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Supporters of Kyrgyzstan's ex-president Almazbek Atambayev fight with special forces members at his residence in the village of Koi-Tash, about 20 kilometers (12 miles) south of the capital, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. A serviceman died and at least 35 other people were injured as special forces in Kyrgyzstan tried to arrest the Central Asian country's former president on corruption and abuse of office charges, the Kyrgyz Health Ministry said.

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Pakistan's opposition leader Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, in blue shirt center, sees off his father Asif Ali Zardari, former President of Pakistan with other family members, at his residence in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan's anti-graft body arrested Zardari, widower of assassinated ex-Premier Benazir Bhutto, in a multi-million dollar money laundering case that has shaken the country.

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Protesters hold a large Czech flag as they gather at the Venceslas Square in Prague, Czech Republic. Thousands Czechs are rallying in Prague again to demand the resignation of justice minister, Marie Benesova, saying the new minister might compromise the legal system at a time when prosecutors have to decide whether to indict Prime Minister Andrej Babis over alleged fraud involving European Union funds.

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Former South African President Jacob Zuma sings and dances after addressing supporters outside the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.

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Former Chief Minister and BJP National Vice President Shivraj Singh Chouhan addresses the party workers dharna against the alleged corruption in Madhya Pradesh government, in Bhopal.

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Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrives to appear in a court in Karachi, Pakistan. The Pakistani court has extended temporary bail for Zardari and his sister in a multimillion-dollar money laundering case amid increasing political turmoil.

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A poster mocking Hungary's Prime Minister Victor Orban is seen during an anti-government march in central Budapest, Hungary. Thousands of people marched in anti-government protests in Budapest, upset over labor law changes, increasing corruption and limits on academic freedom under Prime Minister Orban's nationalist government.

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Vijay Mallya leaving Westminster Magistrates’ Court, Dec 10

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Jharkhand's former education minister and JVM leader Bandhu Tirkey arrested by the CBI in a case of more property than known source of income, in Ranchi.

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Cartoon by Irfan

Demonstrators depicting female victims of forced sterilization during Alberto Fujimori's government, perform during a protest in Lima, Peru. Hundreds marched in Lima's downtown to protest against government corruption.

AP Photo/Martin Mejia

A boy in costume clutching a Guatemalan flag sits outside a local fast food restaurant as he waits with his father for a march to start against Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and corruption in Guatemala City.

AP Photo/Moises Castillo

Demonstrators gather at Constitution Square to protest Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and rally in support of the fight against corruption in Guatemala City. Thousands marched to protest Morales' decision to end the work of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that has helped lead high-profile graft probes targeting dozens of powerful people, including one involving Morales.

AP Photo/Moises Castillo

A demonstrator carries a figure of a Peruvian national hero Tupac Amaru that carries the Spanish message: "Fear is over" during a protest against lawmakers and in support of a referendum on anti-corruption measures, proposed by the president, at San Martin plaza in Lima, Peru.

AP Photo/Martin Mejia

F1 Force India team boss Vijay Mallya smokes a cigarette outside Westminster Magistrates Court during a break for lunch as he attends a hearing at the court in London. Mallya, once a leading figure among India's business elite, has resumed his long-running fight against extradition to India on money laundering allegations.

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F1 Force India team boss Vijay Mallya arrives to attend a hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court in London. Investigators have accused the 62-year-old of paying $200,000 to a British firm for displaying his company Kingfisher's logo during the Formula One World Championships in London and some European countries in the 1990s.

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Pakistan's jailed and ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif leaves an accountability court in an armored car after a court appearance in two corruption cases, in Islamabad, Pakistan

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Multi-Purpose health employees of State Government participate in a protest against alleged corruption in wage assesment, outside State Mantralaya in Bhopal.

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Former South African president Jacob Zuma sits in the dock in the High Court in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Zuma is charged with fraud, corruption, money laundering and racketeering.

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Street sweepers clean a man dressed as a rat representing corruption, during a protest at San Martin plaza, in Lima, Peru.

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Actors perform during a protest against corruption at San Martin plaza, in Lima, Peru.

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Demonstrators protest against corruption at San Martin plaza, in Lima, Peru. The latest scandal to embroil this South American nation has ensnared some of the country's highest-ranking judges and political officials and comes just four months after then-President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski stepped down in a separate corruption probe.

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, arrives at a court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Najib has arrived at a Kuala Lumpur court house to face charges stemming from a corruption probe, two months after his shock election defeat.

