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After an earthen floor is put down, it is covered with an oil-based floor sealant that hardens and makes it easy to clean. Jacques Nkinzingabo/Courtesy of EarthEnable hide caption

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Muslim refugees crowd onto a train as they try to flee India near New Delhi in September 1947. Some 15 million people crossed new borders during the violent partition of British-ruled India. At times, mobs targeted and killed passengers traveling in either direction; the trains carrying their corpses became known as "ghost trains." AP hide caption

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Giving Voice To Memories From 1947 Partition And The Birth Of India And Pakistan

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Rodney Stotts walks across the roof of the Matthew Henson Earth Conservation Center with one of his hawks. A former drug dealer, he is now a falconer — one of only 30 African-American falconers in the U.S., he says. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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In Washington, D.C., A Program In Which Birds And People Lift Each Other Up

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Homeland Security chief John Kelly (from left), Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray and Mexican Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong spoke with reporters after initial meetings in Mexico City Thursday. Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"Build Bridges Not Walls," reads a banner held by demonstrators on London's Tower Bridge to protest Donald Trump's inauguration as U.S. president on Friday. Matt Dunham/AP hide caption

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Journalists work in the Trump campaign's designated media pen as they wait for the candidate to arrive at a town hall meeting on March 14 in Tampa, Fla. Foreign journalists covering the campaign say gaining official access to Trump events has been more challenging than to Hillary Clinton's. Brian Blanco/Getty Images hide caption

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Patrick Meier (center, in cap) flies a drone in Nepal after the earthquake in 2015. Meier and his team were able to to capture detailed images of damage around the capital, Kathmandu. He believes using this technology will make crisis mapping even more effective for disaster response. Courtesy of Patrick Meier/WeRobotics hide caption

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When Disaster Strikes, He Creates A 'Crisis Map' That Helps Save Lives

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Crisis Mapping Pioneer Focuses On Humanitarian Uses For Drones

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Members of the Taliban militia ride in vehicles during Afghanistan's annual Independence Day parade in Kabul on Aug. 19, 2001. Afghanistan was largely cut off from the world during the Taliban's rule from 1996 to 2001. That changed dramatically after the Sept. 11 attacks. Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Hillary Clinton gives a speech Thursday, the final day of the Democratic National Convention, and Donald Trump speaks on July 21, the last day of the Republican National Convention. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images; Jim Watson/Getty Images hide caption

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People gather and lay flowers on Nice's Promenade des Anglais on July 15. A French-Tunisian attacker left 84 people dead after driving a truck through crowds gathered to watch fireworks during Bastille Day celebrations. The attacker then opened fire on the crowd before being shot dead by police. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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Pakistan's most renowned humanitarian, Abdul Sattar Edhi (left), shares a meal with children living in one of his charity houses in Karachi. Edhi died Friday at age 88. Shakil Adil/ASSOCIATED PRESS hide caption

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Prime Minister David Cameron's cat, Larry, sits on the steps of No. 10 Downing St. in London on June 24, the day Brexit voting results were announced. If the Cameron family wants to take Larry along on holiday to France, a Brexit could complicate plans. It's possible that traveling to and from the EU with pets will grow more cumbersome. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

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European Council President Donald Tusk (center) arrives for a meeting at EU headquarters in Brussels on Friday. Top European Union officials were hunkering down to ascertain next steps after British voters decided to leave the 28-nation bloc. Virginia Mayo/AP hide caption

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