Russian President Vladimir Putin greets his Syrian counterpart, Bashar Assad, in Moscow on Dec. 19, 2006. Russia --€” along with China and Iran --€” has remained a steadfast ally of Assad amid calls for international intervention in Syria. Mikhail Klimentyev/AP hide caption

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The Indian rupee has fallen nearly 16 percent against the dollar since May. The drop comes amid a slowdown in the country's economy. India's troubles are mirrored in other emerging economies that drove global growth for the past decade. Zheng Huansong/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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Sweden's Emma Green Tregaro sports red nails as she waits to compete in the women's high jump final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. Green Tregaro was told her rainbow-colored nail violated track's rules against political statements. Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Tugboats guide the INS Vikrant as it leaves the Cochin Shipyard after a launch ceremony in Kochi, India, on Monday. When it comes into full service in 2018, India will become the fifth nation to have designed and built its own aircraft carrier. Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Russian police officer watches a protester during a rally in front of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow in September 2004. Some 500 protesters demanded the extradition of Ilyas Akhmadov from the United States. Alexander Nemenov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Edward Snowden has chosen where to live in Russia, which granted him asylum Thursday, his lawyer said. Here, Snowden is seen at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport on July 12. At left is WikiLeaks' Sarah Harrison. Courtesy of Human Rights Watch hide caption

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Russian supporters of NSA leaker Edward Snowden rally in central Moscow on July 12. Russia says it won't extradite Snowden to the United States, but it has cooperated with other countries in the past. Evgeny Feldman/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Edward Snowden, seen during a video interview with The Guardian. Glenn Greenwald/Laura Poitras/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President Kennedy in 1963, had defected to the Soviet Union several years earlier, but returned to the U.S. after becoming disillusioned with that country. He is shown here in a Dallas police station after his arrest for Kennedy's shooting. AP hide caption

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