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Fireworks go off around the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021. Ben Stansall/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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CIA Director William Burns says he has appointed a senior officer who led the hunt for Osama bin Laden to head the investigation into ailments that have afflicted U.S. officials around the world. Ian Morton/NPR hide caption

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CIA Director Says He Is Escalating Efforts To Solve 'Havana Syndrome' Mystery

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Many Olympic athletes at the Tokyo Summer Games are having to get used to empty stands, the occasional coronavirus quarantine and loneliness. Zhiting Zhang of Team China practices in 3x3 basketball at deserted Aomi Urban Sports Park. Christian Petersen/Getty Images hide caption

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A Lonely Olympics For Athletes Competing To Be Champions

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Kentaro Kobayashi, the director of Tokyo Olympics' Opening Ceremony, has been ousted over comments he made about the Holocaust in a 1998 comedy routine. Tokyo 2020/AP hide caption

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Tourists dressed up as People's Liberation Army soldiers pose in Liangjiahe village, where a teenage Xi Jinping spent seven years doing hard labor. Today the village is a popular red tourism site. The sign displays a quote from Xi: "Liangjiahe is where my roots are, and my soul. It is my second home." Emily Feng/NPR hide caption

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Tokyo's government is reporting new daily coronavirus cases at a rate not seen in more than six months. Here, people cross a street next to the Tokyo International Forum. Yuichi Yamazaki/Getty Images hide caption

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A man rides a bicycle through a flooded intersection in Zhengzhou in central China's Henan province on Tuesday. China's military has blasted a dam to release floodwaters threatening one of its most heavily populated provinces. Chinatopix via AP hide caption

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U.S. player Christen Press reacts as Sweden's players celebrate their third goal during a women's soccer match at the Olympics on Wednesday in Tokyo. Ricardo Mazalan/AP hide caption

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Performing last rites before the cremation of a family member who died of COVID-19. Anupam Nath/AP hide caption

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India's Pandemic Death Toll Estimated At About 4 Million: 10 Times The Official Count

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Toyota, Panasonic and other big Japanese firms are distancing themselves from the Tokyo Olympics, despite spending millions to sponsor the Games. Here, guide lines are seen on the floor inside National Stadium, the main venue for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The Biden administration on Monday, July 19, 2021, blamed China for a hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software that compromised tens of thousands of computers around the world. Steven Senne/AP hide caption

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New Data Leads To Rethinking (Once More) Where The Pandemic Actually Began

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An alert on a suspected attack by state-backed Chinese hackers from the Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency in April. Jon Elswick/AP hide caption

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Workers in protective suits carry a coffin containing the body of a COVID-19 victim to a grave for burial at the Cipenjo Cemetery in Bogor, West Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Achmad Ibrahim/AP hide caption

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Pooja Sharma (center) and her two daughters, Lata, 14, and Yukti, 12, sit in front of a portrait of Sharma's late husband and the girls' father, Manmohan. He died from COVID-19 in April, leaving Sharma to fend for her family by herself. Pooja Sharma hide caption

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