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A worker of the Security Services Archive searches files in the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes in Prague. When Czechs threw off communism in 1989, they adopted strict rules marginalising anyone with ties to the repressive old regime. But now they are asking whether it’s time to move on. The soul-searching has been stirred by Andrej Babis, a businessman-turned-politician poised to join a new coalition government despite allegations – which he denies – of past collaboration with the communist secret police.
People show their voter ID cards at a polling station in Seelampur, east Delhi, India. State assembly elections were held in the Indian capital, regarded as a test for general elections scheduled for 2014.
Fisherman Horst Schaber, 79 (right) and Philipp Boess (left) haul in their nets with whitefish at lake Chiemsee near Prien, southern Germany. Mr Schaber is one of the oldest fishermen on the lake
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Children wait to receive aid distributed by the Bulgarian Red Cross and the Medical University of Sofia at the recently opened Vrazhdebna refugee shelter in Sofia on Tuesday. More than 11,100 refugees, most of them Syrians, have entered Bulgaria illegally this year, crossing the porous 274 kilometre border with Turkey.
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French president François Hollande speaks during an awards ceremony at the Elysee presidential palace on Tuesday in Paris
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A Palestinian farmer tosses compost at his field near the northern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Jabalia, on Tuesday
Police stand guard outside the parliament in Kiev on Tuesday. Ukraine’s government survived a no-confidence motion, dashing hopes of thousands of demonstrators calling for its resignation after the government’s decision to turn its back on an integration agreement with the EU.
Former Bolshoi ballet dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is escorted by a policemen at Meshansky district court in Moscow, Russia. Dmitrichenko was found guilty of masterminding an acid attack on the world-renowned Moscow theatre’s artistic director Sergei Filin on 17 January 2012. The attack left Filin with severe burns and nearly blinded him.
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A Papuan student takes part on a rally in Surabaya, East Java, demanding the freedom of West Papua province. Papua declared independence from the Dutch in 1961, but neighbouring Indonesia took control of the region with force in 1963.
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Chinese premier Li Keqiang and David Cameron, UK prime minister, talk during a signing ceremony inside the Great Hall of the People. Beijing, China.