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Posted: August 22, 2014 at 4:03 a.m.

Turkey's president-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, greets Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu after he announced Davutoglu as his ruling Justice and Development Party's new leader, in Ankara, Turkey, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. Davutoglu, hand-picked by president-elect Erdogan to succeed him as prime minister, is expected to accept the largely backseat role although he is known to be an ambitious politician. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

New prime minister named in Turkey

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Ukrainian soldiers evacuate a wounded comrade close to Luhansk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014.  The rebel stronghold 20 kilometers from the Russian border has been under siege for 19 days, lacking basic amenities like running water or electricity. (AP Photo/Petro Zadorozhnyy)

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