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Tunisians in historic vote spurred by Arab Spring

Tunisians queue outside a polling station in La Marsa, Tunisia, Sunday Oct. 26, 2014. Tunisians expressed tentative hope for the future as they lined up early Sunday to choose their first five-year parliament since they overthrew their dictator in the 2011 revolution that kicked...
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Polls: pro-Western parties leading Ukraine vote

A woman casts her ballot during parliament elections at a polling station in Volnovakha, a village on the front line of fighting between Ukrainian government forces and rebels, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new...
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Egyptian court jails 23 activists for protesting

Egypt’s most prominent activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah receives a hug from a supporter outside a court that convicted 23 activists of staging an illegal demonstration and sentenced them each to three years in jail, in Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Among the 23 is Sanaa...
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Pro-Western parties seen leading Ukraine vote

A woman casts her ballot during parliament elections at a polling station in Volnovakha, a village on the front line of fighting between Ukrainian government forces and rebels, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Voters in Ukraine headed to the polls Sunday to elect a new...
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Israeli president visits Arab town, massacre site

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin meets with Arabs during the annual memorial ceremony for the 47 Arab-Israelis killed by Israeli border policemen on October 29, 1956 in the Arab-Israeli town of Kfar Kassem, central Israel, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Rivlin has visited the site...
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Brazil votes for next leader after bitter campaign

A voter, accompanied by a child, leaves a polling station after casting his vote in a runoff election, at the Rocinha favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Brazilian voters decide Sunday who will next lead the world’s fifth-largest country – the...
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After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

A sentry guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The sentries returned to their posts two days after Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist from Hamilton, Ont., was killed while guarding the tomb by a gunman, who then...
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Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

A police officer guards the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Canadians are mourning the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who was shot dead as he stood guard before the Tomb of the Unknown soldier on Wednesday. Flags were flown at...
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Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

In this photo provided by Egypt’s state news agency MENA, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, holds an emergency meeting of the National Defense Council with top officials after an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The...