California governor Jerry Brown, first lady Michelle Obama and former US president George W Bush, right at Nancy Reagan’s funeral in California. Photograph: Chris Carlson/AP Photo

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Conor McGregor will fight Jose Aldo next December in Las Vegas. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

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President Higgins speaking to former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan during the Paris Summit of Conscience for the Climate. Photograph: Etienne Laurentetienne/AFP/Pool/Getty.

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President Michael D Higgins  meets with HE Tony de Brum, Foreign Minister, Marshall Islands and Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

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