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Syrian President Bashar Assad gestures while speaking to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during talks in Damascus in September. Assad and his wife, Asma, have been diagnosed with coronavirus infection, according to an official statement. Russian Foreign Ministry Press Service/AP hide caption

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A poster in Lausanne, Switzerland, reads "Stop extremism!" The Swiss passed a new ban on facial coverings in public in a narrow 51.2% majority vote Sunday. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The archbishop of Mosul, Najib Mikhael Moussa (left) waves as he stands next to Pope Francis at the start of a gathering to pray for the victims of war at the Hosh al-Bieaa Church Square, in Mosul, Iraq, once the de facto capital of ISIS on Sunday. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Pope Francis meets with Iraq's leading Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the city of Najaf, Iraq, on March 6, 2021. Vatican Media/AP hide caption

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Bystanders flash a three-fingered sign of resistance as the body of Kyal Sin leaves the Yunnan Chinese temple in Mandalay, Myanmar earlier this week. STR/AP hide caption

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Opinion: Death Of A Teenage Protester in Myanmar

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A woman walks past a closed flower shop in Berlin on Thursday. A research group noted more than 1,200 new words in German inspired by the pandemic. Tobias Schwarz/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pandemic Inspires More Than 1,200 New German Words

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Dilicia Mejia and her 16-year-old, Jorlene, from Honduras, showed up at a migrant shelter in Reynosa three weeks ago. They are part of the new surge of Central Americans hoping somehow they will be allowed into the U.S. under Biden's new immigration rules. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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Asylum-Seekers Are Entering The U.S. Again — But Many More Migrants Are Left Behind

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Colombian President Iván Duque unveiled a program last month that will allow undocumented Venezuelan migrants to legally live and work in Colombia for up to 10 years. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Four-year-old Lois Copley-Jones, the photographer's daughter, takes part in a livestreamed broadcast of "PE With Joe" on March 23, 2020, in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England. The popular fitness series ended Friday. Gareth Copley/Getty Images hide caption

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As Schools Reopen, Popular 'PE With Joe' Online Exercise Class Goes Bye-Bye

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Women mourn the victims of a massacre allegedly perpetrated by Eritrean soldiers in the village of Dengelat, north of Mekele, the capital of Tigray. Eduardo Soteras/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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