An Indian Mishing tribal woman looks back to ensure her vote has been cast as she prepares to leave the voting compartment during the first phase of general elections in Majuli, Assam, India, Thursday.
In mentioning voting in her Democratic response to the State of the Union, Stacey Abrams (pictured on election night in 2018) voiced what was already becoming increasingly clear: Elections will be a key part of Democratic messaging in the coming years.
It may feel like political divisions are deeper than ever before. But historian David Moss argues our democracy has been tested many times — and has proven resilient.
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Juan Pablo Guanipa is running for governor of the western Venezuelan state of Zulia, and as he campaigns in Maracaibo, the state capital, people complain of food shortages and hyperinflation.
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A Saudi man walks past a pump at a petrol station Monday in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. Saudi Arabia said it plans to reduce subsidies on power, water and fuel as part of new measures introduced in the face of low oil prices.
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Two mourners kiss outside the Bataclan concert hall, one of the sites of Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, now adorned with a banner reading "Freedom is an indestructible monument."
Federation of Students representatives Alex Chow Yong-kang (second left), Eason Chung Yiu-wa (second right) and Nathan Law Kwun-chung (right) talk to the media before trying to board a plane to Beijing on Saturday. They were told that Beijing authorities had revoked their travel documents.