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Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.

French Etoiles (star dancers) of the Paris Opera Ballet Hugo Marchand and Dorothee Gilbert dance for ill children at the intensive care child unit of the Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades AP-HP in Paris, on June 11, 2021. Lucas BARIOULET / AFP

Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.

French Etoiles (star dancers) of the Paris Opera Ballet Hugo Marchand and Dorothee Gilbert dance for Maely at the intensive care child unit of the Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades AP-HP in Paris, on June 11, 2021. Lucas BARIOULET / AFP

Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.

French Etoiles (star dancers) of the Paris Opera Ballet Hugo Marchand and Dorothee Gilbert prepare themselves before dancing for ill children at the intensive care child unit of the Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades AP-HP in Paris, on June 11, 2021. Lucas BARIOULET / AFP

Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.

French Etoiles (star dancers) of the Paris Opera Ballet Hugo Marchand and Dorothee Gilbert dance for ill children at the intensive care child unit of the Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades AP-HP in Paris, on June 11, 2021. Lucas BARIOULET / AFP

Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.

French Etoiles (star dancers) of the Paris Opera Ballet Hugo Marchand and Dorothee Gilbert dance for Maely at the intensive care child unit of the Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades AP-HP in Paris, on June 11, 2021. Lucas BARIOULET / AFP

Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.

French Etoiles (star dancers) of the Paris Opera Ballet Hugo Marchand and Dorothee Gilbert prepare themselves before dancing for ill children at the intensive care child unit of the Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades AP-HP in Paris, on June 11, 2021. Lucas BARIOULET / AFP

Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.

French Etoiles (star dancers) of the Paris Opera Ballet Hugo Marchand and Dorothee Gilbert dance for nurses at the intensive care child unit of the Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades AP-HP in Paris, on June 11, 2021. Lucas BARIOULET / AFP

Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.

French Etoiles (star dancers) of the Paris Opera Ballet Hugo Marchand and Dorothee Gilbert dance for ill children at the intensive care child unit of the Hopital Necker-Enfants Malades AP-HP in Paris, on June 11, 2021. Lucas BARIOULET / AFP

Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.
Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.
Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.
Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.
Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.
Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.
Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.
Ballet dancers in Children's hospital in Paris.
A man wears a face cover and a colorful wig as Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus

A man wears a face cover and a colorful wig as Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on June 23, 2021. ABBAS MOMANI / AFP

Palestinians burn tires during demonstrations against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar, on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus

Palestinians burn tires during demonstrations against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar, on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on June 23, 2021. ABBAS MOMANI / AFP

Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus

Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on June 23, 2021. ABBAS MOMANI / AFP

A Palestinian man sets a tire on fire in the village of Beita, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, across the valley from the newly built Israeli settlers' outpost of Eviatar, on June 13, 2021. With flashing lasers, honking horns and choking smoke from burning tires, the latest tactics used by Palestinian protesters are dusk till dawn rallies to make life unbearable for Israeli settlers.

A Palestinian man sets a tire on fire in the village of Beita, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, across the valley from the newly built Israeli settlers' outpost of Eviatar, on June 13, 2021. With flashing lasers, honking horns and choking smoke from burning tires, the latest tactics used by Palestinian protesters are dusk till dawn rallies to make life unbearable for Israeli settlers. JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP

A Palestinian man sets a tire on fire in the village of Beita, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, across the valley from the newly built Israeli settlers' outpost of Eviatar, on June 13, 2021. With flashing lasers, honking horns and choking smoke from burning tires, the latest tactics used by Palestinian protesters are dusk till dawn rallies to make life unbearable for Israeli settlers

A Palestinian man sets a tire on fire in the village of Beita, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, across the valley from the newly built Israeli settlers' outpost of Eviatar, on June 13, 2021. With flashing lasers, honking horns and choking smoke from burning tires, the latest tactics used by Palestinian protesters are dusk till dawn rallies to make life unbearable for Israeli settlers. JAAFAR ASHTIYEH / AFP

Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus

Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on June 23, 2021. ABBAS MOMANI / AFP

Palestinians burn tires during demonstrations against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar, on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus

Palestinians burn tires during demonstrations against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar, on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on June 23, 2021. ABBAS MOMANI / AFP

Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus

Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on June 23, 2021. ABBAS MOMANI / AFP

Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus

Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus, on June 23, 2021. ABBAS MOMANI / AFP

