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Activists protesting "greenwashing," in which a company or government appears to do more for the environment than it is, gather outside the JP Morgan premises near the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit. Alastair Grant/AP hide caption

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Carbon trading gets a green light from the U.N., and Brazil hopes to earn billions

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A Myanmar court on Monday sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four years for incitement and breaking virus restrictions — which was quickly reduced to two years. In this photo from December 2019, Suu Kyi waits to address judges of the International Court of Justice on the second day of three days of hearings in The Hague, Netherlands. Peter Dejong/AP hide caption

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Mount Semeru releases volcanic materials during an eruption as seen from Lumajang, East Java, Indonesia, Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021. The highest volcano on Indonesia's most densely populated island of Java spewed thick columns of ash, searing gas and lava down its slopes in a sudden eruption triggered by heavy rains on Saturday. Trisnadi/AP hide caption

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Margarita Ahuanari, left, and Karina Ahuanari look at posters of their mother. The images were placed where they think she was buried at the mass grave that was later renamed the COVID-19 Cemetery in Iquitos. Angela Ponce for NPR hide caption

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A mass COVID grave in Peru has left families bereft — and fighting for reburial

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Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán gives a press conference following a meeting of prime ministers of central Europe's informal body of cooperation, called the Visegrad Group (V4) in Budapest, Hungary, last month. Attila Kisbenedek/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A discomfort with Western liberalism is growing in Eastern Europe

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The ride-hailing company Didi says it has about 600 million users, theoretically giving the company access to the addresses and travel history of many government employees who use the app. Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A top Chinese ride-hailing company delists from the NYSE just months after its IPO

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Tom Daley said his work on knitting projects helped him stay calm between events at the Tokyo Olympics, where he won a gold medal. He recently launched an online store, selling knitting kits. Clive Rose/Getty Images hide caption

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A commuter walks past information boards displayed to remind the public about how to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Seoul on Wednesday. Anthony Wallace/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A file picture taken in January 2011 in Paris shows covers of some of the 42 foreign editions of the French fashion magazine "Elle", owned by French media conglomerate Lagardere. JOEL SAGET/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sixteen-year-old Sofia (left) and 13-year-old André Oliveira stand in Parque da Paz in Lisbon. The siblings are two of six young people in Portugal who are suing the governments of Europe's most polluting countries, including their own, to force them to cut emissions. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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These Portuguese kids are suing 33 European countries to force them to cut emissions

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (shown here in New York City in September), won the latest stage in her long-running privacy lawsuit against a newspaper publisher over its publication of parts of a letter she wrote to her estranged father Thomas Markle after she married Prince Harry in 2018. Stefan Jeremiah/AP hide caption

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Graffitied wall off Tahrir Square in downtown Cairo, Egypt, February 11, 2011. Egyptians celebrated minutes after former President Mubarak resigned from his presidential duties in the early evening on February 11 in Cairo, Egypt. Kim Badawi Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai plays during the second round of the U.S.Open tennis championships in 2019. The Women's Tennis Association says they are canceling all tournaments in China after Peng Shuai was silenced after revealing her sexual assault. Michael Owens/AP hide caption

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Here's a computer-generated image of the omicron variant of the coronavirus — also known as B.1.1.529. Reported in South Africa on Nov. 24, this variant has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning. Uma Shankar Sharma/Getty Images hide caption

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The mystery of where omicron came from — and why it matters

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