South Sudan Civil War; Leer
Tens of thousands of South Sudanese people line up for the first food distribution administered by the International Committee of the Red Cross since the fighting stopped in Leer and a tentative peace is holding in Unity State, South Sudan, on March 17, 2016. When fighting raged throughout Leer in 2014 and 2015, most of the population fled, leaving civilians unable to harvest crops and many struggling to find food. The city of Leer, once a bustling city and headquarters of opposition leader Riek Marchar, is now a ghost town reduced to rubble and the carcasses of buildings.Lynsey Addario—Getty Images Reportage for TIME
South Sudan Civil War; Leer
Refugees wearing rain gear stand on a food distribution line at a refugee camp in Greece, near the border with Macedonia, on March 12, 2016. Under the terms of the Brussels agreement signed on March 20, all asylum seekers who reach the Greek islands will be sent back to Turkey. Nations to the north of Greece will keep their borders closed to asylum seekers, guarding them with a system of checkpoints and razor-wire fences.
A Britain first protester walks through the streets of Dewsbury in opposition of building more mosques in Great Britain, on Jan. 30, 2016. Britain first is a far right, British nationalist political party and movement founded in 2011. Dewsbury was chosen for Britain first's "day of action" because it is home to one of the largest mosques in the UK.
Gerry Hann holds up the front cover of a newspaper in Liverpool Street train station in London the day after Britain voted to leave the EU, on June 24, 2016. "I think we're doomed and the country is only going to go backwards," Hann said.
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Millions of bison, sacred to Native Americans, once blanketed the Great Plains. But by the start of the 20th century, the animals had been hunted to near extinction and were thought to be a lost cause. A dedicated public and private conservation effort has nurtured a revival, and today hundreds of thousands of bison range across parts of Wyoming, Nebraska, the Dakotas and Montana, like this herd at Ted Turner's Flying D Ranch on June 14, 2016 PHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW MOORE FOR TIME
Attendees listen as Hillary Clinton speaks during an organizing event in Baldwin, Iowa, on Aug. 26, 2015
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In this official White House photograph, Prince George meets President Obama during a trip to London on April 22, 2016.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth arrives a service of thanksgiving for her 90th birthday at St Paul's Cathedral in London
Bernie Sanders supporters at a campaign rally at Waterfront Park in Vallejo, California, on May 18, 2016.
An ecstatic Hillary Clinton celebrates at the conclusion of the Democratic National Convention where she accepted the nomination in Philadelphia, on July 28, 2016.
Donald Trump's family cheers for him during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 19, 2016.
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Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally at Santa Monica High School Football Field, on May 23rd, 2016.
Air Force One carrying Obama and his family flies over a neighborhood of Havana as it approaches the runway to land at Havana's international airport
U.S. President Barack Obama dances tango during a state dinner hosted by Argentina's President Mauricio Macri at the Centro Cultural Kirchner as part of President Obama's two-day visit to Argentina, in Buenos Aires
A demonstrator protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling is detained by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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A young man is attended to as he lies on the sidewalk after being shot in front of the Omni Hotel in downtown Charlotte, N.C.
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Assistant Chief of Police Gary Tittle comforts a young man in front of the police station where a memorial was erected for people to come and grieve in Dallas, Texas.
In this official White House photograph, President Barack Obama greets a young guest during a reception celebrating african american history month in the east room of the white house, on Feb. 18, 2016.
People connecting with their loved ones through the border fence in Tijuana on the U.S.-Mexico border by the last border monument under the U.S. surveillance cameras. Nov. 2016.
Lakota riders Alex Romero-Frederick (left) and Greg Grey Cloud (right) confront a line of North Dakota State Police the day that construction crews began work on the Dakota Access Pipeline just outside of the Standing Rock Reservation, on Aug. 15, 2016. While the riders did push the police line back after a tense standoff, the display was part of a ceremonial horse introduction meant to be peaceful. For the Standing Rock Lakota, the pipeline represents a major environmental and cultural threat, as well as a violation of treaty land.
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At Least 90 Killed in Attempted Military Coup in Turkey
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A salt lake which is separated by a road, shows parts of it in different colours due to algae, in Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, China
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Paramilitary policemen take part in a drill in Baise
A girl and a woman sit inside the car as firecrackers and fireworks explode celebrating the start of the Chinese Lunar New Year of Monkey in Beijing
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Security backstage on the fourth day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 28, 2016.
