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Street protests in Belarus after contested election

A participant embraces a member of Belarusian Interior Ministry troops, who stands guard during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A participant embraces a member of Belarusian Interior Ministry troops, who stands guard during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence...more

A participant embraces a member of Belarusian Interior Ministry troops, who stands guard during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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An aerial view shows a square crowded with opposition supporters during a protest against presidential election results in Grodno, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

An aerial view shows a square crowded with opposition supporters during a protest against presidential election results in Grodno, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

An aerial view shows a square crowded with opposition supporters during a protest against presidential election results in Grodno, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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People attend an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People attend an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People attend an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A view shows flowers attached to a shield of a Belarusian Interior Ministry troops' member during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A view shows flowers attached to a shield of a Belarusian Interior Ministry troops' member during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence...more

A view shows flowers attached to a shield of a Belarusian Interior Ministry troops' member during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A demonstrator reacts while holding the historical white-red-white flag of Belarus during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A demonstrator reacts while holding the historical white-red-white flag of Belarus during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square...more

A demonstrator reacts while holding the historical white-red-white flag of Belarus during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A participant kisses a member of Belarusian Interior Ministry troops, who stands guard during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A participant kisses a member of Belarusian Interior Ministry troops, who stands guard during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence...more

A participant kisses a member of Belarusian Interior Ministry troops, who stands guard during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A member of Belarusian Interior Ministry troops carries flowers left by demonstrators during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A member of Belarusian Interior Ministry troops carries flowers left by demonstrators during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence...more

A member of Belarusian Interior Ministry troops carries flowers left by demonstrators during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A participant reacts while speaking with a member of Belarusian Interior Ministry troops, who stands guard during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A participant reacts while speaking with a member of Belarusian Interior Ministry troops, who stands guard during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House...more

A participant reacts while speaking with a member of Belarusian Interior Ministry troops, who stands guard during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Participants approach a law enforcement officer with open arms during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Participants approach a law enforcement officer with open arms during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus...more

Participants approach a law enforcement officer with open arms during an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results near the Government House in Independence Square in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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People, including employees of Minsk Tractor Works, leave the plant after a meeting to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People, including employees of Minsk Tractor Works, leave the plant after a meeting to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People, including employees of Minsk Tractor Works, leave the plant after a meeting to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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People, including employees of Minsk Tractor Works, take part in an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. The banner reads: "Not sheep. Not a herd. Not the little people. We are workers of MTZ (Minsk Tractor Plant) and we aren't twenty in number but there are 16,000 of us!" REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People, including employees of Minsk Tractor Works, take part in an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. The banner reads: "Not sheep. Not a...more

People, including employees of Minsk Tractor Works, take part in an opposition demonstration to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. The banner reads: "Not sheep. Not a herd. Not the little people. We are workers of MTZ (Minsk Tractor Plant) and we aren't twenty in number but there are 16,000 of us!" REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Volunteers gather outside a detention centre, where people detained during recent protests against the presidential election results are held in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. The placards read: "I'll give you a ride home". Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

Volunteers gather outside a detention centre, where people detained during recent protests against the presidential election results are held in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. The placards read: "I'll give you a ride home". Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja...more

Volunteers gather outside a detention centre, where people detained during recent protests against the presidential election results are held in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. The placards read: "I'll give you a ride home". Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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A man, who was detained during recent opposition protests against the presidential election results, lies on a stretcher while receiving medical treatment after he was released from a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

A man, who was detained during recent opposition protests against the presidential election results, lies on a stretcher while receiving medical treatment after he was released from a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. Jedrzej...more

A man, who was detained during recent opposition protests against the presidential election results, lies on a stretcher while receiving medical treatment after he was released from a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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People gather outside a detention centre in search of their relatives and acquaintances, who were detained during recent protests against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

People gather outside a detention centre in search of their relatives and acquaintances, who were detained during recent protests against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

People gather outside a detention centre in search of their relatives and acquaintances, who were detained during recent protests against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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A man, who was detained during recent opposition protests against the presidential election results, receives medical treatment after he was released from a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A man, who was detained during recent opposition protests against the presidential election results, receives medical treatment after he was released from a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A man, who was detained during recent opposition protests against the presidential election results, receives medical treatment after he was released from a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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Volunteers gather water and food for people, who were detained during recent protests against the presidential election results, outside a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

Volunteers gather water and food for people, who were detained during recent protests against the presidential election results, outside a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

