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An impala strikes a pose under a forest canopy in Zimbabwe. Morkel Erasmus/Getty Images/Gallo Images hide caption

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In the video for "Wildest Dreams," Taylor Swift and Scott Eastwood act out the story of a love affair set in Africa (although her scenes were filmed in California). YouTube hide caption

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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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By the time archaeologists uncovered this statue of the Buddha at Mes Aynak, its head was gone — likely broken off by looters. © Simon Norfolk/National Geographic hide caption

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After her quarantine for Ebola had ended, Dr. Nancy Snyderman was photographed waiting to appear on a Today show segment. Peter Kramer/NBC/Getty Images hide caption

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Doudou N'Diaye Rose was a brilliant musician and a brilliant dresser as well, with a custom-made wardrobe of vivid, billowing outfits. Above, wearing Senegal's national colors, he sets the beat at a concert in Dakar on Dec. 10, 2010. Seyllou Diallo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Bekele Gerba visited Washington, D.C., to bring his concerns about Ethiopia to the State Department. The photo was taken when he came to NPR for a radio interview. Mahafreen H. Mistry/NPR hide caption

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Joshua Muwanguzi of Uganda's team throws to first base during the Little League World Series game against the Dominican Republic. Says Muwanguzi of his teammates: "They're like my brothers. They're like family members. Baseball has brought us together." Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images hide caption

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These two Portuguese language posters are pro-inoculation. The one at left, produced in 1977, says, "Vaccinate and protect the children." The one at right, from '87, sends a similar message, noting that vaccination offers an opportunity for every youngster. National Library of Medicine hide caption

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Tongying Liu, who suffers from mental illness, eats dinner in a corner while her son, Tong Xiao, and his younger sister, Ling Xiao, try to keep their box of snacks from their pig. Tongying had six children but hacked her oldest son to death and let three others starve. Liu Yuyang/At Home With Mental Illness hide caption

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Ugandan Janet Akiding, 28, says she was beaten by her husband. When she left him, he demanded a refund of the "bride price" his family had paid to her parents. Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A long legacy in global health: Former President Jimmy Carter has worked to end neglected diseases since 1982. Here he sits with former South African President Nelson Mandela at a ceremony in Soweto, celebrating a new AIDS project in 2002. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A celebration erupts in the streets of the Massessehbeh village on Friday, after President Ernest Bai Koroma officially ended Sierra Leone's largest remaining Ebola quarantine. Sunday Alamba/AP hide caption

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