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Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury, seen at a news conference last year. The Anglican spiritual leader says the Church of England "colluded" with one of its former bishops to hide the bishop's sexual abuse of boys and young men. Frank Augstein/AP hide caption

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles attend the state opening of Parliament on Wednesday in London. This year, the ceremony was scaled back, with the queen arriving by car rather than carriage and not wearing the crown or robes of state. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqi forces advance towards Mosul's Old City on Sunday, an offensive to retake the last district in the city still held by the Islamic State. Military commanders say the assault began at dawn after overnight airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Emergency service workers probe the remains of Grenfell Tower in London on Saturday. City police have announced 58 people remain missing and "we assume likely to have died." Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The man who attacked Camp Shaheen, the Afghan military base, was wearing an Afghan military uniform, the second such attack in the country in a week. John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bill Cosby looks on as spokesman Andrew Wyatt triumphantly raises his fist outside the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., on Saturday. Cosby's legal and publicity team treated the mistrial as a victory, though prosecutors immediately said they plan to retry the case. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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John Avildsen shows off the best director Oscar he won in 1977 for Rocky. Avildsen, who also directed The Karate Kid, died Friday from pancreatic cancer at age 81 in Los Angeles. Pendergrass/AP hide caption

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A TV crew films the damage to the USS Fitzgerald at its port in Yokosuka, Japan, on Sunday. "A number" of missing American sailors have been found dead in flooded areas of the destroyer, the U.S. Navy says. Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A security guard stands at the gate of the kindergarten in Xuzhou, where a blast killed at least seven people and injured dozens more on Thursday. Authorities say the cause was a bomb built by a man who died in the explosion. Greg Baker/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, shown in 1989, oversaw the reunification of his country after the fall of the Berlin Wall. ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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Remembering Helmut Schmidt

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