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Addario's coverage of maternal mortality took her to a remote village in Badakhshan province, Afghanistan in 2009, where she photographed a midwife giving a prenatal check in a private home. "In these areas someone will announce that a doctor and a midwife are coming, and any pregnant and lactating women within a certain radius come if they want prenatal or postnatal care," she says. Lynsey Addario hide caption

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Pascal Bitasimwa, 12, of Goma (in the red shirt) goes to Lake Kivu to fill up jerrycans with water. "This takes me much of my time," he says. "Instead of going to study, I come first to take water." Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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Forget About The Tap: A City Of 2 Million Has Virtually No Running Water

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In Hamburg, Germany, estimated life expectancy in the city's poorer neighborhoods still trails wealthier neighborhoods by 13 years. Juergen Sack/Getty Images hide caption

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A month after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, Sherrine Petit Homme LaFrance gets a hug from husband Ferrier Petit Homme. The storm destroyed their home on Grand Abaco Island. They are now living with China Laguerre in Nassau. Cheryl Diaz Meyer for NPR hide caption

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A lighter moment on a serious day: the presentation of a Global Girls' Bill of Rights at the U.N. Left to right: Six of the young women who helped draft the document: Faith Nwando, 17; Djellza Pulatani, 17; Olivia Lombardo, 16; Angelica Morales, 21; Kanchan Amatya, 22; and Vishakha Agrawal, 20. Yana Paskova for NPR hide caption

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Grandmother Maria Jose holds her twin granddaughters Heloisa (right) and Heloa Barbosa, both born with microcephaly, during their one-year birthday party on April 16, 2017, in Areia, Paraiba state, Brazil. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman rolls tobacco inside a tendu leaf to make a beedi cigarette at her home in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. India's smokers favor cheaper options such as chewing and leaf-wrapped tobacco over cigarettes. Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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India Banned E-Cigarettes — But Beedis And Chewing Tobacco Remain Widespread

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These toilets in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh were designed to be friendlier for pregnant women by giving them something to grab onto when using a squat latrine. At left: A long bamboo pole was installed next to a latrine from Oxfam International. At right: A metal handle sits alongside a squat toilet provided by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society supported by the Danish Red Cross. Maggie Schmitt/Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health hide caption

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Left: Volunteers take part in a "mapathon" organized by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Right: OpenStreetMap contributors pinpoint dump sites along rivers and waterways in Dar es Salaam in an effort to predict and prevent flooding in the Tanzanian city. Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team hide caption

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Gulalai Ismail, the Pakistani activist who fled the country after being threatened for taking a stand against sexual violence perpetrated by security forces. She was photographed in Brooklyn, where she is now seeking asylum. Tim McDonnell/NPR hide caption

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Corn from a fall harvest in Guatemala. John Seaton Callahan/Getty Images hide caption

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In Guatemala, A Bad Year For Corn — And For U.S. Aid

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