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Aung San Suu Kyi is surrounded by members of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party upon her arrival at the funeral of Win Tin, a senior leader of the NLD, at Ye-Way cemetery in Yangon, Myanmar. Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the NLD died on April 21, 2014. He was 85.

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Nov. 24, 2013 file photo: Ibrahim Mahlab, a former official in the deposed Hosni Mubarak government, was named as Egypt's new prime minister, a day after the military-backed cabinet resigned unexpectedly.

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School children at an awareness programme on the occasion on "National Voters Day" in Moradabad.

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School children at an awareness programme on the occasion on "National Voters Day" in Moradabad.

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Students join an awareness rally on the occasion of National Voters Day organized by Volunteers For A Better India and District Administration in Guwahati.

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Anti-government protesters march from their encampment outside the government house to the police headquarters during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Thai soldiers watch anti-government protesters march on the street past them during a rally in Bangkok, Thailand. Gunmen shot and wounded a top leader of a major pro-government movement in northern Thailand.

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Chief Justice Ahmed Faiz, right, administers the oath to Maldives' President-elect Yaamin Abdul Gayoom, left during the president's inauguration in Male, Maldives.

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Abdulla Yameen, half-brother of former autocratic ruler Maumoon Abdul Gayoom clinched an unexpected victory in the presidential run-off elections in Maldives by defeating former President Mohamed Nasheed, who had led in two recent aborted polls.

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Satirical artist Kaya Mar with his painting of G-20 leaders as he attends a protest organized by the Stop the War coalition against any U.S. military intervention in Syria, outside the U.S. embassy in London.

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People protest against U.S. military intervention in Syria, outside the U.S. embassy in London.

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Egyptians tour the inside of the charred Rabaah al-Adawiya mosque, where supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi had a camp at Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt.

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Flowers are draped on a barbed-wired roadside barrier outside Yangon city hall commemorating the victims of Aug. 8, 1988 pro-democracy uprising, in Yangon, Myanmar.

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A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi, left, kisses his friend with Morsi's mask during a demonstration before prayer meet in Nasr City in Cairo, Egypt. Thousands of supporters of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood group rallied in a Cairo city square, waving pictures of the ousted president and chanting anti-military slogans, deriding army chief who led Morsi’s removal as “traitor” with one ultraconservative Salafi cleric vows to stay in the streets for years until Morsi is reinstated.

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Supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi protest at the Republican Guard building in Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt.

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In this image released by the Egyptian Presidency, interim President Adly Mansour, right, meets with Hazem el-Beblawi, left, in Cairo, Egypt.

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Egyptian Air Force puts on a show as opponents of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi rally celebrate in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.

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Opponent of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi dance during a rally outside the Presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's new leadership wrangled over the naming of a prime minister, as both the Muslim Brotherhood and their opponents called for new mass rallies, renewing fears of another round of street violence over the military's ousting of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

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A military attack helicopter flies over a street near the presidential palace, in Cairo, Egypt as the top leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has vowed to restore ousted President Mohammed Morsi to office, saying Egyptians will not accept "military rule" for another day.

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In this photo released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei casts his ballot in the presidential election without publicly endorsing a candidate, in Tehran.

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A protester throws back to police a tear gas canister during clashes in Taksim square in Istanbul. Hundreds of police in riot gear forced through barricades in Istanbul's central Taksim Square pushing many of the protesters who had occupied the square for more than a week into a nearby park.

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People rush for cover as Nawaz Sharif leaves in a helicopter after addressing an election rally in Jhagra, near Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Pakistan's Election Commission staff unload ballots under tight security at an election office in Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during an election rally in Jhagra near Peshawar, Pakistan.

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Roads in Islamabad are decorated with poster of candidates taking part in next month's parliamentary elections in Islamabad, Pakistan.

