Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran   in flood water in Athlone, Co  Westmeath. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

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Democratic presidential candidate senator Amy Klobuchar  at her New Hampshire primary: her surprise third-place performance was one of the takeaways from it.  Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/Reuters

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 Award winners Yusra Mardini and Sarah Mardini during the Bambi Awards at Stage Theater in Berlin, Germany in 2016. File photograph: Isa Foltin/Getty Images for Kryolan

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