A man wears a face cover and a colorful wig as Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus
Palestinians burn tires during demonstrations against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar, on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus
Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus
A Palestinian man sets a tire on fire in the village of Beita, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, across the valley from the newly built Israeli settlers' outpost of Eviatar, on June 13, 2021. With flashing lasers, honking horns and choking smoke from burning tires, the latest tactics used by Palestinian protesters are dusk till dawn rallies to make life unbearable for Israeli settlers.
A Palestinian man sets a tire on fire in the village of Beita, south of Nablus, in the occupied West Bank, across the valley from the newly built Israeli settlers' outpost of Eviatar, on June 13, 2021. With flashing lasers, honking horns and choking smoke from burning tires, the latest tactics used by Palestinian protesters are dusk till dawn rallies to make life unbearable for Israeli settlers
Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus
Palestinians burn tires during demonstrations against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar, on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus
Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration against the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus
Palestinians burn tires during a night demonstration the expansion of the Jewish settlement outpost of Eviatar on the lands of Beita village, near the occupied West Bank city of Nablus
An Ethiopian Orthodox child gets a cross drawn in his forehead with ashes during the religious celebration of Saint Michael in the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

An Ethiopian Orthodox child gets a cross drawn in his forehead with ashes during the religious celebration of Saint Michael in the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, on June 19, 2021. EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP

An Ethiopian Orthodox devotee waits to attend the Saint Michael's anniversary celebration at St. Michael church in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia

An Ethiopian Orthodox devotee waits to attend the Saint Michael's anniversary celebration at St. Michael church in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia, on June 19, 2021. Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

An 8-year-old girl Ethiopian Orthodox devote is held by her father as they attend the Saint Michael's anniversary celebration at St. Michael church in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia

An 8-year-old girl Ethiopian Orthodox devote is held by her father as they attend the Saint Michael's anniversary celebration at St. Michael church in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia, on June 19, 2021. Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

Ethiopian Orthodox devotees chant during the religious celebration of Saint Michael in the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Ethiopian Orthodox devotees chant during the religious celebration of Saint Michael in the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, on June 19, 2021. EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP

Ethiopian Orthodox devotees chant during the religious celebration of Saint Michael in the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Ethiopian Orthodox devotees chant during the religious celebration of Saint Michael in the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, on June 19, 2021. EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP

Young Ethiopian Orthodox devotees attend the Saint Michael's anniversary celebration at St. Michael church in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia

Young Ethiopian Orthodox devotees attend the Saint Michael's anniversary celebration at St. Michael church in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia, on June 19, 2021. Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

Ethiopian Orthodox deacons hold crosses as they parade during the religious celebration of Saint Michael in the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Ethiopian Orthodox deacons hold crosses as they parade during the religious celebration of Saint Michael in the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, on June 19, 2021. EDUARDO SOTERAS / AFP

A man prepares to sell toys to Ethiopian Orthodox devotees before the start of the Saint Michael's anniversary celebration near St. Michael church in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia

A man prepares to sell toys to Ethiopian Orthodox devotees before the start of the Saint Michael's anniversary celebration near St. Michael church in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia, on June 19, 2021. Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP

An Ethiopian Orthodox child gets a cross drawn in his forehead with ashes during the religious celebration of Saint Michael in the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
An Ethiopian Orthodox devotee waits to attend the Saint Michael's anniversary celebration at St. Michael church in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia
An 8-year-old girl Ethiopian Orthodox devote is held by her father as they attend the Saint Michael's anniversary celebration at St. Michael church in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia
Ethiopian Orthodox devotees chant during the religious celebration of Saint Michael in the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Ethiopian Orthodox devotees chant during the religious celebration of Saint Michael in the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Young Ethiopian Orthodox devotees attend the Saint Michael's anniversary celebration at St. Michael church in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia
Ethiopian Orthodox deacons hold crosses as they parade during the religious celebration of Saint Michael in the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
A man prepares to sell toys to Ethiopian Orthodox devotees before the start of the Saint Michael's anniversary celebration near St. Michael church in Mekele, the capital of Tigray region, Ethiopia
World Refugee Day marked internationally

Immigrants seeking asylum walk towards border patrol after crossing into the U.S. on June 16, 2021 in La Joya, Texas. A surge of mostly Central American immigrants crossing into the United States has challenged U.S. immigration agencies along the U.S. Southern border. Brandon Bell/Getty Images/AFP

World Refugee Day marked internationally

This picture taken on June 12, 2021 shows women walking after receiving food donations in the Mong Paw area in Shan state, as fighting has intensified in the region between the military and various ethnic armed groups in eastern Myanmar since the February military coup. MNWM / AFP

