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Cecil the lion is shown walking in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park in a YouTube video from July 9, 2015. Credit: Bryan Orford Bryan Orford/YouTube hide caption

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A worker picks clingstone peaches in Greece. Most of the country's farms are small and family owned. Production costs can be high, and Greek farmers have had trouble competing internationally. Konstantinos Tsakalidis/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Tourists fill the famous La Bodeguita del Medio bar where U.S. author Ernest Hemingway used to drink in Old Havana, Cuba. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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Israeli artist Matan Pinkas sits in the "Iranian Embassy in Jerusalem," a cultural project in the works by the Jerusalem art collective Hamabul. Daniel Estrin hide caption

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The author (second from left) with her uncle Thanassis Kakissis (far left), sister, Amalia, and father, Giorgos, during a family visit to Athens in 1979. Courtesy of Joanna Kakissis hide caption

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Civil defense workers wear gas masks near damaged ground in a village near the Syrian city of Idlib in May. Activists said there had been a chlorine attack. Abed Kontar/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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A shop owner arranges his goods in central Athens on Monday. Greek banks have reopened, but capital controls remain in place. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Workers finish installing a billboard showing Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Barack Obama in downtown Nairobi a day before Obama's visit. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Egyptians carry the coffin of 1st Lt. Mohammed Adel Abdel Azeem, one of more than 20 Egyptian military personnel killed by militants in the Sinai on July 1. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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The state-run Iran-Khodro plant manufactures vehicles including the Peugeot 206 car, shown on a production line in 2014 near Tehran. Iran's robust auto industry was built in response to sanctions. Ebrahim Noroozi/AP hide caption

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Iraqi Kurdish singer Helly Luv sings in support of Kurdish fighters, called the peshmerga, who are battling the Islamic State. Her songs are popular among Kurds in northern Iraq, though some critics say her outfits and dancing are un-Islamic. Safin Hamed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"What we are doing now has nothing to do with what we expected to be doing," says Rami Jarrah, who protested against the Assad regime in Damascus in 2011 and now runs a radio station from southern Turkey that broadcasts to civilians in rebel-controlled territory in northern Syria. Alison Meuse/NPR hide caption

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American tourists, like these visitors taking a guided tour in May, still have to provide one of 12 authorized reasons — such as visiting family or engaging in humanitarian work — for travel to Cuba. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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Ihab al-Aloul (left) and his sons Abdel Rahman, 9, and Ahmed, 22, at the family's pool in Gaza City. The Aloul family left Gaza in 2008 and moved to British Columbia, Canada, but returned to Gaza in the fall of 2014. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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The U.N. Security Council endorsed the historic Iran nuclear deal on Monday. Now, world leaders — notably in the U.S. and Iran — must garner enough support for the agreement at home. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Images of dead bodies in Syrian prisons, taken by a Syrian government photographer, are displayed at the United Nations on March 10. The photographer, who goes by the pseudonym Caesar, took the pictures between 2011, when the Syrian uprising began, and 2013, when he fled the country. His photos will be on display at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. Lucas Jackson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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An International Atomic Energy Agency inspector cuts a uranium enrichment connection at Iran's Natanz facility, 200 miles south of Tehran, in 2014. This week's nuclear deal gives the IAEA up to 150 inspectors to monitor Iran for compliance. Kazem Ghane/AP hide caption

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A farmer stands near a field in South Hwanghae, North Korea. Wong Maye-E/AP hide caption

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Iranian stockbrokers monitor share prices at the Tehran Stock Exchange in April. The historical Iran nuclear deal could open the country's market up to international investors. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Ora Mor Yosef, a quadriplegic Israeli woman, had a surrogate child via a niece who underwent the procedure in India and gave birth in Israel. But Israeli authorities, including the High Court, ruled against Mor Yosef, and the baby has been in foster care for more than two years. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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Shoppers make their way in a Tehran bazaar. Once international sanctions are lifted, $100 billion from Iranian oil sales will be released from escrow accounts. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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