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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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