A Burundian soldier of the U.N. peacekeeping force MINUSCA contingent uses a metal detector at the entrance of a polling station in Bangui, Central African Republic on Dec. 14, 2015. Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Feb.1 marked the first day of a historic trial in which Mayan women have accused two former military officers of systematic sexual violence during Guatemala's civil war. Moises Castillo/AP hide caption

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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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Zarafshan comes from a family of carpet weavers, dating back to her great-grandmother. Steve Inskeep/NPR hide caption

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