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Nobel Prize, Covid Surge and More: Russia's October, in Photos

From an unprecedented fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic to a Nobel Peace Prize for a leading independent newspaper's chief editor, Russia has had no shortage of major news events this month.

But outside the global headlines, ordinary life still goes on for many Russians — as it does in many of these photos.

Here's a look at the highlights of the month in photos:

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