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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko delivers his speech during a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarus's authoritarian leader is vowing to maintain a close alliance with Russia despite the latest tensions as he seeks a sixth term in office amid a surge of opposition protests. President Alexander Lukashenko's comments in a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election contrast with his diatribes against Russia last week. (Andrey Pokumeiko/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko delivers his speech during a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarus's authoritarian leader is vowing to maintain a close alliance with Russia despite the latest tensions as he seeks a sixth term in office amid a surge of opposition protests. President Alexander Lukashenko's comments in a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election contrast with his diatribes against Russia last week. (Andrey Pokumeiko/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko delivers his speech during a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarus's authoritarian leader is vowing to maintain a close alliance with Russia despite the latest tensions as he seeks a sixth term in office amid a surge of opposition protests. President Alexander Lukashenko's comments in a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election contrast with his diatribes against Russia last week. (Andrey Pokumeiko/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
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A man looks at a billboard on the street with portraits of presidential candidates with the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's face covered with a white sticky tape ahead of Sunday's election in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarus's authoritarian leader is vowing to maintain a close alliance with Russia despite the latest tensions as he seeks a sixth term in office amid a surge of opposition protests. President Alexander Lukashenko's comments in a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election contrast with his diatribes against Russia last week. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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A woman holds her ballot at a polling station during a early voting ahead of Sunday's election in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarus's authoritarian leader is vowing to maintain a close alliance with Russia despite the latest tensions as he seeks a sixth term in office amid a surge of opposition protests. President Alexander Lukashenko's comments in a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election contrast with his diatribes against Russia last week. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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A woman votes at a polling station during a early voting ahead of Sunday's election while live broadcast of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's speech in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarus's authoritarian leader is vowing to maintain a close alliance with Russia despite the latest tensions as he seeks a sixth term in office amid a surge of opposition protests. President Alexander Lukashenko's comments in a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election contrast with his diatribes against Russia last week. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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People look at a billboard on the street with portraits of presidential candidates with the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's face covered with a white sticky tape ahead of Sunday's election in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarus's authoritarian leader is vowing to maintain a close alliance with Russia despite the latest tensions as he seeks a sixth term in office amid a surge of opposition protests. President Alexander Lukashenko's comments in a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election contrast with his diatribes against Russia last week. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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A billboard on the street with portraits of presidential candidates with the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's face covered with a white sticky tape ahead of Sunday's election in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarus's authoritarian leader is vowing to maintain a close alliance with Russia despite the latest tensions as he seeks a sixth term in office amid a surge of opposition protests. President Alexander Lukashenko's comments in a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election contrast with his diatribes against Russia last week. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarus soldiers look at posters with portraits of presidential candidates at a polling station during a early voting ahead of Sunday's election in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarus's authoritarian leader is vowing to maintain a close alliance with Russia despite the latest tensions as he seeks a sixth term in office amid a surge of opposition protests. President Alexander Lukashenko's comments in a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election contrast with his diatribes against Russia last week. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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A Belarusian soldier votes at a polling station during a early voting ahead of Sunday's election while live broadcast of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's speech in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarus's authoritarian leader is vowing to maintain a close alliance with Russia despite the latest tensions as he seeks a sixth term in office amid a surge of opposition protests. President Alexander Lukashenko's comments in a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election contrast with his diatribes against Russia last week. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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People walk past a billboard on the street with portraits of presidential candidates ahead of Sunday's election in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarus's authoritarian leader is vowing to maintain a close alliance with Russia despite the latest tensions as he seeks a sixth term in office amid a surge of opposition protests. President Alexander Lukashenko's comments in a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election contrast with his diatribes against Russia last week. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko delivers his speech during a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarus's authoritarian leader is vowing to maintain a close alliance with Russia despite the latest tensions as he seeks a sixth term in office amid a surge of opposition protests. President Alexander Lukashenko's comments in a state-of-the-nation address ahead of Sunday's election contrast with his diatribes against Russia last week. (Maxim Guchek/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
