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At least 5,000 Russians marched on a frosty Sunday afternoon in Moscow to protest plans to lay off thousands of doctors and close hospitals against the backdrop of a flagging economy. Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP hide caption

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Protesters In Moscow Demand Explanation For Health Care Cuts

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Outgoing Uruguay President Jose Mujica's face illustrates a T-shirt supporting his new law legalizing marijuana. Uruguay's citizens are voting for Mujica's replacement on Sunday, and the expected winner is a candidate from his party. Matilde Campodonico/AP hide caption

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Uruguay Tries To Tame A 'Monster' Called Cannabis

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In Liberia, Ebola Shifts From Cities To Villages

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Shetland Oil Money Can't Unravel Islanders' Knitting Lifestyle

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Syrian Refugees Find Little Comfort In Greece

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In Dubai, Shoppers Hit The Malls For 'White Friday'

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Workers Brave Militant Attacks To Vaccinate For Polio

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An Iranian national shops at a popular market in the holy Iraqi Shiite city of Najaf. Recently, the city — where millions of international pilgrims visit every year — has been spared the worst of Iraq's violence. Haidar Hamdani /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Shopping, Holy Sites, Najaf Offers Respite From Iraq's Violence

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Egyptian Court Drops Charges Left Against Hosni Mubarak

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