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Conservative leadership candidate Boris Johnson gives the thumbs at the Wight Shipyard Company at Venture Quay during a visit to the Isle of Wight, England. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP, File)
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Vote Leave campaigner Boris Johnson arrives for a press conference at Vote Leave headquarters in London. (Mary Turner/Pool via AP, File)
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Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian speaks during a press conference at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. China says it will not "renounce the use of force" in efforts to reunify Taiwan with the mainland and vows to take all necessary military measures to defeat "separatists."
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China's Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian listens to a question from a journalist during a press conference at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, Wednesday, July 24, 2019. China says it will not "renounce the use of force" in efforts to reunify Taiwan with the mainland and vows to take all necessary military measures to defeat "separatists."
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Ministry of Defense, shows Russian A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft flying near the Korean-controlled island called Takeshima in Japanese Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Japan has protested to Russia for allegedly violating Japanese airspace and to South Korea for firing warning shots there. (Joint Staff, Ministry of Defense via AP)
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, center, applauds with his team as they look at the election results at his party's headquarters after a parliamentary election in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Zelenskiy's party took the largest share of votes in the country's snap parliamentary election, an exit poll showed Sunday.
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A burnt car is seen following a fire near Roda, in central Portugal on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Emergency services in Portugal have brought under control a huge wildfire which raged for four days and injured 39 people. Civil Protection Agency commander Luis Belo Costa says around 1,000 firefighters are watching out for smoldering hotspots amid temperatures close to 40 degrees Celsius and gusting winds.
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A speedboat of the Iran's Revolutionary Guard moves around a British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, which was seized on Friday by the Guard, in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas, Sunday, July 21, 2019. Iranian officials say the seizure of the British oil tanker was a justified response to Britain's role in impounding an Iranian supertanker two weeks earlier off the coast of Gibraltar, a British territory located on the southern tip of Spain. (Hasan Shirvani/Mizan News Agency via AP)
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Guatemalan men who were deported from the United States, change money after arriving at the Air Force Base in Guatemala City, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Nearly 200 Guatemalan migrants have been deported on Tuesday, the day the Trump administration planned to launch a drastic policy change designed to end asylum protections for most migrants who travel through another country to reach the United States.
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Newly elected leader of the Conservative party Boris Johnson arrives at Conservative party HQ in London, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Brexit-hard-liner Boris Johnson, one of Britain’s most famous and divisive politicians, won the race to lead the governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and will become the country’s next prime minister in a little over 24 hours. (Aaron Chown/PA via AP)
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People place candles and flowers into the sea in Mati near Athens, on Tuesday, July 23, 2919, in the memory of the victims of a fire at a beach. A year ago Tuesday, a wildfire gutted the nearby resort of Mati and other seaside areas, destroying more than a thousand homes and killed over 100 people.
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Bijan Kian, whose full name is Bijan Rafiekian, leaves the FBI Washington Field Office in Washington. A jury on Tuesday, July 23, 2019, has convicted Kian, a one-time business partner of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, on charges he illegally acted as a Turkish agent when he and Flynn undertook a project to discredit an exiled cleric wanted by Turkey’s government.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, meets with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, right, at the Residence of the Pakistani Ambassador in Washington, Tuesday, July 23, 2019.
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Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart, speaks at a news conference on behalf of 9/11 victims and families, Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Capitol in Washington. The House is expected to approve a bill Friday ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.