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The Honourable Artillery Company fire a gun salute at the Tower of London on Saturday to honor Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, who died on Friday at age 99. Chris Jackson/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese and U.S. table tennis players train together in April 1971 in Beijing. April 10 marks the 50th anniversary of what became known as pingpong diplomacy between the two nations. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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50 Years Later, The Legacy Of U.S.-China 'Pingpong Diplomacy' Faces Challenges

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A scientist works on COVID-19 samples to find variations of the virus at the Croix-Rousse Hospital laboratory in Lyon, France, in January. Jeff Pachoud/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Can Vaccines Stop Variants? Here's What We Know So Far

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A mass rally is held in Pyongyang in January to celebrate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's election as general secretary of the Workers' Party of Korea. Kim has been unusually frank in comments about the country's problems in recent months. Jon Chol Jin/AP hide caption

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Workers at Amazon's facility in Bessemer, Ala., held a historic vote on whether to form the company's first warehouse union. Bill Barrow/AP hide caption

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It's A No: Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote Against Unionizing In Historic Election

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As Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip was the longest-serving consort in British history. In 2015, he attended the Queen's Speech in the House of Lords at the Palace of Westminster. Alastair Grant/WPA Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Great Britain's Prince Philip Dies At Age 99

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Cemetery workers wearing protective gear carry the coffin of a person who died from complications related to COVID-19 to a gravesite at the Vila Formosa cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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The World Health Organization-approved proof of vaccination form is used these days for yellow fever. It's just a coincidence that the card itself is yellow. Michele Abercrombie/NPR hide caption

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Skirmishes erupt at the "peace wall" dividing Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on Wednesday night. Charles McQuillan/Getty Images hide caption

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People wait in front of the vaccination center in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday, last week. Germany's health minister says the country is exploring purchasing the Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine from Russia. Martin Meissner/AP hide caption

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A soldier holds a Taiwanese flag during a military exercise in Hsinchu County, northern Taiwan, in January. Taiwanese troops using tanks, mortars and small arms staged a drill aimed at repelling an attack from China. Chiang Ying-ying/AP hide caption

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European Court of Human Rights President Robert Spano delivered the court's ruling on vaccine mandates, saying the benefits of such laws outweigh the intrusion into privacy. European Court of Human Rights/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Oh Se-hoon (center), the mayoral candidate of the main opposition People Power Party, holds flowers as he celebrates with party members after exit polls showed he would win. Song Kyung-seok/Pool photo/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Bahareh and Emad Shargi in California in June 2017. Bahareh Shargi hide caption

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3 Years Later, A Prisoner's Family Still Awaits His Return From Iran

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Kamel Guemari stands in front of the community center housed in a former McDonald's in Marseille. Eleanor Beardsley hide caption

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Liberté, Égalité, French Fries... And Couscous

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