An Indian labourer poses beside a machine inside a jute mill at Jagatdal some 75kms north of Kolkata on May 14, 2012. Jute is a crop which relies heavily on rainfall and cultivation is chiefly concentrated in South Asia, it is the cheapest vegetable fibre procured from the bast or skin of the plant's stem and the second most important vegetable fibre after cotton, in terms of usage, global consumption, production, and availability. It has high tensile strength, low extensibility, and ensures better breathability of fabrics. Jute fibre is 100% bio-degradable and recyclable and thus environmentally friendly. The British East India Company was the first jute trader in South Asia and established links with European countries notably Dundee in Scotland which gave rise to 'The Jute Barons' who eventually set up mills on the outskirts of Kolkata. In the 21st century jute has a variety of uses such as grain bags, home textiles, floor coverings and even footwear in the form of espadrilles. AFP PHOTO/ Dibyangshu SARKAR
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Maryam Rajavi, president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), attends the Tolerant & Democratic Islam vs Fanaticism & Extremism Dinner In Paris on July 3, 2015 in Paris, France.
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A worker is perched on a Petrobras oil platform floating in the Atlantic Ocean near Guanabara Bay on July 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The state-owned oil company is embroiled in a massive corruption scandal and Federal Police arrested another former executive yesterday.
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People pay tribute at Adelaide Crows headquarters on July 4, 2015 in Adelaide, Australia. Adelaide Crows AFL coach Phil Walsh was found dead in his home Friday after allegedly being stabbed by his 26-year-old son.
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Sailors from Belgium depart after training in the polluted Guanabara Bay ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on July 3, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The bay will host the sailing events for the games but suffers from sewage and industrial pollution.
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Three year old Louisa Hill runs across the stage as Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a grassroots organizing event in College Park at Dartmouth College July 3, 2015 in Hanover, New Hampshire. Clinton is spending two days over the fourth of July in the first in the nation primary state.
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Pope Francis arrives in St Peter's Square for a meeting with members of the Renewal of the Holy Spirit, who have come to Rome for their 38th annual Convocation on July 3, 2015 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis emphasized the ecumenical dimension of the charismatic movement, rooting it in our common Baptism.