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Police detain a protester to prevent a rally in support of opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya ahead of Sunday's election in Slutsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarusian police on Tuesday, abruptly banned Tsikhanouskaya's previously approved rally in the city of Slutsk, about 100 kilometers (about 60 miles) south of Minsk, under the pretext of road repairs. Officers dispersed several hundred people who had gathered for the rally and detained at least 20 of them, according to Belarusian human rights organization Viasna. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Police detain a protester trying to attend a rally in support of opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya ahead of Sunday's election in Slutsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarusian police on Tuesday, abruptly banned Tsikhanouskaya's previously approved rally in the city of Slutsk, about 100 kilometers (about 60 miles) south of Minsk, under the pretext of road repairs. Officers dispersed several hundred people who had gathered for the rally and detained at least 20 of them, according to Belarusian human rights organization Viasna. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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A woman argues with police as they block protesters , to prevent a rally in support opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya ahead of Sunday's election in Slutsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarusian police on Tuesday abruptly banned Tsikhanouskaya's previously approved rally in the city of Slutsk, about 100 kilometers (about 60 miles) south of Minsk, under the pretext of road repairs. Officers dispersed several hundred people who had gathered for the rally and detained at least 20 of them, according to Belarusian human rights organization Viasna. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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People applaud police officers as they leave after they attempted to block a rally in support of opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya ahead of Sunday's election in Soligorsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarusian police on Tuesday abruptly banned Tsikhanouskaya's previously approved rally in the city of Slutsk, about 100 kilometers (about 60 miles) south of Minsk, under the pretext of road repairs. Officers dispersed several hundred people who had gathered for the rally and detained at least 20 of them, according to Belarusian human rights organization Viasna. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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People applaud police officers as they leave after they attempted to block a rally in support of opposition candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya ahead of Sunday's election in Soligorsk, Belarus, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Belarusian police on Tuesday abruptly banned Tsikhanouskaya's previously approved rally in the city of Slutsk, about 100 kilometers (about 60 miles) south of Minsk, under the pretext of road repairs. Officers dispersed several hundred people who had gathered for the rally and detained at least 20 of them, according to Belarusian human rights organization Viasna. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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An elderly woman walks out of a voting booth to cast her ballot during early voting for Belarus' presidential election at a polling station in the village of Proshkava, some 180 km north of Minsk, on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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Women assist a man in a wheelchair during early voting for Belarus' presidential election at a polling station in the village of Proshkava, some 180 km north of Minsk, on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko delivers his annual address to the nation and lawmakers in Minsk on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Nikolay PETROV / BELTA / AFP)
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Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko delivers his annual address to the nation and lawmakers in Minsk on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Nikolay PETROV / BELTA / AFP)
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Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko delivers his annual address to the nation and lawmakers in Minsk on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Andrei POKUMEIKO / various sources / AFP)
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Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko delivers his annual address to the nation and lawmakers in Minsk on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Andrei POKUMEIKO / various sources / AFP)
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Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko delivers his annual address to the nation and lawmakers in Minsk on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Andrei POKUMEIKO / various sources / AFP)
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A woman assists a man in a wheelchair during early voting for Belarus' presidential election at a polling station in the village of Proshkava, some 180 km north of Minsk, on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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A man fills out his ballot during early voting for Belarus' presidential election at a polling station in the town of Hlybokaye, some 170 km north of Minsk, on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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People fill out their ballots during early voting for Belarus' presidential election at a polling station in the town of Hlybokaye, some 170 km north of Minsk, on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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A man walks to cast his ballot during early voting for Belarus' presidential election at a polling station in the town of Hlybokaye, some 170 km north of Minsk, on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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A traffic police officer walks out of a voting booth to cast his ballot during early voting for Belarus' presidential election at a polling station in the town of Hlybokaye, some 170 km north of Minsk, on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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A police officer walks out of a voting booth to cast his ballot during early voting for Belarus' presidential election at a polling station in the town of Hlybokaye, some 170 km north of Minsk, on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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A traffic police officer walks out of a voting booth to cast his ballot during early voting for Belarus' presidential election at a polling station in the town of Hlybokaye, some 170 km north of Minsk, on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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A man walks out of a voting booth to cast his ballot during early voting for Belarus' presidential election at a polling station in the town of Hlybokaye, some 170 km north of Minsk, on August 4, 2020. