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People hold posters reading 'Who ordered the murder?' during a rally in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Thousands of Russians have taken to the streets of Moscow and St. Petersburg to mark two years since Nemtsov was gunned down outside the Kremlin.
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Security officers patrol the area near to the site where gunmen abducted German archaeologists professor Peter Breunig and his associate Johannes Behringer in Janjala Village, Nigeria. Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Kidnappers are demanding a ransom of 60 million naira (about Dlrs 200,000 US) for the two captives abducted this week from Janjala village in northern Nigeria, the excavation site where the German archaeologists was working. Two villagers were shot and killed in the kidnapping, police confirmed Friday.
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Members of the European Parliament attend a plenary session at the European Parliament in Brussels. In a world of rising populism and fake news, the European Parliament is taking unusual steps to sweep clean hate speech in its own house.
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Pope Francis and reverend Robert Innes, left, the Anglican Bishop in Europe, pray in front of an icon of Christ the Saviour by English artist Ian Knowles during his historic visit to the Anglican Church of All Saints in Rome, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017.
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Provided by Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, Egyptian military approach a plane's tail at the wreckage of a passenger jet bound for St. Petersburg in Russia that crashed in Hassana, Egypt. Egyptian officials said Sunday, Feb. 25, 2017, that they are drawing closer to meeting all demands set by Russia on airport security to restore flights to Egypt. Moscow suspended air links to Egypt after Islamic militants downed a Russian airliner over Sinai in 2015, killing all 224 people on board and decimating the country's vital tourism industry. (Maxim Grigoriev/Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations via AP, File)
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Russian opposition activist Ildar Dadin, left, leaves a prison in Rubtsovsk, 3,400 kilometers (2,125 miles) east of Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Russia released Sunday the convicted opposition activist who has said he was tortured in prison. Dadin was freed from his jail in the remote Altai region in southern Siberia after Russia’s Supreme Court annulled his 2½-year sentence because of procedural violations last week.
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A couple watches the Torch Parade on the Greek island of Naxos. Almost 2,000 people took part in the procession of young men and women with faces painted to resemble black-and-white masks wear white sheets and hold torches on long poles.
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A car stands in front of a store, guarded by police in Heidelberg, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. A man apparently drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the city of Heidelberg, injuring three people, then fled and was shot after being tracked down by officers, police said. (R. Priebe/PR-Video/dpa via AP)
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Chief executive officer of consumer devices division for Huawei Technologies Co. Richard Yu presents the new phone Huawei P10 Plus before the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. The Mobile World Congress will be held 27 Feb. to 2 March.
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A truck loaded with goods arrives for Christian families who fled el-Arish at the Evangelical Church in Ismailia, 120 kilometers (75 miles) east of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Egyptian Christians fearing attacks by Islamic State militants are fleeing the volatile northern part of the Sinai Peninsula for a fourth day, after a string of sectarian killings there sent hundreds fleeing and raised accusations the government is failing to protect the minority.
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Kyrgyzstan's former President Roza Otunbayeva attends a rally in support of Omurbek Tekebayev, who was arrested early Sunday morning after arriving at the Central Asian country's main airport, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. Hundreds of people protested Sunday in Kyrgyzstan after authorities detained a prominent opposition leader on fraud and corruption charges that his supporters say are politically motivated.
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Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York. Swedes are finding themselves puzzled by representations of their country in the U.S. after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials. The Swedish Defense Ministry and Foreign Office told a Swedish newspaper they knew nothing of him. Fox News commentator O'Reilly convened an on-air faceoff Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, over Swedish immigration and crime between a Swedish newspaper reporter and a man identified on screen and verbally as a "Swedish defense and national security advisor," Nils Bildt.
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Iraqi security forces advance during fighting against Islamic State militants in the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Saturday, Feb. 25. 2017.
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In this undated and unknown location photo, the new leader of Taliban fighters, Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada poses for a portrait. Springtime in Afghanistan usually brings a spike in violence as the Taliban takes advantage of the thaw to launch a wave of fresh attacks. But the Taliban’s leader has just issued a statement calling on Afghans to plant more trees. (Afghan Islamic Press via AP)