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Soleman Nessa's husband took his own life after authorities questioned his citizenship. "It was the month of Ramadan. The sun was rising. We were boiling rice and when my son went to the kitchen to get something, he saw my husband hanging there. He screamed. People from all over the village came and brought him down," Nessa says. The family had exhausted its savings to confirm Nessa's citizenship. CK Vijayakumar for NPR hide caption

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Matthew Slick is silhouetted by the purple light as the Navajo Council Chamber is lit in rainbow colors for Pride on June 28 in Window Rock, Ariz., the capital of the Navajo Nation. Cayla Nimmo for NPR hide caption

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Six of the 50 Azalea Trail Maids gather under oak trees. The dresses come in six different colors, but only the queen of the court wears pink. Adair Freeman Rutledge hide caption

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Authorities stand behind yellow warning tape along the Rio Grande bank where the bodies of Salvadoran migrant Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his 23-month-old daughter, Valeria, were found, in Matamoros, Mexico on Monday, after they drowned trying to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas. Julia Le Duc/AP hide caption

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Yansen is a hip-hop dancer and actor in Bay Shore, N.Y. His siblings and his father, Hector, all worked in financial institutions. Yansen decided to go against the grain. Father and son both agree, though, that Yansen is pretty good at what he does. Dirk Anschütz hide caption

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U.S. Marines with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment pushed to secure parts of Helmand province ahead of the 2009 Afghanistan presidential election. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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"I am keeping this carefully for our only son, who may never get to know his father's love anytime soon." —Sudarshini, whose husband disappeared in 2006 Amrita Chandradas hide caption

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Protesters wave flags on Beijing's Tiananmen Square in the weeks leading up to the violent crackdowns on June 4. These photos were donated to Humanitarian China by the photographer, Jian Liu, then one of the student protesters. Jian Liu/Humanitarian China hide caption

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Anukul Ghosh (left), 63, and Rabin Kumar Majhi, 51, pose as a newly married couple. Ghosh used to play female characters in the 1970s and 1980s. He has now retired from Jatra. Soumya Sankar Bose hide caption

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Kim hangs out in her art studio and room in Toronto. Kim uses the language of fashion, art, and literature to challenge the abuse of religion and/or culture in the Korean Christian community. Kim was born in 1995 in Vancouver, Canada. She has lived in South Korea and Canada. Hannah Yoon hide caption

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