AP Photo/Vincent Thian

A member of Youth Congress raises slogans against BJP President Amit Shah regarding post demonetization scam, in Bengaluru.

PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak

Protesters briefly climb the gates of Parliament, one holding a placard referring to President Uhuru Kenyatta and his family, during an anti-corruption demonstration in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's leader is under increasing pressure as outrage grows over a number of corruption scandals involving tens of millions of dollars revealed in recent weeks around the ministries of health, energy, agriculture, public service and youth.

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A protester lies down on the street during an anti-corruption demonstration by hundreds of protesters who marched to the Parliament and Supreme Court in downtown Nairobi, Kenya. Kenya's leader is under increasing pressure as outrage grows over a number of corruption scandals involving tens of millions of dollars revealed in recent weeks around the ministries of health, energy, agriculture, public service and youth.

AP Photo/Ben Curtis

Indian farmers attend a protest rally on the start of an indefinite hunger strike by social activist Anna Hazare in New Delhi

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Social activist Anna Hazare waves the Indian national flag during the start of his indefinite hunger strike in New Delhi

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A youth holds a sign that reads in Spanish "Stop the corrupted" outside the National Assembly in Panama City. Protesters are demonstrating against former President Ricardo Martinelli who faces political espionage and embezzlement charges, as well as against Brazilian construction company Odebrecht which reportedly paid millions in bribes to win contracts in Panama.

AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco

Karti Chidambaram leaves Patiala House Courts in New Delhi.

PTI Photo by Ravi Choudhary

Karti Chidambaram, son of former union minister P Chidambaram, being escorted by police personnel along with CBI officials to the Patiala House Courts in New Delhi.

PTI Photo by Arun Sharma

Vijay Mallya arrives for the opening day of his extradition trial at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London.

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F1 Force India team boss Vijay Mallya leaves after attending a case management hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court in London. He was arrested in April by the Metropolitan Police's extradition unit on behalf of authorities in India.

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F1 Force India team boss Vijay Mallya leaves after attending a case management hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court in London.

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F1 Force India team boss Vijay Mallya leaves after attending a case management hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court in London. Mallya, the United Breweries Group chairman and co-owner of the Force India F1 team is wanted in India to face fraud allegations. He was arrested in April by the Metropolitan Police's extradition unit on behalf of authorities in India.

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth

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Anti-government protesters march in Bucharest, Romania. Tens of thousands Romanians have gathered in Bucharest and other cities to protest against government plans to introduce legislation they say will weaken efforts to root out corruption.

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Anti-government protesters shout "Democracy is under siege", in Bucharest, Romania. Tens of thousands Romanians have gathered in Bucharest and other cities to protest against government plans to introduce legislation they say will weaken efforts to root out corruption.

AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks next to a poster depicting an online ad that attempted to suppress voters as Facebook's General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter's Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google's Law Enforcement and Information Security Director Richard Salgado, testifies before a Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, on more signs from tech companies of Russian election activity.

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Former Bihar deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav arrives at the CBI headquarters for questioning in connection with an alleged case of corruption in awarding a maintenance contract for two IRCTC hotels to a private firm, in New Delhi.

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RJD leader and former railway minister Lalu Prasad, accompanied by his daughter Misa, arrives at the CBI headquarters in New Delhi for questioning in connection with alleged corruption in awarding the maintenance contract for two IRCTC hotels to a private firm.

PTI Photo by Vijay Verma

Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan appears at Madurai Bench of Madras High Court in connection to JACTTO-GEO case.

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Protestors chant against Congressman Fernando Montenegro as he enters Congress in Guatemala City. Congress has called an extraordinary session to discuss approved legislation that reduces punishments for illegal campaign financing and opens the possibility of replacing up to 10 year prison sentences with fines.

AP Photo/Moises Castillo

Demonstrators gather outside the National Palace after passing a security line of army police to protest a new penal law approved by Congress in Guatemala City.

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A protestor chants anti-government slogans at Congress, in Guatemala City. Several protests emerged against Guatemala's Congress after it approved legislation reducing the punishment for campaign-finance crimes, two days after blocking prosecutors and a U.N. anti-corruption commission from investigating President Jimmy Morales for alleged irregularities during the election that brought him to office.

AP Photo/Moises Castillo

Media persons outside the Misa Bharti's farmhouse in Bijwasan, New Delhi. The Enforcement Directorate today attached the farmhouse owned by Misa Bharti.