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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From left, wife of non-registered candidate Valery Tsepkalo, Veronika Tsepkalo, candidate for the presidential elections Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and Maria Kolesnikova, a representative of former banker Viktor Babariko, gesture during meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in the town of Baranovichi, 150 km (93 miles) southwest of Minsk Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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People hold a banner with portraits of from left, Maria Kolesnikova, a representative of former banker Viktor Babariko, candidate for the presidential elections Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and wife of non-registered candidate Valery Tsepkalo, Veronika Tsepkalo, during meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in the town of Baranovichi, 150 km (93 miles) southwest of Minsk Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, the banner reads: "Love! Can! Will win!" The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Candidate for the presidential elections Svetlana Tikhanovskaya speaks during a meeting of her supporters in the town of Baranovichi, 150 km (93 miles) southwest of Minsk Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Candidate for the presidential elections Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, center right, arrives for a meeting of her supporters in the town of Baranovichi, 150 km (93 miles) southwest of Minsk Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, the sign Tikhanovskaya holds reads: "Country to live in". The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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People hold portraits of portraits of Belarusian political prisoners during meeting in support of candidate for the presidential elections Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in the town of Baranovichi, 150 km (93 miles) southwest of Minsk Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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People hold a banner with portraits of from left, Maria Kolesnikova, a representative of former banker Viktor Babariko, candidate for the presidential elections Svetlana Tikhanovskaya and wife of non-registered candidate Valery Tsepkalo, Veronika Tsepkalo, during meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in the town of Baranovichi, 150 km (93 miles) southwest of Minsk Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections Svetlana and wife of non-registered candidate Valery Tsepkalo, Veronika Tsepkalo, right, tastes bread and salt as she arrives for meeting in her support in the town of Baranovichi, 150 km (93 miles) southwest of Minsk Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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A woman waves an old Belarus national flag during a gathering in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in the town of Baranovichi, 150 km (93 miles) southwest of Minsk Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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A woman holds a poster reading "I'm, we're for a bright future!" during a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in the town of Baranovichi, 150 km (93 miles) southwest of Minsk Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, and wife of non-registered candidate Valery Tsepkalo greets people during a meeting in her support in Brest, 326 km (203,7 miles) southwest of Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, foreground, greets people during a meeting to show her support, in Brest, 326 km (203,7 miles) southwest of Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits), APTOPIX
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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections greets people waving old Belarus flags during a meeting to show her support , n Brest, 326 km (203,7 miles) southwest of Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections smiles as she speaks to people during a meeting in her support in Brest, 326 km (203,7 miles) southwest of Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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People react as they listen to Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections during a meeting in her support in Brest, 326 km (203,7 miles) southwest of Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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In this photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, candidate for the presidential elections greets her well-wisher with an old Belarus flags after a meeting to show her support in Brest, 326 km (203,7 miles) southwest of Minsk, Belarus. Tsikhanouskaya, 37-year old former English teacher without any political experience seems an unlikely challenger to the authoritarian leader of Belarus, whose rule has spanned more than quarter-century. (AP Photo/Mstyslav Chernov)
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In this photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, second left, poses for a photo with a family after a meeting in her support in Brest, 326 km (203,7 miles) southwest of Minsk, Belarus. Tsikhanouskaya, 37-year old former English teacher without any political experience seems an unlikely challenger to the authoritarian leader of Belarus, whose rule has spanned more than quarter-century, but she draws tens of thousands to her campaign rallies. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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In this photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, speaks to journalists after a meeting in her support in Brest, 326 km (203,7 miles) southwest of Minsk, Belarus. Tsikhanouskaya, 37-year old former English teacher without any political experience seems an unlikely challenger to the authoritarian leader of Belarus, whose rule has spanned more than quarter-century but she draws tens of thousands to her campaign rallies. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Members of the Belarus diaspora wave national flags during a "Free Belarus" rally at Independence Square in Kiev on August 1, 2020, a week before the Belarus presidential election. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)
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A member of the Belarus diaspora wearing a protective face mask in colours of the national flag take part in a "Free Belarus" rally at Independence Square in Kiev on August 1, 2020, a week before the Belarus presidential election. (Photo by Sergei SUPINSKY / AFP)
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Belarusians attend a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Tikhanovskaya said she would not cancel any campaign rallies because of the stricter security. Thousands of Tikhanovskaya's supporters gathered Thursday at her campaign rally in Minsk, and many participants dismissed the official claims of a Russian subversion plot as a sham. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits), APTOPIX
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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, gestures while speaking to journalists after a meeting with Andrei Ravkov, the head of State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Belarusian authorities opened a criminal case on the charges of plotting a terrorist act against 33 Russian private military contractors detained earlier this week, Security Council secretary Andrei Ravkov said Thursday. The Russian contractors were detained on Wednesday by the Belarusian State Security Committee and accused of planning to destabilize Belarus ahead of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, speaks to journalists after a meeting with Andrei Ravkov, the head of State Secretary of the Security Council of Belarus in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Belarusian authorities opened a criminal case on the charges of plotting a terrorist act against 33 Russian private military contractors detained earlier this week, Security Council secretary Andrei Ravkov said Thursday. The Russian contractors were detained on Wednesday by the Belarusian State Security Committee and accused of planning to destabilize Belarus ahead of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarusians attend a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said she would not cancel any campaign rallies because of the stricter security. Rallies in her support have been the biggest in years, with the largest one so far drawing about 5,000 people on July 19. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarusians attend a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said she would not cancel any campaign rallies because of the stricter security. Rallies in her support have been the biggest in years, with the largest one so far drawing about 5,000 people on July 19. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarusians attend a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said she would not cancel any campaign rallies because of the stricter security. Rallies in her support have been the biggest in years, with the largest one so far drawing about 5,000 people on July 19. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarusian police check people prior to a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said she would not cancel any campaign rallies because of the stricter security. Rallies in her support have been the biggest in years, with the largest one so far drawing about 5,000 people on July 19. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarusians attend a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said she would not cancel any campaign rallies because of the stricter security. Rallies in her support have been the biggest in years, with the largest one so far drawing about 5,000 people on July 19. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarusians attend a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said she would not cancel any campaign rallies because of the stricter security. Thousands of Tikhanovskaya's supporters gathered Thursday at her campaign rally in Minsk, and many participants dismissed the official claims of a Russian subversion plot as a sham. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarusians attend a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said she would not cancel any campaign rallies because of the stricter security. Thousands of Tikhanovskaya's supporters gathered Thursday at her campaign rally in Minsk, and many participants dismissed the official claims of a Russian subversion plot as a sham. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarusians wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, attend a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said she would not cancel any campaign rallies because of the stricter security. Thousands of Tikhanovskaya's supporters gathered Thursday at her campaign rally in Minsk, and many participants dismissed the official claims of a Russian subversion plot as a sham. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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People wave white balloons with the words "Together" as they attend a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Opposition candidate Svetlana Tikhanovskaya said she would not cancel any campaign rallies because of the stricter security. Thousands of Tikhanovskaya's supporters gathered Thursday at her campaign rally in Minsk, and many participants dismissed the official claims of a Russian subversion plot as a sham. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarusians attend a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Tikhanovskaya said she would not cancel any campaign rallies because of the stricter security. Thousands of Tikhanovskaya's supporters gathered Thursday at her campaign rally in Minsk, and many participants dismissed the official claims of a Russian subversion plot as a sham. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarusians attend a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Tikhanovskaya said she would not cancel any campaign rallies because of the stricter security. Thousands of Tikhanovskaya's supporters gathered Thursday at her campaign rally in Minsk, and many participants dismissed the official claims of a Russian subversion plot as a sham. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, right, speaks with officers as he visits the Belarusian Interior Ministry special forces base in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, right, inspects police vehicles as he visits the Belarusian Interior Ministry special forces base in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
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Belarusian Interior Ministry special forces take part in crowd dispersing training session during the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko's visit at their base in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
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Maria Kolesnikova, a representative of Viktor Babariko, right, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, centre, and wife of non-registered candidate Valery Tsepkalo, Veronika Tsepkalo, left, gesture during meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in Minsk, Belarus, Thursday, July 30, 2020. Thousands of Tikhanovskaya's supporters gathered Thursday at her campaign rally in Minsk. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, left, stands on the field as he visits the Novaya Zhizn (New Life) agricultural enterprise in the Nesvizh district, Belarus, Monday, July 27, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, center, surrounded by officials, walks on the field as he visits the Novaya Zhizn (New Life) agricultural enterprise in the Nesvizh district, Belarus, Monday, July 27, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, second right, checks the ripening of the grain as he visits the Novaya Zhizn (New Life) agricultural enterprise in the Nesvizh district, Belarus, Monday, July 27, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (Andrei Stasevich/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, second left, stands on the field as he visits the Novaya Zhizn (New Life) agricultural enterprise in the Nesvizh district, Belarus, Monday, July 27, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (Andrei Stasevich/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, center, speaks with officials as he visits the baby food plant in the town of Nesvizh, Belarus, Monday, July 27, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (Andrei Stasevich/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
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Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, center, speaks with officials as he visits the baby food plant in the town of Nesvizh, Belarus, Monday, July 27, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for Aug. 9, 2020. (Nikolai Petrov/BelTA Pool Photo via AP)
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(200726) -- MINSK, July 26, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A cyclist rides past a poster on the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, July 26, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus will take place on Aug. 9, 2020. Early voting in the elections will be held from Aug. 4 to 8. (Photo by Henadz Zhinkov/Xinhua)
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(200726) -- MINSK, July 26, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A poster on the presidential election is seen in Minsk, Belarus, July 26, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus will take place on Aug. 9, 2020. Early voting in the elections will be held from Aug. 4 to 8. (Photo by Henadz Zhinkov/Xinhua)
