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A little girl has fun running up and down a sports hall during a local girls volleyball tournament in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

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    Reuters - 53 minutes ago
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    Reuters - 4 hours ago