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Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda arrives to appear at a special CBI court in Ranchi in connection with the four thousand crore money-laundering case.

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Former Chief Minister of Bihar and RJD Chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav arrives to appear in Special CBI Court in connection with the Multi-Crore fodder scam case, in Ranchi.

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A doll representing Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva wearing prison clothes stands on a cross with his name in Brasilia, Brazil. Demonstrators placed crosses representing the death of corrupt politicians. In July, Lula was found guilty of corruption and money laundering and sentenced to almost 10 years in prison. Now his case goes before a group of magistrates.

AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

Lee Jae-yong, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics Co., arrives for his trial at Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea.

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Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, arrives for her trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea. Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong, the de facto leader of South Korea's most successful business group, was implicated in the massive political scandal that culminated into Park's ouster.

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RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav arriving at a special CBI court in connection with the multi-crore fodder scam case in Ranchi.

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Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa and his wife Shiranthi wave to supporters as they leave the police criminal investigation department in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The former first lady was questioned in the case involving the the death of a rugby player when Rajapaksa was holding office.

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Justice J S Narang giving his report on the alleged irregularities in the sand mining auctions to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, in Chandigarh.

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Supporters of opposition parties celebrate the dismissal of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif outside the Supreme Court in Islamabad, Pakistan.

AP Photo/B.K. Bangash

Mexico's ex-governor of Veracruz state, Javier Duarte, is escorted in handcuffs by police to an aircraft as he is extradited to Mexico City, at an Air Force base in Guatemala City. Duarte faces charges of embezzlement and ties to organized crime in his home country.

AP Photo/Moises Castillo

Thousands of Dominicans march as part of the Green Movement, created to protest against corruption and demand an independent investigation on the Odebrecht bribery scandal, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Principal Commissioner of Income Tax (Jharkhand) Tapas Kumar Dutta being produce by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials in a court, in Ranchi in connection with the graft cases against him.

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Chinese citizens who have been arrested over an alleged internet scam, wait with their hands tied up before being deported at Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Cambodian authority deported over 70 Chinese citizens over an alleged internet scam, complying with demands from Beijing.

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Students holding a silent protest against alleged corruption in Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) exams, in Patna.

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Sacked AAP minister Kapil Mishra at Lokayukta office to file his complaint against Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, in New Delhi.

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Masks representing corrupt politicians line the lawn outside the National Congress building, in Brasilia, Brazil. Brazil's Supreme Court has opened investigations into President Michel Temer for allegedly obstructing justice, passive corruption and being a member of a criminal organization. The move follows release of an audiotape that appears to show him endorsing the payment of hush money to an imprisoned former ally in exchange for silence.

AP Photo/Eraldo Peres

Sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra comes out of ACB office after a questioning session in connection with the tanker scam, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo by Kamal Kishore

Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, center, arrives at a court in Seoul, South Korea for the beginning of her corruption trial.

Kim Hong-ji/Pool Photo via AP

AAP MLA Kapil Mishra addressing a press conference on revelations on AAP’s finances, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo by Vijay Verma

Brazil's President Michel Temer says he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to an ex-lawmaker jailed for corruption, during a national address at the Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil.

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Demonstrators shout slogans against Brazilian President Michel Temer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Brazil's political crisis deepened sharply with corruption allegations that threatened to topple the president, undermine reforms aimed at pulling the economy from recession and leave Latin America's largest nation rudderless.

AP Photo/Andre Penner

Delhi BJP president Manoj Tiwari shows some document as he attacks Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleging him of involvement in corruption cases, during a press conference, in New Delhi.

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Sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra with some cheques to expose Delhi chief minister & AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal during a press conference at his residence, in New Delhi.

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Sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra with documents to expose Arvind Kejriwal at press conference at his residence, in New Delhi.

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Sacked AAP leader Kapil Mishra with documents to expose Arvind Kejriwal during a press conference at his residence, in New Delhi.

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A man holds a poster that reads "Without Corruption" during a protest in Bucharest, Romania. Over one thousand people have gathered outside the government offices shortly after a parliamentary legal committee approved a draft that would grant an amnesty to people convicted of bribery and influence peddling, months after massive anti-graft protests.

AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda

Pakistani opposition leader and Chief of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party, Imran Khan, arrives at the Supreme Court, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Under tight security, Pakistan's top court is to deliver a much-awaited decision on corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's family which could determine his political future.

