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Chinese President Xi Jinping (L, front) is welcomed by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other officials upon his arrival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Jan. 19, 2016. Xi arrived here on Tuesday for a state visit to Saudi Arabia, the first stop of his three-nation tour of the Middle East. (Xinhua/Ju Peng)
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, French President Francois Hollande, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls observe a minute of silence during the ceremony of commemoration held at Place de la Republique in Paris, capital of France, on Jan. 10, 2016. Hundreds of French people gathered at the Republic Square in eastern Paris to take part in a national tribute to the 147 victims killed in separate attacks in January and November 2015.
People watch a news report on DPRK's first hydrogen bomb test in Seoul, South Korea, on Jan. 6, 2016. The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) announced Wednesday that it has successfully carried out its first hydrogen bomb test.
U.S. President Barack Obama wipes tears during a press conference at White House in Washington D.C., capital of the United States, Jan. 5, 2016. Obama Tuesday unveiled a handful of executive measures on gun control, including expanding background checks, calling for "a sense of urgency" about gun violence.
University students transfer an earthquake survivor to a hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Jan. 4, 2015. At least two people in the Bangladeshi capital died when a massive earthquake jolted neighboring India early Monday morning, sources said. Some 100 people have also reportedly been injured as many with panic rushed out of their residences for safety.
Former South Korean "comfort women" Lee Yong-soo speaks at a weekly anti-Japan protest in front of the Japanese embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Dec. 30, 2015.
South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se (R) and his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida shake hands prior to their meeting in Seoul Dec. 28, 2015. South Korea and Japan reached a final, irreversible agreement on Japan's wartime sex slavery of Korean women, but complaints remained as Seoul failed to extract Tokyo's acknowledgement of "legal" responsibility for the war crime.
Rescuers try to contact the trapped people at a collapsed mine in Pingyi County, east China's Shandong Province, Dec. 28, 2015. One person died and 17 remain trapped, after a gypsum mine collapsed on Friday in east China's Shandong Province, the local government said. A total of 29 people were working underground when the mine collapsed at about 8 a.m. in Pingyi County, Shandong Province. Four managed to escape.
Rescuers work under 300 meters in the collapsed mine in Pingyi County, east China's Shandong Province, Dec. 27, 2015. Eleven of the 29 people trapped on Friday in the collapsed gypsum mine have been rescued by Saturday morning. One died and 17 people are still trapped by Sunday.
Tornadoes swept through the northern part of the southern U.S. state of Texas on Saturday night, killing eleven people and causing substantial material damage.