Members of the Jain community in Mumbai, India, protest a High Court order that banned santhara, a practice of fasting until death. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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Indian police in plain clothes walk past vehicles damaged during a clash after the Aug. 25 rally led by Hardik Patel. Ajit Solanki/AP hide caption

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Librarian S. Kalaivani has worked at the Jaffna Public Library in Sri Lanka for five years. "I love working here," she says. "It's a pleasure to help the people who are continuing to get knowledge." Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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An Indian Christian woman holds a placard denouncing pornography at a protest rally in Bangalore in August 2014. Aijaz Rahi/AP hide caption

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Manuel Udaya Chandra's 24-year-old son disappeared in 2008, shortly before Sri Lanka's civil war ended. She holds out hope that he's still alive, though a government commission looking into those who disappeared has moved slowly. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga along with thousands of Indians on Rajpath, the mall of central New Delhi, for International Yoga Day. Saurabh Das/AP hide caption

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Yogis in Bangalore get ready for the International Yoga Day on June 21. MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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