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Firefighters watch a helicopter drop water on a wildfire on the Casitagua hill, north of Quito, Ecuador. While the fire is not threatening homes, the smoke is reaching the north of Quito.

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Devils dance during the parade of devils for the annual "La Diablada" festival in Pillaro, Ecuador. The devils wear huge marks, red suits, black cloaks, and elaborate wigs. This traditional festival last six days where revelers drink and dance during hours to celebrate the beginning of the year.

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An anti-government protester carries a container of water, with an active tear gas canister inside, after the canister was fired by police during a military curfew near the National Assembly in Quito, Ecuador. Deadly protests against a plan to remove fuel subsidies as part of an International Monetary Fund austerity package have gone on for more than a week.

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An anti-government demonstrators waves an Ecuador national flag during clashes with police in Quito, Ecuador.

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Anti-government demonstrators clash with the police near the national assembly building in Quito, Ecuador.

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The national auditor's office building burns during clashes between anti-government demonstrators and police in Quito, Ecuador.President Lenín Moreno ordered the army onto the streets of Ecuador's capital after a week and a half of protests over fuel prices devolved into violent incidents, with masked protesters attacking a television station, newspaper and the national auditor's office.

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A protester waves a desecrated national flag during a march against President Lenin Moreno and his economic policies during a nationwide strike in Quito, Ecuador.

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Anti-government demonstrators march against President Lenin Moreno and his economic policies during a nationwide strike, in Quito, Ecuador.

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Anti-government demonstrators commandeer an armored vehicle during a nationwide strike against President Lenin Moreno and his economic policies, in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuador's military has warned people who plan to participate in a national strike over fuel price hikes to avoid acts of violence. The military says it will enforce the law during the planned strike following days of unrest that led Moreno to move government operations from Quito to the port of Guayaquil.

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Anti-government demonstrators gather in El Arbolito Park to march against President Lenin Moreno and his economic policies in Quito, Ecuador.

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An anti-government demonstrator gets ready to throw back a tear gas canister during clashes with the police as he protests against President Lenin Moreno and his economic policies, in Quito, Ecuador.

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Anti-government protesters use a giant piece of plastic as a shield during clashes with police near the National Assembly in Quito, Ecuador. Anti-government protests, which began when President Lenin Moreno’s decision to cut subsidies led to a sharp increase in fuel prices, has persisted for days and clashes led the president to move his besieged administration out of Quito.

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Anti-government protesters carry the gates intended to block their path toward the presidential palace, before they were repelled by tear gas fired by police in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuador has endured days of popular upheaval since President Lenín Moreno scrapped fuel price subsidies, a step that set off protests and clashes across the small South American country.

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Anti-government protesters block a street where they set tires on fire in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuador has endured days of popular upheaval since President Lenín Moreno scrapped fuel price subsidies, a step that set off protests and clashes across the small South American country.

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Demonstrators run away after being dispersed by the police during a protest against elimination of fuel subsidies announced by President Lenin Moreno, in Quito, Ecuador. Moreno announced the end to fuel subsidies and said that he will send congress a proposal to overhaul taxes and labor rules as a way to revitalize the economy.

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Ecuadorians gather in front of government palace during a global protest on climate change, in Quito, Ecuador.

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Women clash with police after lawmakers did not approve a law that decriminalizes abortion in cases of rape, outside National Assembly in Quito, Ecuador.

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Waorani indigenous protest at the Environment Ministry demanding respect for their land rights and to show support to indigenous communities facing fires in the Amazon region of Brazil and Bolivia, as police stand guard in Quito, Ecuador.

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A Waorani woman holds a sign that reads in Spanish “Join Us” during a demonstration of Indigenous people of different ethnic groups from the Ecuadorian Amazon in front of PetroEcuador in Quito, Ecuador. They are demanding that the government refrain from extracting natural resource from their soil. The Waorani won an early court victory recently to stop oil extraction.

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Waoranis and leader Nemonte Nenquimo leave a courthouse after a judged ruled in their favor in a lawsuit filed against the Ministry of Non-Renewable Natural Resources for opening up oil concessions on their ancestral land, in Puyo, Ecuador. The Amazon tribe has won an early court victory in its fight to stop oil extraction in its ancestral territory. A judge in a provincial court determined that the Waorani people have a right to be consulted before any oil drilling takes place.

