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Enhanced security measures, among them razor wire atop a security fence surrounding the U.S. Capitol, are being implemented across the nation in preparation for next week's presidential inauguration. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the Palestinian Prisoner Society stage a demonstration outside the International Committee of the Red Cross building, demanding the World Health Organization put pressure on Israeli authorities to vaccinate Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, earlier this month in Gaza City. Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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A bus carrying members of the World Health Organization team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic leaves Wuhan's airport following their arrival at a cordoned-off section in the international arrivals area on Thursday. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Nervous TikTok

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Samantha Power, who served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations during the Obama administration, has been nominated by President-elect Joe Biden to run USAID. Power is seen here in 2014. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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A box for COVID-19 vaccine storage in Aishbagh, an area in Lucknow, India, on Tuesday. India, a country of 1.4 billion people, is preparing to launch what will likely be the world's largest immunization drive to combat the coronavirus. Dheeraj Dhawan/Hindustan Times via Getty Images hide caption

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India Prepares For Massive Vaccine Drive, But Some Fear It's Moving Too Quickly

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Dulles International Airport last month. The CDC will require all air passengers entering the U.S. to provide a negative COVID-19 test before boarding their flight. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has been in power since 1986. His police chief has warned that anyone causing trouble on election day "will regret being born." Museveni is facing a formidable electoral challenge from Bobi Wine, who has been arrested multiple times and said Tuesday that the military had killed his driver and that his home was raided. John Muchucha/AP hide caption

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Uganda's Ruler Museveni Defends Violent Crackdown In Bid For 6th Term

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A group of former displaced persons helps load the Freedom Bell aboard a Navy transport vessel in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Oct. 9, 1950. One of the children, Eva Zandler, 8, originally from Poland, presents a scroll — to be enshrined in the Freedom Bell's tower in Berlin — to Frederick Osborn, the New York City chairman of the Crusade for Freedom. Tom Fitzsimmons/AP hide caption

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A checkpoint is seen on a West Bank highway near Jerusalem which critics have branded an "apartheid highway." The highway features a large concrete wall segregating Israeli and Palestinian traffic. Mahmoud Illean/AP hide caption

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