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DPCC President Ajay Maken with party's leaders and workers during the "Maun Vrat"" to protest against the corruption of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal revealed by Shunglu Committee, at Rajghat in New Delhi.

PTI Photo by Manvender Vashist

Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye smiles as she is greeted by supporters upon her arrival at her private home in Seoul, South Korea. Park expressed defiance toward the corruption allegations against her as she vacated the presidential palace and returned to her home, two days after the Constitutional Court removed her from office.

AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon

Former Noida authority chief engineer Yadav Singh, facing CBI probe in corruption cases, being produced in a court, in Lucknow.

PTI Photo by Nand Kumar

Goa cricket association president Chetan Dessai being taken to medical check up after arrested along with two other officials by the Economic Offenses Cell of the Goa Police for alleged fraud to the tune of approximately Rs 3 crore, in Panaji, Goa.

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Young boys walk past a barricade of burning tyres, erected by demonstrators calling for the disbandment of the national electoral commission over allegations of bias and corruption, in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.

AP Photo/Ben Curtis

Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse addressing to media after resigning following allegations of impropriety in land deal, at BJP office, in Mumbai .

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Opposition supporters, some carrying rocks, flee from exploding tear gas grenades fired by riot police, during a protest in downtown Nairobi, Kenya Monday. Kenyan police have tear-gassed and beaten opposition supporters during a protest demanding the disbandment of the electoral authority over alleged bias and corruption.

AP Photo/Ben Curtis

Home Ministry Under Secretary Anand Joshi being produced in Patiala House Court, in New Delhi by the the CBI in connection with a corruption case. Joshi was arrested by the CBI as he went missing on May 11, 2016 the day he was to appear before CBI for questioning in the corruption case.

PTI Photo by Atul Yadav

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Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

Retired Air Chief Marshal S.P. Tyagi arrives at the CBI headquarters in New Delhi to join the probe in the AgustaWestland case

Photograph by Tribhuvan Tiwari

People holding banner on AgustaWestland scam in New Delhi.

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People holding banner on AgustaWestland scam in New Delhi.

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Madhya Pradesh Congress party workers burn an effigy of BJP National President Amit Shah for his remarks on party president Sonia Gandhi in connection with AgustaWestland purchase, at a protest in Bhopal.

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All India Women Congress members staging protest against BJP government over AgustaWestland chopper scam, at BJP head-office in New Delhi.

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File photo of the 31-storey Adarsh Housing Society building complex located at Colaba in Mumbai.

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A view of the 31-storey Adarsh Housing Society building complex located at Colaba in Mumbai. The Bombay high court on Friday ordered the demolition of the building following a probe that found politicians, ministers and bureaucrats had been granted apartments cheaply in the society.

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Members of Youth Congress being detained by police during a protest against NDA Government over Agusta-Westland issue, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo by Vijay Verma

A woman holds a sign that reads in Spanish "Macri if you have any dignity, resign," during a protest against President Mauricio Macri outside the government in Buenos Aires..

AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko

Thailand’s Anti-Money Laundering Office Secretary-General Seehanart Prayoonrat speaks to reporters during a press conference in Bangkok,. Authorities in Thailand are investigating 16 citizens with reported ties to offshore companies set up by a Panama-based law firm.

AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit

President Mauricio Macri makes a statement at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko

Argentina's President Mauricio Macri gives a statement at the government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Anti-fraud activists chant slogans while blocking entrances at Societe Generale's Paris headquarters as part of a protest accusing the French bank of ties to the so-called "Panama Papers" in Paris.

AP Photo/Francois Mori

Anti-fraud activists put stickers on ATM cash machine in the entrance hall while blocking entrances at Societe Generale's Paris headquarters as part of a protest accusing the French bank of ties to the so-called "Panama Papers" in Paris.

AP Photo/Francois Mori

Media surrounds Bjorn Wahlroos, the Chairman of the Board of Nordea, with questions about the so called "Panama Papers" in connection with Nordea as he arrives to the general meeting of the Finnish bio and forest industries company UPM in Helsinki, Finland.

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Panama's Cabinet Chief Alvaro Aleman, right, and Deputy Foreign Minister Luis Hincapie give a press conference regarding the "panama papers" in Panama City.

AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco

A potted plant is placed at the entrance of the regional head office of Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, one of the world's biggest creators of shell companies, in Hong Kong.

AP Photo/Vincent Yu

People walk past the Arango Orillac Building which lists the Mossack Fonseca law firm in Panama City.

AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco

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