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Swedish activist Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine's person of the year for showing "what it might look like when a new generation leads." She's seen here at the COP25 Climate Conference in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday.
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Homes destroyed by Cyclone Idai litter the riverbanks of Buzi district, Mozambique. Weather forecasters there say they do not have all the resources they need to cope with more extreme weather affecting the country as a result of climate change.
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Suspected Islamic State militants languish in a prison cell in northeastern Syria in October. The Pentagon has reported about 10,000 ISIS fighters are being held in prison facilities in northeastern Syria. Some 2,000 are said to be foreign fighters, with the rest identified as Iraqi and Syrian nationals. Of the 2,000 foreign fighters, an estimated 800 are from European nations.
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Steam rises from the volcano on New Zealand's White Island on Tuesday, one day after an eruption there left at least six people dead, more than 30 injured and still others missing. Questions linger about why so many people were allowed so close to the active volcano.
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Police officers guard the doors of a teaching hospital in Ostrava, Czech Republic, after a gunman carried out a mass shooting in its waiting room Tuesday morning.
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for a meeting on Ukraine with German Chancellor at the Elysee Palace on Monday in Paris.
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A 4% hike in metro fares sparked major protests in Santiago, Chile, that raised many issues of inequality, including long waits at public hospitals and overcrowded schools.
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In this photo provided by the Myanmar State Counsellor Office, Aung San Suu Kyi, center, departs from Naypyitaw International Airport in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on Sunday.
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Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz, pictured during a Senate Judiciary hearing in June, has released his office's report on the Russia investigation.
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Smoke billows from White Island after a volcanic eruption on Monday. Officials say some people remain unaccounted for and it remains too dangerous for emergency services to access the island.
The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from major events for the next four years, including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.
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A fire that swept through a factory where laborers were sleeping on Sunday morning, killing at least 43 people. Relatives of the victims gathered outside a hospital mortuary in the city on Sunday.
Mike Pompeo attends his confirmation hearing to become CIA director on Jan. 12, 2017. Since becoming secretary of state in 2018, he has emerged as one of President Trump's most influential advisers.
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