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The crew of MV Norfolf posing with AIDS activist Victor Mooney (middle in black T-shirt).
Thai buddhist monks pray as they attend a ceremony to mark their passage into monkhood. AFP
From left to right, Asean defense ministers or their representative, Brunei's Yasmin Bin Umar, Cambodia's Gen. Tea Banh, Indonesia's Purnomo Yusgiantoro, Lao's Douangchay Phichith, Malaysia's Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, Myanmar's Gen. Hla Min, Philippine's Voltaire Gazmin, Singapore's Ng Eng Hen, Thailand's Gen. Prawit Wongsuwon, Vietnam's Phung Quang Thanh and Asean's Deputy Secretary General For Political and Security Sayakane Sisouvong applaud after posing for a group photo during the opening ceremony of the 5th Asean Defense Ministers Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, Thursday, May 19, 2011. AP
A working father's day is never done, but each time it ends in bliss when he spends sunset with his child at a lake fronting Mayon Volcano. EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER
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Kim Yu-na of South Korea, who won a gold medal at the 2011 Vancouver Winter Olympics, focuses  all her energies on her role as ambassador for Pyeongchang's bid for the 2018 Winter Games. AP Photo
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III, left, gestures beside South Korean President Lee Myung-bak, center, and wife Kim Yoon-ok during arrival ceremonies at the Malacanang palace in Manila, Philippines on Monday. AP Photo/Aaron Favila
BOHOL TARSIERS A new study published on Wednesday says tarsiers communicate with one another using ultrasound frequencies inaudible to man and many species of predators. EDWIN BACASMAS
South Korean President Lee Myung-bak greets Vice-President Jejomar Binay during a welcome ceremony for the Nuclear Security Summit at the Coex Center, in Seoul, on Monday, March 26, 2012. Binay said on Monday that the Philippines has prepared a contingency plan to ensure the safety of over 50,000 Filipinos in South Korea if tensions with North Korea escalate into a full-blown crisis.  AP PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH
NABBED. The two suspects of the Robinsons Galleria robbery and shooting incident last March 29, Willy Enriquez, left, and Ereno Dela Cruz, center, were arrested April 16, 2012 in Iloilo City by QCPD CIDU tracker team. Photo courtesy of NCRPO
INJURED Herman Balmores, one of the fishermen rescued after a Chinese ship rammed their boat off Bolinao, Pangasinan, rests at the hospital in Vigan City. RICARDO RAGUINI / CONTRIBUTOR
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A TEAM from the Sigla Movement of the Philippines Bulacan chapter and fisherfolk prepare to install the gadgets that reignited the lighthouse of the island village of Pugad, Hagonoy town, which had been dark for eight years. PHOTO COURTESY OF SMP
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In this Jan. 22, 2013 photo released by the Philippine Coast Guard, coast guard divers approach the USS Guardian, a US Navy minesweeper, to assess the situation after it ran aground last week off Tubbataha Reef, a World Heritage Site in the Sulu Sea. AP
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MASS BEFORE THE CONCLAVE  One-hundred-fifteen cardinals from the four corners of the world hear Mass at the St. Peter’s Basilica before cloistering themselves at the Sistine Chapel to elect the next leader of 1.2 billion Catholics. The chosen one will take the place of Pope Benedict XVI who resigned on Feb. 28.  AFP
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In this still image made from video from May 25, 2013, a baby who was rescued after being trapped in a sewage pipe just below a squat toilet in a public building, lies on a bed at a hospital in Jinhua city, eastern China. A 22-year-old single woman who alerted the authorities of a newborn boy trapped in a sewer in eastern China has admitted that she was the mother, but had refused to come forward because she could not support the child. AP
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One of the four Indian Navy ships on a five-day goodwill visit in the country. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Philippine Navy
Graphics depicting the locations of 7-Eleven stores involved in a federal indictment are shown after a news conference at the US Attorney's office, Monday, June 17, 2013, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Philippine officials in the US are investigating the reported exploitation of Filipino immigrants at several 7-Eleven convenience stores in two East Coast states under a scheme likened to a “modern-day plantation system” where their wages are withheld and their employment concealed under stolen identities.  AP PHOTO/JOHN MINCHILLO
VISIT Businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan (center) and the board of directors of Philex Mining Corp. tour Padcal Mine in Benguet to check on repairs made on its waste facility on June 28. Earlier, he visited Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan to discuss his interest in developing Baguio’s water supply distribution.  EV ESPIRITU/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON
TRIBUTE Schoolmates of Frankie Joe Soriano, also known as Ka Greg Bañares, spokesperson of the National Democratic Front-Bicol, attend a tribute Mass at Ateneo de Naga University. JUAN ESCANDOR JR.
