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Congress President Jose Williams gives thumbs up after lawmakers verbally voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. Guadalupe Pardo/AP hide caption

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Jonathan chills on the lawn of Plantation House, the residence of the governor of St. Helena, in October 2017. The world's oldest tortoise is celebrating what is believed to be his 190th birthday this year. Gianluigi Guercia/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Jonathan, the world's oldest tortoise, marks his 190th with fanfare and salad cake

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A riverside fisherman pulls a captured pirarucu into his canoe in Lake Amanã on Nov. 15. Bruno Kelly for NPR hide caption

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Rare good news from the Amazon: Gigantic fish are thriving again

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A woman wearing a face mask and face shield get ready for her routine COVID-19 throat swab at a coronavirus testing site in Beijing, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. China has announced new measures rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including limiting lockdowns and testing requirements. Andy Wong/AP hide caption

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Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner greets supporters as she leaves her home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Aug. 23. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Argentina's vice president is found guilty of corruption

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China's New Silk Road project is lending out billions to countries in Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa to build and upgrade railways, ports, pipelines, power grids and highways. Above: A Kenya Railways train pulls shipping containers as it departs from the Mombasa port station. Luis Tato/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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In this Nov. 2, 2010, file photo, then Florida Republican congressional candidate David Rivera speaks in Coral Gables, Fla. Federal authorities say Rivera broke the law in his dealings with Venezuela's state-run oil company. Alan Diaz/AP hide caption

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Itamar Ben-Gvir, leader of the ultranationalist party Otzma Yehudity, speaks to his supporters in Jerusalem on Nov. 2, 2022, after hearing the results of the exit polls that gave his party 14 seats in parliament. He'll soon take a leadership position in the new Israeli government. Eyal Warshavsky/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images hide caption

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Oleh Mahlay, the artistic director of the Bandurist Choir, conducts members of the Ukrainian Bandurist Chorus of North America and Ukrainian Children's Choir at New York City's Carnegie Hall on Sunday. Fadi Kheir hide caption

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Technicians from DTEK, Ukraine's largest private energy company, work to replace a cable at a substation in the Teremky neighborhood of Kyiv on Wednesday. Pete Kiehart for NPR hide caption

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In an ongoing race, Ukraine tries to repair faster than Russia bombs

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A thylacine or 'Tasmanian tiger' in captivity, circa 1930. These animals are thought to be extinct, since the last known wild thylacine was shot in 1930 and the last captive one died in 1936. Topical Press Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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A Dec. 07, 2019, aerial view of the coastline of Port Vila, the capital of Vanuatu. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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The Pacific island nation of Vanuatu has been knocked offline for more than a month

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The central business district skyline is seen during the dusk in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, April 29, 2019. Indonesia's Parliament has passed a long-awaited and controversial revision of its penal code, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, that criminalizes extramarital sex and applies to citizens and visiting foreigners alike. Dita Alangkara/AP hide caption

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Former Chinese President Jiang Zemin gestures as he thanks reporters for coming to a photo opportunity in Beijing's Great Hall of the People on Sept. 19, 1997. Jiang died on Nov. 30 at age 96. Will Burgess/Reuters hide caption

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Perspective: Jiang Zemin's passing marks the end of an era for China

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Before COVID, business in Beijing was booming. Dercon says one of the reasons state-led development in China has been so successful is because the country had a strong state to begin with. Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Svitlana (center) and Anastasiya (bottom) take shelter with their McDonald's coworkers in Lva Tolstoho Metro during an air alert in Kyiv on Monday. Russia renewed its missile attacks across Ukraine on Monday. Pete Kiehart for NPR hide caption

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A cosplayer dressed as the Green Goblin poses for a photograph on arrival to attend the MCM Comic Con at the ExCeL exhibition center in London on Oct. 28. Isabel Infantes/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How 'goblin mode' became Oxford's word of the year

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Civilians take shelter in Akademmistechko Metro during an air alert on Monday in Kyiv, Ukraine. Russia renewed its missile attacks across Ukraine on Monday. Pete Kiehart for NPR hide caption

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Numerous failed rainy seasons in the Horn of Africa have decimated crops and livestock, leading to a crisis of hunger. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The world's response to hunger crisis in East Africa is inadequate, say aid workers

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