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Time magazine has chosen "the guardians," a group of journalists who have been targeted for their work, as person of the year. a series of four black-and-white covers highlights what the magazine calls "the war on truth."

the group includes jamal khashoggi, the washington post contributor who was killed at the saudi arabian consulate in istanbul in october.

another cover features wa lone and kyaw soe oo, two reuters journalists who were arrested one year ago in myanmar while they were working on stories about the killings of rohingya muslims, a minority population in myanmar's rakhine state. the two men remain behind bars. their wives were photographed for the cover.

a third cover shows journalists at the capital gazette, the annapolis, maryland, newspaper where five employees were killed by a gunman last june.

and the fourth cover shows maria ressa, chief executive of the philippine news website rappler. she was indicted last month on tax evasion charges — a case that free speech and civil liberties advocates have warned is part of a wider crackdown on dissent by philippine president rodrigo duterte's administration. (📸: @time magazine)

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Meghan, the duchess of sussex, surprised guests at the british fashion awards monday night, as she made an unexpected appearance to honor her wedding dress designer, clare waight keller. the duchess, who is pregnant with her first child, named keller, givenchy's artistic director, as british womenswear designer of the year. (📸: tristan fewings/bfc/getty images)

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A man swims in a partly frozen lake on monday, in shenyang in china's northeastern liaoning province. photo: str/afp/getty images

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Roger, the ripped kangaroo whose physique shot him to internet fame in 2015, has died at the age of 12. “we have lost our beautiful boy, roger,” the owner of the kangaroo sanctuary in australia announced saturday on facebook. in his prime, roger stood 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighed nearly 200 pounds. (📸: the kangaroo sanctuary alice springs)

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“your daughter should have been safe here, and she wasn’t.” fighting back tears, new zealand’s prime minister apologized monday to the family of a british backpacker who has been missing since december 1. over the weekend, police found what they believe to be the body of the 22-year-old.

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“fearless girl” has a new home. the famed bronze statue that stood defiantly across from new york's “charging bull” for over a year was moved slightly uptown to a spot outside of the new york stock exchange. “now instead of staring down the bull, she’s going to be staring down all of business,” new york congresswoman carolyn maloney said on monday morning during an unveiling ceremony for the statue. (📸: timothy a. clary/afp/getty images)

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Duke university in durham, north carolina, found itself under a blanket of snow on sunday. the winter storm that walloped the southeast over the weekend forced hundreds of flights to be canceled sunday in virginia and north carolina. airlines at each airport were hoping to resume normal operations late monday. (📸: lance king/getty images)

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Competitors take part in the nautic paddle race in paris on sunday. about 800 paddlers took part in the 11-kilometer race on the seine river. 📸: olivier morin / lucas baronet / getty images

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The 2018 cnn hero of the year is dr. ricardo pun-chong. his nonprofit, inspira, provides free housing, meals and support to sick children and their families in peru. (📸: mike coppola/getty images for cnn)

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It’s so cold in parts of china’s northern heilongjiang province that hot water turns almost instantly into ice crystals when tossed in the air. temperatures fell below minus-40 degrees fahrenheit this week in mohe, china’s northernmost city, leading to a rare phenomenon known as “ice fog,” in which water droplets suspended in the air remain in liquid form.

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Cnn is honoring 10 inspirational people who are doing extraordinary things around the world. the top 10 #cnnheroes of 2018 include a doctor fighting to break the cycle of violence and a woman who helps the injured walk again. (📸: michael loccisano/getty images for cnn)

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Elvis has left the building — and made his way to the streets of germany. traffic lights featuring the king's likeness have been installed in the german town of friedberg, where presley was stationed while serving in the us army between 1958 and 1960. (📸: michael probst/ap)

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