South Koreans watch a TV showing a graphic of North Korea's rocket launch at a train station in Seoul on Friday. Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Khairat el-Shater, a leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, leaves the election committee headquarters in Cairo on Thursday after registering for the presidential election next month. A delegation from the Brotherhood is currently visiting Washington to talk about the group's plans for Egypt's future. Mohammed Hossam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Oil tankers sit at a NATO supply terminal in the southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Feb. 9. In November, Pakistan's government shut down the main routes for bringing supplies to U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan. Masroor/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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With the Russian presidential election set for next month, the heavily favored candidate, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, visited the election center last week as it prepared for the polls. Yana Lapikova/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Communist Party activists in Moscow campaign on Dec. 2 for the party's candidates in parliamentary elections. The Russian Communist Party is hoping to capitalize on a wave of dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and his ruling United Russia party. Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tens of thousands of people filled an avenue in Moscow on Christmas Eve to protest the alleged rigging of the Dec. 4 parliamentary polls in a challenge to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin's authority. Yuri Kadobnov /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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