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Muslim worshipers in Kabul offer prayers Sunday at the start of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The Taliban announced a three-day ceasefire during the holiday, a surprising move after months of bloody fighting.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves a news conference Monday in Tokyo, after lifting the country's nationwide state of emergency over the coronavirus.
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Hong Kong police fired tear gas, pepper spray and water cannons as thousands of protesters rallied against proposed security measures aimed at tightening Beijing's grip on the semi-autonomous territory.
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference in Tel Aviv last September. Netanyahu, the country's longest-serving prime minister, will go to court on Sunday charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust.
Cabling and telecommunications equipment is damaged after a fire in April in Huddersfield, England. The fire came as other cellphone towers burned amid conspiracy theories linking 5G mobile technologies to the coronavirus.
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China's ambassador to Britain Liu Xiaoming arrives at the Chinese Embassy in London in February for a press conference on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan.
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Open Skies would be the third major international military pact Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from. This photo from 2007 shows Czech soldiers inspecting cameras on a U.S. Boeing plane at a military airbase in Pardubice, Czech Republic, as part of the agreement.
A shipment of medical aid from the United States, including 50 ventilators, appears inside a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster transport plane Thursday at Vnukovo International Airport outside Moscow.
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