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Supporters celebrate the district court's ruling on Japan's same-sex marriage ban with a flag reading "unconstitutional decision" in Sapporo, Hokkaido prefecture, on Wednesday.
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The Montsec Astronomical Park opened in 2009. The area, in Lleida, a province of Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, has been used by amateur astronomers taking advantage of its dark skies.
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This Jan. 4 photo shows Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers assembling during military training at Pamir Mountains in Kashgar, northwestern China's Xinjiang region.
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U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, seen here on March 2 at a FEMA community vaccination center in Philadelphia, announced Saturday the agency will assist with the influx of migrant children at the U.S. southern border.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, left, elbow bumps with Japan's Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, center, as Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Japanese Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi watch after a joint news conference in Tokyo Tuesday.
An illustration of a message seen on Facebook mobile last month, when Facebook banned publishers and users in Australia from posting and sharing news content in a dispute over a new law requiring tech platforms to pay for it.
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A man reads the news about the U.S. elections on Nov. 9 in Tehran. Many Iranians are hopeful that President Biden will lifts sanctions imposed on Iran by his predecessor.
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Several European nations have suspended the administration of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine following reports of blood clotting in some patients.
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Protestors marched from Scotland Yard to Parliament Square in London on Sunday, the day after police forcibly arrested several participants of a vigil honoring Sarah Everard. The 33-year-old London resident's alleged kidnapping and murder have prompted a national reckoning over street harassment and violence against women.
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Rohingya refugees at a work training center in Indonesia's Aceh province. Dr. Paul Spiegel of Johns Hopkins University's Center for Humanitarian Health is looking at the data that have been collected on refugees and other vulnerable populations. It's far from complete, he says, but he has been surprised by the impact of COVID-19 among Rohingya.
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Thousands of people with placards and banners rally in Sydney on Monday, demanding justice for women. The rally was one of several across Australia including in Canberra, Melbourne, Brisbane and Hobart.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has been responsible for policing the Iran deal. It has sealed some equipment, preventing its use, and installed cameras and other electronic monitoring.
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