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Russia celebrates Victory Day

Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via...more

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS
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Russian service members and cadets march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian service members and cadets march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian service members and cadets march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian army MiG-29 jet fighters of the Strizhi (Swifts) and Su-30SM jet fighters of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic teams fly in formation above the State Historical Museum during a flypast, which is part of a military parade on Victory Day marking the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Russian army MiG-29 jet fighters of the Strizhi (Swifts) and Su-30SM jet fighters of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic teams fly in formation above the State Historical Museum during a flypast, which is part of a military parade on...more

Russian army MiG-29 jet fighters of the Strizhi (Swifts) and Su-30SM jet fighters of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic teams fly in formation above the State Historical Museum during a flypast, which is part of a military parade on Victory Day marking the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Russian service members drive BMD-4M infantry fighting vehicles during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian service members drive BMD-4M infantry fighting vehicles during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021....more

Russian service members drive BMD-4M infantry fighting vehicles during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
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Russian Su-25 jet aircraft release smoke in the colours of the Russian state flag above Red Square during a flypast, which is part of a parade on Victory Day marking the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian Su-25 jet aircraft release smoke in the colours of the Russian state flag above Red Square during a flypast, which is part of a parade on Victory Day marking the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central...more

Russian Su-25 jet aircraft release smoke in the colours of the Russian state flag above Red Square during a flypast, which is part of a parade on Victory Day marking the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Fireworks explode during celebrations of the Victory Day, marking the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Fireworks explode during celebrations of the Victory Day, marking the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Fireworks explode during celebrations of the Victory Day, marking the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Fireworks explode over Poklonnaya Gora War Memorial Park during celebrations of the Victory Day in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Fireworks explode over Poklonnaya Gora War Memorial Park during celebrations of the Victory Day in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Fireworks explode over Poklonnaya Gora War Memorial Park during celebrations of the Victory Day in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
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Fireworks explode during celebrations of the Victory Day in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Fireworks explode during celebrations of the Victory Day in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

Fireworks explode during celebrations of the Victory Day in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Deputy Head of Russia's Security Council Dmitry Medvedev attend a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Pool via REUTERS

Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Deputy Head of Russia's Security Council Dmitry Medvedev attend a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in...more

Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Deputy Head of Russia's Security Council Dmitry Medvedev attend a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Pool via REUTERS
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A Russian Buk-M3 missile system drives along Red Square during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

A Russian Buk-M3 missile system drives along Red Square during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

A Russian Buk-M3 missile system drives along Red Square during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
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Riders on jet skis take part in the Immortal Fleet event during the celebrations of Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Riders on jet skis take part in the Immortal Fleet event during the celebrations of Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Riders on jet skis take part in the Immortal Fleet event during the celebrations of Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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Russian President Vladimir Putin poses for a picture with veterans and other participants after a commemoration ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin poses for a picture with veterans and other participants after a commemoration ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War...more

Russian President Vladimir Putin poses for a picture with veterans and other participants after a commemoration ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS
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Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian Buk-M3 missile systems drive along Red Square during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Russian Buk-M3 missile systems drive along Red Square during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Russian Buk-M3 missile systems drive along Red Square during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
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Russian army MiG-29 jet fighters of the Strizhi (Swifts) and Su-30SM jet fighters of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic teams fly in formation during a flypast, which is part of a military parade on Victory Day marking the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva

Russian army MiG-29 jet fighters of the Strizhi (Swifts) and Su-30SM jet fighters of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic teams fly in formation during a flypast, which is part of a military parade on Victory Day marking the 76th...more

Russian army MiG-29 jet fighters of the Strizhi (Swifts) and Su-30SM jet fighters of the Russkiye Vityazi (Russian Knights) aerobatic teams fly in formation during a flypast, which is part of a military parade on Victory Day marking the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Tatyana Makeyeva
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Members of Youth Army movement march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Members of Youth Army movement march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Members of Youth Army movement march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Deputy Head of Russia's Security Council Dmitry Medvedev walk before a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Pool via REUTERS

Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Deputy Head of Russia's Security Council Dmitry Medvedev walk before a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central...more

Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Deputy Head of Russia's Security Council Dmitry Medvedev walk before a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Pool via REUTERS
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A Russian Il-78 air tanker demonstrates refueling a Tu-160 strategic bomber above Red Square during a flypast, which is part of a military parade on Victory Day marking the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov

A Russian Il-78 air tanker demonstrates refueling a Tu-160 strategic bomber above Red Square during a flypast, which is part of a military parade on Victory Day marking the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in...more

A Russian Il-78 air tanker demonstrates refueling a Tu-160 strategic bomber above Red Square during a flypast, which is part of a military parade on Victory Day marking the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov
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Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon lay flowers at a memorial to the Hero Cities during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon lay flowers at a memorial to the Hero Cities during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany...more

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon lay flowers at a memorial to the Hero Cities during a ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS
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Russian service members drive BMD-4M infantry fighting vehicles during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian service members drive BMD-4M infantry fighting vehicles during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021....more

Russian service members drive BMD-4M infantry fighting vehicles during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian cadets march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian cadets march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian cadets march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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A woman stands in front of a World War Two memorial during a ceremony on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Tomsk, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Taisiya Vorontsova

A woman stands in front of a World War Two memorial during a ceremony on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Tomsk, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Taisiya Vorontsova

A woman stands in front of a World War Two memorial during a ceremony on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Tomsk, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Taisiya Vorontsova
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Irina Kalachyova, aged 6, sings a war time song near a World War Two memorial during the celebrations of Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Tomsk, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Taisiya Vorontsova

Irina Kalachyova, aged 6, sings a war time song near a World War Two memorial during the celebrations of Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Tomsk, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Taisiya Vorontsova

Irina Kalachyova, aged 6, sings a war time song near a World War Two memorial during the celebrations of Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Tomsk, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Taisiya Vorontsova
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World War Two veteran Mikhail Gorbunov toasts with participants of a concert and local officials while receiving congratulations on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in the settlement of Chernyayevo in Omsk Region, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

World War Two veteran Mikhail Gorbunov toasts with participants of a concert and local officials while receiving congratulations on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in the settlement of Chernyayevo in...more

World War Two veteran Mikhail Gorbunov toasts with participants of a concert and local officials while receiving congratulations on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in the settlement of Chernyayevo in Omsk Region, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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Participants sing war time songs during a concert on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Stavropol, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

Participants sing war time songs during a concert on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Stavropol, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

Participants sing war time songs during a concert on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Stavropol, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko
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A local resident has a feast on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in the settlement of Sovetskaya Krestyanka in Omsk Region, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

A local resident has a feast on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in the settlement of Sovetskaya Krestyanka in Omsk Region, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

A local resident has a feast on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in the settlement of Sovetskaya Krestyanka in Omsk Region, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Kaliningrad, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Kaliningrad, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Russian service members march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Kaliningrad, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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Russian President Vladimir Putin greets veterans during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin greets veterans during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Alexei...more

Russian President Vladimir Putin greets veterans during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Alexei Druzhinin/Kremlin via REUTERS
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Russian T-72B3M main battle tanks drive during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Russian T-72B3M main battle tanks drive during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov

Russian T-72B3M main battle tanks drive during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Saint Petersburg, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Anton Vaganov
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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the Russian Land Forces Oleg Salyukov drive Aurus cabriolets during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the Russian Land Forces Oleg Salyukov drive Aurus cabriolets during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red...more

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Chief of the Russian Land Forces Oleg Salyukov drive Aurus cabriolets during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Members of Youth Army movement march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Members of Youth Army movement march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Members of Youth Army movement march during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
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Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a commemoration ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a commemoration ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021....more

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes part in a commemoration ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. Sputnik/Mikhail Metzel/Pool via REUTERS
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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu drives an Aurus cabriolet during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu drives an Aurus cabriolet during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021....more

