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Pope Francis is welcomed by Chile's President Michelle Bachelet at La Moneda Presidential Palace in Santiago on Tuesday. The pope landed in Santiago late Monday on his first visit to Chile since becoming pope, and his sixth to Latin America — a trip that will also take him to Peru. Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Activists celebrate outside the Constitutional Court in Santiago, Chile, on Monday. The court approved a measure to ease the country's strict abortion ban by decriminalizing the procedure in certain cases. Claudio Reyes/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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During a march last month in favor of President Michelle Bachelet's bill, a demonstrator displays a handkerchief with an embroidered image of a uterus and the word "free" in Spanish. Esteban Felix/AP hide caption

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Fernando Rojas has spent his life living by a large lake in central Chile. About seven years ago it began to shrink, and now most of the water is gone. He holds a photo taken when the lake was full. Philip Reeves/NPR hide caption

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In Chile, Many Regard Climate Change As The Greatest External Threat

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A flower shoots through a landscape razed by wildfires in Cauquenes, Chile, on Feb. 2. Chile's president has lifted a state of emergency and says the wildfires that destroyed large swaths of the country are mostly under control. Esteban Felix/AP hide caption

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Demonstrators in favor of abortion rights (left) shout at an anti-abortion activist at a rally in Santiago, Chile, on March 21. Chile is one of the few countries that ban abortion in all circumstances. Lawmakers are working on a measure that would allow abortions in some cases. But many religious conservatives say the current law should remain. Esteban Felix/AP hide caption

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Residents of Valdivia, Chile, look over wrecked buildings on May 31, 1960. AP hide caption

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When The Biggest Earthquake Ever Recorded Hit Chile, It Rocked The World

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