Adrian Hudson, who works for the Dee Fisheries Trust, is one of the volunteers who are hunting down the invasive American mink in Scotland. "I guess there probably are people who like mink, but I've never met one," he says. David Greene/NPR hide caption

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Belarussian authorities arrested more than 600 people on the night of Dec. 19 after a massive rally gathered in central Minsk to protest the presidential elections and call them illegitimate. This Dec. 23 photo shows a man held in Minsk prison. Viktor Drachev /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Stony Stratford Library, in a small town near Milton Keynes, may be closing. Last month, customers checked out all 16,000 books as a protest against the proposed closure. Courtesy of Emily Malleson/Freelance hide caption

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Andrei Grigoryev, 43, is a federal game warden, or forest ranger. After he chased after a hunting party last winter, he ended up being charged with abuse of power. He now faces four to 10 years in a Russian jail. Grigoryev fears he is falling victim to a Russian federal court system that convicts almost everyone. Boris Ryzhak/NPR hide caption

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People place flowers at the site of the blast at Domodedovo Airport on Tuesday as others wait for a security check to enter. Security was tightened after an explosion ripped through Moscow's busiest airport Monday. Sergey Ponomarev/AP hide caption

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Russian rock singer Yuri Shevchuk performs at a protest rally in central Moscow on Aug. 22, 2010. Natalia Kolesnikova /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The monument at the Brest Fortress, where Soviet soldiers fought the German advance in 1941. Rose Previte hide caption

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