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A man performs yoga in the Babilonia favela overlooking Rio de Janeiro in 2014. The Brazilian government made a big push to impose order on the shantytowns in advance of the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics this summer. Babilonia was once considered a model, but violence has been on the rise in the run-up to the games. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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As Olympics Near, Violence Grips Rio's 'Pacified' Favelas

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American actress Angelina Jolie speaks at a conference for the prevention of sexual violence in conflict, at the Dom Armije in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 2014. Ismail Duru/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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France Prepares For Travel Mayhem As Transport Unions Join Protests

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Young Hackers In Molenbeek Work To Boost Brussels District's Reputation

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Furloughed Polar workers picket outside Polar's Caracas brewery, which shut down in April. They are protesting against the government, which has impeded Polar's ability to import barley. John Otis for NPR hide caption

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Venezuela Is Running Out Of Beer Amid Severe Economic Crisis

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Police officers search for a 7-year-old boy in the mountains of Hokkaido, where he went missing after his parents said they left him alone temporarily as a punishment. The Asahi Shimbun via Getty Images hide caption

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At a 2015 press conference with President Obama in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn asked the foreign press corps to "help our journalists to increase their capacity." Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Freed From Prison, Ethiopian Bloggers Still Can't Leave The Country

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Hearing Topic For Accused Sept. 11 Mastermind Shifts To Defendants' Rights

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Low Prices, Foreign Oversupply Hurt U.S. Wheat Growers

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U.S. Monitors Iran's Role In Helping Iraqi Fighters Take Back Fallujah

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Hundreds Of Refugees Die In Recent Mediterranean Shipwrecks

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Immigrants from El Salvador, including one who says she is seven months pregnant, stand next to a U.S. Border Patrol truck after they turned themselves in to border agents on Dec. 7, 2015, near Rio Grande City, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S.-Mexico Border Sees Resurgence Of Central Americans Seeking Asylum

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Syria's Mohammed Faris was a national hero after he became the country's first cosmonaut in 1987, traveling to the Soviet Union's Mir Space Station. Now he's a refugee in Istanbul, Turkey. Faris, 65, is shown standing in front of a painting of himself as a cosmonaut. A critic of Syria's President Bashar Assad, he still hopes to return to his homeland. Peter Kenyon / NPR hide caption

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Once A National Hero, Syria's Lone Cosmonaut Is Now A Refugee In Turkey

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Surge Of Migrants Cross Mediterranean Sea From North Africa

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