Reny Pineda was born in Michoacan, Mexico, but grew up in Los Angeles. In 2010 he returned to his homeland, and joined a vigilante battle against a ruthless cartel ruling the region. Now the Mexican government has ordered the civilian militias to disband, and Pineda picks lemons in this orchard. Alan Ortega /KQED hide caption

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Secretary of State John Kerry talks Thursday with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a meeting in Rome to discuss Ukraine. Diplomacy is among the several approaches the U.S. is taking to resolve the crisis. Kevin Lamarque/AP hide caption

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President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland, on June 17. Obama has strongly condemned Russian intervention in Ukraine but has not yet announced a concrete response. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Victoria Nuland, the U.S. assistant secretary of state, lights a candle in St. Michael Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, on Thursday. Her comments during a leaked phone call have sparked a diplomatic row. AP hide caption

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Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich greets Victoria Nuland, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, in Kiev, Ukraine, on Thursday. In a tape posted on YouTube on Thursday, Nuland can be heard discussing the merits of various Ukrainian opposition leaders and disparaging the EU. Mykhailo Markiv / Pool/EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general, at an India Studies Stony Brook University fundraiser in Long Island, N.Y., on Dec. 8. Khobragade's arrest last month on visa fraud charges sparked a diplomatic row between India and the U.S. She left the country Thursday. Mohammed Jaffer/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Indian workers remove Tuesday a barricade that had been erected as a safety measure outside the main entrance of U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. The move follows the arrest of an Indian diplomat in New York. Saurabh Das/AP hide caption

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Two U.S. B-52s, like the one shown here, have flown through an area that China says is within its air defense zone. China's announcement has irked its neighbors and the U.S. and Japan say they won't abide by it. Andy Rain /EPA/Landov hide caption

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly Cabinet meeting at his office Sunday in Jerusalem. Netanyahu says world powers gave away too much for too little in the interim deal reached last weekend with Iran over its nuclear program. Getty Images hide caption

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A handout picture shows Europe's biggest drone, Eurohawk, made by Northrop Grumman, at the start of its first test flight in Manching, Germany, on Jan. 11. If European officials have their way, the European Union will have its own drones within the next decade. Cassidian /DPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Prospective clients walk past yachts during the Millionaire Boat Show at the Royal Yacht Club in Moscow on Sept. 3, 2011. A new report says Russia has the highest rate of inequality in the world – barring some small Caribbean islands. Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Much To Smile About? Iranian President Hasan Rouhani prepares to address the 68th session of the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani talks to NBC — part of a charm offensive ahead of his visit to the U.N. General Assembly in New York next week. Rouzbeh Jadidoleslam/AP hide caption

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Anti-war protesters rally outside Downing Street in London on Wednesday. Britain's Parliament rejected the country's involvement in any military action against Syria. The U.K. government had been among those seeking a strong response to the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Syrian women light candles Aug. 21 in front of the U.N. headquarters in Beirut during a vigil against the alleged chemical weapons attack on the suburbs of Damascus, Syria. The U.S. and its allies are considering their next steps against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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