The crackdown in Belarus grew more indiscriminate this week. Among the 400 arrested: a one-armed man charged with taking part in the clapping protests and mute person accused of shouting antigovernment slogans.
People argue with a plainclothes policemen as he tries with others to detain a protester (c.) during an action called 'Revolution via social network' in Minsk, Belarus, on July 3. Participants in the protest action are being detained in Minsk.
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Britain's Prince William (r.) and his wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (l.) applaud after the match between Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria and Venus Williams of the US at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon in London on June 27.
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Belarus security services detained at least 450 protesters in the wake of rallies across the country against the strong-armed measures of President Alexander Lukashenko.
Actors perform a play about suffering of civilians in WW II, early morning, at the time the Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union 70 years ago outside St.Petersburg, Russia.
On June 22, 1941, Hitler’s men swept into Belarus and within a short period, killed some 800,000 of the Jews living there. Of those who remained, most left. A few stayed, but even now that number is dwindling.