Volunteers gather water and food for people, who were detained during recent protests against the presidential election results, outside a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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Employees of Minsk Tractor Works gather outside a plant during a meeting to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Employees of Minsk Tractor Works gather outside a plant during a meeting to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Employees of Minsk Tractor Works gather outside a plant during a meeting to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Employees of Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) are seen through an entrance checkpoint during a gathering to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Employees of Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) are seen through an entrance checkpoint during a gathering to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Employees of Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) are seen through an entrance checkpoint during a gathering to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Employees of Minsk Tractor Works gather outside a plant during a meeting to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Employees of Minsk Tractor Works gather outside a plant during a meeting to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Employees of Minsk Tractor Works gather outside a plant during a meeting to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Employees of Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) are seen through an entrance checkpoint during a gathering to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Employees of Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) are seen through an entrance checkpoint during a gathering to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Employees of Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ) are seen through an entrance checkpoint during a gathering to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Employees of Grodno Azot company gather near a plant management office during a meeting to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Grodno, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

Employees of Grodno Azot company gather near a plant management office during a meeting to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Grodno, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

Employees of Grodno Azot company gather near a plant management office during a meeting to protest against presidential election results and to demand re-election in Grodno, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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People react during an opposition rally to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People react during an opposition rally to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People react during an opposition rally to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Men walk out of a detention center after being released, following recent protests against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Men walk out of a detention center after being released, following recent protests against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Men walk out of a detention center after being released, following recent protests against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A woman reacts as she is released from a detention center, following recent protests against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A woman reacts as she is released from a detention center, following recent protests against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A woman reacts as she is released from a detention center, following recent protests against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A woman holds a flower during an opposition rally to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A woman holds a flower during an opposition rally to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A woman holds a flower during an opposition rally to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Woman walk out of a detention center after being released, following recent protests against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Woman walk out of a detention center after being released, following recent protests against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Woman walk out of a detention center after being released, following recent protests against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 14, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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People, including employees of Belarusian Railway company, gather in a street to protest against violence following recent opposition rallies to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

People, including employees of Belarusian Railway company, gather in a street to protest against violence following recent opposition rallies to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

People, including employees of Belarusian Railway company, gather in a street to protest against violence following recent opposition rallies to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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People, including employees of Belarusian Railway company, gather in a street to protest against violence following recent opposition rallies to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

People, including employees of Belarusian Railway company, gather in a street to protest against violence following recent opposition rallies to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

People, including employees of Belarusian Railway company, gather in a street to protest against violence following recent opposition rallies to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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People gather in a street during an opposition rally to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People gather in a street during an opposition rally to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People gather in a street during an opposition rally to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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People gather in a street during an opposition rally to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People gather in a street during an opposition rally to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People gather in a street during an opposition rally to protest against police violence and to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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People hold flowers while lining up along a traffic way during a demonstration against violence following recent protests to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People hold flowers while lining up along a traffic way during a demonstration against violence following recent protests to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People hold flowers while lining up along a traffic way during a demonstration against violence following recent protests to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Ambassador of Sweden to Belarus Christina Johannesson lays flowers in memory of a protester, who was killed during recent rallies against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ambassador of Sweden to Belarus Christina Johannesson lays flowers in memory of a protester, who was killed during recent rallies against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Ambassador of Sweden to Belarus Christina Johannesson lays flowers in memory of a protester, who was killed during recent rallies against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Believers take part in a religious procession against violence following recent protests to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. The placards read: "We are against violence" and "We are praying". REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Believers take part in a religious procession against violence following recent protests to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. The placards read: "We are against violence" and "We are praying". REUTERS/Vasily...more

Believers take part in a religious procession against violence following recent protests to reject the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. The placards read: "We are against violence" and "We are praying". REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Armenian citizen Vartan Grigoryan poses for a picture outside a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. The man gave an explanation that he hadn't participated in the protests or clashes and arrived at the detention centre in search of his confiscated documents. Grigoryan had traces of severe beatings on his face. "I was seized, beaten, taken to prison and beaten again. After that, I felt bad and was taken to the hospital by ambulance."

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Armenian citizen Vartan Grigoryan poses for a picture outside a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. The man gave an explanation that he hadn't participated in the protests or clashes and arrived at the detention centre in search of...more

