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School uniforms hang in the deserted dormitory of the Government Girls Science Secondary School at Jangede, Zamfara State in northwest Nigeria, where more than 300 students were kidnapped by gunmen early Friday, local time. Habibu Iliyasu/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A shipment of COVID-19 vaccines from the COVAX global program arrived at the Kotoka International Airport in Accra on Wednesday, as Ghana received the group's first vaccine shipment. Nipah Dennis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Top left: An officer asks people to observe lockdown rules in Brighton, England. Bottom left: A protester at a lockdown demonstration in Brussels, Belgium last month. Top right: Malaysian health officers screen passengers with a thermal scanner at Kuala Lumpur Airport in January 2020. Bottom right: Employees eat their lunch in Wuhan, China, in March 2020. Luke Dray/Getty Images; Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images; Mohd Rasfan/AFP; Getty Images hide caption

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As a young woman, pregnant and HIV-positive, Maurine Murenga did not have easy access to drugs that could save her life. Today she is an activist for equitable health-care. The global distribution of coronavirus vaccines is an issue of concern. Victor Chavez/Getty Images hide caption

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History Repeats Itself: COVID-19 Vaccine Inequities Echo HIV Crisis

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Niger's Electoral Commission workers count the ballots at a polling station during Niger's presidential election runoff in Niamey on Sunday. In the country's west, a vehicle carrying poll workers struck a landmine, killing seven and seriously wounding three others. It's unclear if the vehicle was deliberately attacked. Issouf Sanogo/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Emergency personnel work at the scene a Nigerian military aircraft crash near Abuja, Nigeria, on Sunday. All seven people on board were killed. Kola Sulaimon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Workers from the garment sector block a road during a protest to demand payment of due wages, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, in April 2020. They claimed that factories had not paid them after retailers and brands cancelled orders due to worldwide lockdown measures. Munir Uz Zaman/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Deforested land on Indonesia's Borneo Island. Activists are using satellites to monitor deforestation, but cloud cover sometimes hides it from view. Bay Ismoyo/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pillagers Of Tropical Forests Can't Hide Behind Clouds Anymore

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Eric Dossekpli, 49, is a farmer and father of six in the town of Anfoin Avele,Togo. He says he can no longer sell his crops as a result of the pandemic. Floriane Acouetey hide caption

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A health worker inoculates 72-year-old Olga D'arc Pimentel with a dose of Oxford-AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine. She lives on the banks of the Rio Negro near Manaus, Brazil. A small study in South Africa has raised concerns about the AstraZeneca vaccine's effectiveness. Michael Dantas/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The Democratic Republic of Congo saw the end of its second-worst Ebola outbreak in June. More than 2,000 people died in that outbreak. Burial workers, seen above in 2019, follow safe burial practices to mitigate the spread of the virus. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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A vial of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. A small study in South Africa has raised concerns about its effectiveness, but the World Health Organization has now stated: "Even if there is a possibility that this vaccine has a reduction in efficacy, we see no reason not to use it, even in countries with variants." Nikolay Doychinov/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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After a small study raised concerns about the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca vaccine against the variant in South Africa, the country put its AstraZeneca vaccine plans on hold. "It is time, unfortunately, for us to recalibrate our expectation of COVID-19 vaccines," said Shabir Madhi, professor of vaccinology at the University of Witwatersrand, shown above at a vaccine trial facility. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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A Moroccan nurse holds a syringe containing a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Jan. 29. Morocco is one of the many countries that will receive COVID-19 doses as part of the COVAX initiative. Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Global Initiative To Start Shipping Vaccines To Africa, Where Supplies Are Low

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