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Election campaign posters and flags of Malaysia's ruling National Front and opposition Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party on display ahead of the upcoming general elections in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Polling officials in Bhutan check electronic voting machines at a polling center on the eve of polling to the upper house National Council in Samdrup Jonkhar, Bhutan.

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Venezuela's newly elected President Nicolas Maduro celebrates his victory after the official results of the presidential elections were announced, at the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela.

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Maldives former President Mohamed Nasheed being taken away by police after he was arrested at his home in Male, Maldives.

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Supporters of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh climb on flag poles during a rally marking the anniversary of his power handover in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Thousands of Egyptian protesters gather in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. Two years after Egypt's revolution began, the country's schism was on display as the mainly liberal and secular opposition held rallies saying the goals of the pro-democracy uprising have not been met and denouncing Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. With the anniversary, Egypt is definitively in the new phase of its upheaval.

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Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi receives a kiss from a supporter as she visits Kaw Hmu where she won a parliament seat during the April by-election in Yangon, Myanmar.

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Supporters of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi chant slogans as one holds up the Quran during a demonstration after the Friday prayer, in Cairo, Egypt.

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Opponents of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi hold pamphlets urging a "no vote" on a constitutional referendum as cars burn during clashes between supporters and opponents of President Mohammed Morsi in Alexandria, Egypt.

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Egyptian Army tanks, left, deploy as Egyptian protesters gather outside the presidential palace during a demonstration against President Mohammed Mursi in Cairo, Egypt.

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An Egyptian protester holds the Quran, a Crucifix and the Egyptian national flag during a demonstration in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt.

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Egyptian riot police stand guard as protesters chant anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans during a demonstration in front of the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt.

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An Egyptian army soldier stands guard next to a tank behind barbed wire securing the perimeter of the presidential palace while protesters, unseen on the other side, chant anti President Mohammed Mursi slogans, in Cairo.

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Egyptian security forces arrest a protester during clashes near Tahrir square, where an opposition rally has been called for to voice rejection of President Morsi's seizure of near absolute powers, in Cairo, Egypt.

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An Egyptian protester carries a tattered national flag during clashes with security forces in the vicinity of the Interior Ministry in Cairo, Egypt. Clashes between protesters and Egyptian security forces intensified after nightfall Monday, marking the anniversary of a bloody confrontation in Cairo, when 42 people were killed in a street battle months after the uprising that ousted the country's longtime president.

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Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney carries one of his grandsons as he steps off his campaign plane at Pease International Airport in Portsmouth, N.H. as they arrive from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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A U.S. citizen in India casts her absentee ballot for the upcoming U.S. presidential elections at the U.S. consulate in Mumbai with just three weeks to go until the US election.

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 photo, a Free Syrian Army fighter looks for cover after firing his weapon against Syrian Army positions in the Karmal Jabl district in Aleppo, Syria.

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A protester, wearing sunglasses with slogans, stands in front of picture of Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during a rally against the anti-cybercrime law in front of the Supreme Court in Manila, Philippines.

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama shake hands after the first presidential debate at the University of Denver in Denver.

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A Free Syrian Army soldier, stands on a damaged Syrian military tank, which was destroyed during fighting government forces, in the Syrian town of Azaz, on the outskirts of Aleppo. Syria's bloody 18-month conflict, which activists say has killed nearly 30,000 people, has so far eluded all attempts at international mediation.

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Labour Party PvdA leader Diederik Samsom casts his vote for parliamentary elections as his six-year-old son Fane, left, and eleven-year-old daughter Benthe, center rear, look on at a polling station in Leiden, central Netherlands.

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This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network, SNN shows children during an anti-Assad protest in Damascus, Syria. Despite weeks of intense bombardments by the Syrian military, the civil war shows no sign of ending soon.

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and vice presidential nominee Rep. Paul Ryan are joined on the stage by their families at the end of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and Republican vice presidential nominee, Rep. Paul Ryan (left) wave following Romney's speech during the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida.

