How can women in rural Nigeria get the care they need? That's what Columbia University graduate students in public health asked residents of Kadawawa, Nigeria. Courtesy of Alastair Ager and Alissa Pires hide caption

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Surfer Alexis Gazzo (left) is helping train specialized lifeguards who will survey the waters around popular beaches in Reunion for sharks. Shark attacks have gone up sharply along the coast of the Indian Ocean island, with seven people killed in recent years. Emma Jacobs for NPR hide caption

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Village chiefs, residents and government officials take to the streets to celebrate the Chienge district's accomplishment of bringing sanitation to every home. Mark Maseko/Courtesy of UNICEF Zambia hide caption

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An endangered black rhino is seen in this file photo from the Etosha National Park in norhern Namibia last year. An American hunter has killed one of the animals, under a special permit he bought for $350,000. While the rhinoceros is referred to as black, its colors vary from shades of brown to gray. Barbara Scheer/DPA /LANDOV hide caption

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Tanzanians from far-flung villages were brought to a fancy hotel to discuss natural gas policy. Courtesy of the Center for Global Development hide caption

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President Pierre Nkurunziza makes a brief statement at the presidential palace in Bujumbura, Burundi, on Sunday. In his first appearance since a failed coup against his government, Nkurunziza, didn't mention the unrest. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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The Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's third-highest ranking member and a main financier of the banned movement, Khayrat al-Shater (second from left), and other defendants flash the four-finger salute during their trial in Cairo, Egypt, on Saturday. Ousted President Mohammed Morsi, who was among them, received the death penalty. Khaled Elfiqi/EPA/Landov hide caption

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A boot-drying rack sits empty at the Ministry of Defense Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Moses Lasana recovered from Ebola, but he faces a range of medical issues and waves of pain. "The pain just come from one part of the body to another," he says. Jason Beaubien/NPR hide caption

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Men run for cover after they hear gunfire in a street in Bujumbura, Burundi, on Thursday, a day after an army general declared he'd toppled the country's president in a coup. Goran Tomasevic /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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An ancient city at the mouth of the Mediterranean, Ceuta marks its 600th anniversary this year as a European territory. But changing demographics have some people wondering whether the Spanish territory in North Africa should return to local African rule. Here, rooftops in a poor Muslim neighborhood in the city. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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