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    1. PhotoA memorial for Park Won-soon, the former mayor of Seoul, who died last year and was accused by a secretary of being a sexual predator. An independent investigation found that the victim’s allegations were credible.
      CreditLee Jin-Man/Associated Press

      South Korean Mayor Sexually Harassed Secretary, Report Finds

      The former mayor of Seoul, who died in July, was accused of making unwanted physical advances. An independent investigation has found that the victim’s allegations were credible.

      By Tiffany May and

  1. PhotoTelegram has gained millions of users in recent weeks.
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    Telegram, Pro-Democracy Tool, Struggles Over New Fans From Far Right

    The app has helped fuel democracy movements in Iran and Belarus but now faces scrutiny as extremists and conspiracy theorists flock to it amid crackdowns by Facebook and Twitter on disinformation.

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  2. PhotoNarendra Modi, India’s prime minister, during his visit in July with soldiers in Ladakh, the region where Chinese and Indian troops had clashed just two weeks before.
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    New India-China Border Clash Shows Simmering Tensions

    Indian officials played down the events, which come as Beijing continues to encroach on disputed Himalayan areas.

    By Jeffrey Gettleman, Emily Schmall and

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    Noche de karaoke en Wuhan

    La ciudad donde todo empezó a un año del coronavirus, razones éticas para recibir la vacuna, la pesca de la langosta en Nicaragua y más para empezar el día.

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  1. PhotoThere are no tourists in the Louvre but the halls are abuzz with restoration and maintenance work. 
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    Mona Lisa Is Alone, but Still Smiling

    With the Louvre closed because of the pandemic, museum officials are pushing ahead on a grand restoration and cleanup.

    By Liz Alderman and

  2. PhotoRamiro, a 38-year-old diver. returning to the surface with his catch: sea cucumbers, star fish and lobsters. “There are no other income opportunities here at the coast,” he said.
    CreditLena Mucha for The New York Times

    For Nicaragua’s Lobstermen, Deadly Dives Are All Too Common

    Catching spiny lobsters is a stunningly dangerous pursuit for the mostly Indigenous fishermen along the country’s Caribbean coast, requiring deep plunges with subpar gear.

    By Kirk Semple and

  3. PhotoHundreds of Thousands protested in Tahrir Square in 2011. Buildings visible in the background include the Arab League headquarters, top left, and the Egyptian Museum, right center.
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    A Decade On, Silence Fills Egypt’s Field of Broken Dreams

    In 2011, Tahrir Square was at the vanguard of popular uprisings known as the Arab Spring. But hopes for a democratic Egypt were crushed and the historic square given a sterile new look.

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  4. PhotoA team of researchers catching bats as they fly out of the Khao Chong Phran cave at dusk.
    CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times

    Thai Caves Attract Millions of Bats — and Now Scientists Too

    A cave complex at a temple in Thailand has long drawn tourists, pilgrims and guano collectors. Now, scientists have arrived, looking for any potential links to the coronavirus.

    By Hannah Beech and