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Protesters gather Tuesday in Paris. Thousands of people defied a police ban and converged on the main Paris courthouse for a demonstration to show solidarity with U.S. protesters and to denounce the death of a black man in French police custody. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, shown here earlier this month, declared a state of emergency on Wednesday in a region of Siberia after more than 20,000 tons of diesel fuel spilled from a power plant storage facility and fouled waterways. Alexei Nikolsky/AP hide caption

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People attending a vigil for the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre hold a banner reading "Hong Kong independence" at Victoria Park in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, on Thursday. Official applications for the rally were denied. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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On Tiananmen Anniversary, Hong Kong Criminalizes Mocking China's National Anthem

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Riot police clear away media gathered in Hong Kong last week ahead of debate on a bill that would criminalize abuse of the Chinese national anthem. China has accused the U.S. of "double standards" in its support for anti-China protests in Hong Kong and its criticism of Beijing's human rights record. Vincent Yu/AP hide caption

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In George Floyd Protests, China Sees A Powerful Propaganda Opportunity

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, shown here leaving Downing Street in London on Wednesday, published a column in The Times of London urging China to rethink its proposed national security law. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images hide caption

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Anders Tegnell, Sweden's chief epidemiologist, addresses a news conference Wednesday in Stockholm. "There are things we could have done better," Tegnell told a Swedish newspaper. Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Students wear masks May 17 outside a school in the Israeli city of Modiin. Israeli students in all grades went back to school last month. Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Black Lives Matter rallies have been held in Toronto and in cities across Canada in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. Arindam Shivaani/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba during last year's pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia. This year's hajj is in doubt — and Indonesia has canceled its participation because of COVID-19. Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Almost two weeks before the reopening, teacher Jane Cooper used a two-meter length of ruler and pipe to check seat spacing in her classroom at Lostock Hall Primary school in Poynton near Manchester, England. Jon Super/AP hide caption

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Thousands attend a 2019 candlelight vigil in Hong Kong for victims of the Chinese government's 1989 crackdown on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square. Organizers question why police are blocking the demonstration this year. Kin Cheung/AP hide caption

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The World Health Organization's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, here at a press conference earlier this year, gave his reaction Monday to President Trump's declaration about funding the agency. Tedros said he learned of Trump's decision from the president's briefing. Denis Balibouse/Reuters hide caption

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Hundreds demonstrated in Trafalgar Square in central London on Sunday, and many kneeled, to protest the recent killing of George Floyd by police officers in Minneapolis. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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