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In this photo released by the Colombian presidential press office, one of the country's most wanted drug traffickers, Dairo Antonio Usuga, alias "Otoniel," leader of the violent Clan del Golfo cartel, is presented to the media at a military base in Necocli, Colombia, Saturday, Oct. 23. AP hide caption

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Xining's Dongguan Mosque has been a source of community for Chinese Muslims for seven centuries. Here, Hui Muslim men pray in the mosque in 1983. Dru Gladney/Pomona College hide caption

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China is removing domes from mosques as part of a push to make them more 'Chinese'

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Shawan Jabarin, director of the al-Haq human rights group, at the organization's offices in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Saturday. Israel on Friday declared six prominent Palestinian human rights groups to be terrorist organizations. Majdi Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Dame Sandra Mason is seen here after she was made a Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 2018 in London. Before her election as the first president of Barbados, she served as the governor general. She will serve both roles. WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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People protest for the release of kidnapped missionaries near the Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries headquarters in Titanyen, north of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Oct. 19, 2021. A group of 17 U.S. missionaries including children was kidnapped by a gang in Haiti on Oct. 16, according to a voice message sent to various religious missions by an organization with direct knowledge of the incident. Joseph Odelyn/AP hide caption

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This undated photo provided by ElephantVoices in October 2021 shows some of the tuskless elephants in the Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique. A hefty set of tusks is usually an advantage for elephants, allowing them to dig for water, strip bark for food and joust with other elephants. But during episodes of intense ivory poaching, those big incisors become a liability. ElephantVoices via AP hide caption

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Children joining the bicibús in the Eixample district of Barcelona, Spain, make their way to school on a recent Friday morning. The community is hoping to build a school-friendly bike lane for a safer commute for kids. Mireia Boix/Bicibús Eixample hide caption

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Cargo containers sit stacked on ships at the Port of Los Angeles, the nation's busiest container port, on October 15, 2021 in San Pedro, California. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Drone operators were hoping to find dogs that needed to be rescued from a lava zone on the island of La Palma, Spain. Instead, they found a spray-painted banner that said "The dogs are fine" and was signed "A Team." This still image is from a video sent by the anonymous rescuers. YouTube hide caption

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Floral tributes and pictures of British lawmaker David Amess lie outside the Houses of Parliament in London on wednesday. Amess was killed on Friday during a meeting with constituents in Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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