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Supporters and opponents of Egypt's deposed president began mass protests today. Meanwhile, the White House has decided aid to Egypt can continue to flow. Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Syrians to commit to peace talks, saying there is no military solution to the conflict there. Kerry also called on Russia to return Edward Snowden to the U.S. where he says the N.S.A. leaker will have a fair trial. Al qaeda-linked militants claimed responsibility for an assault on Iraq’s Abu Ghraib jail. President Obama nominated Caroline Kennedy as U.S. ambassador to Japan. And Pope Francis called for new efforts to fight poverty on his visit to Brazil. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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