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STORIES OF LIFE IN A CHANGING WORLD

Mumbai's grand Keshavji Nayak fountain towers above the street and serves as a place of respite for thirsty passers-by. It's one of dozens of ornate fountains in the city, built during the British colonial era. Viraj Nayar for NPR hide caption

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PHOTOS: Mumbai Falls In Love All Over Again With Its Forgotten Fountains

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The usual side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine can range from a sore arm to flu-like symptoms. Or, if you're lucky, you won't get any side effects at all. Michele Abercrombie/NPR hide caption

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A scientist works on COVID-19 samples to find variations of the virus at the Croix-Rousse Hospital laboratory in Lyon, France, in January. Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Can Vaccines Stop Variants? Here's What We Know So Far

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The World Health Organization-approved proof of vaccination form is used these days for yellow fever. It's just a coincidence that the card itself is yellow. Michele Abercrombie/NPR hide caption

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Doviaza's maps overlay the daily number of COVID cases reported by the health ministry (depicted as the spike protein of the virus, shown in red) with locations of indigenous communities (dark green). Geoindigena/Rainforest Foundation hide caption

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The award-winning documentary Writing with Fire follows Meera Devi (right), chief reporter for the Khabar Lahariya — a news publication run by Dalit, members of India's lowest caste. Black Ticket Films hide caption

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When COVID-19 first broke out in Wuhan, scientists tracked a large number of the cases to the Huanan Seafood Market in Wuhan. Above: The Wuhan Hygiene Emergency Response Team departs the market on Jan. 11, 2020, after it had been shut down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Some of our readers sent in their vaccine selfie pics. We asked the experts: What should they do with their vaccine cards? Photo collage by Michele Abercrombie/NPR hide caption

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World Health Organization investigative team member Peter Daszak (shown here during a trip to China in February) tells NPR that the group's report calls for additional research on farms that breed exotic animals in southern China. Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Egyptian activist Nawal El Saadawi received an honorary doctorate from the National Autonomus University of Mexico in 2010. The second of nine children born in a village just outside of Cairo, El Saadawi rejected patriarchy at a young age, stamping her feet in protest when her grandmother told her, "a boy is worth 15 girls at least ... girls are a blight." Alfredo Estrella/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The relatively empty flights of past months are filling up as more people get vaccinated — and make summer plans. Are there still risks to weigh? Michele Abercrombie/NPR hide caption

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Cubans line up to buy food in Havana on March 3. The island nation is working to develop a vaccine against COVID-19. If successful, the island nation hopes to produce 1 to 2 million doses a month. Yamil Lage/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Cuba's Dream: Come For A Vacation, Get A Homegrown COVID Vaccine

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Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro protest during a March 14 demonstration in Sao Paulo. In a recent speech, Bolsonaro yanked off his face mask and lambasted local officials for imposing restrictions across the country. Alexandre Schneider/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazil Is Looking Like The Worst Place On Earth For COVID-19

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Yvonne Vela Tona, one of the "mamas" at the sanctuary, looks after the young bonobo Esake. Ley Uwera for NPR hide caption

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Some Generous Apes May Help Explain The Evolution Of Human Kindness

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