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Hong Kong's outspoken cardinal Joseph Zen, center, and other religious protesters hold placards with "Respects religious freedom" written on them during a demonstration outside the China Liaison Office in Hong Kong, Wednesday, July 11, 2012. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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Adam Farkes and Leo Azevedo of BNRG at a solar energy project in Augusta, Maine. A bigger project planned on the far side of the fence is on hold because of a federal trade investigation. Fred Bever/Maine Public hide caption

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Solar projects are on hold as U.S. investigates whether China is skirting trade rules

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In this image from video posted on the Bongbong Marcos Facebook page, presidential candidate and former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr. issues a statement to the media on Monday in Manila, Philippines. Bongbong Marcos Facebook page via AP hide caption

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Indian musician and composer Shivkumar Sharman playing a concert in Pune, India, in 2009. Sharma died Tuesday at age 84. Prasad Gori/Hindustan Times/Getty Images hide caption

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A Sri Lankan government supporter carries a national flag after attacking the anti-government demonstrators outside the president's office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Monday. Eranga Jayawardena/AP hide caption

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Kami Rita Sherpa climbed Mount Everest for the 26th time Saturday, setting a new world record for most times summitting the world's tallest peak. Lapka Sherpa /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A mass cremation of people who died from from COVID-19 in New Delhi, India on April 28, 2021. A new WHO report on "excess deaths" compares their calculations with official numbers and finds millions more people died that the government-provided global total, with India a key example. India disputes the WHO finding and stands by its lower numbers. Imtiyaz Khan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Afghan girls and women and girls protest in front of the Ministry of Education in Kabul on March 26, 2022, demanding that high schools be reopened for girls. Ahmad Sahel Arman /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Afghans who want teen girls back in school have new allies: Taliban-affiliated clerics

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People rest in the shade of a tree on a hot summer afternoon in Lucknow in the central Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday. Severe heat wave conditions are sweeping north and western parts of India. Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP hide caption

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Climate scientists say South Asia's heat wave (120F!) is a sign of what's to come

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A policeman wearing personal protective equipment walks on a street during a Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown in the Jing'an district in Shanghai on May 1, 2022. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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