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Women participate in a Women's Day rally in Quito, Ecuador. The march was concentrated in front of the Labor Ministry, to demand labor improvements and more employment for women.

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This photo released by the Galapagos National Park shows a Chelonoidis phantasticus tortoise at the Galapagos National Park in Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Park rangers and the Galapagos Conservancy found the tortoise, a species that was thought to have become extinct one hundred years ago.

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Women protest against the economic policies of President Lenin Moreno, in Quito, Ecuador. Hundreds marched peacefully in different cities around the country to protest a fuel price hike that was put into effect at the end of last year.

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A street artist preforms as a minder as people protest against the economic policies of President Lenin Moreno, in Quito, Ecuador. Hundreds marched peacefully in different cities around the country to protest a fuel price hike that was put into effect at the end of last year.

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Musicians and a reveler get ready to participate in the feast of La Diablada, in Pillaro, Ecuador. The town of Pillaro kicks off the feast of the La Diablada with neighborhoods competing to bring as many people dressed as different characters.

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People involved in the bullfighting industry protest to demand the annual bullfighting fair "Jesus del Gran Poder" be allowed to be held again in Quito, Ecuador. In a 2011 referendum, Quito residents voted to eliminate the fair and any event that includes the death of an animal.

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A father and son wearing Coco movie character Halloween costumes walk past the government palace where police stand guard in downtown Quito, Ecuador.

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Demonstrators are confronted by riot police during march to protest against the policies of the administration of President Lenin Moreno, in Quito, Ecuador. Most of the marchers are supporters of Ex-president Rafael Correa who is in self imposed exile in Belgium and has become a political adversary of Moreno.

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A group of Venezuelan migrants wait for a decision from immigration authorities that allows them to enter Ecuador without a passport after the deadline passed on new regulations that demand passports from migrants, in Rumichaca, Ecuador. Most of the members of the group claimed that they had run out of money to return and others that they want to continue heading across Ecuador to Peru.

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A woman attends a demonstration in support of decriminalizing abortion, outside the Argentine embassy in Quito, Ecuador. Argentina's Senate is debating legislation that would legalize elective abortions in the first 14 months of pregnancy, an issue that bitterly divides the homeland of Pope Francis.

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A young bull runs into a group of spectators standing on a sidewalk during the running of the bulls in Pillaro, Ecuador. Dozens of bulls run through this small Andean city and allowed spontaneous bullfighters shine with their pirouettes and with more than one accident among the curious.

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A woman, her mouth bound, holds a sign with a message that reads in Spanish: "No more kidnappings, stand up Ecuador!", participates in a demonstration by relatives of missing people demanding answers from the government, in Quito, Ecuador.

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Supporters of former President Rafael Correa clash with police, near the government palace during a rally in support of Correa after a judge ordered him jailed for failing to appear in court as required as part of a kidnapping probe, in Quito, Ecuador.

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Supporters of former President Rafael Correa participate in a rally in his favor after a judge ordered him jailed for failing to appear in court as required as part of a kidnapping probe, in Quito, Ecuador.

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Zapara indigenous women from the Amazon check their selfie as they protest mining and oil drilling in the Amazon, outside government palace in Quito, Ecuador.

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Salome Aranda, an indigenous woman from the Amazonian town of Morete Cocha, wears a painting of a snake on her face during a demonstration against mining and oil drilling in the Amazon, outside government palace in Quito, Ecuador. Amazonian women are demanding, for a second day in a row, to meet with President Lenin Moreno about the issues.

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Indigenous women from the Amazon protest the environmental policies of President Lenin Moreno's government, in Quito, Ecuador. Protesters are demanding to meet with Moreno to express their rejection of oil and mining in the rainforest.

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Revelers wear wire mesh mask that represent the more affluent during the traditional New Year's festival known as "La Diablada", in Pillaro, Ecuador.

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Dressed for the traditional New Year's festival known as "La Diablada", a participant strikes a pose in Pillaro, Ecuador. Thousands of singing and dancing devils take over the mountain town for six days of revelry in the streets. Local legend holds that anyone who adopts a costume for the celebration and wears it at the event six years in a row will have good luck.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi is carried by an unidentified member of his team after beating Ecuador during their 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the Atahualpa Olympic Stadium in Quito, Ecuador.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his third goal against Ecuador during their 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the Atahualpa Olympic Stadium in Quito, Ecuador.

