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Pollution is a global problem. Above: Stockton Street in the Chinatown district of San Francisco on Sept. 9, a time when air quality was affected by wind and wildfires.
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An employee takes a pile of chairs inside a closing bar on the Place du Capitole in Toulouse, France on Saturday. Coronavirus cases in the country just topped a million, and there's a new government-imposed curfew. In large parts of the France you can't be out after 9 p.m.
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A woman walks past a wrecked van near the northwestern Syrian village of Barisha. Local residents and medical staff told NPR that noncombatant civilians who were in the van were injured and killed last year the night of the U.S. raid on the compound of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The military says the men were combatants but found no weapons.
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New videos from Kazakhstan's tourism board turn the fictional journalist Borat's catchphrase "Very nice!" into a slogan to promote the Central Asian country.
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (from left), U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar address a joint press conference on Tuesday at Hyderabad House in New Delhi.
A man holds up an Indian flag during a rally with President Trump and Prime Minister Modi in Houston in September 2019. Trump and Modi have spoken of their friendship, but most Indian Americans say U.S.-India ties are low on their political priorities.
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A family celebrates the approval of a new constitution in Santiago, Chile. After decades, the constitution from the country's years of dictatorship will finally be thrown out.
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Two priests are going on trial in the Vatican court — one accused of sexually abusing an altar boy and the other charged with aiding and abetting the alleged abuse, which allegedly took place at the St. Pius X youth seminary. The seminary's residents are known as the "pope's altar boys" and serve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica.
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A waiter cleans a table this month after closing in St. Germain-en-Laye, west of Paris, to comply with COVID-19 restrictions forcing restaurants in the French capital to close. France has imposed a nighttime curfew in Paris and other major cities to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
A man waves campaign flags in favor of a new constitution ahead of a referendum on the matter in Santiago, Chile, on Aug. 26. In a referendum on Sunday, Chileans will vote whether to scrap the constitution from the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet.
A burned helmet lying on the ground of the hospital in Martakert, a day after shelling during the ongoing fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh.
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President Trump speaks to the leaders of Sudan and Israel on Friday as he announces Sudan will normalize relations with Israel at the White House. The U.S. is taking Sudan off its terrorism sponsor list and helping with Sudan's massive debt.
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