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Following a series of phony so-called elections, Russia claims it has annexed four Ukrainian provinces, despite international condemnation. Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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What happens if Putin decides to cut his losses in Ukraine?

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A man walks past OPEC headquarters in Vienna on Tuesday on the eve of the 45th meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee and the 33rd OPEC and non-OPEC Ministerial Meeting. The in-person meeting of OPEC members led by Saudi Arabia and allied members headed by Russia will be the first in the Austrian capital since the spring of 2020. Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Russia and Saudi Arabia agree to massive cuts to oil output. Here's why it matters

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In this photo provided by South Korea Defense Ministry, an Army missile is fired during a joint military drill between U.S. and South Korea at an undisclosed location in South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022. AP hide caption

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Great Britain's Derek Redmond limps to the finish line after tearing his hamstring at the 1992 Olympic Games, helped by his father Jim. S&G/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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Protest signs cover a gate at the Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, Indonesia on Tuesday. Police said the gates at the soccer stadium could only accommodate two people at a time when hundreds were trying to escape. Achmad Ibrahim/AP hide caption

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has proposed a peace plan for Ukraine that would involve holding repeat votes under the U.N. auspices in Russia-occupied regions. Patrick Pleul/Pool via AP, File hide caption

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A ceremony to dedicate a monument to journalist, educator, and civil rights leader, Ida B. Wells is held on June 30, 2021 in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi addresses the parliament in a vote of confidence session for his proposed labor minister in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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This is one of several leaks in the Nord Stream pipelines running between Russia and Germany. Methane from the leaks could have a powerful warming effect on the Earth's atmosphere. AP hide caption

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A man watches a television screen showing a news broadcast with file footage of a North Korean missile test, at a railway station in Seoul on October 4, 2022. JUNG YEON-JE/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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North Korea fires a ballistic missile over Japan

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Afghan Special Immigrant Visa applicants crowd into the Herat Kabul Internet cafe, seeking help applying for the SIV program on Aug. 8, 2021, in Kabul, Afghanistan. The Taliban took over Afghanistan a week later. More than 74,000 applicants remain in the backlog of the SIV program, designed to help those who served the U.S. overseas. Paula Bronstein/Getty Images hide caption

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A protestor cuts her hair during a demonstration against the Iranian government and in support of Iranian women in Istanbul on Sunday. Bulent Kilic/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Soldiers prepare to fire BM-21 Grad rocket launcher toward Russian positions in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region on Monday. Russia intends to annex Donetsk but Ukrainian forces retook Lyman, a strategic city in the region, on Saturday. Anatolii Stepanov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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British Prime Minister Liz Truss at the Conservative Party annual conference in Birmingham, England on Sunday. Truss and her Treasury chief have spent the last 10 days defending the cut in the face of market mayhem. Stefan Rousseau/AP hide caption

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The Karsto gas processing plant in the municipality of Tysvær, Norway — which said it will increase security around its oil installations after the Nord Stream pipeline leaks. Cornelius Poppe/NTB/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Nord Stream leaks are a wake-up call for countries with vulnerable pipelines

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Left: Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro pray as they listen to the partial results after general election polls closed in Brasília on Sunday. Right: Supporters of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva shout slogans at the end of the general election day at Largo da Prainha in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. Lula and Bolosonaro will compete in a runoff election on Oct. 30. Left: Ton Molina/AP; Right: Buda Mendes/Getty Images hide caption

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Left: Ton Molina/AP; Right: Buda Mendes/Getty Images