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From left: Sekou Sheriff, of Barkedu village in Liberia, whose parents died at an Ebola treatment center; a polio vaccination booth in Pakistan; a schoolgirl in Ethiopia examines underwear with a pocket for a menstrual pad; an image from a video on the ethics of selfies; Consolata Agunga goes door-to-door as a community health worker in her village in Kenya. From left: John Poole/NPR; Jason Beaubien/NPR; Courtesy of Be Girl Inc.; SAIH Norway/Screenshot by NPR; Marc Silver/NPR hide caption

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How Vladimir Putin Has Continued To Remain Popular In Russia

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Prisoner Exchange Is A Positive Sign In Russia-Ukraine War

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Where Things Stand With U.S.-Ukraine Relations

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Russia Claims It Has Successfully Tested An Alternative To The Internet

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Russian Anti-Government Activist Disappears, Only To Turn Up At Arctic Military Base

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a news conference at the conclusion of a European Union summit in Brussels, Dec. 13. Olivier Matthys/AP hide caption

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How The 2010s Were Angela Merkel's Decade

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Pope Francis called for compassion toward migrants in a Christmas Day speech from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City. Alberto Pizzoli/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why More People In Germany Are Renting Potted Christmas Trees

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British Girl Finds Christmas Card Message From Shanghai Prisoner

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News Brief: Boeing's Issues, Card Message, Catholic Church Abuse

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