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London—Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (in red) attends the dedication service for the Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial with the Queen (in blue) in London, March 9. Sturgeon confirmed she would seek a second referendum on Scottish independence in an effort to keep Scotland in the European Union. Scots voted against independence in 2014, but after the Brexit vote in 2016, many are angry they will be forced to leave the EU. Sturgeon wants to hold the new referendum before Brexit is completed in the spring of 2019. Stuart C. Wilson/Getty New York—People photograph a statue of a girl facing down the iconic Wall Street bull statue in New York’s financial district, March 8. The bronze statue known as Fearless Girl was installed by investment firm State Street Global Advisors, with an inscription at the base proclaiming: "Know the power of women in leadership. She makes a difference." The statue attracted some controversy at a time when women have been organizing protests across the United States since the election of President Donald Trump. A photograph of a man in a suit pretending to perform a sexual act on the statue went viral. Mark Lennihan/AP Washington, D.C.—Activists erected teepees near the Washington Monument on March 8 to protest the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline. That same day, a federal judge declined to temporarily halt the final phase of construction. The decision came a month after the Trump White House cleared the way for the pipeline’s completion, reversing a decision by the Obama administration. The oil could begin flowing this month. Jose Luis Magana/AP

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