A student in Pamplona, holding a sign in the Basque language, protests cuts Thursday in education and other public services by the government. Spain's financial position is weakening and there are fears the country will need a bailout. Alvaro Barrientos/AP hide caption

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Ritu Sharma (right), shown during a visit to Honduras, makes one trip a year to live with underprivileged women, one week at a time, living as the women there live. Courtesy of Ritu Sharma hide caption

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Sgt. Kyle Gonzales, a sniper with the 82nd Airborne, has a cigarette after a gun battle near the village of Babaker, Giro district, Ghazni province. The soldiers have engaged in gun battles every time they push into the hamlets north of their forward operating base. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Brass bricks known as Stolperstein, or "stumbling stones," in front of a home in Raesfeld, Germany, where five members of a single family were forcibly removed by the Nazis. Across Germany, the stones commemorate the millions of victims of the Nazi regime. Jeffrey Katz/NPR hide caption

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In this photo from 2009, Syrian President Bashar Assad (left) stands with then-Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh during a welcoming ceremony for Saleh at the presidential palace in Damascus. As the violence continues in Syria, the U.S. and other countries are hoping to convince Assad to step down from power, as Saleh did. Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Students from China celebrate the dedication of the Taylor International School and dorm, where they live while attending Lake Shore High School in St. Clair, Mich. Deb Jacques/C&G Newspapers hide caption

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Franz Kafka, who died in 1924, studied Hebrew in Germany during the last two years of his life. This is one of eight notebooks of his Hebrew studies that are part of the Israeli National Library's collection. Israel and an elderly Israeli woman are wrangling over Kafka documents that may include unpublished manuscripts. Natan Dvir/Polaris hide caption

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