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Brazil's new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) talks with the President of the Chamber of Deputies Arthur Lira (L)

Brazil's new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) talks with the President of the Chamber of Deputies Arthur Lira (L) during his inauguration ceremony at the National Congress in Brasilia, on January 1, 2023. Lula da Silva, a 77-year-old leftist who already served as president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, takes office for the third time with a grand inauguration in Brasilia. (Photo by MAURO PIMENTEL / AFP)

de Silva supporters

Supporters of Brazil's new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gather in the surroundings of the National Congress to follow his inauguration for a third mandate in Brasilia on January 1, 2023. Lula da Silva, a 77-year-old leftist who already served as president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, takes office for the third time with a grand inauguration in Brasilia. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA / AFP)

de Silva inauguration

Brazil's new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) stands with indigenous Brazilian leader and environmentalist Raoni Metuktire, known as Chief Raoni, after receiving the presidential sash from him and other community representatives, at Planalto Palace after his inauguration ceremony at the National Congress, in Brasilia, on January 1, 2023. Lula da Silva, a 77-year-old leftist who already served as president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, takes office for the third time with a grand inauguration in Brasilia. (Photo by Sergio Lima / AFP)

de Silva waves to supporters

Brazil's new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (L) waves at supporters as he arrives with his wife First Lady Rosangela 'Janja' da Silva (2-L), new Vice-President Geraldo Alckmin (R) and his wife Maria Lucia Ribeiro Alckmin at Planalto Palace after their inauguration ceremony at the National Congress, in Brasilia, on January 1, 2023. Lula da Silva, a 77-year-old leftist who already served as president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, takes office for the third time with a grand inauguration in Brasilia. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA / AFP)

Supporters of de Silva

People react during Brazil's new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s induction ceremony at Planalto Palace in Brasilia on January 1, 2023, after his inauguration ceremony. Lula da Silva, a 77-year-old leftist who already served as president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, takes office for the third time with a grand inauguration in Brasilia. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA / AFP)

Supporters of de Silva

Supporters of Brazil's new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva gather in the surroundings of the National Congress to follow his inauguration for a third mandate in Brasilia on January 1, 2023. Lula da Silva, a 77-year-old leftist who already served as president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, takes office for the third time with a grand inauguration in Brasilia. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA / AFP)

de Silva and wife

Brazil's new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (L) gets emotional next to his wife First Lady Rosangela da Silva as he delivers an inaugural speech at Planalto Palace after his inauguration ceremony at the National Congress, in Brasilia, on January 1, 2023. Lula da Silva, a 77-year-old leftist who already served as president of Brazil from 2003 to 2010, takes office for the third time with a grand inauguration in Brasilia. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP)

Brazil's new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (R) talks with the President of the Chamber of Deputies Arthur Lira (L)
de Silva supporters
de Silva inauguration
de Silva waves to supporters
Supporters of de Silva
Supporters of de Silva
de Silva and wife
Energy crisis

A protester wears an helmet with a caricature of European Council President Charles Michel reading "I'm handling the crisis" during a demonstration against surging energy prices and increased living costs during a national demonstration in Brussels on September 21, 2022. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

Energy crisis

People from the USB union "Unione Sindacale di Base" burn their energy bills during a demonstration over the cost-of-living crisis especially the energy prices rising in central Rome, on October 3, 2022. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

Energy crisis

Marches are planned in several UK cities to bring attention to the cost of living crisis, with rising energy bills putting severe financial pressure on many across the country. (Photo by Andy Buchanan / AFP)

Energy crisis

A protester holds up a sign reading: "Our country first" during a rally of far-right groups including the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party against rising prices in Berlin on October 8, 2022. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)

Energy crisis

Protesters hold German flags with "We are the people" written on them during a rally of far-right groups including the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party against rising prices in Berlin on October 8, 2022. (Photo by John MACDOUGALL / AFP)

Energy crisis

Protestors burn up their energy bills during a demonstration organized by Italian's Unione Sindacale di Base (USB) against the high cost of living and energy price rising in Rome on October 3, 2022. (Photo by Alberto PIZZOLI / AFP)

Energy crisis

Environmental activists of the "code rouge" coalition block the entrance of the TotalEnergies Refinery in Feluy, near Brussels on October 8, 2022. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

Energy crisis

Protesters threw rocks, firecrackers, bottles, eggs and tomatoes at the police line manning the headquarters of Czech power producer CEZ and the president's office to protest against sky-high January electricity bills in the EU's poorest country, as the government drags its feet on liberalising the energy market. AFP PHOTO / DIMITAR DILKOFF (Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF / AFP)

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Energy crisis
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Energy crisis
Indonesia's football stadium

People pay their respects for victims of the stampede at Kanjuruhan stadium in Malang, East Java on October 4, 2022. (Photo by JUNI KRISWANTO / AFP)

Indonesia's football stadium

Elite Indonesian police officers were under investigation on October 4 over a stadium stampede that killed 125 people including dozens of children in one of the deadliest disasters in football history. (Photo by JUNI KRISWANTO / AFP)

Indonesia's football stadium

A woman reacts as people pay their respects for victims of the stampede at Kanjuruhan stadium in Malang, East Java on October 4, 2022. (Photo by JUNI KRISWANTO / AFP)

