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A refugee transit center on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea, in a photo taken last year. Two class action lawsuits are seeking injunctions to transfer refugees held there to Australia and award damages to them. Aziz Abdul/AP hide caption

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Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, the new mayor of Freetown in Sierra Leone, speaks at the 2018 Concordia Annual Summit in New York City. "For decades, there had been no structure, no focused thinking of a strategy for the city," she says. "The way my brain works is with plans. I have to have a to-do list." Riccardo Savi/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters disrupted a U.S. side event on the future importance of fossil fuels at the COP24 conference in Katowice, Poland, on Monday. Separately, U.S. negotiators are helping to write a rule book that will help countries reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Frank Jordans/AP hide caption

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Dueling U.S. Agendas As U.N. Climate Change Summit Enters Crucial Final Week

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Pedestrians walk in front of a monitor showing an image of former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Monday in Tokyo, Japan. Ghosn, a veteran of the auto industry, was charged on Monday for financial misconduct after he was arrested in Tokyo last month on accusations he underreported his compensation to authorities. Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images hide caption

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The Union Jack flies above the Palace of Westminster, the seat of Parliament in London. U.K. lawmakers are expected to decide soon the fate of a draft Brexit deal negotiated between Prime Minister Theresa May and the European Union. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yellow vest protesters face off against police in Paris on Saturday. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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After More 'Yellow Vest' Protests, France's President Macron To Address Nation

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In this Sept. 1, 2015, file photo, a child waits in line at a migrant reception center in Brussels. Belgian migration minister Theo Francken said on Thursday he wants no part of a United Nations pact on safe and orderly migration, an international deal that has pushed Belgium's government to the brink of collapse. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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A U.N. Migration Pact Is Dividing Europe — And Has Become Fodder For Nationalists

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Eleanor Roosevelt holds up a copy of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in December 1948. Fotosearch/Getty Images hide caption

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Boundlessly Idealistic, Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Is Still Resisted

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A Long March 3B rocket lifts off from China's Sichuan province early on Dec. 8, carrying a rover destined to land on the far side of the moon. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A stampede at an Italian nightclub killed several people, and injured dozens. Italian officials say they are investigating what triggered the stampede. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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A man holds national flags of Eritrea (left) and Ethiopia as he waits for the arrival of Eritrea's president at the airport in Gondar, nothern Ethiopia, in November. Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

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Engraving from 1885 featuring Mary Queen of Scots who was the Queen of Scotland. She lived from 1542 until 1587. traveler1116/Getty Images hide caption

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