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Argentina's Lionel Messi, left, celebrates after scoring against Ecuador during their 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match at the Atahualpa Olympic Stadium in Quito, Ecuador.

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Supporters get emotional as the say farewell to Ecuador's former president Rafael Correa, before he departs for Belgium, in Quito, Ecuador. Correa left the country to live with his family in Europe.

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Indigenous leaders from across Ecuador march to the government palace to meet with President Lenin Moreno in Quito, Ecuador. Moreno is calling for a national dialogue with all sectors of Ecuador, including business leaders, opposition politicians and union leaders.

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An indigenous resident wearing a clown costume uses his cell during a pilgrimage to the town of San Pedro de Cayambe, to celebrate the feast day of Saint Peter, or "San Pedro," in Ecuador. In the town named after the saint, people honor the Catholic saint with dancing and singing, on his feast day which coincides with the harvest in Ecuador's highlands.

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Residents ride bicycles and motorcycles on a flooded street in Milagro, Ecuador. The Los Monos, Milagro and Berlin rivers jumped their banks after heavy rains and flooded the city streets.

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Women paint the shields of police standing guard in front of the Attorney General building during an International Women's Day demonstration in Quito, Ecuador.

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A woman shows her knuckles featuring the Spanish message: "Not one less" during an International Women's Day demonstration in Quito, Ecuador. Many women stayed home from work, joined rallies or wore red Wednesday to demonstrate how vital they are to the economy, as International Women's Day was observed with a multitude of events around the world.

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Women hold brooms in the air during a march, called by feminist organizations, against gender violence in Quito, Ecuador. According to Ecuador's attorney general's office, 188 women have been killed from 2015 to the present.

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Security guarding Chinese President Xi Jinping run alongside the car transporting him in Quito, Ecuador. Xi Jinping is in Ecuador for two days before heading to Peru for the APEC summit.

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This is an undated handout photo issued by Sunshine Press made available on May 10, 2016 of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with a kitten in Ecuador's embassy in London . It may not be so lonely for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the embassy quarters he's called home for nearly four years. Now he has a kitten to keep him company.The kitten had not been named yet.

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Residents look at a rift in the highway created by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, in Chacras, Ecuador. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency.

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A truck moves the belongings of a family from Pedernales, over the earthquake destroyed road to Jama, in Ecuador.

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A mourner is revived with spalashes of water, before family members head to a nearby cemetery to bury their loved ones who were victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake, in Portoviejo, Ecuador.

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Rescue workers from Venezuela organise themselves before they search for earthquake survivors in Portoviejo, Ecuador.

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Residents sit covered with blankets outside thier houses in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador.

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Police look at a car crushed under a collapsed overpass in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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A man stands next to the bodies, covered with blankets, of his wife and daughter in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador.

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Volunteers rescue a body from a destroyed house after a massive earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador.

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Residents stand next to a damaged building caused by a 7.8 earthquake in Portoviejo, Ecuador.

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Onlookers stand next to a collapsed building in Pedernales, Ecuador.

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A bulldozer moves rubble after an earthquake in Portoviejo, Ecuador.

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A body covered by sheet lies next to buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador.

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An advertisement for nutritional supplements stands amid the debris left behind by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador.

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Vehicles drive by a fracture on a road caused by a 7.8 earthquake in Manta, Ecuador.

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People search for their belongings amid the debris of their destroyed homes, after a massive earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador.

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Volunteers and rescue workers search in the rubble of a collapsed building in Manta, Ecuador. A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Ecuador's central coast, killing hundreds and spreading panic as it collapsed homes.

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Volunteers rescue a body from a destroyed house after a massive in earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador.

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A woman cries as she stands next to house destroyed by the earthquake in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency.

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Residents sleep under a makeshift tent outside the emergency center in the town of Portoviejo, Ecuador. Parts of Ecuador have been devastated by the country's strongest earthquake in decades, as the death toll continues to rise and people left homeless prepare to sleep outside for second straight night.

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Volunteers search for survivors in the debris of buildings destroyed by an earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador.

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A rescue worker searches in the rubble of a destroyed house in the Pacific coastal town of Pedernales, Ecuador. The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency.

