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A man holds a national flag as he waits to donate blood in support of Ethiopia's military in Addis Ababa on Thursday. Rallies occurred in multiple cities in support of the government's military offensive against the Tigray People's Liberation Front. Mulugeta Ayene/AP hide caption

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, seen addressing lawmakers Tuesday, won a Nobel Peace Prize less than two weeks ago — but he now appears embroiled in a standoff with the activist who helped bring down the regime before him. Mulugeta Ayene/AP hide caption

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Meaza Ashenafi is Ethiopia's first female Supreme Court chief, and one of several women appointed to senior government positions by its new reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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