Maya, shown with her newborn, Kip, had to use her wits to rise above her lowly station in the social hierarchy of her group of macaque monkeys. Jeff Wilson/Disney hide caption

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Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa after casting his ballot in last week's election. The new government says that contrary to reports of a peaceful transition when Rajapaksa lost, the long-time leader tried to stay in power by force. Pradeep Dilruckshana/AP hide caption

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Sri Lanka's incoming President Maithripala Sirisena waves to supporters as he leaves the election secretariat in Colombo, Sri Lanka on Friday. Sirisena defeated long-time President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Eranga Jayawardena/AP hide caption

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A lone mosque that survived devastating tidal waves sits amid the ruins of the village of Lhoknga, outside the provincial capital Banda Aceh, on Jan. 3, 2005. The mosque became a symbol of the tsunami's destruction. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were sent back by Australia cover their faces as they wait to enter a magistrate's court in Galle, Sri Lanka, on Tuesday. Reuters /Landov hide caption

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