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Protesters shout slogans during a protest against China's strict coronavirus measures on Monday in Beijing, China. Protesters took to the streets in multiple Chinese cities after a deadly apartment fire in Xinjiang province sparked a national outcry as many blamed COVID-19 restrictions for the deaths. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman at a protest in Qatar holds up a sign bearing the name of Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Iranian woman whose death in police custody sparked a nationwide protest movement. Francisco Seco/AP hide caption

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Blank white papers and flowers are laid down during a commemoration for victims of a recent Urumqi deadly fire in Central, a business district in Hong Kong, on Monday. Zen Soo/AP hide caption

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In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with a group of Basij paramilitary force in Tehran, Iran, Nov. 26, 2022. AP hide caption

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Two anti-riot police officers wave the Iranian flags during a street celebration after Iran defeated Wales in Qatar's World Cup, at Sadeghieh Sq. in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Nov. 25, 2022. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Pakistan's former prime minister and opposition leader, Imran Khan, addresses to his supporters during a rally, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Saturday. Khan said Saturday his party was quitting the country's regional and national assemblies. Anjum Naveed/AP hide caption

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In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with a group of Basij paramilitary force in Tehran, Iran, on Saturday. Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP hide caption

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Protesters march in Beijing at a rally for the victims of a deadly fire as well as a protest against China's harsh COVID-19 restrictions early Monday. Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How a deadly fire in Xinjiang prompted protests unseen in China in three decades

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In this Sept. 26, 2018 file photo, visitors walk past a display from Chinese technology firm ZTE at the PT Expo in Beijing. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption

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A resident carries her groceries at a supermarket in Beijing, on Friday. Residents of China's capital were emptying supermarket shelves and overwhelming delivery apps as the city government ordered accelerated construction of COVID-19 quarantine centers and field hospitals. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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Lt. Gen. Syed Asim Munir, seen here on Nov. 1, has been appointed to replace Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa as head of Pakistan's army when Bajwa completes his term on Nov. 29. Munir, Pakistan's former spy chief, begins his new role amid bitter feuding between Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and former premier Imran Khan. Khan has accused Bajwa of playing a role in his ouster, a charge Bajwa has denied. W.K. Yousufzai/AP hide caption

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Residents line up for COVID tests in Beijing, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022. China is expanding lockdowns, including in a central city where factory workers clashed this week with police, as its number of COVID-19 cases hit a daily record. Ng Han Guan/AP hide caption

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Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim shows his inked finger to the media after voting at a polling station in Seberang Perai, Penang state, Malaysia on Nov. 19, 2022. Vincent Thian/AP hide caption

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Workers wear protective gear in a Beijing neighborhood placed under lockdown in November. China had raised hopes by slightly relaxing its zero-COVID policy, but cities have been contending with a surge in cases. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Enjot, 45, who lost his house and some of his relatives, walks on Tuesday past the rubble of a building collapsed in Monday's earthquake in Cianjur, West Java, Indonesia. Tatan Syuflana/AP hide caption

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A worker walks past lines of solar panels at the Roha Dyechem solar project in the western northwest Indian state of Rajasthan. Money Sharma/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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'Sunny Makes Money': India installs a record volume of solar power in 2022

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