Children make their moves at the Katwe Chess Academy, located in a slum in Kampala, Uganda. The Academy is where Phiona Mutesi, whose story is the basis for the movie Queen of Katwe, learned to play. Martina Bacigalupo for NPR hide caption

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The picture was taken in 2006 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after Evelyn Amony was rescued. Holding her youngest daughter, she was at a meeting to negotiate with members of the Lord's Resistance Army. The two men, who had also been abducted, are her relatives. The faces of the men and baby are blurred to protect their identities. Courtesy of Erin Baines hide caption

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Dejected opposition supporters who work as motorbike taxi drivers hold their heads in their hands shortly after the election result was announced, in downtown Kampala on Saturday. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Joshua Muwanguzi of Uganda's team throws to first base during the Little League World Series game against the Dominican Republic. Says Muwanguzi of his teammates: "They're like my brothers. They're like family members. Baseball has brought us together." Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via Getty Images hide caption

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Root, Root, Root For Uganda In Tonight's Little League World Series

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Ugandan Janet Akiding, 28, says she was beaten by her husband. When she left him, he demanded a refund of the "bride price" his family had paid to her parents. Isaac Kasamani/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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They are the champions of Africa (and Europe, too): Uganda's 2015 team will take on the best of the planet in the Little League Baseball World Series that starts Thursday in Williamsport, Pa. Courtesy of Uganda Little League hide caption

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