People hold placards as they take part in a rally against the imprisonment of Pablo Hasel in Plaza del Sol, Madrid, Spain. The Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel has been imprisoned and sentenced to over two years in a penitentiary center for the crimes of glorifying terrorism and insulting the crown.
In this handout photo released by the Russian Foreign Ministry, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attend a news conference following their meeting, in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
In this handout photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a wreath-laying ceremony marking the Diplomat's Day at Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs headquarters in Moscow, Russia. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
In this handout photo released by the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry, the Burlak Arctic all-terrain vehicle manufactured by Russian company Vezdekhody Makarova takes part in the field trials in the Republic of Sakha, Russia. The Burlak off-roader is to be used for transportation of groups of people and up to a tonne of cargo. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
In this handout photo released by Russian Foreign Ministry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell attend a news conference following their meeting, in Moscow, Russia. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
In this handout photo released by Moscow City Court, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny listens to his lawyer before a hearing on replacing his suspended sentence in the Yves Rocher fraud case with real time in prison, in Moscow City Court, in Moscow, Russia. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
In this handout video grab released by Shcherbinsky District Court, Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny's wife Yulia, left, attends a hearing on her case at Shcherbinsky District Court, in Moscow region, Russia. Yulia Navalnaya was detained during an unsanctioned rally in support of her husband on January 31. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
A protester holds a placard saying "every woman is a riot" during a rally against a new anti-abortion law in Warsaw, Poland. The law, originally passed in October, was subsequently delayed due to widespread protests throughout the country against the measure, which took place amid the coronavirus pandemic and saw clashes between demonstrators and police.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is seen on a screen at the Moscow Regional Court, in Moscow, Russia. Navalny was detained for 30 days as he arrived from Berlin to Sheremetyevo Airport after receiving medical treatment in Germany. The Moscow Regional Court considers the complaint against his arrest.
In this handout photo released by World Economic Forum, Founder and Executive Chairman of World Economic Forum Klaus Schwab looks at displays broadcasting the special address by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a session of Davos Agenda 2021 online forum organized by World Economic Forum, in Geneva, Switzerland. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
In this handout transmission electron microscopic image distributed by the Russian consumer health protection watchdog Rospotrebnadzor, a particle of the British variant of COVID-19 extracted from a patient in December 2020 which was captured by scientists of State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology Vector in Novosibirsk, Russia. Editorial use only, no archive, no commercial use.
American flags are seen on the ground near the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, the United States. Instead of the crowds of spectators that fill the National Mall for a typical inauguration, this year the iconic stretch of land is filled with nearly 200,000 flags, representing the thousands of people who cannot attend because of the coronavirus pandemic and tight security in the nation's capital.
Armed members of The Original Black Panther Party of Virginia attend a rally in support of 2nd Amendment rights on Lobby Day, during which citizens petition legislators on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, in the days before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration at the Virginia state Capitol in Richmond, the United States.
In this handout video grab, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is detained by law enforcement officers at the passport control point of Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport, Russia. Navalny has arrived from Berlin to Sheremetyevo Airport after receiving medical treatment in Germany. He was hospitalized in Omsk and then transported to Germany after falling ill on a flight from Tomsk to Moscow in August 2020.
Certificates are pictured at the ceremony of presenting certificates to representatives of three political parties who entered the Mazhilis, Lower Chamber of the Kazakh Parliament, at a special meeting of the Central Election Commission in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Parliamentary elections were held in Kazakhstan on January 10.
Servicemen are seen at The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, the United States. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives passed a resolution urging US Vice President Mike Pence to invoke section four of the 25th amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office for his role in the Capitol Hill riots.
Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, in center, presents a government award and flowers to MEL Editor-in-chief Nadezhda Sedova, left, and MEL senior editor Elena Akimova during an awarding ceremony for contribution to the media industry in 2020, in Moscow, Russia.