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In Kairouan, Tunisia, Muslims visit the Great Mosque, one of the oldest and best-known mosques in North Africa. Tunisia has made more political progress than other Arab Spring countries, but it has suffered two major terror attacks in recent months. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Police search the area near a destroyed billboard reading "Crimea is Ukraine!" following an explosion in Odessa on June 12. Alexey Kravtsov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Manuel Udaya Chandra's 24-year-old son disappeared in 2008, shortly before Sri Lanka's civil war ended. She holds out hope that he's still alive, though a government commission looking into those who disappeared has moved slowly. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Migrants on a dinghy head to the Greek island of Lesvos last Thursday. Some 48,000 migrants have landed on Greek shores so far this year, with about half coming to Lesvos, a popular vacation spot for European tourists. Some islanders and tourists are assisting the migrants, many of whom are camping in the open. Louisa Gouliamaki/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Re-enactors prepare to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Battle of Waterloo in Belgium on Friday. Some 5,000 re-enactors, 300 horses and 100 canons are taking part over two days. Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AP hide caption

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Spain's maritime rescue service saves African migrants from a rubber boat that capsized near Tarifa, southern Spain. A helicopter team lifts one man to safety, as others cling to the overturned raft in rough waters. All 11 people were rescued. Courtesy of Salvamento Maritimo hide caption

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The remains of an inflatable boat that passed illegally from the coast of Turkey rest in October 2014 on the shore 10 miles from Mytilene, Greece. Thirty-four immigrants from Syria, among them one woman and three children, made a dangerous night journey Sept. 26. Orestis Panagiotou/EPA/LANDOV hide caption

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Members of the 9th U.S. Marine Expeditionary Force go ashore at Danang, South Vietnam, on March 8, 1965. Assigned to beef up defense of an air base, they were the first U.S. combat troops deployed in the Vietnam War. AP hide caption

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Vietnamese forces travel toward the country's northern border during a brief, bloody war with China in 1979. Alan Dawson/Bettmann/CORBIS hide caption

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The General (right) and his opponent, Dragon, lock horns during this year's Cheongdo Bullfighting Festival in South Korea. There are no matadors and no swords in the South Korean version. The bulls fight until one turns and runs. Marius Stankiewicz for NPR hide caption

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Allied troops at the ANZAC Cove in the Gallipoli peninsula, during World War I. Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand fought for nine months but could not defeat the Ottomans. Overall, a half-million were killed or wounded. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Armenian refugees on the deck of the French cruiser that rescued them in 1915 during the massacre of the Armenian populations in the Ottoman Empire. The photo does not specify precisely where the refugees were from. However, residents of Vakifli, the last remaining Armenian village in Turkey, were rescued by a French warship that year. Photo 12/Photo12/UIG/Getty Images hide caption

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African migrants climb the fence that separates Morocco from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta in North Africa in February. Those who make it into Ceuta have reached Spanish — and European Union — soil. Their fate often depends on the country they came from. Some are deported, while others can apply for political asylum or for the status of economic migrant. Reduan/EPA/Landov hide caption

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A young boy runs past graffiti that's supportive of the self-declared Islamic State in a neighborhood in Ceuta. Analysts say a mix of religion, poverty and isolation have made Ceuta fertile ground for recruitment by the Islamic State. Lauren Frayer for NPR hide caption

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Dr. Awad Al-Yami, an art therapist trained at the University of Pennsylvania, is a counselor at a Saudi Arabian center that seeks to rehabilitate convicted terrorists. The center claims a success rate of more than 80 percent, but acknowledges that some return to extremist groups like al-Qaida. Deborah Amos/NPR hide caption

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Cholita, an Andean bear, was abused in a circus in Peru and is now in a small zoo. An animal welfare group has now received permission to take Cholita to a wildlife sanctuary in Colorado, along with more than 30 former circus lions. Courtesy of Animal Defenders International hide caption

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A baby orangutan wearing a diaper swings through the trees at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program outside Medan, capital of Indonesia's North Sumatra province. The program takes mostly orphaned orangutans, nurses them back to health and releases them back into the wild. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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Shlomy Mizrahi, an Israeli real estate agent, stands near a sign at the entrance to a Palestinian village in the West Bank. The Israeli government bars Israelis from entering the Palestinian towns for their safety. Mizrahi lives in the nearby Israeli settlement of Ariel and sells homes there. Tanya Habjouqa for NPR hide caption

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On Sunday, thousands of people gathered in Maidan to mark the first anniversary of anti-government demonstrations that left scores of protesters dead. Geovien So/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

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Jack Mandelbaum, a Holocaust survivor from the Polish city of Gdynia, poses in front of a photograph showing him as a youth. Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Romanians burn a portrait of Nicolae Ceausescu in Denta on Dec. 22, 1989, as residents take to the streets to celebrate the downfall of the dictator. Joel Robine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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