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Policeman Karsten Hilse of Alternative for Germany (AfD), who the Bautzen seat for the German Bundestag, smiles in front of his election poster in Hoyerswerda, eastern Germany, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 the day after the German parliament election.
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Workers remove an election poster of the Christian Democrats with a photo of German chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 after Sunday's parliament elections. German Chancellor Angela Merkel was embarking Monday on a complicated quest to form a new government for Europe's biggest economy and find answers to the rise of a nationalist, anti-migrant party. (Wolfgang Kumm/dpa via AP)
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Mossos d'Esquadra police officers scuffle with protestors during a demonstration supporting Catalonia's independence referendum at the private postal service company Unipost in Terrassa, Spain.
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Prime Minister Abe announced Monday he will call a snap election for parliament's more powerful lower house for next month. Abe said at a news conference that he will dissolve the chamber on Thursday when it convenes after a three-month summer recess. The election is to be held Oct. 22.
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People walk by buidling that was destroyed in the community La Perla in Old San Juan during Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The island territory of more than 3 million U.S. citizens is reeling in the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria.
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A giant or capgross holding and independence flag, is carried in the middle of a crowd in Sant Jaume square in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Grassroots groups driving Catalonia's independence movement say they have started distributing one million ballots to be used in a referendum on secession that the Spanish government has vowed to stop.
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Prince Harry and his girlfriend Meghan Markle arrive at a wheelchair tennis event at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, left, speaks with Estonian Deputy Prime Minister for EU Affairs Matti Maasikas, right, during a meeting of EU General Affairs, Article 50, ministers in Brussels on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The European Union on Monday ramped up pressure on Britain ahead of a new round of Brexit talks, warning again that time is running out for Prime Minister Theresa May to clinch a deal.
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The Uber website is displayed on a phone in London, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. London's transport authority said Friday it won't renew Uber's license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security.
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Roger Stone talks to reporters outside a courtroom in New York. The House intelligence panel will interview two of President Donald Trump’s associates behind closed doors this week as congressional committees step up their investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Longtime Trump associate Roger Stone and former staffer Boris Epshteyn will talk to the House panel. Stone will be interviewed on Sept. 26.
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Iraqi Kurdish people check for their names outside a polling center during the referendum on independence from Iraq in Irbil, Iraq, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Iraq's Kurdish region vote in a referendum on whether to secede from Iraq.
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Great Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, left, and Czech Republic's Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek, right, hold a press conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the Justice Department in Washington. Violent crime in America rose for the second straight year 2016, driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but remained near historically low levels, according to FBI data released Monday, Sept. 25.
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Poland's President Andrzej Duda announces his proposals for reorganizing the Supreme Court and a top judicial body at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. Poland's most powerful politician, ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski says they vary on the proposals.
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A man waves the Kurdish flag in the streets of Irbil after polling stations closed on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The Kurds of Iraq were voting in a referendum on support for independence that has stirred fears of instability across the region, as the war against the Islamic State group winds down.