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President Obama and superintendent of the Military Academy, Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., take the Pledge of Allegiance at the West Point graduation ceremony on Wednesday. In an interview with NPR, President Obama said U.S. foreign policy should focus more on diplomatic efforts than on large-scale military operations. Peter Foley/EPA/Landov hide caption

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More Diplomacy, Fewer Military Missions: 5 Obama Statements Explained

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Thai soldiers move in on a pro-government demonstration on the outskirts of Bangkok on Thursday. Thailand's army chief Gen. Prayuth Chan-Ocha has announced a military takeover of the government, saying the coup was necessary to restore stability after six months of political turmoil. Wason Wanichakorn/AP hide caption

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Narendra Modi, shown here at an April 5 campaign rally, was ostracized by the United States for more than a decade. As it became increasingly clear in recent months that he was likely to become India's next leader, the U.S. and European countries began reaching out to him. Sam Panthaky /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Swedish filmmaker Malik Bendjelloul spent four years and all his money making the documentary Searching for Sugar Man, about an American singer who was famous in South Africa for decades but didn't know it. The film won an Oscar last year. Bendjelloul, 36, was found dead in Sweden on Tuesday. Anders Wiklund/AP hide caption

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The Rev. Desmond Tutu, shown during a press conference last month in Cape Town, has been sharply critical of South Africa's political leadership as the country marks 20 years since the end of apartheid. He said he wouldn't vote for the ruling African National Congress in Wednesday's election. Jennifer Bruce/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nigerian women in Lagos on Monday demand that the government do more to rescue the teenage girls who were kidnapped three weeks ago by a radical Islamist group in the northeastern part of the country. The government says it does not know where the girls are being held or what condition they are in. Sunday Alamba/AP hide caption

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Palestinians march Wednesday in Gaza City in support of an attempt to reconcile the two main factions. Those factions, Hamas and the Palestine Liberation Organization, have been bitterly divided since 2007. They hope to form a unity government within five weeks. Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, shown here in 2005, was killed Friday in Khost, Afghanistan. AP reporter Kathy Gannon was injured. Both have covered Afghanistan for many years. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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Men install a Russian flag and a Crimean flag Monday on the roof of the city hall building in the Crimean city of Bakhchysarai. Crimeans voted overwhelmingly on Sunday to join with Russia. Ukraine's government rejects the move as illegitimate. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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A Russian flag blows outside the entrance of Crimea's parliament building in Simferopol on Thursday. Crimeans vote Sunday on whether they want to join Russia, though the international community says it will not recognize the ballot. Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Bill Clinton (from left), Russian President Boris Yeltsin and Ukrainian President Leonid Kravchuk, clasp hands after signing documents whereby the U.S. and Russia agreed to stop aiming long range nuclear missiles at each other, and the Ukraine agreed to dismantle all of its 1,800 nuclear warheads. The event took place on Jan. 14, 1994, at the Kremlin in Moscow. Diana Walker/Time hide caption

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A Ukrainian protester stands at a memorial for the people killed in clashes at Kiev's Independence Square, on March 1. The focus of Ukraine's crisis is now in Crimea, where Russian forces are effectively in control. Emilio Morenatti/AP hide caption

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