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Republican vice presidential candidate, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. applauds at right as Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally in Manchester N.H.

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Syrians Bassem Kharfani (left) and Mahmoud Jikar sit at the door of Jikar's house, one of more than a dozen homes destroyed in a Syrian government bombing last week that killed more than 40 people, in Azaz, Syria.

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A protester holds a sign during a during a demonstration in front of the Russian consulate in support of Russian punk band Pussy Riot in New York. A Russian judge found three members of the provocative punk band guilty of hooliganism and sentences them to 2 years of jail. The judge blamed them for hooliganism driven by religious hatred and offending religious believers. The three were arrested in March after a guerrilla performance in Moscow's main cathedral calling for the Virgin Mary to protect Russia against Vladimir Putin, who was elected to a new term as Russia's president a few days later.

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Feminist punk group Pussy Riot members, from left, Maria Alekhina, Yekaterina Samutsevich, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova show the court's verdict as they sit in a glass cage at a court room in Moscow, Russia. A judge found three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot guilty of hooliganism in a case that has drawn widespread international condemnation as an emblem of Russia's intolerance of dissent.

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A member of the Ukrainian feminist group 'FEMEN' saws down a cross erected in honor of victims of political repression, as others help pull it to the ground, in protest against the Moscow trial of Russian punk group Pussy Riot, in Kiev, Ukraine.

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In this photo released by Middle East News Agency, former Armed Forces Chief of Staff Sami Anan, left, former Defense Minister Hussein Tantawi, center, and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi meet at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt's president has given awards to the nation's two top military commanders, two days after he ordered their retirement.

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Thousands of supporters raise a poster of Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Mursi as they celebrate the retirement of the defense minister and chief of staff ordered by Mursi in Tahrir Square, birthplace of the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak 18 months ago, in Cairo.

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This citizen journalism image provided by Ugarit News, taken on Monday, July 23, 2012, purports to show damage from heavy shelling of the al-Qadam district of Damascus, Syria.

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This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN, taken on Sunday, July 22, 2012, purports to show a fireball in Homs, Syria.

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Nepal Prime minister Baburam Bhattarai, left, arrives to participate in the budget presentation for the new fiscal year which begins Monday in Katmandu, Nepal.

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August 13, 2007. Three of the four editions -- Asia, South Pacific & Europe, Middle East and Africa have the same cover. Not the US cover, though.

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Protesters burn 'devil look' pictures of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and calling him to step down after tens of thousands people march at a down town street during the annual pro-democracy protest. . Along with full democracy for the semi-autonomous region of China, protesters were also pushing for a thorough investigation of labor activist Li Wangyang, which was initially labeled a suicide. The chinese words read " Protect Hong Kong Value, Say no to the regime of communist party "

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Chinese President Hu Jintao, right, administers the oath to Hong Kong's new Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, left, for a five-year term in office at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. Hong Kong's new Beijing-backed leader was sworn in amid a rising tide of public discontent over widening inequality and lack of full democracy in the semiautonomous southern Chinese financial center.

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Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents pack a street during a pro-democracy protest march. The march was an occasion for ordinary people to air their grievances over a range of issues. There is rising public discontent over widening inequality and lack of full democracy in the southern Chinese financial center.

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Egyptian President-elect Mohammed Morsi, right, shakes hands with Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, center, at Friday prayers at Al-Azhar mosque, in Cairo, Egypt.

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In this picture taken on Saturday, June 23, 2012, a Syrian man flashes the victory sign as he stands with his friend atop of a burned Syrian military tank which was destroyed during a clashes between Syrian forces and rebels, at Saraqeb town, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. Investigators say they have concluded that Syrian government troops could be behind the killing of more than 100 civilians in the village of Houla last month. The findings, which were presented to the U.N.'s top human rights body, could lay some of the groundwork for prosecuting alleged crimes against humanity or war crimes in Syria.