Armenian citizen Vartan Grigoryan poses for a picture outside a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. The man gave an explanation that he hadn't participated in the protests or clashes and arrived at the detention centre in search of his confiscated documents. Grigoryan had traces of severe beatings on his face. "I was seized, beaten, taken to prison and beaten again. After that, I felt bad and was taken to the hospital by ambulance." REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A man, who is search of his son, shows a photograph to public outside a detention centre for people detained during recent protests against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A man, who is search of his son, shows a photograph to public outside a detention centre for people detained during recent protests against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A man, who is search of his son, shows a photograph to public outside a detention centre for people detained during recent protests against the presidential election results in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Women react outside a detention centre, where people detained during recent protests against the presidential election results are held in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Women react outside a detention centre, where people detained during recent protests against the presidential election results are held in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Women react outside a detention centre, where people detained during recent protests against the presidential election results are held in Minsk, Belarus August 13, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Women take part in a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Women take part in a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Women take part in a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Relatives and friends of detained participants of the recent protests against the presidential election results gather outside a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Relatives and friends of detained participants of the recent protests against the presidential election results gather outside a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Relatives and friends of detained participants of the recent protests against the presidential election results gather outside a detention centre in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A woman sits on the ground outside a detention centre where detained participants of the recent protests against the presidential election results are being held in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A woman sits on the ground outside a detention centre where detained participants of the recent protests against the presidential election results are being held in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A woman sits on the ground outside a detention centre where detained participants of the recent protests against the presidential election results are being held in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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People take part in a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People take part in a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People take part in a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A tattoo reading "Flowers are better than bullets" is seen on the leg of a woman attending a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A tattoo reading "Flowers are better than bullets" is seen on the leg of a woman attending a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12,...more

A tattoo reading "Flowers are better than bullets" is seen on the leg of a woman attending a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A woman takes part in a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A woman takes part in a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A woman takes part in a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Belarusian healthcare workers take part in a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. The banner reads: "Stop the violence." REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian healthcare workers take part in a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. The banner reads: "Stop the violence."...more

Belarusian healthcare workers take part in a demonstration against police violence during the recent rallies of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 12, 2020. The banner reads: "Stop the violence." REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A woman interacts with a Belarusian law enforcement officer near the site where a protester died on August 10 during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman interacts with a Belarusian law enforcement officer near the site where a protester died on August 10 during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

A woman interacts with a Belarusian law enforcement officer near the site where a protester died on August 10 during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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A demonstrator holding a flare climbs on top of a trolleybus during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS

A demonstrator holding a flare climbs on top of a trolleybus during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS

A demonstrator holding a flare climbs on top of a trolleybus during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS
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People talk to Belarusian law enforcement officers near the site where a protester died on August 10 during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

People talk to Belarusian law enforcement officers near the site where a protester died on August 10 during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer

People talk to Belarusian law enforcement officers near the site where a protester died on August 10 during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer
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People attend a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS

People attend a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS

People attend a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS
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People attend a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS

People attend a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS

People attend a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS
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Demonstrators stand on trash containers used as a makeshift barricade during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS

Demonstrators stand on trash containers used as a makeshift barricade during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS

Demonstrators stand on trash containers used as a makeshift barricade during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. Jedrzej Nowicki/Agencja Gazeta/via REUTERS
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A woman gestures as she stands near the site where a protester died on August 10 during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A woman gestures as she stands near the site where a protester died on August 10 during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A woman gestures as she stands near the site where a protester died on August 10 during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A Belarusian law enforcement officer approaches women, who react while sitting on the pavement during a rally of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Belarusian law enforcement officer approaches women, who react while sitting on the pavement during a rally of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Belarusian law enforcement officer approaches women, who react while sitting on the pavement during a rally of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Police vehicle rams barricades setup during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Police vehicle rams barricades setup during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Police vehicle rams barricades setup during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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People attend a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People attend a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People attend a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 11, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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An injured man smokes a cigarette as he attends a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

An injured man smokes a cigarette as he attends a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

An injured man smokes a cigarette as he attends a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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People attend a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People attend a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People attend a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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People react on tear gas fired by Belarusian law enforcement officers as they attend a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People react on tear gas fired by Belarusian law enforcement officers as they attend a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People react on tear gas fired by Belarusian law enforcement officers as they attend a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Belarusian law enforcement officers detain a man during a rally of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian law enforcement officers detain a man during a rally of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian law enforcement officers detain a man during a rally of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Belarusian law enforcement officers attempt to detain men during a rally of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian law enforcement officers attempt to detain men during a rally of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian law enforcement officers attempt to detain men during a rally of opposition supporters following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Belarusian opposition supporters shout slogans during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian opposition supporters shout slogans during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian opposition supporters shout slogans during a rally following the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A law enforcement officer gestures next to a man laying on the ground during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. The Belarusian protester, who was reported to have died during bloody clashes with police after Sunday's presidential election, told Reuters he had survived a brutal police beating and that he expected to be detained shortly. The shirtless body of Yevgeny Zaichkin, 35, could be seen in Reuters images of protests in Minsk lying on a grassy patch of ground next to a street with a riot police officer in body armor standing over him and gesturing.

