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A woman walks down the main road in the village of Luvungi in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In 2010, Hutu rebels and local militias raped more than 280 women and children as punishment for the villagers' alleged support of the Congolese Defense Forces.
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Venezuelan nationals from the city of Tucupita carry household goods that are scarce at home as they walk to board a private ferry back to their country, in the port of Cedros, southwestern Trinidad, June 8, 2016.
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People withdraw money from a bank machine in the Iranian capital Tehran's Grand Bazaar in November, months after President Trump announced in May he was withdrawing from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions on the country.
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Sale Tambaya, a cattle herder in central Nigeria, grazes his cows. After his home state criminalized open grazing in November 2017, he and his family fled with their livestock to a neighboring state where grazing is allowed. Two of his sons died on the journey.
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Ranil Wickremesinghe, seen behind the lectern, speaks to his supporters at the prime minister's official residence Sunday in Colombo. His reinstatement as prime minister concludes weeks of political chaos prompted by his firing.
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Angela Ponce, Miss Spain (center), is the first transgender contestant to compete for Miss Universe. She and other contestants are seen visiting the Government House in Bangkok last week.
The Goldman Sachs headquarters in Manhattan, as shown on Dec. 17. Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs and two of its former executives on Monday over their alleged role in the ransacking of a multibillion-dollar state investment fund.
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Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanakzai, a representative of the Taliban, attends international talks in Moscow last month. On Monday, the Islamist militant group announced that its representatives would be having conversations with the U.S. in the United Arab Emirates.
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (left) talks with King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud during the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Dec. 9.
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Abdullatif Al-Humaym, the head of Sunni Muslim endowments in all of Iraq, places the cornerstone for the rebuilding of the Great Mosque of Al-Nuri in Mosul. The historic mosque and its leaning minaret were destroyed in 2017 when Iraqi forces reclaimed the city from the Islamic State.
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The arrest of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou, followed by China's detention of two Canadians, escalated trade and security tensions that are now leading to travel jitters.
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Demonstrators protesting against recent legislative measures introduced by the government of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán stand outside parliament on Dec. 16, 2018 in Budapest, Hungary.
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