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In this photo released by Middle East News Agency, the Egyptian official news agency, Egyptian Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, left, kisses President-elect Mohammed Morsi in Cairo, Egypt. The military has pledged to turn power over to a civilian government once a new president is named. Islamist Mohammed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood was declared Egypt's first freely elected president in modern history.

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Egyptians read newspapers in Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi was declared the winner of Egypt's first free presidential election, and he proclaimed himself a leader "for all Egyptians," although he faces a struggle for power with the country's still-dominant military rulers.

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An Egyptian man holds a poster with former presidential candidate, Ahmed Shafiq, left, ousted President Hosni Mubarak, center, and the head of the military council, Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, , right, depicted as pharaohs inTahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood's Mohammed Morsi was declared the winner of Egypt's first free presidential election and he proclaimed himself a leader "for all Egyptians," although he faces a struggle for power with the country's still-dominant military rulers. Arabic reads "Pharaohs , go back to your tomb."

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Egyptian women lineup to vote outside a polling station during the second day of the presidential election runoff in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptians are choosing between a conservative Islamist and Hosni Mubarak's ex-prime minister in a second day of a presidential runoff that has been overshadowed by the domination of the country's military.

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In this combo image made from two photos, an elderly Egyptian man and a woman show their inked fingers after casting their votes at a polling station, in Giza, Egypt. There's less enthusiasm for this weekend's presidential runoff in Egypt, compared with previous elections following the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak. Many voters are unhappy that their only choices are Mubarak's former prime minister and an Islamist candidate.

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Egyptian women wait for the opening of their polling station on the first day of the presidential runoff in Cairo. Egyptians voted in the country's landmark presidential runoff choosing between Hosni Mubarak's ex-prime minister and an Islamist candidate from the Muslim Brotherhood after a race that has deeply polarized the nation. The two-day balloting will produce Egypt's first president since a popular uprising last year ousted Mubarak, who is now serving a life sentence.

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A poster of Yemen's former President Ali Abdullah Saleh lies on the ground as army soldiers and tribesmen loyal to the army gather on a tank in front of the local authority compound in the city of Zinjibar, Yemen after they retook the city from al-Qaeda militants.

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Tens of thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil at Hong Kong's Victoria Park to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Chinese military crackdown on the pro-democracy movement in Beijing.

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Activists of Nepali Congress affiliated Nepal Students union burn an effigy of Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai as they demand his resignation in Katmandu, Nepal. Nepal sank into political turmoil after lawmakers failed to agree on a new constitution, leaving the country with no legal government. The premier called new elections, but critics said he lacked the power to do so.

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In this citizen journalism image provided by Sham News Network SNN, an anti-Syrian regime protester, holds up a Cross and Crescent painted with colors of the Syrian revolution flag during a demonstration against Syrian President Bashar Assad, at the Damascus suburb of Yabroud, Syria. Syrian security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands rallying in Aleppo in what activists said was the largest protest yet in a city that has largely remained loyal to President Bashar Assad during the country's 15-month uprising. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS HANDOUT PHOTO

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Protesters in Nepal stop a man on a motorcycle during a general strike to pressure lawmakers drafting the Himalayan nation's new constitution not to divide the country into states based on ethnic population which could fuel racial conflicts later, in Katmandu, Nepal. Police says they have detained more than 50 protesters who were enforcing a general strike called to pressure lawmakers drafting the Himalayan nation's constitution.

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Socialist Party candidate for the presidential election Francois Hollande shows his ballot before voting for the second round in the presidential election in Tulle, central France.

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A protester waves a stick at Egyptian soldiers during clashes outside the Ministry of Defense in Cairo, Egypt. Egyptian armed forces and protesters clashed in Cairo on, with troops firing water cannons and tear gas at demonstrators who threw stones as they tried to march on the Defense Ministry, a flashpoint for a new cycle of violence only weeks ahead of presidential elections.

