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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (shown here in New York City in September), won the latest stage in her long-running privacy lawsuit against a newspaper publisher over its publication of parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father Thomas Markle after she married Prince Harry in 2018. Stefan Jeremiah/AP hide caption

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Graffitied wall off Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, February 11, 2011. Egyptians celebrated minutes after former President Mubarak resigned from his presidential duties in the early evening on February 11 in Cairo, Egypt. Kim Badawi Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai plays during the second round of the U.S.Open tennis championships in 2019. The Women's Tennis Association says they are canceling all tournaments in China after Peng Shuai was silenced after revealing her sexual assault. Michael Owens/AP hide caption

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Here's a computer-generated image of the omicron variant of the coronavirus — also known as B.1.1.529. Reported in South Africa on Nov. 24, this variant has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning. Uma Shankar Sharma/Getty Images hide caption

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The mystery of where omicron came from — and why it matters

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Volunteers stand after lighting candles in the shape of a red ribbon during an awareness event ahead of World AIDS Day in Kathmandu on Tuesday. Prakash Mathema/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks at the WHO headquarters in Geneva on Oct. 18. Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A man receives an AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in Abuja, Nigeria last month. Nigeria has detected its first case of the omicron coronavirus variant in a sample it collected in October, weeks before South Africa alerted the world about the variant last week, the country's national public health institute said Wednesday. Gbemiga Olamikan/AP hide caption

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Arriving South Korean tourists receive flower garlands at Phu Quoc international airport on November 20, 2021, as the island welcomes its first international tourists to arrive after a Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine passport scheme kicked off this month in Vietnam. NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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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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Barbados's Prime Minister Mia Mottley, left, asks the country's new president, Sandra Mason, seated at right, to make Barbadian singer Rihanna the country's 11th National Hero during a ceremony to declare Barbados a republic Tuesday. Randy Brooks/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the Australian Parliament are sworn in on the first day of Federal Government in Canberra in 2008. An Australian government-commissioned report released on Tuesday, Nov. 30, revealed the alarming extent of sexual harassment among those working for some of its highest legislative and elected offices. Mark Graham/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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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa in August. He called on Western nations on Sunday to scrap travel restrictions placed on southern Africa to stem the spread of the omicron variant. "The prohibition of travel is not informed by science nor will it be effective in preventing the spread of this variant," he said. Tobias Schwarz/Reuters hide caption

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