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Standing on the bench, new girl Ericka is portrayed by Nabiyah Be. Ericka is from Ohio and she's biracial. Her lighter skin puts her in the lead when a recruiter for the Miss Ghana pageant comes calling. Joan Marcus hide caption

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A U.S. Army team transfers the remains of Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright, 29, of Lyons, Ga., at Dover Air Force Base, Del., on Oct. 5. Wright was one of four U.S. troops killed in an ambush in Niger. U.S. forces work with many African militaries. While the Americans are advising and assisting in most cases, they also travel into the field, where they can face combat. Staff Sgt. Aaron J. Jenne/U.S. Air Force via AP hide caption

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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga addresses the media Wednesday at the offices of his National Super Alliance, or NASA, coalition in Nairobi. Odinga said he would take his allegations of electoral fraud to the country's Supreme Court — after previously refusing to do so — and vowed to protest peacefully. Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Grace Mugabe — Zimbabwe's first lady, speaking at a rally earlier this summer — had been scheduled to appear in court in South Africa. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga arrives in Nairobi's Mathare district to speak with supporters Sunday. According to official results, Odinga was defeated by President Uhuru Kenyatta — but Odinga has decried those results as a "fraud." Carl de Souza/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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