Europe and Africa in Review

Soldiers of Belarusian army carry portraits of fortress’ defenders in front of the most important Soviet WWII war monuments during a ceremony to mark the Day of Remembrance and Sorrow, on the 75th anniversary of Germany’s attack on the Soviet Union in World War II in the Brest Fortress memorial, 360 kilometers (225 miles) southwest of Minsk, Belarus, early Wednesday, June 22, 2016. The garrison of the 19-century fortress was encircled hours after the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, but the Brest fortress’ Soviet defenders held out for 28 days. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

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