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Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi pauses for journalists outside a polling station on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar.

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A Myanmar-Muslim woman casts her vote at a polling station in Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar held a landmark election that was expected to send democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi into parliament for her first public office since launching her decades-long struggle against the military-dominated government.

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Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi walks out of a polling station on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. Myanmar held a landmark election that was expected to send Suu Kyi into parliament for her first public office since launching her decades-long struggle against the military-dominated government.

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Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi delivers her speech during an election campaign rally in Sagaing, central Myanmar. Suu Kyi consulted with a doctor at a large campaign rally Saturday after telling the crowd that she felt unwell and dizzy.

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People hold up a poster showing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a protest in front of the Syrian embassy in Cairo, Egypt. The poster reads: " That's why this neck was created long".

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Civilians flee from fighting after Syrian army tanks enter the northwestern city of Idlib, Syria. Syrian government forces renewed their assault on the rebellious city of Homs in what activists described as the heaviest shelling in days, as the U.N. human rights chief raised fears of civil war.

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In this photo taken on Feb. 11, 2012, supporters of former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed pray during a rally in Male, Maldives. A visiting U.S. official said that Maldives wasn't ready for early elections as a way out of its political crisis as the Indian Ocean nation's new president agreed to an independent investigation into his takeover of power.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, covered dead bodies are seen in front a damaged building at a security compound which was attacked by an explosion, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. Two explosions targeted security compounds in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, state media said, causing an unspecified number of casualties in a major city seen as key to President Bashar Assad's grip on power.

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Syrian rebels march in a show of strength during a demonstration in Idlib, Syria. Cities of Homs and Aleppo in Syria still saw the wrath of Bashar al Assad's rule.

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Policemen clash with the military on Feb 7, 2012

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Former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed greets supporters outside his residence in Male, Maldives. A Maldives court issued an arrest warrant for Nasheed, one day after his supporters rampaged in the capital and his claim of being ousted by a coup left unclear the stability of the fledgling Indian Ocean democracy.

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Mourners carry a body during a funeral for rebel fighters killed during fighting in Idlib, Syria. Syrian forces fired mortars and rockets that killed scores of people in the rebellious city of Homs, activists said, the latest strike in a week long assault as President Bashar Assad's regime tries to crush increasingly militarized pockets of dissent.

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In this Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012, photo flames rise from burning vehicles at a police station after it was set afire by supporters of former President Mohamed Nasheed, in Addu City, Maldives. Maldives police commissioner Abdullah Riyaz said 18 police stations on several islands, along with an undetermined number of court houses and police vehicles, were destroyed in the violence. A Maldives court issued an arrest warrant for Nasheed, one day after his supporters rampaged in the capital and his claim of being ousted by a coup left unclear the stability of the fledgling Indian Ocean democracy.

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A Lebanese anti-Syrian regime protester holds up a portrait of late Syrian President Hafez Assad the father of Bashar Assad, and a pair of shoes as other protesters take his picture with their mobile phones during a demonstration to show their solidarity with the Syrian people, in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon. Syrian forces hammered restive neighborhoods in the city of Homs for hours with mortars and artillery, sending terrified residents fleeing into basements and killing more than 200 people in what appeared to be the bloodiest episode of the nearly 11-month-old uprising, activists said.

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United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, foreground right, and United Kingdom Ambassador to the United Nations Mark Lyall Grant, foreground left, vote to support a Security Council resolution backing an Arab League call for Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down at the United Nations headquarters. The unusual weekend session comes as Syrian forces pummel the city of Homs with mortars and artillery in what activists are calling one of the bloodiest episodes of the uprising.

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A Kuwaiti woman casts her vote at a polling station in Salwa, Kuwait City. Officials said 400,296 Kuwaitis are registered to vote in the first parliamentary election since May 2009. The more than 280 candidates include 23 women, including re-election bids by four lawmakers who were the first women in the assembly.

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