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The U.S. Agency for International Development is one of the largest official foreign aid organizations in the world. An executive order from the Trump administration said there would be consequences if its diversity training programs were to continue. Photo Illustration by Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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A waiter cleans a table this month after closing in St. Germain-en-Laye, west of Paris, to comply with COVID-19 restrictions forcing restaurants in the French capital to close. France has imposed a nighttime curfew in Paris and other major cities to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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Marissa Tuping, a rural midwife, and Risa Calibuso, right, arrive in Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Hospital on July 21. Calibuso gave birth to her son moments later. Xyza Cruz Bacani For NPR hide caption

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The latest pandemic dining twist is the outdoor bubble, seen here at a New York City restaurant. Sure, it's a way to stay warm as winter looms ... but does it reduce your risk of getting infected by COVID-19? Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Foreign aid takes many forms — and Trump and Biden have differing perspectives. Above: Members of the Honduran Armed Forces carry a box of COVID-19 diagnostic testing kits donated by the United States Agency for International Development and the International Organization for Migration. Orlando Sierra/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Claude Mabowa, 21years-old, an Ebola virus survivor and student, sits inside what used to be his sisters bedroom in Beni, north eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo on September 17, 2019. He lost four family members to Ebola and whilst recovering inside the Ebola Treatment Centre he managed to take and pass his final school exams. John Wessels/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Shoppers buy face masks on O'Connell Street in Dublin, Ireland, on Tuesday. Ireland's government is putting the country at its highest level of coronavirus restrictions for six weeks in a bid to combat a rise in infections. Niall Carson/AP hide caption

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The study is still awaiting final regulatory approval. If given the green light, a study in which human volunteers will be infected with the coronavirus will begin in January at a biosecure unit at London's Royal Free Hospital. Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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Fartuun Adan (right) and Ilwad Elman, the mother and daughter named winners of this year's $1 million Aurora Prize for their efforts to help former child soldiers and others in their native Somalia. Kris Connor/Getty Images hide caption

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UNICEF said Monday it plans to stockpile 520 million syringes in its warehouses in preparation for an eventual COVID-19 vaccine. This warehouse in Copenhagen, Denmark, is part of the agency's infrastructure to deliver medical supplies around the world. AP hide caption

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Ranjana Dwivedi (in purple sari) is a health worker in her village in India. Coronavirus education is a top priority. Center: Iceland's chief of health, Dr. Alma D. Möller, leads the pandemic response. Right: Sheeba Shafaq, a doctor who left Afghanistan because of threats to her life, is now a supervisor at a COVID-19 testing unit in California and pursuing a U.S. medical license. Rishikesh Dwivedi; Sigga Ella for NPR; Jade Sacker for NPR hide caption

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More than 40 million coronavirus infections have now been reported worldwide. Here, a staff member at a school in Moscow uses an infrared thermometer on Monday to screen students. Sergei Fadeichev/TASS via Getty Images hide caption

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Saeb Erekat, Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organisation and chief Palestinian negotiator, talks to reporters in the West Bank city of Ramallah in March. Erekat is being treated in a Jerusalem hospital after contracting COVID-19. Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Karin Huster was diagnosed with breast cancer during the pandemic. As she yearned for human contact, memories of her work with Ebola patients in Africa came flooding back. Frank Huster for NPR hide caption

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When it's cold outside, is it safe to bring a socially distanced gathering into your house if the windows are open for a short bit and then shut so indoor temperatures don't plummet? We answer this question below. Tessa Bunney/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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A seaside scene in Indonesia. As countries like Indonesia move up the income ladder, some health conditions improve — but new threats, like non-communicable diseases, loom large. Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Geraldine Roman, the first openly transgender person to be elected to the Philippine Congress, visits a vegetable garden in Bataan. She leads a program called Oh My Gulay — gulay is Tagalog for "vegetables." It encourages people to grow vegetables to eat and sell and is aimed especially at those who have lost income as a result of the pandemic. Hannah Reyes Morales for NPR hide caption

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From left: Sawsan al-Ramemi of Amman, Jordan, is a mom of two — and expecting her third child. Her husband is working in the U.S. Nienke Pastoor of the Netherlands has been juggling her job as a dairy farmer and helping her four teenagers with their online schoolwork. Jessica Barrera of Eau Claire, Wis., is finding ways to spread joy with her son, Niko, who's a virtual student these days. Nadia Bseiso, Julia Gunther and Lauren Justice for NPR hide caption

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