Indonesia's football stadium

Football supporters hold candlelight vigil for victims of a stampede, in Bekasi on October 3, 2022. (Photo by REZAS / AFP)

Indonesia's football stadium

Football supporters hold candlelight vigil for victims of a stampede, in Medan on October 3, 2022. (Photo by ARIANDI / AFP)

Indonesia's football stadium

Anger against police mounted in Indonesia on October 3 after at least 125 people were killed in one of the deadliest disasters in the history of football, when officers fired tear gas in a packed stadium, triggering a stampede. (Photo by Juni Kriswanto / AFP)

Indonesia's football stadium

In this picture taken on October 1, 2022, a group of people carry a man after a football match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya at Kanjuruhan stadium in Malang, East Java. (Photo by AFP)

Indonesia's football stadium

At least 127 people died at a football stadium in Indonesia late on October 1 when fans invaded the pitch and police responded with tear gas, triggering a stampede, officials said. (Photo by AFP)

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Indonesia's football stadium
Indonesia's football stadium
Indonesia's football stadium
Indonesia's football stadium
Indonesia's football stadium
Indonesia's football stadium
Indonesia's football stadium
Shinzo Abe

Akie Abe (L), wife of Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe, bows to Japan's current Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (2nd R) as she carries a cinerary urn containing her husband's ashes as she arrives to attend his state funeral at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on September 27, 2022. (Photo by Kiyoshi Ota / POOL / AFP)

Shinzo Abe

Jordan's King Abdullah II (R) walks from the altar after offering flowers during the state funeral for Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe in the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on September 27, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK ROBICHON / POOL / AFP)

Shinzo Abe

A general view shows the state funeral for Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe in the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on September 27, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK ROBICHON / POOL / AFP)

Shinzo Abe

Britain's former prime minister Theresa May (L) prepares to lay flowers during the state funeral for Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe in the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on September 27, 2022. (Photo by KIM KYUNG-HOON / POOL / AFP)

Shinzo Abe

Honour guards place a cinerary urn containing the ashes of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe on the altar during his state funeral in the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on September 27, 2022. (Photo by FRANCK ROBICHON / POOL / AFP)

Shinzo Abe

Guests attend the state funeral for Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe in the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on September 27, 2022. (Photo by LEAH MILLIS / POOL / AFP)

Shinzo Abe

Japan's late prime minister Shinzo Abe's widow Akie Abe (R) walks behind Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida as she carries her husband's ashes during his state funeral in the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on September 27, 2022. (Photo by KIM KYUNG-HOON / POOL / AFP)

Shinzo Abe

US Vice President Kamala Harris (C) and US Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel attend the state funeral for Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe in the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on September 27, 2022. (Photo by LEAH MILLIS / POOL / AFP)

Shinzo Abe

Thousands of Japanese and foreign dignitaries have gathered in Tokyo on September 27 to honour Abe, at a rare state funeral that has sparked controversy and protest. (Photo by Yuichi YAMAZAKI / AFP)

Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe
Mahsa Amini

A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran on September 21, 2022, shows Iranian demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital Tehran during a protest for Mahsa Amini, days after she died in police custody. (Photo by AFP)

Mahsa Amini

Mahsa Amini, 22, was on a visit with her family to the Iranian capital Tehran, when she was detained on September 13, 2022, by the police unit responsible for enforcing Iran's strict dress code for women, including the wearing of the headscarf in public. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP)

Mahsa Amini

In the fifth night of street rallies, police used tear gas and made arrests to disperse crowds of up to 1,000 people, the official IRNA news agency said. (Photo by AFP)

Mahsa Amini

Kurdish and Lebanese women take part in a rally in the downtown district of the capital Beirut on Spetember 21, 2022, days after the Iranian authorities announced the death of Mahsa Amini, who had been held in the capital Tehran for allegedly wearing a hijab headscarf in an "improper" way. (Photo by ANWAR AMRO / AFP)

Mahsa Amini

An Iranian woman living in Turkey, burns a headscarf, during a protest outside the Iranian consulate in Istanbul on September 21, 2022, following the death of an Iranian Amini after her arrest by the country's morality police in Tehran. (Photo by Yasin AKGUL / AFP)

Mahsa Amini

A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran shows demonstrators gathering around a burning barricade during a protest for Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's "morality police", in Tehran on September 19, 2022. (Photo by AFP)

Mahsa Amini

Fresh protests broke out on September 19 in Iran over the death of a young woman who had been arrested by the "morality police" that enforces a strict dress code, local media reported. (Photo by AFP)

Mahsa Amini

A picture taken in Tehran on September 18, 2022 shows the front pages of Iranian newspapers featuring articles and photographs of Mahsa Amini, a woman who died after being arrested by the Islamic republic's "morality police" two days ago. (Photo by ATTA KENARE / AFP)

Mahsa Amini

A picture obtained by AFP outside Iran on September 21, 2022, shows Iranian demonstrators taking to the streets of the capital Tehran during a protest for Mahsa Amini, days after she died in police custody. (Photo by AFP)

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Mahsa Amini
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Mahsa Amini
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