A child's room is seen in a destroyed home after the tornado passed through Joplin on May 26. The city's residents are still coping with losses from the storm, which damaged or destroyed an estimated 8,000 structures.
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Nengah, 35, suffers from schizophrenia. Until recently, her family on Bali in Indonesia kept her chained to a concrete pit for nearly a decade.
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Kate Frego pins the turban of her mother, Aida Essenburg. Before Essenburg died in July of this year, she sat down with a dignity therapist to record the history of her life in what became a 50-page document.
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Tennessee women's basketball coach Pat Summitt sits with her dog at her home in Knoxville, Tenn. Summitt plans to coach "as long as the good Lord is willing" despite recently being diagnosed with early onset dementia.
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