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Marium, a lost baby dugong, gets a hug from an official of Thailand's Department of Marine and Coastal Resources. The 8-month-old mammal, who captured hearts online, died after biologists believe she ate plastic waste. Sirachai Arunrugstichai/AP hide caption

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A tourist gives her luggage to security guards as she tries to enter the departures gate during another demonstration by pro-democracy protesters at Hong Kong International Airport on Tuesday. Philip Fong/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: Hong Kong Protesters Might Bother Tourists, Or Pierce Their Conscience

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Indian paramilitary soldiers stand guard near a temporary check point on the road leading toward an Independence Day parade venue during lockdown in Srinagar, in Indian-controlled Kashmir, on Thursday. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that stripping the disputed Kashmir region of its statehood and special constitutional provisions has helped unify the country. Dar Yasin/AP hide caption

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Pro-Beijing demonstrators gather at the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations to show support for the Hong Kong police on Aug. 10. Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images hide caption

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In A Pro-Beijing Neighborhood Of Hong Kong, Protesters Are Unwelcome

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Pigs are seen in a hog pen in Linquan county in central China's Anhui province in July. The number of pigs in China is falling rapidly due to an epidemic of African Swine Fever. Barcroft Media/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption

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Swine Fever Is Killing Vast Numbers Of Pigs In China

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China's President Xi Jinping and President Trump chat as they pose for the group photo at the beginning of the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, in June. Trump has offered to meet with Xi about resolving protests in Hong Kong. picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako bow during a memorial service marking the 74th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II at the Nippon Budokan hall on Thursday in Tokyo. Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images hide caption

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A protester shows a placard to travelers at Hong Kong International Airport on Wednesday. Flight operations resumed at the airport Wednesday morning after two days of disruptions. Vincent Thian/AP hide caption

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The documentary One Child Nation examines the consequences of the decades-long one-child policy in China. Amazon Studios hide caption

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'One Child Nation' Documentary Explores The Dark Side Of Chinese Policy

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Computer cafes in South Korea, such as the Oz PC Bang in the Gangnam district of Seoul, are often shiny places with big, comfy chairs, huge screens and fast Internet. Michael Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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Hooked On The Internet, South Korean Teens Go Into Digital Detox

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Disability activists from around the world attended a seminar in Oregon. From left, Joyce Peter of Vanuatu, Sidonie Nduwimana of Burundi,, Wendy Beatriz Caishpal Jaco of El Salvador, Gina Rose Balanlay of the Philippines (standing) and Raluca Oancea of Romania. Aparna Vidyasagar for NPR hide caption

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Pro-democracy protesters occupy the departure hall of the Hong Kong International Airport, which was closed on Monday. Anthony Kwan/Getty Images hide caption

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Thousands Of Protesters Storm Hong Kong Airport, Shutting Down Flights

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