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(200726) -- MINSK, July 26, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A woman walks past a poster on the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, July 26, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus will take place on Aug. 9, 2020. Early voting in the elections will be held from Aug. 4 to 8. (Photo by Henadz Zhinkov/Xinhua)
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(200726) -- MINSK, July 26, 2020 (Xinhua) -- People walk in front of a poster on the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, July 26, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus will take place on Aug. 9, 2020. Early voting in the elections will be held from Aug. 4 to 8. (Photo by Henadz Zhinkov/Xinhua)
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(200726) -- MINSK, July 26, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A man walks past a poster on the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, July 26, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus will take place on Aug. 9, 2020. Early voting in the elections will be held from Aug. 4 to 8. (Photo by Henadz Zhinkov/Xinhua)
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(200726) -- MINSK, July 26, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A mother and her child walk in front of a poster on the presidential election in Minsk, Belarus, July 26, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus will take place on Aug. 9, 2020. Early voting in the elections will be held from Aug. 4 to 8. (Photo by Henadz Zhinkov/Xinhua)
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(200726) -- BEIJING, July 26, 2020 (Xinhua) -- People dressed in traditional costumes participate in a rural business festival on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, July 25, 2020. (Photo by Henadz Zhinkov/Xinhua)
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Belarusians attend a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, July 19, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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A child holds national flag as Belarusians listen to Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, during a meeting with her supporters in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, July 19, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, reacts during a meeting with her supporters in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, July 19, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarusians attend a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, July 19, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Belarusians attend a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, July 19, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Maria Kolesnikova, a representative of Viktor Babariko, right, Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, centre, and wife of non-registered candidate Valery Tsepkalo, Veronika Tsepkalo, left, gesture during a meeting in support of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, July 19, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, candidate for the presidential elections, reacts during a meeting with her supporters in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, July 19, 2020. The presidential election in Belarus is scheduled for August 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Maria Kolesnikova, a representative of Viktor Babariko gestures after the election commission meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The election commission denied to register Viktor Babariko, the former head of a Russia-owned bank who has been arrested on money laundering charges, for running in Belarus' presidential election set for August. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya shows her presidential candidate's identification card after she was registered as a candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The election commission has cleared Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and four other candidates for running in a presidential vote in August, but denied registration to Lukashenko's two main aspiring challengers. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya speaks to journalists after she was registered as a candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The election commission has cleared Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and four other candidates for running in a presidential vote in August, but denied registration to Lukashenko's two main aspiring challengers. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Sergei Cherechen shows his presidential candidate's identification card after he was registered as a candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The election commission has cleared Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and four other candidates for running in a presidential vote in August, but denied registration to Lukashenko's two main aspiring challengers. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Andrei Dmitriyev shows his presidential candidate's identification card after he was registered as a candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The election commission has cleared Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and four other candidates for running in a presidential vote in August, but denied registration to Lukashenko's two main aspiring challengers. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Andrei Dmitriyev shows his presidential candidate's identification card after he was registered as a candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The election commission has cleared Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and four other candidates for running in a presidential vote in August, but denied registration to Lukashenko's two main aspiring challengers. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Andrei Dmitriyev speaks to journalists after he was registered as a candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The election commission has cleared Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and four other candidates for running in a presidential vote in August, but denied registration to Lukashenko's two main aspiring challengers. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Anna Kanopatskaya shows her presidential candidate's identification card after she was registered as a candidate for the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The election commission has cleared Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and four other candidates for running in a presidential vote in August, but denied registration to Lukashenko's two main aspiring challengers. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Police officers detain protesters during a rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Police officers detain a protester during a rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday July 14, 2020. Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Police officers detain protesters during a protest rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday July 14, 2020. Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Police officers detain protesters during a rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Police officers detain protesters during a protest rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday July 14, 2020. Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Police officers detain a protester during a rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday July 14, 2020. Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Police officers detain a protester during a rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday July 14, 2020. Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Police officers detain a protester during a protest rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday July 14, 2020. Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Police officers detain a protester during a rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday July 14, 2020. Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Police officers detain a protester during a rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday July 14, 2020. Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Police officers detain protesters during a rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday July 14, 2020. Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Police officers detain protesters during a rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Police officers detain protesters during a rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday July 14, 2020. Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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People applaud during a protest rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday July 14, 2020. Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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A man waves a flag from a window of a car during a protest rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday July 14, 2020. Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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Svetlana Tikhanovskaya leaves the headquarters of Belarus' Central Electoral Commission after she was officially registered as a candidate for the presidential election, Minsk, July 14, 2020. - The Belarusian central electoral commission on July 14 refused to register the imprisoned main rival to President Alexander Lukashenko as a candidate for the country's presidential election in August. In a surprise twist, the commission allowed the candidacy of Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, the wife of a jailed vlogger who submitted herself as a candidate after her husband was barred. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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Plainclothed Belarus' security service agents detain a participant of a gathering of opposition supporters in Minsk on July 14, 2020, after the country's central electoral commission refused to register the main rivals to President Alexander Lukashenko as candidates for the country's presidential election in August. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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Plainclothed Belarus' security service agents detain a participant of a gathering of opposition supporters in Minsk on July 14, 2020, after the country's central electoral commission refused to register the main rivals to President Alexander Lukashenko as candidates for the country's presidential election in August. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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Plainclothed Belarus' security service agents detain a participant of a gathering of opposition supporters in Minsk on July 14, 2020, after the country's central electoral commission refused to register the main rivals to President Alexander Lukashenko as candidates for the country's presidential election in August. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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Plainclothed Belarus' security service agents detain a participant of a gathering of opposition supporters in Minsk on July 14, 2020, after the country's central electoral commission refused to register the main rivals to President Alexander Lukashenko as candidates for the country's presidential election in August. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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Plainclothed Belarus' security service agents detain a participant of a gathering of opposition supporters in Minsk on July 14, 2020, after the country's central electoral commission refused to register the main rivals to President Alexander Lukashenko as candidates for the country's presidential election in August. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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An opposition supporter holds a placard depicting Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko and reading "Go away!" during a protest in Minsk on July 14, 2020, after the country's central electoral commission refused to register the main rivals to Alexander Lukashenko as candidates for the country's presidential election in August. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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An opposition supporter holds a placard depicting Belarus' President Alexander Lukashenko and reading "Go away!" during a protest in Minsk on July 14, 2020, after the country's central electoral commission refused to register the main rivals to Alexander Lukashenko as candidates for the country's presidential election in August. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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Plainclothed Belarus' security service agents detain a participant of a gathering of opposition supporters in Minsk on July 14, 2020, after the country's central electoral commission refused to register the main rivals to President Alexander Lukashenko as candidates for the country's presidential election in August. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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Plainclothed Belarus' security service agents and riot police officers detain a participant of a gathering of opposition supporters in Minsk on July 14, 2020, after the country's central electoral commission refused to register the main rivals to President Alexander Lukashenko as candidates for the country's presidential election in August. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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Plainclothed Belarus' security service agents and riot police officers detain a participant of a gathering of opposition supporters in Minsk on July 14, 2020, after the country's central electoral commission refused to register the main rivals to President Alexander Lukashenko as candidates for the country's presidential election in August. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 11, 2020 Would-be presidential candidate Viktor Babaryko, former head of Belgazprombank, holds a press conference in Minsk. - The Belarus central electoral commission on July 14, 2020 refused to register the jailed main rival to President Alexander Lukashenko as a candidate for August's presidential polls. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 11, 2020 Would-be presidential candidate Viktor Babaryko, former head of Belgazprombank, holds a press conference in Minsk. - The Belarus central electoral commission on July 14, 2020 refused to register the jailed main rival to President Alexander Lukashenko as a candidate for August's presidential polls. (Photo by Sergei GAPON / AFP)
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Valery Tsepkalo, a former ambassador to the United States and founder of a successful hi-tech park, hugs his wife Veronika, as he speaks to the media in Minsk, Belarus. Valery Tsepkalo who fled to Russia after being denied a ballot spot in next month???s presidential election says he my not be able to return home if authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko wins another term. He fled to Russia last week and said he had received tips that his arrest was imminent.??(AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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