Cyclists honor Moscow's history while escaping the traffic during the annual Velonoch, or "Bike Night." Mikhail Metzel/AP hide caption

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plans for reviving Japan's ailing economy are yielding mixed results so far. Koji Sasahara/AP hide caption

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A Syrian man rides his motorbike past the Sunni Grand mosque on Thursday in the city of Qusayr, in Syria's central Homs province. Joseph Eid /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese consumers have 1,075 McDonald's locations to choose from, but the variety inside the restaurant isn't exactly top of their tastes-- KFC does much better business here because Chinese diners prefer white meat over beef patties. felibrilu/via Flickr hide caption

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Young backers of a bill to legalize the production and trade of marijuana in Uruguay wait outside the Parliament building as lawmakers debate the bill Wednesday. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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