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LONDON (AP) — Since George Floyd’s death in Minnesota last week, his face has been painted on walls from Nairobi, Kenya to Idlib, Syria. Floyd’s name has been inked on the shirts of professional soccer players and chanted by crowds from London and Cape Town to Tel Aviv and Sydney. The outpouring reflects the power and reach of the United States, a country whose best and worst facets both fascinate the world. It also spotlights the fact that deep-seated racial inequalities are not just an American phenomenon. People around the world have protested in memory of Floyd, while also evoking other lives lost closer to home.


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