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STORIES OF LIFE IN A CHANGING WORLD

Artists Shawana Brooks and her husband Roosevelt Watson III started the 6 Ft. Away Gallery in their yard in Jacksonville, Florida. They created it as a way to showcase Roosevelt's art at a time when galleries were closed due to the pandemic. Marc Mangra hide caption

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Rattan Lal, an Indian-born scientist, has devoted his career to finding ways to capture carbon from the air and store it in soil. Ken Chamberlain/OSU/CFAES hide caption

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Top to bottom: must-watch TV shows that people are binge-watching around the world: The Bad Kids in China, Pasión de Gavilanes in Colombia, and Tehran in Israel. Youtube/ Screenshots by NPR hide caption

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Phelelani Ndakrokra completes an aerial act at a Zip Zap circus show in Cape Town, South Africa. Aurélie Marrier d'Unienville and Tommy Trenchard for NPR hide caption

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Many airlines now require passengers to wear masks to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread — and are putting scofflaws on a no-fly list. Nicolas Economou/ NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Beyoncé puts a conversation about Africa on the front line with her visual album Black Is King, which premiered on Disney+. Parkwood Entertainment/Disney + via AP hide caption

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Renee Bach, who is 31, was sued in Ugandan civil court over the deaths of children who were treated at the critical care center she ran in Uganda. She has left Uganda and is now living in the U.S. Julia Rendleman for NPR hide caption

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New rules in Hong Kong require everyone to wear a mask in all outdoor places or face a $650 fine. Above: A masked woman stretches out a public park. Also: The maximum number of people allowed at a public gathering is ... 2. Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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What 6 Of The 7 Countries With The Most COVID-19 Cases Have In Common

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Lead exposure has been an issue for many years. Above: Women and children from lead-contaminated villages rest on mattresses during testing and treatment for lead poisoning in a ward at the Doctors Without Borders clinic in Anka, Nigeria, in 2010. Shawn Baldwin/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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A computer rendering of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Radoslav Zilinsky/Getty Images hide caption

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Why The Novel Coronavirus Has The Power To Launch A Pandemic

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Eliza Chikoti, 24, is a mentor to high school girls in Malawi. She is helping girls through their personal problems amid the pandemic — and encouraging them to stay in school. Anke Adams hide caption

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Girls, Has The Pandemic Made You Think Of Quitting School? Call Your Mentor

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Is it a match? A potential couple meet up courtesy of a matchmaker in the Netflix series Indian Matchmaking. Netflix hide caption

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Netflix's 'Indian Matchmaking' Is The Talk Of India — And Not In A Good Way

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Birthday spoiler alert: If you want your mask to be a barrier to coronavirus transmission, you should not be able to blow out candles while wearing it. Florin Cristian Ailenei/EyeEm via Getty Images hide caption

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With her blood meal visible through her transparent abdomen, the female Aedes aegypti mosquito takes flight as she leaves her host's skin surface. James Gathany/CDC Public Health Image Library hide caption

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Why One Dangerous Mosquito Developed A Taste For Human Blood

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