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Notable deaths in 2019

Notable deaths in 2019

Newsmakers and celebrities who have died this year.

Running the Palio di Siena

Running the Palio di Siena

Since the mid-1600s, 10 riders have hurtled bareback around Siena, Italy's shell-shaped central square in a desperate bid to win the Palio, a silk banner depicting the Madonna and child.

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at opposition supporters defying protest ban

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas at opposition supporters defying protest ban

Zimbabwean police fired tear gas and beat up more than 100 opposition supporters with batons on Friday after they defied a protest ban in central Harare, witnesses said.

Hong Kong in turmoil

Hong Kong in turmoil

Ten weeks of confrontations between police and protesters have plunged Hong Kong into turmoil, and presented the biggest popular challenge to Chinese President Xi Jinping since he came to power in 2012. Demonstrators say they are fighting the erosion of the "one country, two systems" arrangement that has enshrined some autonomy for Hong Kong since China took it back from Britain in 1997.

Artifacts of the slave trade

Artifacts of the slave trade

Chains, shackles and documents are among the horrific and brutal reminders of the Africa-to-North America slave trade, which began 400 years ago.

Glimpses of Greenland

Glimpses of Greenland

Images from the autonomous Danish territory, which dismissed the notion that it might be up for sale after reports that U.S. President Donald Trump had privately discussed with his advisers the idea of buying the world's biggest island.

Chinese paramilitary conduct exercises near Hong Kong border

Chinese paramilitary conduct exercises near Hong Kong border

Chinese paramilitary forces conducted exercises across the border from Hong Kong, raising fears that Beijing may be preparing to act against mass demonstrations.

50 years after Woodstock

50 years after Woodstock

Scenes of peace, music, mud and free love at Woodstock, the iconic 1969 music festival attended by more than 450,000 people on a farm in upstate New York.

Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.