Donald Trump and  Mike Pence on stage at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 20, 2016.
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband, former U.S. President Bill Clinton eat breakfast at the Chez Vachon restaurant in Manchester
Secret Service agents await the arrival of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the golf course at his Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen
Hillary Clinton campaigns at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton, N.H. on Feb. 3, 2016.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Loveland
Donald Trump, Rally on the Eve of the Election in Manchester, NH.November 7, 2016
Supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton embrace at the Javits Center in New York on Nov. 8, 2016.
Chelsea Clinton and her father, former President Bill Clinton look on as U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally at the Clark County Government Center in Las Vegas
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Hillary Clinton poses for selfies at an Orlando, Fla., event on Sept, 21, 2016.
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Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Laura Bush
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A photo shot and released on social media from the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Katherine Clark in Washington, D.C., on June 22, 2016.
The bench of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is seen draped with black wool crepe in memoriam inside the Supreme Court in Washington
Violetta Kolobova of Russia, left, vies with Simona Pop of Romania in the women's epee team fencing semifinal at the Carioca Arena 3 during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
Gold Medal favorite Simone Biles poses for a portrait at her familyÕs World Champions Centre in Spring, TX, on July 14, 2016.
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A street artist performs his show on Urdaneta Ave., in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 6, 2016.
Jose Villarroel waits for hours in an emergency operating room at Luis Razetti Hospital.
A family stands in the remains of their destroyed home in Roche-a-Bateau, southwestern Haiti on Oct. 8, 2016. Roche-a-Bateau suffered widespread destruction with many homes destroyed as Hurricane Matthew ripped through the Caribbean devastating large parts of the island on Oct. 4, 2016.
A boy washes his clothes in a river near Maboussou village, in Central African Republic.
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The body of a man killed by unknown gunmen is lit by lights from TV cameras in Manila
Villagers rebuild houses and pathways in the Himalayan village of Barpak, in Gorkha district, Nepal, at the epicenter of the April and May 2015 earthquakes which killed 9,000 people, on April 6, 2016.
Police search inside the exclusion zone for residents who are still considered missing from the tsunami in Namie, Japan, on March 11, 2016. More than 2,500 people remain missing, according to government statistics.
Rohingya people work outside their informal settlement where they live in Shamlipur, in Bangladesh, on Jan. 10, 2016.  The RohingyaÕs are systematically marginalized, and forced into formal and makeshift camps across Bangladesh and Myanmar.  They often occupy hard labor jobs, like riding cycle rickshaws, working in the ice factories, fishing, and manual labor jobs they pick up daily.
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Women refugees and migrants queue in the prison yard as they are loaded onto buses to be transferred to another detention center. They were sold by a militia group ruling the Surman detention camp, Libya.
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Community members search for spilled grain on the site of a World Food Program airdrop in Ganyiel, South Sudan on March 10, 2016. Ganyiel is a small community that has become a safe haven and a center for relief distribution for over 90,000 people in the conflict-torn nation of South Sudan.
A girl running in the IDP's Al Kadasie apartment complex in Tikrit.Iraq, 2016
Airstrike on rebel-held city of Douma
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Ouagadougou center in Sirte, Libya on Sep. 3,  2016.
Libyan forces allied with the U.N.-backed government fire weapons during a battle with Islamic State fighters in Sirte
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Kurdish pesh merga troops fire at Islamic State positions as they move toward the Iraqi town of Badana Pichwk on Monday morning.
Iraqi ordnance disposal specialists clear a section of the Erbil-Mosul highway on the western edge of Bartella, Iraq.
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Siblings Julie, Antonio, and India Abram collect their daily allowance of bottled water from Fire Station #3. Located on Martin Luther King Avenue, it is one of five firehouses that have become water resource sites in Flint, Michigan.
Snow falls on a mattress outside a shuttered K-Mart in Flint, Michigan on April 10, 2016.
Braving the snow at Prospect Park in New York.
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A polar bear is seen in an aquarium at the Grandview mall in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China
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Children cry as a caravan carrying Fidel Castro's ashes passes through Santa Clara, Cuba.
A businessman stands at a pond in the Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Garden on a warm and sunny day in Tokyo
An eagle from Guard From Above, a security company training eagles to intercept drones, tackles a drone in the air, in Katwijk, Netherlands.
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People on a funfair ride are silhouetted against the moon a day before the "supermoon" spectacle, in London
Tens of thousands of South Sudanese people line up for the first food distribution administered by the International Com
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