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  • Tony Abbott in Canberra, Australia on September 16, 2013. Getty Images

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  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 1, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Hindustan Times/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

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    Published Date : Jul 06, 2015, 4:02 PM EDT
  • A protester wearing a protest sign around his head marches during a pro-democracy rally in Hong Kong, China, on Sunday, June 14, 2015.

    Hong Kong is gearing up for a vote this week on a contentious electoral reform package backed by Beijing.

    LAST UPDATE : Jun 15, 2015, 2:17 AM EDT