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People scream during a protest Tuesday in the neighbourhood of Yolo in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Eduardo Soteras /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Earlier this year, thousands of South Sudanese civilians fled an attack by armed gunmen on a displaced persons compound run by the U.N. in the northeastern town of Malakal. Justin Lynch/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Growing Unrest, South Sudan Kicks Out Aid Workers

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In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, women stand outside a U.N. Refugee Agency site in Yei, in southern South Sudan. The formerly peaceful town of Yei is now a center of the renewed civil war. Justin Lynch/AP hide caption

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Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces advance toward Islamic State positions Tuesday in the village of Tob Zawa, about 5 miles from Mosul, Iraq. Khalid Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Yemeni rescue workers carry a victim on a stretcher amid the rubble of a destroyed funeral hall building following airstrikes by Saudi-led coalition planes on the capital Sanaa last Saturday. Mohammed Huwais /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Angela Gui packs for a trip to Geneva for human rights training at the United Nations. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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For Daughter Of Missing Hong Kong Bookseller, Activism Is Not A Choice

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Investigative journalist Hossam Baghat (center), who founded the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, leaves a courtroom at the Cairo Criminal Court in March. Mohamed Elraai/AP hide caption

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Wounded 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh sits alone in the back of the ambulance after he was injured during airstrikes targeting Aleppo, Syria, on Wednesday. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Indian political activist Irom Sharmila is taken back to a hospital after a court appearance in the state of Manipur on Tuesday, a few hours before she ended her fast. Anupam Nath/AP hide caption

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Children peer from a partially destroyed home in Aleppo, Syria in February. Syria's largest city used to be its economic locomotive, now it is has become an emblem of its stalemated civil war. Alexander Kots/AP hide caption

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