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STORIES OF LIFE IN A CHANGING WORLD

A corridor of newborns at the San Jose de Maicao Hospital in Maicao, Colombia. Venezuelan migrants have given birth to more than 25,000 infants in Colombia over the past two years. Charlie Cordero/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite the stress of Ebola, Media Joice Kashamba Emmanuela and her boyfriend, Espoir Kitumaini, dance to rumba music at Ibiza, a dance club in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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Locusts swarm over Yemen's capital. Mohammed Huwais /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Maybe The Way To Control Locusts Is By Growing Crops They Don't Like

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Hassan Hajjaj, born in Morocco in 1961, is often called the Andy Warhol of Marrakesh for his fusion of glamour and everyday life. Both are evident in his 2017 portrait Cardi B Unity. The rap star, dressed in a high-fashion outfit, sits on utilitarian green plastic cartons against a textured fabric backdrop. The frame consists of tins of green tea, each decorated with a butterfly. Hassan Hajjaj/Courtesy of Third Line Gallery, Dubai, and Yossi Milo Gallery, New York hide caption

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A South African patient with drug-resistant tuberculosis waits to be seen by a doctor at a Johannesburg hospital. Michele Spatari /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Disability activists from around the world attended a seminar in Oregon. From left, Joyce Peter of Vanuatu, Sidonie Nduwimana of Burundi,, Wendy Beatriz Caishpal Jaco of El Salvador, Gina Rose Balanlay of the Philippines (standing) and Raluca Oancea of Romania. Aparna Vidyasagar for NPR hide caption

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Health workers in protective suits tend to an Ebola victim kept in an isolation cube in Beni in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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2 Experimental Ebola Drugs Saved Lives In Congo Outbreak

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Renee Bach, 30, is being 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 Bedford County, Virginia, where she grew up. Julia Rendleman/for NPR hide caption

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American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died

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This tree-planting photo was submitted with an application for a gun license in Ferozepur, a city in India's Punjab state. Courtesy of the Deputy Commissioner of Ferozepur District hide caption

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Katherine Clayton

This Handy New Device Might Help KO Cholera

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Gambians are glued to TV and radio as members of a paramilitary that worked with former Gambian President Yahya Jammeh testify before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission. The hearings are investigating alleged human rights abuses during Jammeh's tenure in office, from 1994 to 2017. Samantha Reinders for NPR hide caption

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Why Everyone In Gambia Is Tuning Into A Broadcast About 'Truth'

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Guns collected in an effort to buy back firearms in Anaheim, Calif., in 2016. The police department obtained 676 guns and gave out $100 gift cards in exchange. The U.S. rate of deaths from gun violence, at 4.43 deaths per 100,000 people, it is four times higher than the rates in war-torn Syria and Yemen. Jeff Gritchen/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images hide caption

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