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Buses with U.S. diplomats and their families who have been expelled from Russia leave the U.S. Embassy compound in Moscow on April 5. They were the first of a group of 60 U.S. diplomats who have been expelled from Russia, after the United States kicked out the same number of Russian diplomats. Vasily Maximov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Diplomatic Corps In Moscow Shrinks Just When U.S.-Russia Tensions Are At A High

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A statue of a girl symbolizing Korean "comfort women" is unveiled last week during a ceremony in front of the Japanese Consulate in Busan, South Korea. The Asahi Shimbun/Getty Images hide caption

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Metropolitan Police Officers outside the main door of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is inside. Will Oliver/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Cut Diplomatic Ties? Hide Him In A Crate? How Might Assange Standoff End?

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