloyd's is observed with the ringing of the Lutine Bell, the laying of wreaths before the Book of Remembrance and a two-minute silence. The armistice ending the First World War between the Allies and Germany was signed at Compiègne, France on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - 11 am on the 11th November 1918. Remembrance Day will be commemorated with special attention paid to this year's centenary. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Destroyed buildings after the earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The death toll from Friday's earthquake and tsunami has risen to at least 1,347 according to Indonesia's disaster response agency as aid supplies are beginning to arrive and survivors are increasingly growing desperate for food, fuel, and water. A tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake slammed into Indonesia's coastline on the island of Sulawesi as tensions are running high and the police have begun guarding shops against looters while humanitarian relief convoys entering the city are being escorted by soldiers and police.(Image: Getty Images)
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Destroyed buildings after the earthquake and tsunami in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. The death toll from Friday's earthquake and tsunami has risen to at least 1,347 according to Indonesia's disaster response agency as aid supplies are beginning to arrive and survivors are increasingly growing desperate for food, fuel, and water. A tsunami triggered by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake slammed into Indonesia's coastline on the island of Sulawesi as tensions are running high and the police have begun guarding shops against looters while humanitarian relief convoys entering the city are being escorted by soldiers and police.(Image: Getty Images)

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 Yes voters celebrate as the result of the Irish referendum on the 8th amendment concerning the country's abortion laws is declared at Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland. Ireland has voted in favour of overturning the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%, which is a
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Yes voters celebrate as the result of the Irish referendum on the 8th amendment concerning the country's abortion laws is declared at Dublin Castle in Dublin, Ireland. Ireland has voted in favour of overturning the abortion ban by 66.4% to 33.6%, which is a "resounding" victory for the yes campaign. (Image: Getty Images)

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 A young girl watches the fireworks display during Territory Day celebrations at Mindil Beach in Darwin, Australia. Every year on July 1, Northern Territorians celebrate self-governance. It is the only day of the year pyrotechnics are allowed to be sold to the public, with locals allowed to set off fireworks between 6 pm and 11 pm. The only restriction is that fireworks must not be used at Territory Day community events, and the noise they emit must not exceed 115 decibels. (Image: Getty Images)
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A young girl watches the fireworks display during Territory Day celebrations at Mindil Beach in Darwin, Australia. Every year on July 1, Northern Territorians celebrate self-governance. It is the only day of the year pyrotechnics are allowed to be sold to the public, with locals allowed to set off fireworks between 6 pm and 11 pm. The only restriction is that fireworks must not be used at Territory Day community events, and the noise they emit must not exceed 115 decibels. (Image: Getty Images)

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