Community service workers who finished abuse prevention training, including many immigrants, are on the chopping block in California.  PHOTO BY HARVEY BARKIN
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Philippine President Benigno Aquino III answers questions from foreign correspondents based in Manila during a forum Wednesday Oct. 23, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. A Philippine official said a Filipino-British company has begun talks with China's state-owned offshore oil producer on forging a commercial deal to jointly explore for oil and gas in the Reed Bank, a vast offshore area being disputed by China and the Philippines. Aquino said any such deal with China will have to conform with Philippine laws, adding that Reed Bank lies well within the Philippines' exclusive economic zone. AP
This image released by the Canada Border Services Agency, shows the inside of a pumpkin suspected of containing cocaine by Canadian border officials in Montreal on October 31, 2013. AFP  / Canada Border Services Agency
FREEDOM TO FLY  In this composite photo, a US B-52 Stratofortress bomber flies over the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea that the Chinese call Diaoyu Islands. Beijing on Wednesday said it monitored two B-52s flying over the islands in defiance of its declaration of an ‘air defense identification zone’ in the area.  AP/AFP
SINO CARRIER SAILS TOWARD WEST PHILIPPINE SEA     The first aircraft carrier of China is steaming toward the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) where it has disputes with the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan over islets and reefs believed to contain vast gas and oil deposits. Manila says the deployment of the carrier to the area raises tensions in the region.  AP/XINHUA
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Anti-government protesters make their way across Buddhayodfah bridge during a warm-up rally to paralyze the capital Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, in Bangkok, Thailand. Thousands of protesters took part in the rally aimed at toppling the government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. Protest leaders have set Jan. 13 as the date to bring Bangkok to a halt. AP FILE PHOTO
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A 16-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from San Jose, Calif., to Maui, on stretcher at center, is loaded into an ambulance at Kahului Airport in Kahului, Maui, Hawaii Sunday afternoon, April 20, 2014. Officials say the boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen. AP
Chinese fishermen, who were apprehended by Philippine National Police Maritime Group, allegedly with more than 300 green sea turtles on board their boat Qiongqionghai 09063 alight from the bus upon arrival at Puerto Princesa city, Palawan province in Western Philippines Thursday, May 8, 2014.
HISTORIC SIGHTSEEING Capones Island in Zambales province boasts of its famed Spanish lighthouse built during the 1800s. It is also famous for its amazing rock formation and white sand beach, making it a haven for divers and surfers. PHOTO COURTESY OF MUNICIPAL TOURISM OFFICE OF SAN ANTONIO, ZAMBALES
Pope Francis gives a thumbs-up as disabled children perform for him during his visit to the rehabilitation center for disabled people at Kkottongnae in Eumseong, South Korea, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014. The Pope will lunch with the poor when he visits Tacloban City on Jan. 17, 2015.  AP PHOTO/AHN YOUNG-JOON
Ilocos Norte Representative Rudy Fariñas had the “selfie of his life” with Pope Francis earlier this year after the canonization rites for Saints John XXIII and John Paul II. Students and parishioners may now take selfies with Pope Francis, months before his scheduled visit to the Philippines.
Fashion Designer Victoria Beckham speaks during a news conference after she is named an United Nation's Goodwill Ambassador during the 69th U.N. General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
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In this June 27, 2014 photo, a printing worker holds a new officially approved map of China that includes the islands and maritime area that Beijing claims in the South China Sea, at a factory in Changsha in south China's Hunan province. China has again rejected an attempt by the Philippines to challenge its territorial claims over the South China Sea through international arbitration, releasing a lengthy paper a week before the Dec. 15, 2014 deadline for China to respond to the case. China prefers to settle its disputes with discussions with the countries directly involved. But the Philippines has filed a case with an international tribunal. AP
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President Benigno S. Aquino III condoles with the family of the fallen Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) Troopers during the Necrological Service at the Moral and Spiritual Formation Center of Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City on Friday (January 30, 2015). (Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau)
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In this May 13, 2015 photo, Google co-founder Sergey Brin, right, speaks to reporters and guests about the new Google self-driving prototype car during a demonstration at the Google campus in Mountain View, Calif.  The car, which needs no gas pedal or steering wheel, will make its debut on public roads this summer. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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Protesters march towards the Chinese Consulate at the financial district of  Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines, for a rally to coincide with the oral arguments scheduled Tuesday, July 7, 2015 before the Arbitral Tribunal in the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague in the Netherlands on the complaint filed by the Philippines against China's claims of the disputed islands in the South China Sea. The disputed islands known as the Spratlys Group of islands is claimed by China, Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam. The banner reads: The Philippines Is Ours! China Hands Off! (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
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