World Refugee Day marked internationally

An Iranian Kurd refugee tends to her plants at the Bahrka refugee camp some ten kilometres west of Arbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region on June 9, 2021. Stuck in Iraq for decades due to a lack of documents, Kurdish refugees from neighbouring Iran are watching elections this week in the Islamic republic without high hopes for change. One of them, Behzad Mahmoudi, set himself on fire last month in front of a UN office in Arbil, the capital of autonomous Iraqi Kurdistan, drawing attention to the plight of the refugees living in Iraqi limbo. SAFIN HAMED / AFP

World Refugee Day marked internationally

People hold up placards at a rally to support a Tamil family of four - including two Australian-born toddlers - held in a detention centre from deportation, in Melbourne on June 12, 2021. William WEST / AFP

World Refugee Day marked internationally

Palestinian Refugees Rafah Camp, in Southern Gaza Strip, on Nov 29, 2019. Shutterstock

World Refugee Day marked internationally

student at school in Syria's Azez. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

World Refugee Day marked internationally

Syria's children at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan on 2018-12-15. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

World Refugee Day marked internationally

Members of Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya minority walk through a broken road at Kanjir para, at Teknaf in Cox's Bazer, Bangladesh on September 11, 2017. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

World Refugee Day marked internationally

Refugees shout slogans during a demonstration as part of a 24-hour general strike, called from Greece's labour unions to protest against government’s new labour bill, which workers say will erode their rights, in Athens on June 10, 2021. Louisa GOULIAMAKI / AFP

World Refugee Day marked internationally

Refugees from Algeria wait in front of the regional delegation of the Secretariat for Returnees in Marseilles on May 23, 1962, two months after the signing of the Evian agreements, while the OAS attacks are multiplying throughout the territory of Algeria. After more than seven years of war Algeria proclaimed its independence after the signing of the Evian agreements on March 18, 1962 and their ratification by referendum in France on April 8, 1962 then in Algeria on July 1, 1962. AFP

World Refugee Day marked internationally
World Refugee Day marked internationally
World Refugee Day marked internationally
World Refugee Day marked internationally
World Refugee Day marked internationally
World Refugee Day marked internationally
World Refugee Day marked internationally
World Refugee Day marked internationally
World Refugee Day marked internationally
World Refugee Day marked internationally
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shake hands with US President Joe Biden prior to the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with US President Joe Biden prior to the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva on June 16, 2021. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

A journalist takes a picture of the screen displayed in the press room showing US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva

A journalist takes a picture of the screen displayed in the press room showing US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva on June 16, 2021. SEBASTIEN BOZON / AFP

US president Joe Biden waves as he leaves for the airport after his press conference at the end of the US-Russia summit in Geneva

US president Joe Biden waves as he leaves for the airport after his press conference at the end of the US-Russia summit in Geneva on June 16, 2021. PETER KLAUNZER / POOL / AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves the 'Villa la Grange' after his meeting with U.S President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva

Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves the 'Villa la Grange' after his meeting with U.S President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva on June 16, 2021. Alexander Zemlianichenko / POOL / AFP

Protesters holds a banner against US and Russian Presidents during the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange

Protesters holds a banner against US and Russian Presidents during the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva on June 16, 2021. PIERRE ALBOUY / AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with US President Joe Biden prior to the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with US President Joe Biden prior to the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva on June 16, 2021. Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Russia's President Vladimir Putin holds a press conference after meeting with US President in Geneva

Russia's President Vladimir Putin holds a press conference after meeting with US President in Geneva on June 16, 2021. DENIS BALIBOUSE / POOL / AFP

US President Joe Biden holds a press conference after the US-Russia summit in Geneva

US President Joe Biden holds a press conference after the US-Russia summit in Geneva on June 16, 2021. Brendan SMIALOWSKI / AFP

Russians and US flags are seen on the Mont-Blanc bridge on June 16, 2021 in Geneva ahead of the summit between Russian leader and US President

Russians and US flags are seen on the Mont-Blanc bridge on June 16, 2021 in Geneva ahead of the summit between Russian leader and US President. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shake hands with US President Joe Biden prior to the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva
A journalist takes a picture of the screen displayed in the press room showing US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva
US president Joe Biden waves as he leaves for the airport after his press conference at the end of the US-Russia summit in Geneva
Russian President Vladimir Putin leaves the 'Villa la Grange' after his meeting with U.S President Joe Biden in Geneva, Switzerland in Geneva
Protesters holds a banner against US and Russian Presidents during the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with US President Joe Biden prior to the US-Russia summit at the Villa La Grange, in Geneva
Russia's President Vladimir Putin holds a press conference after meeting with US President in Geneva
US President Joe Biden holds a press conference after the US-Russia summit in Geneva
Russians and US flags are seen on the Mont-Blanc bridge on June 16, 2021 in Geneva ahead of the summit between Russian leader and US President

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