Algerian supporters celebrate in Paris during the AFCON final

Algerian supporters celebrate in Paris during the AFCON final

Algerian supporters celebrate during the AFCON 2019 final in the Parisian neighborhood of Barbès.
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Around 100 people were near New Zealand's White Island volcano when it erupted suddenly on Monday, leaving authorities scrambling to treat the injured and find those unaccounted for. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the volcanic island -- also k...
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Run Santa Run! Christmas race in Mexico

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People dressed in Santa outfits take part in an annual run in Mexico.
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Oh, what fun it is to ski with Santas

Oh, what fun it is to ski with Santas

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Miss Universe 2019 contestants gear up before pageant

Miss Universe 2019 contestants gear up before pageant

Miss Universe 2019 contestants get their hair and makeup done before the pageant kicks off in Atlanta, Georgia.
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In Colombia, musicians join anti-government protests

In Colombia, musicians join anti-government protests

Thousands of Colombian protesters including dozens of musicians marched, sang and banged pots and pans on Sunday in a bold new show of discontent with President Ivan Duque's administration.
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Hundreds of paddle boarders take part in Paris race

Hundreds of paddle boarders take part in Paris race

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Hong Kong protesters unveil banners on mountaintop at dawn

Hong Kong protesters unveil banners on mountaintop at dawn

A group of pro-democracy activists climbed to the peak of Hong Kong's second-tallest mountain before daybreak on Sunday, as huge crowds gather for a march which coincides with the six-month anniversary of the city's current protest movement. The g...
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Hundreds sleep out in New York to raise awareness on homelessness

Hundreds sleep out in New York to raise awareness on homelessness

Over a thousand people brave the cold and spend the night sleeping in New York's Times Square to raise awareness on homelessness as part of a worldwide event, with Madrid and London among other participating cities.
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Man eats $120,000 piece of art - a banana taped to a wall

Man eats $120,000 piece of art - a banana taped to a wall

A performance artist shakes up a crowd at the Art Basel fair in Miami Beach, when he grabbed a banana that had been duct-taped to a gallery wall, and ate it. The banana was, in fact, a work of art by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan titled "Comedi...
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Body of slain doctor arrives in Japan after Afghan shooting

Body of slain doctor arrives in Japan after Afghan shooting

The body of Tetsu Nakamura, a beloved Japanese doctor who was shot to death in Afghanistan after decades of his earnest support for the country, arrives back in Japan.
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Hong Kongers mark half year protest anniversary with huge rally

Hong Kongers mark half year protest anniversary with huge rally

Vast crowds of democracy protesters throng Hong Kong's streets in a display of support for the movement on its six-month anniversary. N°1MW3YXN°1MW4E2
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Hong Kong protesters create dazzling light show with phones

Hong Kong protesters create dazzling light show with phones

Thousands of Hong Kong protesters thronging the city's streets create a display of lights by holding aloft their mobile phones.
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Paddle boarders invade the Seine in Paris

Paddle boarders invade the Seine in Paris

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Tens of thousands hit streets of Hong Kong for huge rally

Tens of thousands hit streets of Hong Kong for huge rally

Vast crowds of democracy protesters thronged Hong Kong's streets on Sunday in a forceful display of support for the movement on its six-month anniversary, as organisers warned the city's pro-Beijing leaders they had a "last chance" to end the poli...
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FBI release photo of US naval base shooter

FBI release photo of US naval base shooter

The FBI has released a photo of the Saudi military student who carried out a deadly shooting spree at a US naval base. 21-year-old Mohammed Alshamrani was a second lieutenant in the Royal Saudi Air Force.
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Air of menace as Britain's election gets nasty

Air of menace as Britain's election gets nasty

Candidates hoping to be elected to parliament in Britain have faced all manner of threats and abuse in a particularly hostile campaign, with some worried for their safety when out canvassing.
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Argentina: outgoing president Macri attends his farewell rally

Argentina: outgoing president Macri attends his farewell rally

Outgoing Argentina's president Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada attend his farewell rally in Buenos Aires, where is greeted by hundreds of cheering supporters.
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Bangladesh tears down brick kilns to fight toxic smog

Bangladesh tears down brick kilns to fight toxic smog

Bangladesh authorities bulldoze illegal soot-belching brick kilns after Dhaka's air quality soared to among the world's worst last week, with the kilns -- which use coal and wood to make bricks from clay -- identified by authorities as a key pollu...
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Iraqis gather at the site of the overnight attack in Baghdad

Iraqis gather at the site of the overnight attack in Baghdad

Iraqis gather at Al-Khallani square where 17 people at least were killed and dozens more wounded overnight in the capital Baghdad, amid ongoing anti-government demonstrations. Late Friday, armed men in pick-up trucks attacked a large building wher...
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New EU chief in Ethiopia for first trip outside bloc

New EU chief in Ethiopia for first trip outside bloc

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen arrives in Ethiopia, her first trip outside Europe since assuming her post, for meetings expected to touch on migration and support for African security operations.
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'Laugh at what's hurting you': Lebanon cartoonists connect with wider audience

'Laugh at what's hurting you': Lebanon cartoonists connect with wider audience

Lebanese political cartoonists foment debate and connect with a wider audience as a surge of public anger fuels countrywide protests against corruption and the ruling elite.
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Terence Blanchard, the jazz trumpeter making opera history

Terence Blanchard, the jazz trumpeter making opera history

A top-tier jazz trumpeter and Spike Lee's go-to film score master for three decades, Terence Blanchard is now set to make history as the first black composer to stage a production at New York's esteemed Metropolitan Opera. AFP spoke to the musicia...
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US states consider 'red flag' laws to curb gun violence

US states consider 'red flag' laws to curb gun violence

More than a dozen states across the United States have adopted red flag laws that allow family members or law enforcement to seek a court order to temporarily seize guns from people who are deemed to pose an immediate danger to themselves or other...
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Chilean demonstrators hit the streets of the capital again

Chilean demonstrators hit the streets of the capital again

Thousands of Chileans take the streets again in Santiago to protest social and economic inequality and against an entrenched political elite that comes from a small number of the country's wealthiest families, among other issues. Some climate chan...
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