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An Egyptian soldier and a policeman stand guard at a Cairo polling station on Monday, the third day of a referendum on constitutional amendments. Khaled Desouki /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Saudi Arabian women's rights activist Loujain Alhathloul appeared in court with several other women for the first time since her arrest and detention in May 2018. Marieke Wijntjes via Reuters hide caption

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Saudi Women's Rights Activists Appear In Riyadh Court

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Cindy and Fred Warmbier, parents of Otto Warmbier, released a statement saying, "No excuses or lavish praise can change" the fact that they hold North Korean leader Kim Jong Un responsible for their son's death. The Warmbiers are seen here at the U.N., where they spoke about human rights last May. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters hide caption

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Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, shown here in January in Cairo, could stay in office until 2034 if constitutional amendments approved by parliament pass a popular referendum. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AP hide caption

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A woman spreads incense over the remains of 172 unidentified people who were discovered buried at what was once a Guatemalan military camp during the civil war in San Juan Comalapa, Guatemala, a day before their formal burial at the same site where they were unearthed. A genetic bank of the unidentified is saving DNA samples from the remains for those searching for relatives. Rodrigo Abd/AP hide caption

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Activists hold a sign showing detained Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang at a rally outside the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong on Dec. 26, 2018, as Wang's trial was set to begin in China. Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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In this image made from video, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun sat barricaded in a hotel room at an international airport in Bangkok. Alqunun asked for asylum in Australia, and Thai officials said they won't deport her for now. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun/Human Rights Watch via AP hide caption

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South Korean journalist and former North Korean defector Kim Myong Song speaks at a cafe in Seoul. The government's decision to ban him from covering an inter-Korean meeting raised concerns about press freedom. Anthony Kuhn/NPR hide caption

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For A North Korean Defector Turned Journalist, Warming Ties Are Cause For Worry

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An ethnic Kazakh woman tried to cancel her Chinese citizenship after she married and moved to Kazakhstan. When she crossed back into China last year, the problems began. Nicole Xu for NPR hide caption

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'They Ordered Me To Get An Abortion': A Chinese Woman's Ordeal In Xinjiang

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Kalida Akytkhan, pictured with her son Parkhat Rakhymbergen, has two sons and two daughter-in-laws who have been detained in re-education camps in Xinjiang. She brought photos of her family to the offices of rights organization Atazhurt in Almaty. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Families Of The Disappeared: A Search For Loved Ones Held In China's Xinjiang Region

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In Mosul, reminders of the Islamic State's brutal rule include a school wall covered with drawings showing how militants executed their prisoners. The U.N. says the area around the city holds mass graves where thousands of people were buried. Ari Jalal/Reuters hide caption

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Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov is seen inside of the defendant's cage in a military courtroom on July 27, 2015. He is currently serving a 20-year sentence. Sergey Venyavsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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