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seen on a screen as he addresses the media from the London embassy of Ecuador, where he has been holed up for some 3½ years to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning about alleged sexual offenses. A U.N. human rights panel says Assange has been "arbitrarily detained" by Britain and Sweden since December 2010. The U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention said his detention should end and he should be entitled to compensation.

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Protesters and police clash near the National Assembly where lawmakers debate a series of constitutional reforms that indigenous, union and social groups say are amendments that go against their rights, in Quito, Ecuador. The Ecuadorian Assembly is beginning their session to discuss a constitutional reforms' package that includes allowing indefinite re-election for the country's president. The legislation is largely dominated by 99 assemblymen of the ruling party Alianza PaÌs, so it expects no disadvantages to approve the constitutional reforms.

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The Cotopaxi volcano spewing ash and vapor, is seen from Quito, Ecuador. The Cotopaxi began showing renewed activity in April and its last major eruption was in 1877.

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A large plume of ash and steam rises from the Cotopaxi volcano as seen from Quito, Ecuador. The Geophysics Institute said during the first week of October the Cotopaxi has shown an increase in emission of ash and temperature, and a noted glow in the crater.

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Ash and steam spew from the Cotopaxi volcano near Ticatilin, Ecuador.

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People take picture wwith their mobile phones as Pope Francis departs from the San Francisco Church aboard the Popemobile, in Quito, Ecuador.

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Pope Francis waves to reporters at Rome's Fiumicino International airport as he boards his flight to Quito, Ecuador, where he will start a week-long trip to South America, including Bolivia and Paraguay. Francis is taking his "church for the poor" to three of South America's poorest and most peripheral countries, making a grueling, week-long trip that will showcase the pope at his unpredictable best: speaking his native Spanish on his home turf about issues closest to his heart.

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Children plant a tree on Catequilla Hill in an area called "La Mitad del Mundo," where the equator is located, north of Quito, Ecuador. Environmentalist organizations aimed to break the Guinness World Record for the largest number of people planting trees simultaneously across the country, including this arid area near the capital.

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The Tungurahua volcano spews a column of ash during an eruption seen from Banos, Ecuador.

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The scene after an earthquake at a bridge construction site in Catequilla north of Quito, Ecuador.

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Ecuador's Enner Valencia, centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the group E World Cup football match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. Ecuador won 2-1

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Ecuador's Enner Valencia, third left, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal past Honduras' goalkeeper Noel Valladares, right, during the group E World Cup match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. Ecuador won 2-1

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Ecuador's Enner Valencia, centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the group E World Cup match between Honduras and Ecuador at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. Ecuador won 2-1.

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A figure depicts Julian Assange on a cross on top of a supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during a vigil outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to mark his two years in refuge at the embassy. Julian Assange entered the embassy in June 2012 to gain political asylum to prevent him from being extradited to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sex crimes, which he denies.

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A supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holds a vigil outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to mark his two years of refuge at the embassy. Julian Assange entered the embassy in June 2012 to gain political asylum to prevent him from being extradited to Sweden, where he faces allegations of sex crimes, which he denies.

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Switzerland's Haris Seferovic after scoring his side's second goal during their Group E FIFA World Cup match against Ecuador at the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasilia. Switzerland beat Ecuador 2-1.

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Switzerland's Admir Mehmedi (18) celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Group E FIFA World Cup match between Switzerland and Ecuador at the Estádio Nacional Mané Garrincha in Brasilia.

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The Tungurahua volcano spews a column of ash as seen from Ambato, Ecuador.

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Galápagos Islands, off Ecuador Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution was born here, 1,000km off Ecuador, where the South American continental shelf gives way to endless ocean, a marine Eden of 19 islands scattered about 50,000 sq km of water. Three ocean currents meet at the Galápagos in such splendid isolation that endemic species proliferated uniquely. Giant tortoises, flightless cormorants, marine iguanas, enormous cacti and ‘daisy’ scalesia are found here and nowhere else. galapagos.org

Guinea pigs on the grill, on the main street

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An elderly pair sits at a street corner in the town

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Bungee-jumping in Baños

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A bird’s-eye view of Baños town

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Cable car at the Rio Verde waterfall in the valley of the Paztaza river

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A Catholic church in the thermal springs spa of Baños

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Catholic ornaments outside the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Agua Santa

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