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A law enforcement officer gestures next to a man laying on the ground during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. The Belarusian protester, who was reported to have died...more

A law enforcement officer gestures next to a man laying on the ground during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. The Belarusian protester, who was reported to have died during bloody clashes with police after Sunday's presidential election, told Reuters he had survived a brutal police beating and that he expected to be detained shortly. The shirtless body of Yevgeny Zaichkin, 35, could be seen in Reuters images of protests in Minsk lying on a grassy patch of ground next to a street with a riot police officer in body armor standing over him and gesturing. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A man laying on the ground receives assistance during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. Belarusian opposition media outlet Nexta reported in the early hours of Monday that he had died according to preliminary information and that it was seeking further information. Reached by phone on Monday, Zaichkin said he had been taken to hospital after the beating and discharged earlier in the day with concussion, four stitches and bruising across his body. He said at least three or four riot police officers had beaten him over his head and body with truncheons. The Belarusian Interior Ministry could not immediately be reached for comment.

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A man laying on the ground receives assistance during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. Belarusian opposition media outlet Nexta reported in the early hours of Monday...more

A man laying on the ground receives assistance during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. Belarusian opposition media outlet Nexta reported in the early hours of Monday that he had died according to preliminary information and that it was seeking further information. Reached by phone on Monday, Zaichkin said he had been taken to hospital after the beating and discharged earlier in the day with concussion, four stitches and bruising across his body. He said at least three or four riot police officers had beaten him over his head and body with truncheons. The Belarusian Interior Ministry could not immediately be reached for comment. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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People gesture during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People gesture during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People gesture during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A law enforcement officer drags a man during clashes with opposition supporters after poll closed at presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020.  Dmitry Brushko/Tut.By via REUTERS

A law enforcement officer drags a man during clashes with opposition supporters after poll closed at presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020.  Dmitry Brushko/Tut.By via REUTERS

A law enforcement officer drags a man during clashes with opposition supporters after poll closed at presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020.  Dmitry Brushko/Tut.By via REUTERS
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Opposition supporters stay in front of law enforcement officers blocking a street after poll closed at presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020.  Dmitry Brushko/Tut.By via REUTERS

Opposition supporters stay in front of law enforcement officers blocking a street after poll closed at presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020.  Dmitry Brushko/Tut.By via REUTERS

Opposition supporters stay in front of law enforcement officers blocking a street after poll closed at presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020.  Dmitry Brushko/Tut.By via REUTERS
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A couple rides on a scooter in front of law enforcement officers blocking a street after poll closed at presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020.  Dmitry Brushko/Tut.By via REUTERS

A couple rides on a scooter in front of law enforcement officers blocking a street after poll closed at presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020.  Dmitry Brushko/Tut.By via REUTERS

A couple rides on a scooter in front of law enforcement officers blocking a street after poll closed at presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020.  Dmitry Brushko/Tut.By via REUTERS
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People are seen during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020 REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People are seen during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020 REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People are seen during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020 REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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A police officer gestures near a man and a woman during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A police officer gestures near a man and a woman during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A police officer gestures near a man and a woman during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Law enforcement officers escort a man during clashes with opposition supporters after poll closed at presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020.  Dmitry Brushko/Tut.By via REUTERS

Law enforcement officers escort a man during clashes with opposition supporters after poll closed at presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020.  Dmitry Brushko/Tut.By via REUTERS

Law enforcement officers escort a man during clashes with opposition supporters after poll closed at presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020.  Dmitry Brushko/Tut.By via REUTERS
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Law enforcement officers march during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Law enforcement officers march during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Law enforcement officers march during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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People link arms and march during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People link arms and march during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People link arms and march during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Police detain a man during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Police detain a man during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Police detain a man during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Police secure the area during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Police secure the area during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Police secure the area during clashes with opposition supporters after polls closed at the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, August 10, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Belarusian servicemen wearing protective face masks fill in their ballots inside voting booths at a polling station during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian servicemen wearing protective face masks fill in their ballots inside voting booths at a polling station during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian servicemen wearing protective face masks fill in their ballots inside voting booths at a polling station during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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People queue inside a polling station to cast their votes in the presidential election in Barauliany (Borovlyany), Belarus August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People queue inside a polling station to cast their votes in the presidential election in Barauliany (Borovlyany), Belarus August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

People queue inside a polling station to cast their votes in the presidential election in Barauliany (Borovlyany), Belarus August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Belarusian united opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya reacts while speaking with journalists outside a polling station during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian united opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya reacts while speaking with journalists outside a polling station during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

Belarusian united opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanouskaya reacts while speaking with journalists outside a polling station during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko visits a polling station during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020. Sergei Gapon/Pool via REUTERS

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko visits a polling station during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020. Sergei Gapon/Pool via REUTERS

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko visits a polling station during the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus August 9, 2020. Sergei Gapon/Pool via REUTERS
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