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STORIES OF LIFE IN A CHANGING WORLD

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Students around the world were challenged to fight disease rumors in a 24-hour hackathon. From left: A proposed pill package featuring a Tanzanian comic character, designed by a team from Boston University. A board game to help teach kids about schistosomiasis created by students from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, and the Complexity Science Hub in Vienna. Caroline Pane and Sina Sajjadi hide caption

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Shaista sits in her tiny home on the outskirts of Kabul. Her youngest, a 3-year-old girl, sits on her lap; some of her other seven children sit beside her. Behind them, she is boiling a pot of water on the wood-burning stove. But she's told the children it is dinner, and she tells them, "just wait for your father." Then she hopes they'll fall asleep, because there's no food to give them. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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'I Cry At Night': Afghan Mothers Struggle To Feed Their Children In The Pandemic

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A scene from Priya's Mask, a new comic book and animated film that tackles the challenges around the pandemic. It's the latest installment of the Indian superhero series Priya. Syd Fini, Hamid Bahrami and Neda Kazemifar hide caption

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COMIC: A Kids' Guide To Coping With The Pandemic (And A Printable Zine)

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Joan Garcia became pregnant at 14 and gave birth at 15. She and her child travel by raft between the two shacks where they live in Navotas fish port on Manila Bay. Hannah Reyes Morales for NPR hide caption

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Valentina Constanza Cerda Aravena of Santiago, Chile; Simone Di Benedetto of Italy; and Shin Chai-mi of Daegu, South Korea share selfies from their homes. Valentina Constanza Cerda Aravena/Kendall Galbreath/Shin Chai-mi hide caption

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Computer illustration of malignant B-cell lymphocytes seen in Burkitt's lymphoma, the most common childhood cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. Kateryna Kon/Science Photo Library/Getty Images hide caption

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Damiao Justino Macamo, right, helped produce this batch of gelato during his first day at Carpigiani Gelato University in Bologna, Italy, with the help of instructor Luca Cappelletti. Vicky Hallett for NPR hide caption

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Teenage sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen of Bali have received many honors for their efforts to ban plastic bags. Above: They accept the 2017 "Award for Our Earth" from Germany's Bambi Awards. Alexander Koerner/Getty Images hide caption

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How Teenage Sisters Pushed Bali To Say 'Bye-Bye' To Plastic Bags

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A new study from the New England Journal of Medicine finds that motor vehicle crashes were one of the leading causes of death among children and adolescents in the U.S. in 2016. Tim Graham/Getty Images hide caption

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Francescangeli says boys sometimes work long hours and are often tasked with pushing carts to move rocks out of the mines. "Being a child in these places is really hard," he says. "If they have some time to spend in a free way, they like to be children. But their life doesn't permit them to be children so often." Simone Francescangeli hide caption

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