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D. Parvaz

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D. Parvaz is an editor at Weekend Edition. Prior to joining NPR, she worked at several news organizations covering wildfires, riots, earthquakes, a nuclear meltdown, elections, political upheaval and refugee crises in several countries.

She got her start in journalism in Tokyo, where she worked on the international desk of the Asahi Evening News. She went on to work in several U.S. newsrooms, including the Arizona Republic, The Seattle Times, and Seattle Post-Intelligencer, for which she covered features, breaking news and foreign policy. Parvaz was also a senior producer and editor at Al Jazeera, where she reported on conflict, democracy, and human rights for seven years. She's covered a lot of ground – reporting on the fight for press freedoms in post-Gadhafi Libya, elections in Afghanistan and the effort to save Yazidi girls from ISIS in Iraq.

Born in Iran, Parvaz was raised in Tehran, Dubai and Vancouver.

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Friday

Palestinian journalists stage a protest to draw attention to Palestinian members of the media killed while covering the war in the Gaza Strip on Jan. 15, in Rafah, Gaza. Ahmad Hasaballah/Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

Children react during the funeral of the Faojo family, killed in an Israel strike on Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Nov. 11, 2023. Roughly 600,000 children are sheltering in Rafah, where a spiraling humanitarian crisis is playing out due to the war between Israel and Hamas. Said Khatib/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

Demonstrators near Beit Shemesh, Israel, carry stretchers representing each of the 134 Israelis still being held by Hamas on March 1. Amid fraught negotiations over conditions for a cease-fire, the families of the hostages held a four-day march from areas attacked on Oct. 7 in southern Israel to Jerusalem. Tamir Kalifa for NPR hide caption

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Thursday

A view of the mosque known as the "Hamas mosque" in Silwad. The town is the birthplace of Khaled Mashal, a founding member of the militant group behind the Oct. 7 attack on Israel. Those who don't support Hamas — a sizable majority in the West Bank — attend other mosques in Silwad. Ayman Oghanna for NPR hide caption

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Tuesday

A mother in Gaza describes losing 14 family members, including her infant twins

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Monday

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks on the 59th commemoration of the Bloody Sunday Selma bridge crossing on Sunday in Selma, Ala. Harris called for an "immediate ceasefire" in Gaza in her remarks but reiterated that Israel has "a right to defend itself." Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images hide caption

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Psychologist Redah Hussin leads an art therapy class for Bedouin children. Between an uptick in settler violence and the war in Gaza, Palestinians are dealing with multiple mental health stressors. Ayman Oghanna for NPR hide caption

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Saturday

Monday

Police in Tel Aviv, Israel, use water cannons to disperse demonstrators during a protest against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, and calling for the release of hostages held in the Gaza Strip by Hamas, on Saturday. Ohad Zwigenberg/AP hide caption

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With or without a cease-fire, Netanyahu says Israeli operation in Rafah will happen

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Friday

Israeli soldiers sit on an artillery unit near the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, in Netivot, Israel, Oct. 22. Amir Levy/Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

An Egyptian truck driver removes a tarp covering humanitarian aid before it is inspected on its way to the Gaza Strip at the Kerem Shalom Crossing in Israel on Dec. 22, 2023. Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

Jewish visitors walk protected by Israeli security forces at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, also known as the Temple Mount complex to Jews, in Jerusalem on April 9, 2023, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, also coinciding with the Jewish Passover holiday. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Saturday

Dr. Khaled al-Serr, outside Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza. Healthcare Workers Watch - Palestine hide caption

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Friday

A man inspects the damage in a room following Israeli bombardment at Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, on Dec. 17. Stringer/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Thursday

An Israeli army soldier sits by a machine gun deployed on a tripod at a position in the upper Galilee region of northern Israel near the border with Lebanon on October 28, 2023 amid increasing cross-border tensions between Hezbollah and Israel as fighting continues in the south with Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. JALAA MAREY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

A displaced Palestinian woman hangs laundry to dry outside a tent at a makeshift camp on the Egyptian border, west of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Jan. 14. Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

Members of the Israeli military work at a staging area near the border of Gaza during a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas in November. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Mediators are in Cairo working to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas

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Tuesday

Monday

Beyoncé accepts the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album award for "Renaissance" onstage during the 65th Grammy Awards on Feb. 5 in Los Angeles. Kevin Winter/Getty Images for The Recording Academy hide caption

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Sunday

Monday

Former President Donald Trump sits in the courtroom with his attorneys Joe Tacopina and Boris Epshteyn (right) during his arraignment at the Manhattan Criminal Court on April 4 in New York City. Andrew Kelly/Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Sunday

A portrait of Mahsa Amini is held during a rally in Washington, on Oct. 1, 2022. Amini, who also went by her Kurdish name, Jina, died in police custody in Iran last year, sparking worldwide protests against the country's conservative Islamic theocracy. She was awarded the European Union's top human rights prize on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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