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U.S. star Caeleb Dressel reacts after winning the gold medal and breaking the Olympic record in the men's 50 meter freestyle final at the Tokyo Olympics. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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Australian gold medalist Kaylee McKeown (left) poses with bronze medalist and teammate Emily Seebohm, who she invited to the top podium after the women's 200-meter backstroke swimming final at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. Oli Scarff /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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People in Tokyo wear masks on May 7. Daily coronavirus infections in Japan's capital have topped 4,000 — nearly four times as many as a week ago. Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images hide caption

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Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts during the bronze medal match that he lost to Spain's Pablo Carreño Busta at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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A self-portrait of Darya Apakhonchich, with the writing on her face and a figure of a woman saying: "Not only a body but a person, person, person, person, person." She made the photo in support of Russian artist and LGBTQ activist Yulia Tsvetkova, who faces criminal charges for spreading pornography through her art. Darya Apakhonchich hide caption

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Russia's 'Foreign Agent' Law Targets Journalists, Activists, Even Ordinary Citizens

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Elaine Thompson-Herah of Team Jamaica crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the women's 100-meter final at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Saturday. Michael Steele/Getty Images hide caption

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Uyghurs Are Facing Abuse In Camps In China. The U.S. Congress Is Trying To Address It

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Taylor Crabb, shown here during a 2019 beach volleyball match, tested positive upon arrival to Tokyo and was not able to compete at the Olympic Games. Matteo Ciambelli/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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At The 'Quarantine Hotel,' Olympians Deal With Isolation And Shattered Dreams

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Australia's Zero Tolerance Policy For COVID-19 Cracks With New Wave Of Cases

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These Athletes Made It All The Way To The Olympics Only To End Up In Isolation

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Few tourists venture as far as Trieste, a city tucked in Italy's northeast corner on the Adriatic Sea. Arianna Pagani for NPR hide caption

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A Once-Forgotten Port Of Italy Is Alive With A Diverse Cultural And Literary Legacy

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People wearing face masks cross Shibuya crossing on July 30, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo has seen day-on-day record increases in COVID-19 infection rates over the last three days causing concern amongst officials in Tokyo. Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images hide caption

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