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Shunning virus lockdown, defiant Belarus stages Victory Day parade

Reuters Saturday, 9 May 2020
Thousands of soldiers marched in Belarus on Saturday to celebrate the Soviet victory in World War Two, as President Alexander Lukashenko rejected calls for lockdown measures to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
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