Indian schoolchildren write English alphabets on slates at a primary school outside Hyderabad in June. India is on track to overtake China as the most populous nation in just 16 years.
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Internally displaced Somalis wait for food at a distribution point at the government-run Badbaado refugee camp in a suburb of the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday. The U.N.'s World Food Programme said its airlift to Mogadishu for drought victims was delayed Tuesday because of last-minute bureaucratic hurdles in Kenya.
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The trade in dried geckos, such as these from Indonesia, is on the rise amid growing demand for their use as an ingredient in medicinal and skin care products in Asia.
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Mourners attend a memorial service for recent cholera victims in Haiti that took place Wednesday in Savanette, an isolated community in the mountains outside Mirebalais, Haiti.
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