Julie McCarthy Julie McCarthy has traveled the world as a international correspondent for NPR. She is currently NPR's correspondent based in New Delhi, India.

Manuel Udaya Chandra's 24-year-old son disappeared in 2008, shortly before Sri Lanka's civil war ended. She holds out hope that he's still alive, though a government commission looking into those who disappeared has moved slowly. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Sri Lanka's War Is Long Over, But Reconciliation Remains Elusive

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga along with thousands of Indians on Rajpath, the mall of central New Delhi, for International Yoga Day. Saurabh Das/AP hide caption

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35,000 Bend It With Modi As India Launches World Yoga Day

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Yogis in Bangalore get ready for the International Yoga Day on June 21. MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Who Knew Yoga Could Be So Stressful!

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Brutal Attacks On Nuns Put India's Christians On Edge

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Indian Prime Minister Gives Backhanded Compliment To Bangladeshi Counterpart

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Nepal's Living Goddess, the Kumari Devi, 9, observes a chariot festival in Kathmandu on March 29. The goddess is worshipped by both Hindus and Buddhists. She's selected as a young child and lives an isolated and secretive existence and is rarely seen in public. Her historic home survived last month's earthquake with only minor cracks. She's being held by her caretaker Gautam Shakya. Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Very Strange Life Of Nepal's Child Goddess

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Indians Wait For Prime Minister Modi's Promises Of Better Days

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Amrit Shrestha (left) looks through the rubble of his home in Nepal's Sindupalchowk district. Some 2,600 people were killed in the rural district, a third of the entire death toll in Nepal's devastating earthquake. Russell Lewis/NPR hide caption

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Nepali Village Struggles To Recover From Earthquake

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U.S. Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft arrive Sunday at the Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. Niranjan Shrestha/AP hide caption

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U.S. Marines Arrive In Nepal To Distribute Earthquake Assistance

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Master carvers like Ratna Muni Brahmacharya are in a position to play a key role in restoring Nepal's many damaged temples and monuments. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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To Restore Its Shattered Treasures, Nepal Has A Secret Weapon

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Amar Baramu carried his 70-year-old mother on his back for five hours, then rode with her on a bus for 12 more, to get her to a hospital for the head wound she suffered during the earthquake. Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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He Carried His Mom On His Back For 5 Hours En Route To Medical Care

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Nepalis In Worst-Hit Areas Suffer Through Devastating Destruction

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