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Abortion-rights supporters demonstrate earlier this month outside the National Congress in Buenos Aires, adding the legalization campaign's distinctive green handkerchiefs to outfits alluding to the dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale. The book's author, Margaret Atwood, has said she drew inspiration from Argentine history. Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Abortion rights activists celebrate Thurdsay outside the Argentine Congress in Buenos Aires, shortly after lawmakers in the country's lower chamber passed a bill legalizing abortion. The bill's chances look uncertain in the upper chamber, but that did little to dampen excitement among its supporters. Eeitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ofer Eini and Rotem Kamer, president and CEO of the Israeli Football Association, respectively, address the media Wednesday in the town of Ramat Gan, east of Tel Aviv. The men announced that the organization will file a formal complaint to FIFA against the Palestinian Football Association. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Argentine navy spokesman Enrique Balbi announced Thursday that searchers no longer expect to find survivors of the missing ARA San Juan submarine. Esteban Felix/AP hide caption

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Front row, left to right: Jorge Eduardo Acosta, "The Tiger"; Alfredo Astiz, the "Angel of Death"; pilot Georges Mario Daniel Arru; and Carlos Octavio Capdevilla, known as "Tommy," are seen during their sentencing hearing Wednesday in Buenos Aires. Javier Gonzalez Toledo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The conning tower of the ARA San Juan submarine shown as the vessel is being delivered to the Argentine Navy after an extensive refit in Buenos Aires, in May 2014. Alejandro Mortiz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Five of those killed in a truck attack in New York City were among a group of close friends from Argentina celebrating their high school graduation 30 years ago. Hernan Ferruchi, Alejandro Damian Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij (first three from left), Hernan Diego Mendoza and Diego Enrique Angelini (second and third from right) were among eight people who died in Tuesday's attack. Cecilia Piedrabuena/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Relatives and victims of Argentine and Uruguayan military dictatorships react as they hear the sentence of Argentina's court in the trial on Operation Condor, at the Argentina's embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay on May 27, 2016. Pablo Porciuncula /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the Mothers of Plaza de Mayo human rights group demand information about missing relatives during their traditional Thursday march in Buenos Aires on March 3. The women began demonstrating in 1977. Victor R. Caivano/AP hide caption

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Despite The Awkward Timing, Argentina Welcomes Obama

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Maria Mercedes Vittar (from left), Paola Fiorita and Ana Zappella are all unmarried mothers in Buenos Aries who often spend time together. In Argentina and most other Latin American countries, well over half of all babies are now born to unwed mothers. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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All Across Latin America, Unwed Mothers Are Now The Norm

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Douglas Tompkins started The North Face in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood in 1966. He later eschewed the business world to focus on environmentalism, purchasing large swaths of land for conservation in Chile and Argentina. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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North Face Founder Douglas Tompkins Dies In Kayaking Accident In Chile

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Opposition presidential candidate Mauricio Macri, left, and running mate Gabriela Michetti celebrate after winning a runoff presidential election in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Sunday. Ricardo Mazalan/AP hide caption

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South America has a tradition of offering a haven to refugees, including my grandfather, Miguel Garsd, pictured here in Argentina, where he began practicing medicine in the 1930s. His family had fled pogroms in the Ukraine in the late 1800s. Courtesy of Jasmine Garsd hide caption

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