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The Death of Queen Elizabeth II: The Political Week in Photos

Queen Elizabeth II, who oversaw the largely peaceful breakup of an empire that once spanned the globe, died at the age of 96. By the time of her death, the future of the UK itself was in doubt, with recurrent calls for independence in Scotland and Britain’s exit from the European Union leading to renewed tension in Northern Ireland.

President Vladimir Putin said Russia will emerge stronger from his invasion of Ukraine as he lashed out at US and European “sanctions fever” in response to the war. He will meet his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, next week in Uzbekistan, Tass reported.