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Nimmu, 15, on the terrace of the Veerni Institute. To stay in school, she needs to pass a national test this March. The problem: "I'm not a great student," she says. Because child marriage is illegal in India, we can't use her full name. Poulomi Basu/VII Photo hide caption

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Why This Child Bride Needs Good Grades: #15Girls

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A nurse in Hyderabad, India, gives a vaccine to a child. The immunization will protect against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus and other diseases. Noah Seelam/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Parents In Poor Countries Worry About Vaccines, Too

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (right, with blue necktie) arrives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the International Conference on Financing for Development. Courtesy of UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe hide caption

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The World Could Wipe Out Extreme Poverty By 2030. There's Just One Catch

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Street children sleep on a discarded mattress on a center island near a road crossing in Manila, Philippines, in April. After 15 years of the Millennium Development Goals, Asia as a region has had the fastest progress, reports the U.N., yet hundreds of millions of people there remain in extreme poverty. Jay Directo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How To Eliminate Extreme Poverty In 169 Not-So-Easy Steps

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Schoolgirls in Ethiopia examine a new feminine product: underwear with a pocket for a menstrual pad. Courtesy of Be Girl Inc. hide caption

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People Are Finally Talking About The Thing Nobody Wants To Talk About

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Tanzanians from far-flung villages were brought to a fancy hotel to discuss natural gas policy. Courtesy of the Center for Global Development hide caption

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It's Not A Come-On From A Cult. It's A New Kind Of Poll!

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Travon Addison sits at the house he grew up in, bought by his great-grandmother, he thinks, in 1920. His family members had to abandon the home 15 years ago because they couldn't afford to fix it. Nurith Aizenman/NPR hide caption

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'Baltimore For Real': A Tour Through Troubled Sandtown

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Baltimore State's Attorney Known For Understanding City's Poor Communities

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Baltimore Unrest Reveals Tensions Between African-Americans And Asians

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