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Brazilian soldiers prepare for an operation to fight the Aedes aegypti mosquito, vector of the Zika, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses, in Sao Paulo, Brazil on February 3. The operation on Saturday will include 220,000 soldiers passing out pamphlets; they hope to reach 3 million homes. Nelson Almeida/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The city of Ecatepec, Mexico, whitewashed nearly 4 miles of a wall along the pope's travel route and gave 50 local graffiti artists a spot to lay-up their best Francis-inspired drawing. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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Riot police were deployed Wednesday night outside Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, where at least 52 people died in rioting and a fire. Francisco Cobos/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A lab worker exposes his arm to Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, which transmit Zika virus, during testing in the lab at Roosevelt Hospital in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Saul Martinez/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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The totoaba is prized for its large bladder. Richard Herrmann/Minden Pictu via Corbis hide caption

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Chinese Taste For Fish Bladder Threatens Tiny Porpoise In Mexico

The nets that ensnare the giant totoaba fish also trap and kill the world's smallest and rarest mammal: a porpoise called the vaquita.

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Doctors are about to circumcise an Indonesian baby in Bandung, Indonesia, in 2013. Indonesia authorized medical personnel to perform the procedure in 2010, then revoked the authorization in 2014. Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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