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu drives an Aurus cabriolet during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
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A person waves a Soviet flag as Russian Yars intercontinental ballistic missile systems drive along a street during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Artem Mikryukov

A person waves a Soviet flag as Russian Yars intercontinental ballistic missile systems drive along a street during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central...more

A person waves a Soviet flag as Russian Yars intercontinental ballistic missile systems drive along a street during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Artem Mikryukov
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World War Two veteran Mikhail Milyutin surrounded by his acquaintances receives congratulations from participants of a concert and officials during the celebrations of Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in the town of Tara in Omsk Region, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko

World War Two veteran Mikhail Milyutin surrounded by his acquaintances receives congratulations from participants of a concert and officials during the celebrations of Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in...more

World War Two veteran Mikhail Milyutin surrounded by his acquaintances receives congratulations from participants of a concert and officials during the celebrations of Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in the town of Tara in Omsk Region, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Alexey Malgavko
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A participant of the Immortal Regiment ceremony visits a World War Two memorial on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov

A participant of the Immortal Regiment ceremony visits a World War Two memorial on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov

A participant of the Immortal Regiment ceremony visits a World War Two memorial on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Rostov-on-Don, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov
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People take part in the celebrations of Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Stavropol, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

People take part in the celebrations of Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Stavropol, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

People take part in the celebrations of Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Stavropol, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko
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Participants hold portraits of Red Army soldiers on a balcony of a board and care home for veterans during the Immortal Regiment ceremony during the celebrations of Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Kaliningrad, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar

Participants hold portraits of Red Army soldiers on a balcony of a board and care home for veterans during the Immortal Regiment ceremony during the celebrations of Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in...more

Participants hold portraits of Red Army soldiers on a balcony of a board and care home for veterans during the Immortal Regiment ceremony during the celebrations of Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Kaliningrad, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Vitaly Nevar
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A police officer wearing a protective face mask stands guard next to a World War Two memorial on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Stavropol, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

A police officer wearing a protective face mask stands guard next to a World War Two memorial on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Stavropol, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko

A police officer wearing a protective face mask stands guard next to a World War Two memorial on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany, in Stavropol, Russia May 9, 2021. REUTERS/Eduard Korniyenko
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Photos of the week

Photos of the week

Our top photos from the past week.

Desperate search for survivors after Miami building collapse

Desperate search for survivors after Miami building collapse

Hundreds of fire and rescue workers scoured through tons of rubble after a 12-story oceanfront residential building partially collapsed in southern Florida.

Inside Canada's residential school system

Inside Canada's residential school system

A look inside Canada's residential school system after an indigenous group in Saskatchewan said it had found the unmarked graves of 751 people, just weeks after a similar discovery rocked the country.

Indonesia's COVID toll mounts

Indonesia's COVID toll mounts

The world's fourth most populous country reported the highest daily coronavirus increase since the beginning of the pandemic, taking its overall cases past the 2 million mark.

Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily prints last edition

Hong Kong pro-democracy paper Apple Daily prints last edition

Hong Kong's most vocal pro-democracy newspaper, Apple Daily, printed its last edition on Thursday after a stormy year in which its tycoon owner and other staff were arrested under a new national security law, and its assets were frozen.

Notable deaths in 2021

Notable deaths in 2021

Newsmakers and celebrities who have died this year.

Fans rally as Britney Spears tells judge: 'I just want my life back' and to end conservatorship

Fans rally as Britney Spears tells judge: 'I just want my life back' and to end conservatorship

"I'm traumatized. I'm not happy, I can't sleep," Britney Spears told a Los Angeles judge overseeing her controversial conservatorship, that she wanted her life back and for the conservatorship to end.

Unusual COVID vaccination venues

Unusual COVID vaccination venues

Coronavirus vaccination clinics are held in unconventional spaces around the world.

Pandemonium at Virginia school board meeting over Critical Race Theory

Pandemonium at Virginia school board meeting over Critical Race Theory

A brawl broke out at a Loudoun County School Board meeting in Virginia which included a discussion of Critical Race Theory and transgender students.

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