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Masked Fighters of Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad, participate in the mourning of Khaled Mansour, a prominent leader of Islamic Jihad, who was martyred in Israeli air strikes in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.Masked Fighters of Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of Islamic Jihad, participate in the mourning of Khaled Mansour, a prominent leader of Islamic Jihad, who was martyred in Israeli air strikes in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.

Fighters of Al-Quds Brigades, mourn Khaled Mansour, in Gaza, Palestine

Fighters of Al-Quds Brigades, mourn Khaled Mansour, in Gaza, Palestine - 8 Aug 2022

(EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content.) A Shia Muslim devotee covers himself with blood after dangerously wounding himself with Swords while showing his grief during the Muharram procession of Kolkata. Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar & Ashura is the tenth day of the month of Muharram on which the commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), during the battle of Karbala, is done. It is part of Mourning for Shia Muslims and a day of fasting for Sunni Muslims that is observed all over the World.(EDITORS NOTE: Image contains graphic content.) A Shia Muslim devotee covers himself with blood after dangerously wounding himself with Swords while showing his grief during the Muharram procession of Kolkata. Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar & Ashura is the tenth day of the month of Muharram on which the commemoration of the martyrdom of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), during the battle of Karbala, is done. It is part of Mourning for Shia Muslims and a day of fasting for Sunni Muslims that is observed all over the World.

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Muharram procession in Kolkata, India - 9 Aug 2022

An old lady is seen on the evacuation train to Dnipro. As fighting has intensified in eastern Ukraine, the evacuation of civilians is also accelerating. Ukrainian families are being relocated to relative safety in western parts of the country. According to the United Nations, at least 12 million people have fled their homes since Russia invaded Ukraine, while seven million people are displaced inside the country.An old lady is seen on the evacuation train to Dnipro. As fighting has intensified in eastern Ukraine, the evacuation of civilians is also accelerating. Ukrainian families are being relocated to relative safety in western parts of the country. According to the United Nations, at least 12 million people have fled their homes since Russia invaded Ukraine, while seven million people are displaced inside the country.

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Evacuation Train from Pokrovsk in Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine - 6 Aug 2022

An activist holds a lit candle and makes a three-finger salute during the anniversary of the '8888 Uprising' at Tha Phae Gate in Chiang Mai. On the 8th of August, Myanmar commemorated the 34th anniversary of the '8888 Uprising', also known as the People Power Uprising, which peaked on the 8th of August 1988. It was a series of nationwide demonstrations, marches and protests that began as a student movement in Yangon before spreading to the rest of the country. The demonstrations were held against the then-ruling Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP) regime, a one-party state headed by General Ne Win.An activist holds a lit candle and makes a three-finger salute during the anniversary of the '8888 Uprising' at Tha Phae Gate in Chiang Mai. On the 8th of August, Myanmar commemorated the 34th anniversary of the '8888 Uprising', also known as the People Power Uprising, which peaked on the 8th of August 1988. It was a series of nationwide demonstrations, marches and protests that began as a student movement in Yangon before spreading to the rest of the country. The demonstrations were held against the then-ruling Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP) regime, a one-party state headed by General Ne Win.

Myanmar 8888 uprising the 34th anniversary in Chiang Mai, Thailand -

Myanmar 8888 uprising the 34th anniversary in Chiang Mai, Thailand -

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People hold a banner saying "Belarus will be free" during the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.People hold a banner saying "Belarus will be free" during the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

People hold a banner saying "Belarus will be free" during the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

People wrapped with Belarusian and Ukrainian flags held a big white-red-white flag during the end of the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.People wrapped with Belarusian and Ukrainian flags held a big white-red-white flag during the end of the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

People wrapped with Belarusian and Ukrainian flags held a big white-red-white flag during the end of the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

A girl is having fun under the big white-red-white flag during the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.A girl is having fun under the big white-red-white flag during the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

A girl is having fun under the big white-red-white flag during the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

People held a big white-red-white flag while walking along the center of Warsaw during the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.People held a big white-red-white flag while walking along the center of Warsaw during the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

People held a big white-red-white flag while walking along the center of Warsaw during the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

People hold a big white-red-white flag at the end of the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.People hold a big white-red-white flag at the end of the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

People hold a big white-red-white flag at the end of the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

A young woman attaches a paper crane to an installation in front of the Belarusian youth hub at the beginning of the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.A young woman attaches a paper crane to an installation in front of the Belarusian youth hub at the beginning of the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

A young woman attaches a paper crane to an installation in front of the Belarusian youth hub at the beginning of the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

The Belarusian Free Choir (Volny Chor) performed during the beginning of the March of dignity is dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.The Belarusian Free Choir (Volny Chor) performed during the beginning of the March of dignity is dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

The Belarusian Free Choir (Volny Chor) performed during the beginning of the March of dignity is dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

People hold a big white-red-white flag above their heads during the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.People hold a big white-red-white flag above their heads during the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

People hold a big white-red-white flag above their heads during the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

People hold a big white-red-white flag above their heads during the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.People hold a big white-red-white flag above their heads during the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

People hold a big white-red-white flag above their heads during the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

A woman wearing a flower headdress stands in front of a big white-red-white flag at the beginning of the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.A woman wearing a flower headdress stands in front of a big white-red-white flag at the beginning of the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.

A woman wearing a flower headdress stands in front of a big white-red-white flag at the beginning of the March of dignity dedicated to the 2nd anniversary of the beginning of the protests in Belarus. Belarusian diaspora around the world organized the International day of solidarity with Belarus, dedicated to the anniversary of the presidential elections in Belarus on August 9, 2020. After falsifying the election results and police brutality, hundreds of thousands of people in Belarus went to the street to show their peaceful pro-democracy protest. Repressions dedicated to the pre-election period and post-election period continued till now. Some people were forced to leave Belarus because of security reasons.