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Siddharth Dube, a longtime public health advocate, has written a memoir: An Indefinite Sentence: A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sex. Hindustan Times/Getty Images hide caption

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Some images from Goats and Soda's top stories of 2018. From left: changing the way we sit to fix back pain; is sleeping with your baby dangerous?; men walk near the site where the body of an 8-year-old girl, who was raped and murdered, was found. From left: Lily Padula for NPR; Fabio Consoli for NPR; Channi Anand/AP hide caption

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From left: Lily Padula for NPR; Fabio Consoli for NPR; Channi Anand/AP

A demonstration in Copenhagen, Denmark, in support of Syrian migrants. A new study looks at the benefit of offering physical and psychological support to refugees who have been tortured. Frédéric Soltan/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Mohamed Yonus (dark shirt, green skirt) carries his distribution bag to his home in the Hakimpara refugee camp. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption

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The Refugees Who Don't Want To Go Home ... Yet

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The "Miss Albinism" pageant was rescheduled due to the political uncertainty in Zimbabwe. From left: contestant Cindy Zikwature, Brenda Mudzimu, the founder of the pageant, and contestant Monalisa Manyati. Tendai Zvinavashe hide caption

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A Bangladeshi child works in a brick-breaking yard in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The broken bricks are mixed in with concrete. Typically working barefoot and with rough utensils, a child worker earns less than $2 a day. Mehedi Hasan/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Sayanora Philip (foreground), a singer in Mollywood films, takes a selfie with fellow members of the newly formed Women in Cinema Collective. Sayanora Philip hide caption

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After A Sexual Attack On An Actress, The Women Of 'Mollywood' Fight Back

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Zannah Mustapha and the students of the Future Prowess School he founded for children caught up in the Boko Haram conflict. This week he won a U.N. prize for his efforts. Rahima Gambo/UNHCR hide caption

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Wahida, 20, sits on her bed inside the female ward of a prison in Herat, Afghanistan. She was arrested when she was seven months pregnant, convicted for helping her sister-in-law murder her husband. Her daughter, Mahtab, who is now 10 months old, was born inside the prison. Wahida's biggest fear is the future, when her sentence is over and she will have to face the outside world. Kiana Hayeri hide caption

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This is a screenshot of an online promotion by LensCulture for the Magnum 2017 photo competition, using photographs by Souvid Datta taken of girls in the red light district of Kolkata. The photo that was used has been blacked out. LensCulture/Courtesy of DuckRabbit hide caption

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Outcry Over Photo Showing The Face Of A Girl Allegedly Being Raped

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Zubair, who was diagnosed with a bone tumor and had part of his leg amputated, uses morphine to manage his pain. "Because of morphine I am surviving," he says. With the pain relief, he can ride his motorbike and work at a coffee shop. Screengrab from "Using Morphine To Stay Alive" hide caption

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A gay man with HIV stands in a clinic in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He's been afraid to pick up his medicine because of the government's crackdown on the gay community. Kevin Sief/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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In a live TV program, John Macharia tells the Kenyan president that traffic police in Nairobi expect bribes from matatu drivers. iNooroTV/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Kenyan Bus Driver Speaks Out Against Everyday Corruption On Live TV

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Duncan Green, author of "How Change Happens." He says of activism: "There has to be a little part of you that acknowledges doubt, ambiguity and uncertainty. You have to have room to change direction." Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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