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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, Bangui : A young anti-Balaka combattant stands guard in a street of the Cattin district of Bangui, on January 18, 2014, two days before the election of the next interim president of Centrafrica. Fresh fighting broke out in the strife-torn Central African Republic as the deadline closed today for candidates seeking to be chosen by parliament as the new interim president. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG

FRANCE, Paris : Performers wearing effigies of world leaders (From L) German Chancellor Angela Merkel, China’s President Xi Jinping, US President Barack Obama, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Francois Hollande gather for a breakfast organized by Oxfam NGO on November 28, 2015 in Paris, on the eve of the COP21 United Nations conference on climate change. The Paris conference will gather some 40,000 people, including 10,000 delegates from 195 countries, plus journalists, observers, scientists, exhibitors and visitors. The menu at right reads “Today’s special : Less carbon emission, More money on demand for he most vulnerable populations”. The Eiffel Tower is seen in background. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG                        

A humorous commencement speech for the “Class of Some Time Ago”:

“Never forget, Class of Pre-Napster, you have commenced. While time is not on our side, some of us have money and power. So do the things that make new graduates jealous: see the non-hostel side of Europe, adorn your walls with lavish custom frames and, last, don’t hire any graduates. That way, they’ll begin to understand that failure isn’t something you embrace; failure sucker punches you like a playground bully. Failure parties in your storage unit, burning money.”

Photograph by Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty.

FRANCE, Paris : A bare-chested activist shouts slogans as she is evacuated by police outside the Egyptian embassy in Paris on April 30, 2014 during a demonstration against death sentences handed by an Egyptian court to 683 alleged Islamists. AFP PHOTO / ERIC FEFERBERG