Medical worker Abaare Hussein extracts a Guinea worm from a child's leg in Savelugu Village in northern Ghana in 2007. Wes Pope/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images hide caption

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The Last Days Of Guinea Worm

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Before dawn on Sunday, the line to get into Maranatha Baptist Church was already long. The crowds were hoping to catch former President Jimmy Carter teaching his customary Sunday school class. Carter recently announced he has been diagnosed with cancer. Grant Blankenship/GPB hide caption

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'A Mighty Fine Teacher': Hundreds Gather For Carter's Sunday School

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A long legacy in global health: Former President Jimmy Carter has worked to end neglected diseases since 1982. Here he sits with former South African President Nelson Mandela at a ceremony in Soweto, celebrating a new AIDS project in 2002. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former President Jimmy Carter discusses his cancer diagnosis at the Carter Center in Atlanta, on Thursday. Carter, 90, said the cancer has spread to his brain, and he will undergo radiation treatment at Emory University Hospital Erik S. Lesser/EPA/Landov hide caption

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On a 2007 visit to Savelugu Hospital in Ghana, President Jimmy Carter asks a group of children if they've had Guinea worm. A raised hand is a yes. Louise Gubb/Courtesy of the Carter Center hide caption

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Jason Carter, the eldest grandson of former President Jimmy Carter, is running to become Georgia's next governor. Erik S. Lesser /Landov hide caption

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Grandpa Jimmy Carter Casts A Shadow Over Ga. Governor's Race

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President Obama, former presidents George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter attend the opening ceremony of the George W. Bush Presidential Center on Thursday in Dallas, Texas. The Bush library, which is located on the campus of Southern Methodist University, with more than 70 million pages of paper records, 43,000 artifacts, 200 million emails and four million photographs. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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V ice President Joe Biden, left, and President Obama embrace following Biden's vice-presidential nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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TOTN Junkie 1st segment

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In Cairo on Monday, Egyptian Parliament Speaker Saad al-Katatni (left) met with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Egyptians Prepare To Vote, Jimmy Carter Watches 'Complete Transformation'

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