Top News Pictures: Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service, and More

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The tomb of Martin Luther King Jr., and his wife Coretta Scott King is seen during the early morning hour of 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center & National Historic Site on Jan. 20, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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In this image from video, President Pro Tempore of the Senate Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa., swears in Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as the presiding officer for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi signs the Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump during an engrossment ceremony with Rep. Carolyn Maloney, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, Rep. Eliot Engle, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Richard Neal, Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. Val Demings, Rep. Zoe Lofgren and Rep. Jason Crow in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 15, 2020.
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Lead by House of Representatives Clerk Cheryl Johnson and House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving, impeachment managers Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-New York, Rep. Sylvia Garcia, D-Texas, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-New York, Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., and Rep. Jason Crow, D-Colo., march the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump across the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 15, 2020. The House voted to approve the managers and send the articles of impeachment to the Senate, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the trial will begin next Tuesday.
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Model Gigi Hadid arrives at Manhattan Criminal Court, on Jan. 16, 2020, in New York City. Hadid has been called as a potential juror in disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s rape and sexual assault trial, adding a fresh celebrity twist to the high-profile proceedings.
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A boy cries after government airstrikes in the town of Ariha, Syria, Jan. 15, 2020. Warplanes from the Syrian government struck a market and an industrial area located in the last parcel of territory that remains in the hands of rebel groups in the country’s northwest, killing at least 15 people, opposition activists said.
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Delta Air Lines Flight 89 to Shanghai, China, dumps fuel over Los Angeles before returning to Los Angeles International Airport for an emergency landing, Jan. 14, 2020. Fire officials say fuel dumped by the aircraft fell onto an elementary school playground. A fire department tweet says firefighters are assessing “multiple patients” at the school in the suburban city of Cudahy, California.
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Three rare white lion cubs, one male and two female, explore their enclosure at the zoo in Magdeburg, Germany, Jan. 15, 2020. The young lions were born on Nov. 11, 2019.
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An anti-government demonstrator jumps on burning tires blocking a main highway during a protest in the town of Jal el-Dib, Lebanon, Jan. 14, 2020. Following a brief lull, Lebanese protesters returned to the streets, blocking several roads around the capital, Beirut, and other areas of the country on Tuesday in renewed rallies against a ruling elite they say has failed to address the economy’s downward spiral.
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The Dunn Road fire burns on Mount Adrah, Australia, Jan. 10, 2020. Australia’s New South Wales is bracing for severe fire conditions, with high temperatures and strong winds forecast across the state. There are about 135 fires burning there, 50 of which are not contained. Fires in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia have burned at least 20 million acres (8.4 million hectares) of land. At least 25 people have been killed, including three volunteer firefighters, and thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed.
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An injured koala is treated at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Zoo on Jan. 10, 2020 in Kangaroo Island, Australia. The town of Kingscote was cut off last night as the Country Fire Service continued to battle a number of out-of-control blazes. Fires in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia have burned at least 20 million acres (8.4 million hectares) of land. At least 25 people have been killed, including three volunteer firefighters, and thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed.
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Activists rally for climate action at Sydney Town Hall on Jan. 10, 2020, in Sydney, Australia. Australians joined protests across the country in response to the ongoing bushfire crisis in Australia. Fires in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and South Australia have burned at least 20 million acres (8.4 million hectares) of land. At least 25 people have been killed, including three volunteer firefighters, and thousands of homes and buildings have been destroyed.
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Wax figures of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, were removed from a royal family set containing figures of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, at Madame Tussauds in London, Jan. 9, 2020, following news of the Sussexes stepping down as “senior” royal figures to focus on their own charities and endeavors.
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Rescue workers carry the body of a victim of a Ukrainian plane crash in Shahedshahr, near Tehran, Iran, Jan. 8, 2020. A Ukrainian passenger jet carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday, just minutes after taking off from the Iranian capital’s main airport, turning farmland on the outskirts of Tehran into fields of flaming debris and killing all on board.
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A rescue worker searches the scene where an Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, near Tehran, Iran, Jan. 8, 2020. A Ukrainian airplane carrying 176 people crashed on Wednesday shortly after takeoff from Tehran’s main airport, killing all onboard.
