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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban last month, when lawmakers granted him the power to rule indefinitely by decree. One aspect of the law, ostensibly passed to cope with the coronavirus, calls for prison terms for those convicted of spreading falsehoods or distorted facts during the emergency. Tamas Kovacs/AP hide caption

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A "hunger stone" exposed by the low level of water in the Elbe River is seen in Decin, Czech Republic, on Thursday. The low level of water caused by the recent drought has exposed the stones on the riverbed. Petr David Josek/AP hide caption

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