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In Nieuwegein, Netherlands, on Friday, relatives and friends of victims gather in front of a "hedge of compassion" made of thousands of stuffed animals during a commemoration of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane crash in eastern Ukraine. Michael Kooren/EPA/Landov hide caption

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A Siberian Town Throws A Party For Pests — And Masochists

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Russia has strict rules on dispensing painkillers. Family members say some cancer patients killed themselves because they could not obtain the medicine and the pain was too great. Andy Baker/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Tough Painkiller Rules Push Some Russian Cancer Patients To Suicide

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Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr. testifies Thursday during his Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing to become the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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On Friday, a Russian Soyuz rocket will send an unmanned cargo ship with more than 3 tons of food, water and fuel for astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Russian Federal Space Agency hide caption

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Russian Rocket Poised For Crucial Supply Run To Space Station

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Mikheil Saakashvili (center) is the former president of Georgia, which waged a brief war with Russia in 2008. Last month, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (left) named Saakashvili the governor of Odessa, the port city in Ukraine, a country waging its own battle with Russia. The two are shown in Odessa on May 30. Mykola Lazarenko/Presidential Press Service Pool/AP hide caption

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A Thorn For Russia, Georgia's Ex-President Pops Up In Ukraine

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Serbian protesters hold a banner that reads: "Serbia-Russia, we don't need the European Commission" on March 21 in Belgrade. The marchers were from a Serbian nationalist organization opposed to the government, which has pursued closer ties with Western Europe. Darko Vojinovic/AP hide caption

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Russia And The West Play Tug Of War; Serbia Feels Caught In The Middle

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A soldier in the Russian army posed, rifle in hand, for a snapshot at a battlefield checkpoint. Simon Ostrovsky, at right, located the same spot in Vuhlehirsk, in Ukraine's Donetsk region. VICE News hide caption

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Snapshot Sleuthing Confirms Russian Military Presence In Ukraine

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Unmanned observation towers, funded by the European Union, have sprouted recently along Poland's border with Russia. This one is located outside the sleepy Polish border village of Parkoszewo. Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson/NPR hide caption

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With Tensions Rising, Poland Erects Observation Towers On Russian Border

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U.S. Bradley fighting vehicles take part in a joint exercise with Georgia at a military base near Tbilisi. Bradleys would be deployed to NATO member states in Eastern Europe and the Baltics if a Pentagon proposal is approved. Zurab Kurtsikidze/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Russian President Vladimir Putin met Wednesday with Italian officials and Pope Francis, as the U.S. sought to encourage the Vatican to join the West in condemning Moscow's actions in Ukraine. Luca Bruno/AP hide caption

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President Obama drinks a beer as he sits between men dressed in traditional Bavarian clothes during a visit to the village of Kruen, southern Germany, on Sunday, prior to the G-7 summit. Markus Schreiber/AP hide caption

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