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Patients queue to get vaccinated against COVID-19, in Aristotelous Square, in the center of the Greek city of Thessaloniki on November 26, 2021. Sakis Mitroldis /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Iraqi Taha Al-J. is led into the courtroom at Frankfurt's Higher Regional Court before the verdict is pronounced in Frankfurt, Germany, on Tuesday. Frank Rumpenhorst/AP hide caption

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Dutch health authorities say they've identified early cases of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus — including one from a sample taken the week before South Africa raised the alarm about the mutated variant. Other cases were found through tests at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Portugal may be the model to follow for how to live safely with the coronavirus

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The Tan Hill Inn, in northern England, on Saturday. Dozens of people, mostly strangers, were stranded here for the weekend by snow and dangerous conditions. The Tan Hill Inn hide caption

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Social Democratic Party leader Magdalena Andersson poses during a news conference after being appointed as Sweden's first female prime minister at the Swedish parliament in Stockholm on Wednesday. She resigned hours later but was reelected on Monday. Erik Simander/TT News Agency/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Students from the Youth Winter Olympic Sports School perform ice and snow gymnastics during an event marking the 100-day countdown to the 2022 Winter Olympic Games in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, China, on Tuesday. Chen Xiaodong/Costfoto/Barcroft Media/Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi Arabia and China are accused of using sports to cover up human rights abuse

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Travelers wearing protective face masks arrive to Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel on Sunday. Israel on Sunday approved barring entry to foreign nationals as part of its efforts to clamp down on a new coronavirus variant. Ariel Schalit/AP hide caption

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Huge waves crash the against the sea wall and Roker Lighthouse after gusts of almost 100 miles per hour battered some areas of the country during Storm Arwen, in Sunderland, England, on Saturday. Owen Humphreys/AP via AP hide caption

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Travelers walk near an electronic flight notice board displaying canceled flights at O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Saturday. Several countries have begun travel bans in response to the omicron variant. Phill Magakoe/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A panel of the mosaic discovered by a team of archaeologists in England. The researchers say it shows the body of Hector returning to his father, King Priam (right), in exchange for his weight in gold. University of Leicester Archaeological Services hide caption

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A new round of talks for Iran nuclear deal begins Monday

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What to expect during the Iran-U.S. nuclear deal negotiations

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