Members of the Special Forces of the Mexican Army take the subway toward celebrations for the 214th anniversary of Mexico's independence in Mexico City, on Sept. 16.      Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images

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Members of the Special Forces of the Mexican Army take the subway toward celebrations for the 214th anniversary of Mexico's independence in Mexico City, on Sept. 16.      Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images

Members of the Special Forces of the Mexican Army take the subway toward celebrations for the 214th anniversary of Mexico's independence in Mexico City, on Sept. 16.

Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images

              Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah (center) prays next to Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Hussein (second left) inside Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock, Sept. 14.       Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images

   

Kuwaiti Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah al-Khaled al-Sabah (center) prays next to Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Hussein (second left) inside Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock, Sept. 14.

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              Security guards ask a demonstrator to move prior to speeches by Occupy Central members, outside of Hong Kong's stock exchange building, Sept. 18. Foreign Policy's Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian reported this week on the fake social media accounts used by authorities in Beijing to disrupt opposition and protest movements in Hong Kong and elsewhere.

   

Security guards ask a demonstrator to move prior to speeches by Occupy Central members, outside of Hong Kong's stock exchange building, Sept. 18. Foreign Policy's Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian reported this week on the fake social media accounts used by authorities in Beijing to disrupt opposition and protest movements in Hong Kong and elsewhere.

              Palestinian students stand in a classroom at a government school in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighborhood, on the first day of the new school year on Sept. 14. Half a million children in Gaza started school about three weeks late following the summer's conflict between Israel and Hamas.       Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

   

Palestinian students stand in a classroom at a government school in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighborhood, on the first day of the new school year on Sept. 14. Half a million children in Gaza started school about three weeks late following the summer's conflict between Israel and Hamas.

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              A Russian cosmonaut attends preflight training at Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome, Sept. 13. Her crew is to take off from Baikonur to the International Space Station on Sept. 26.      -/AFP/Getty Images

   

A Russian cosmonaut attends preflight training at Kazakhstan's Baikonur Cosmodrome, Sept. 13. Her crew is to take off from Baikonur to the International Space Station on Sept. 26.

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              Debutantes check seating arrangements before a ball at Highclere Castle, near Newbury, England, Sept. 13.       Oli Scarff/Getty Images

   

Debutantes check seating arrangements before a ball at Highclere Castle, near Newbury, England, Sept. 13.

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              Firefighters monitor a blaze in Fresh Pond, California, during ongoing wildfires in the state, Sept. 17.       Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

   

Firefighters monitor a blaze in Fresh Pond, California, during ongoing wildfires in the state, Sept. 17.

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              Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond gives a speech to supporters in Perth, north of Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept. 17, ahead of the country's Sept. 18 independence referendum. FP's Christian Caryl reported from Scotland on the day of the vote.       Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

   

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond gives a speech to supporters in Perth, north of Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept. 17, ahead of the country's Sept. 18 independence referendum. FP's Christian Caryl reported from Scotland on the day of the vote.

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              Liberian Ministry of Health workers load a body into the back of pickup truck as a sick child lies on the a concrete rise, near Monrovia's Redemption Hospital, Sept. 13. FP columnist Laurie Garrett wrote recently on U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to send troops to West Africa to help combat the worst Ebola outbreak in history.      Michel du Cille/The Washington Post via Getty Images

   

Liberian Ministry of Health workers load a body into the back of pickup truck as a sick child lies on the a concrete rise, near Monrovia's Redemption Hospital, Sept. 13. FP columnist Laurie Garrett wrote recently on U.S. President Barack Obama's plan to send troops to West Africa to help combat the worst Ebola outbreak in history.

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              Honduran migrants inspect a map of Mexico at a shelter for undocumented immigrants in Tenosique, Mexico, Sept. 14. The shelter, called La 72, is run by Franciscan friars and is the first stop for thousands of Central American immigrants crossing through Mexico to reach the United States.       John Moore/Getty Images

   

Honduran migrants inspect a map of Mexico at a shelter for undocumented immigrants in Tenosique, Mexico, Sept. 14. The shelter, called La 72, is run by Franciscan friars and is the first stop for thousands of Central American immigrants crossing through Mexico to reach the United States.

John Moore/Getty Images

              Beauty queens kiss a recently-hatched Humboldt penguin chick at Manila Ocean Park, in the Philippines, Sept. 15.      Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images

   

Beauty queens kiss a recently-hatched Humboldt penguin chick at Manila Ocean Park, in the Philippines, Sept. 15.

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              French bullfighter Juan Bautista at a bullring in Arles, France, Sept.13.      Patrick Aventurier/Getty Images

   

French bullfighter Juan Bautista at a bullring in Arles, France, Sept.13.

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              A separatist soldier shows a child a gun during a city celebration in Luhansk, Ukraine, Sept. 14. Alec Luhn reported for Foreign Policy from Luhansk, where residents have taken advantage of a tenuous lull in fighting to assess the damage suffered by their city -- and to slowly return to the patterns of daily life.       Spencer Platt/Getty Images

   

A separatist soldier shows a child a gun during a city celebration in Luhansk, Ukraine, Sept. 14. Alec Luhn reported for Foreign Policy from Luhansk, where residents have taken advantage of a tenuous lull in fighting to assess the damage suffered by their city -- and to slowly return to the patterns of daily life.

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              Iraqis displaced by the expansion of the Islamic State (IS) pose for a portrait at a camp in Iraq's Dohuk province, Sept. 13. On Sept. 16, FP's John Hudson reported, U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey told members of the Senate that he would recommend sending U.S. troops on combat missions against IS militants in Iraq, should the situation demand it.      Mohammed Sawaf/AFP/Getty Images

   

Iraqis displaced by the expansion of the Islamic State (IS) pose for a portrait at a camp in Iraq's Dohuk province, Sept. 13. On Sept. 16, FP's John Hudson reported, U.S. Gen. Martin Dempsey told members of the Senate that he would recommend sending U.S. troops on combat missions against IS militants in Iraq, should the situation demand it.

Mohammed Sawaf/AFP/Getty Images

              A flood-damaged neighborhood in Srinagar, India, Sept. 19. Srinagar, the capital of Indian Kashmir, has been devastated by floods that have affected millions in India and Pakistan.      Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

   

A flood-damaged neighborhood in Srinagar, India, Sept. 19. Srinagar, the capital of Indian Kashmir, has been devastated by floods that have affected millions in India and Pakistan.

Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

              An Afghan woman makes her way home in Kabul, Sept. 18.       Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images

   

An Afghan woman makes her way home in Kabul, Sept. 18.

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