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Russia's Mariya Savinova won gold in the 800-meter final at the 2012 Olympics in London. A new report ruled that she should never should have competed because her drug test profile showed she was doping. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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A scene from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 takes place in the fictional capital city Panem, which was filmed in Berlin. Murray Close/Lionsgate hide caption

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British police dog handlers patrol a train station in London in January. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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A woman carries a French flag during a ceremony in Paris on Friday honoring those killed in the Nov. 13 attacks. French President Francois Hollande has encouraged the French people to display flags, something they don't often do. Thibault Camus/AP hide caption

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The closing ceremony of the Second Vatican Council in St. Peter Square on Dec. 9, 1965. Forty bishops pledged to forsake worldly goods, but the agreement was largely ignored. Pope Francis' emphasis on helping the poor has revived talk about the Pact of the Catacombs. Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images hide caption

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Beijing's chronic high pollution has forced residents to adjust to living with the haze. China is the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter, but until recently, the government treated air pollution and climate change as separate issues, saying climate change was a Western problem. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is shown during a meeting with Jordan's King Abdullah II in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday. Putin said Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane was "a stab in the back." Maxim Shipenkov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A new synagogue went up almost overnight as the older one was being taken down. They are only a block apart, but the new one is on land that is not part of this lawsuit. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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The Beijing Environment Exchange, one of seven emissions trading pilot programs in China, may be part of a nationwide carbon market by as early as 2017. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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French police patrol near the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Monday. France is the most-visited country in the world, but the number of tourists has dropped off since the Nov. 13 attacks that killed 130 people. Jacques Brinon/AP hide caption

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After their villages were overrun by ISIS last year, hundreds of Yazidis sought safety on Mount Sinjar, a place they consider miraculous. Many families, including this one, refuse to leave the mountain. Alison Meuse/NPR hide caption

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The copper market in Trabzon's old city on the Black Sea still rings out with the sounds of coppersmiths hammering their wares. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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Francisco Carlos Fonseca is the manager of Marina Confiança, a resort located on the banks of the Cantareira reservoir system. Behind him is a boat ramp that once led to a lake that he says used to be more than 100 feet deep. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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Pakistani women queue to cast their ballots last month at a polling station during local government elections in Lahore, one of the country's biggest cities. In other areas, local tradition can prevent women from voting. JAMIL AHMED/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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French citizens hold candles Friday on the esplanade in Nantes, western France, to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks of Nov. 13. Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman lights a candle at the Place de la Republique in Paris on Friday, marking a week since the terrorist attacks. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images hide caption

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Canada has pledged to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees, likely including women, children and injured people who have been living in camps in Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. Here, children stand outside their tents during a sandstorm, in a refugee camp in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley in September. Bilal Hussein/AP hide caption

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Rohingya migrants ride on a truck as they are transferred from a detention facility to a naval base on Langkawi Island, Malaysia, in May. Many Rohingya migrants have fled Myanmar in the past year, seeking sanctuary elsewhere in southeast Asia. President Obama is scheduled to meet with migrants Saturday in Malaysia. Vincent Thian/AP hide caption

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China's President Xi Jinping speaks at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Manila, Philippines, on Wednesday. Xi condemned the killing of a Chinese citizen by ISIS, but did not specify any actions that China might take. SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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In a Kabul demonstration last week, Afghan protesters carry a coffin with the decapitated body of one of seven Shiite Muslim Hazaras abducted and killed in southern Afghanistan. Officials blamed Afghan militants loyal to ISIS for the killings. Thousands of protesters marched in Kabul to demand justice for the victims, who included a 9-year-old girl. Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A member of the Syrian government forces stands next to a well at Jazel oil field, near the ancient city of Palmyra, after they retook the area from the Islamic State in March. U.S.-led airstrikes have targeted oil facilities run by ISIS, which, according to some estimates, earns as much as $1 million per day from oil sales. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tourists wait to visit the Louvre as it reopens in Paris on Monday. As the city tries to recover from Friday's attacks, people who planned to travel there seem to be conflicted about whether to go. Xy Jinquan/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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