Indian policemen in plain clothes walk past vehicles damaged during a clash after the August 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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Nepal's Living Goddess, the Kumari Devi, 9, observes a chariot festival in Kathmandu on March 29. The goddess is worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists. She's selected as a young child and lives an isolated and secretive existence and is rarely seen in public. Her historic home survived last month's earthquake with only minor cracks. She's being held by her caretaker Gautam Shakya. Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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