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Cars line up to head into the United States (left) and into Canada (right) adjacent to Boundary Bay at a border crossing at Blaine, Wash., in 2009. A British couple who say they accidentally crossed the U.S.-Canada border were arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents on Oct. 3. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif deliver a joint news conference following their meeting in Tehran, on Sunday, as the British embassy is reopened after being shuttered for nearly four years. Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Iranian protesters breached the gates of the British embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, tearing down the British flag and ransacking offices. Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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