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Representatives of the Muslim community attend the ceremony of the reopening of the basilica of Saint-Augustin in Algeria's eastern city of Annaba, on October 19, 2013.

Algeria's ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika looks set to win a fourth term after Thursday's election.

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks at the end of a ceremony after signing agreements with her Peruvian counterpart Ollanta Humala at the government palace, in Lima on November 11, 2013.

Dilma Rousseff's government apologized to victims of military rule as anniversary of 1964 coup nears.

A supporter of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Narendra Modi puts on a mask showing the leader at an event before Modi filed his nomination papers on April 9, 2014 in Vadodra, India.

Halfway through the world's biggest election, the nationalist opposition looks set to win a narrow majority.

Supporters of opposition politician and leader of banned National Bolshevik Party Eduard Limonov are detained by police during an unsanctioned rally at Triumphalnaya Square on March 31, 2014 in Central Moscow, Russia. Limonov's party have supported Putin's policies in Ukraine and the annexation of Crimea, but are also demanding the annexation of Donetsk and other regions of Eastern Ukraine.

Pro-Russia gunmen in eastern Ukraine are refusing to leave their strongholds or disarm. 

Libyan security forces members stand as they control vehicles at a security checkpoint on November 8, 2013 in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi.

The abduction in Tripoli comes two days after Jordan's ambassador to Libya was seized. 

Demonstrators who disagree stand back-to-back during a rally outside of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby March 25, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Justices rejected limits on how much individuals can donate during a federal two-year election cycle.