newly recognised Associate Professor leaves with his certificate during a ceremony of confering certificates of recognition for titles of professor and associate professor held at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on December 24, 2012. This year, some 469 people were confered titles of professor and associate professor. Heavily influenced in the past by Confucian educational philosophy, Vietnam, where society still pays much attention and importance to diplomas and certificates, is known for having a higher number of PhDs than any other ASEAN country but its number of scientific research works published on international journals is smaller. According to official media the Southeast communist nation has not had any patents registered in the US in 2011 despite the country having more than 10,000 professors and associate professors who's qualifications amount to hundreds of thousands of PhD qualifications. AFP PHOTO / HOANG DINH Nam
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Dr Jonathan Coleman performs an ear examination on patient Tana Petimanu (11) at Karori Medical Centre on July 1, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. Health minister Jonathan Coleman announced plans that include free prescriptions and visits to GP's for children under 13 years of age.
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Dr Jonathan Coleman, Prime Minister John Key, Jeff Lowe and Lyn Allen tour the media at Karori Medical Centre on July 1, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand. Health minister Jonathan Coleman announced plans that include free prescriptions and visits to GP's for children under 13 years of age.
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Ciudadanos (Citizens) political party's leader Albert Rivera attends 'El Hormiguero' Tv show at Vertice Studio on June 30, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.
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U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks to fourth-grade Girl Scouts during the first-ever White House Campout June 30, 2015 at South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC. The first lady hosted the event, as part of her Let's Move! Outside initiative, for Girl Scouts to participate in activities to earn their Camper Badge, and to celebrate the release of the new Girls' Choice Outdoor badges.
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The final section of Candlestick Park remains standing as demolition continues on June 30, 2015 in San Francisco, California. The demolition of Candlestick Park, the former home of the San Francisco 49ers and San Francisco Giants, is in its final stages with more than 75 percent of the structure reduced to rubble. A development with a mall and housing is planned for the site.
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Camilla (L), Duchess of Cornwall is shown a rickshaw designed by her sister Annabel Elliot and Luke Irwin at a 'Travels To My Elephant' Royal Richshaw Event in support of the Elephant Family, a charity set up by Mark Shand, the Duchess of Cornwall's brother on June 30, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.