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Pieces of missiles sprawl across a rural area of Al-Baghdadi township on Jan. 8, 2020. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) targeted the Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq, a facility jointly operated by U.S. and Iraqi forces, in Erbil, Iraq.
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An injured koala rests in a washing basket at the Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park in the Parndana region on Jan. 8, 2020, on Kangaroo Island, Australia. Almost 100 army reservists have arrived in Kangaroo Island to assist with clean up operations following the catastrophic bushfire that killed two people and burned more than 155,000 hectares on Kangaroo Island on January 4. At least 56 homes were also destroyed.
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The Inmaculada Concepcion church, built in 1841, is seen partially collapsed after an earthquake hit the island in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, on Jan. 7, 2020. A 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit the island on Tuesday – the latest in a series of tremors that have shaken the island since December 28.
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at New York City criminal court for his trial on Jan. 7, 2020, in New York City. Jury selection starts for Weinstein's case Tuesday, whose alleged sexual misconduct helped spark the #MeToo movement, in a trial that could last weeks. The movie producer pleaded not-guilty on five counts of rape and sexual assault against two unnamed women and faces a possible life sentence in prison.
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Opposition leader of the National Assembly Juan Guaido speaks to the press before attempting to enter the first session of the National Assembly on Jan. 7, 2020, in Caracas, Venezuela. Guaido and a rival lawmaker, Luis Parra, both claimed to be Venezuela’s National Assembly president on January 5, following incidents that forced two separate votes. Members of the opposition accused Maduro and his lawmakers of a parliament coup after Juan Guaido and opposition legislators were prevented from joining the sessions at National Assembly Palace. (Photo by Carolina Cabral/Getty Images)
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In this aerial photo released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, mourners attend a funeral ceremony for Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and his comrades, who were killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike on Friday, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. The processions mark the first time Iran honored a single man with a multi-city ceremony. Not even Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who founded the Islamic Republic, received such a processional with his death in 1989. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)
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Protesters burn a U.S. flag during a demonstration over the U.S. airstrike in Iraq that killed Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qasem Soleimani, in Tehran, Iran, Jan. 3, 2020. Iran has vowed “harsh retaliation” for the U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport that killed Tehran’s top general and the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing.
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Iraqi Prime Minister Press Office via AP
A vehicle burns at the Baghdad International Airport following an airstrike in Baghdad, Iraq, early Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. The Pentagon said Thursday that the U.S. military has killed Gen. Qasem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Quds Force, at the direction of President Donald Trump.
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A member of Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi military network waves a national flag as he exits a burning room after breaching the outer wall of the US diplomatic mission in Baghdad, Dec. 31, 2019, during a rally venting anger over weekend air strikes that killed pro-Iran fighters in western Iraq. State Department officials put Iraq on a travel ban for Americans following the attack by Iranian-backed militiamen.
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People wade through a flooded neighborhood in Tanggerang, Jakarta, Indonesia, Jan. 2, 2020. Heavy floodwater swept Indonesia’s capital as residents celebrated the new year. The flood killed scores of people, displaced tens of thousands of others and forced an airport to close, the country’s disaster management agency said Thursday.
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Confetti falls at midnight on the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2020, in New York.
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Fireworks explode over the London Eye Ferris wheel by the River Thames in London, to mark the start of the new year, Jan. 1, 2020.
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Wildfires rage under plumes of smoke in Bairnsdale, Australia on Dec. 30, 2019. Thousands of tourists fled Australia’s wildfire-ravaged eastern coast Thursday ahead of worsening conditions as the military started to evacuate people trapped on the shore further south.
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Residents embrace near police and fire vehicles that surround a scene of a shooting Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. Two people died when a gunman opened fire during Sunday service.
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Churchgoers take cover while a congregant armed with a handgun, top left, exchange fire with a man who shot and killed two people during a service at West Freeway Church of Christ, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in White Settlement, Texas. The footage was broadcast online by the church according to a law enforcement official, who provided the image to The Associated Press on condition on anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
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