A woman builds a fire at a migrant camp on the Costa Rica-Panama border. The area has seen a recent surge of migrants coming from Africa, hoping to make it to the U.S. Rolando Arrieta/NPR hide caption

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Via Cargo Ships and Jungle Treks, Africans Dream Of Reaching The U.S.

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Nigel Farage, leader of the U.K. Independence Party, poses after placing a bet that Britain will vote to leave the European Union in Thursday's referendum known as the Brexit. Britain's bookmakers, who have done better than pollsters in recent British ballots, say the odds favor Britain staying in the E.U. Michael Tubi/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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An angry man outside a grocery store argues with a policeman in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 8 amid the country's ongoing food shortages. After waiting for hours, customers began protesting, an increasingly common occurence in Venezuela, which is suffering a severe economic crisis. Fernando Llano/AP hide caption

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As Food Crisis Worsens, Venezuelans Loot Almost-Empty Stores

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The eighth and ninth graders at a recent Unification Leader Camp in Jeju, South Korea, answer questions about their knowledge of their neighbors to the North. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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Yes, There's A Summer Camp Dedicated To Learning About North Korea

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Cleaners in Rio de Janeiro collect debris from Guanabara Bay that washed up onto the beach last December. The bay, which will host sailing events at the Olympics in August, is heavily polluted. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Olympic Sailors And Fishermen Alike, Rio's Dirty Bay Sets Off Alarms

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Flight deck crew members position F/A-18 jet fighters for a launch from the USS Truman aircraft carrier stationed in the eastern Mediterranean. The crew members wear different colored jerseys to identify their tasks. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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Even As It Heads Home, Aircraft Carrier Plays Key Role Fighting ISIS

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A Dundee marmalade jar (left) is among items recently unearthed from a 19th century landfill behind a manor house in East Anglia. In Victorian England, people transitioned from making most things at home to buying them in stores. Rich Preston/NPR hide caption

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Digging Up The Roots Of Modern Waste In Victorian-Era Rubbish

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Syria's Mohammed Faris was a national hero after he became the country's first cosmonaut in 1987, traveling to the Soviet Union's Mir Space Station. Now he's a refugee in Istanbul, Turkey. Faris, 65, is shown standing in front of a painting of himself as a cosmonaut. A critic of Syria's President Bashar Assad, he still hopes to return to his homeland. Peter Kenyon / NPR hide caption

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Once A National Hero, Syria's Lone Cosmonaut Is Now A Refugee In Turkey

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A man uses a vegetable container to carry currency notes in a market in Caracas on May 21. Amid a crushing economic crisis and triple-digit inflation, Venezuela's bolivar has lost so much value that the largest bill, the 100-bolivar note, is now worth less than a dime on the black market. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Kikue Takagi, left, narrowly survived the Hiroshima atomic bombing as a schoolgirl. She's now 83. Her second cousin is U.S. Rep. Mark Takano, a Democrat from southern California. His grandparents and parents were all placed in U.S. internment camps in World War II. In this photo from last year, they are at a restaurant in Hiroshima, where he visited her. Courtesy of Mark Takano hide caption

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A boat approaches Ghoramara island in India's Sundarbans. Most traffic goes the other way, as thousands of Ghoramara residents have left the flood-prone island in recent years. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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The Vanishing Islands Of India's Sundarbans

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Nguyen Thanh Phu delivers a presentation to children on the dangers of active land mines and bombs in Dong Ha, Vietnam. Michael Sullivan for NPR hide caption

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Teaching Kids In Vietnam To Avoid A Deadly, Everyday Legacy Of War

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Ambadas Raut uses copper rods known as dowsing sticks to locate sources of underground water in a dry reservoir. He's had 400 clients and says he's found water for 80 percent of them. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Are Indians Turning To The 'Supernatural' In Subterranean Search For Water?

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Egyptians pray for the victims of EgyptAir Flight 804 at Al-Thawrah Mosque in Cairo on Friday. The Egyptian military said it had found some wreckage of the plane, which was carrying 66 people when it went down early Thursday over the Mediterranean Sea. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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'What Can You Say?' An Egyptian Man Mourns The Loss Of 4 Loved Ones

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Czech Republic's President Milos Zeman (left) decorates Nicholas Winton with the Czech Republic's highest decoration, The Order of the White Lion, in Prague, on Oct. 28, 2014. Winton, a British citizen who died last year at age 106, saved 669 mostly Jewish children from the Nazis by transporting them out of Prague to Great Britain in 1939. Petr David Josek/AP hide caption

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'Britain's Schindler' Is Remembered By Those He Saved From The Nazis

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A Chinese police officer poses with Chinese tourists in front of Milan's cathedral on May 3. Chinese police are on patrol with Italian officers to help make Chinese visitors feel safer. Antonio Calanni/AP hide caption

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Chinese Cops In Italy? Joint Patrols Aim To Ease Chinese Tourists' Jitters

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People in Moscow hold portraits of relatives who fought in World War II during the Immortal Regiment march on the day of the 71st anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War II. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Indian runner ducks have been used in Asia for thousands of years to control pests. Now they're used in a South African vineyard to eat snails that damage the vines. Sarah Birnbaum for NPR hide caption

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For This Vineyard, It's Duck, Duck, Booze

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Moyaad Saad, a 43-year-old former civil servant from Baghdad, feeds his 6-month-old daughter Zahara on their cot in a giant tent at a makeshift migrant camp near the border between Greece and Macedonia. Thousands of asylum seekers are now stuck here after several European countries closed their borders to them. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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As Europe Closes Door To Refugees, Tough Choices For 2 Fathers

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Pope Francis (right) embraces Patriarch Bartholomew I, spiritual leader of the world's Orthodox Christians, during their joint visit to a center for migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday. Both called on Europe to show greater compassion in dealing with migrants. Petros Giannakouris/AP hide caption

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The mothers of Militsa Kamvysi, 83, (left) and Maritsa Mavrapidou, 85, arrived on the Greek island of Lesbos nearly a century ago as refugees from what was then the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). "We welcomed refugees because we're descended from refugees, too," Mavrapidou says. Kainaz Amaria/NPR hide caption

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For These Greek Grandmas, Helping Migrants Brings Back Their Own Past

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