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Twins Heloisa (left) and Heloa Barbosa, both born with microcephaly, had a one-year birthday party on April 16 in Areia, Brazil. Their mother says she contracted the Zika virus during pregnancy. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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How Zika Became So Dangerous For Babies

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A deforested area of the Amazon rainforest in Para state, Brazil, in August. On Monday, the Brazilian government reversed its decision to open the National Reserve of Copper and Associates, which rests across Para and Amapa states. Nacho Doce/Reuters hide caption

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Brazilian President Michel Temer flashes a smile during a meeting in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The embattled leader has been one of the subjects of a vast, yearslong corruption probe that has snared many of the country's most powerful politicians and business people. Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Maria Carolina Silva Flor and Joselito Alves dos Santos with their 18-month-old daughter, Maria Gabriela Silva Alves. The baby was born with Zika syndrome. Amanda Klasing hide caption

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Brazilian President Michel Temer arrives at a signing ceremony in Brasilia on Monday. The country's prosecutor general has requested formal corruption charges against Temer. Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The reflection of Brazil's National Congress stands splintered in the broken glass of a federal building in Brasilia on Thursday, one day after protesters flooded the city's streets in opposition to President Michel Temer. Eraldo Peres/AP hide caption

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Brazilian President Michel Temer delivers a speech at the Palacio do Planalto in Brasilia, Brazil, on May 12. On Thursday he denied allegations of corruption and rejected calls for his resignation. Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Luiz Otávio of Brazil's Chapecoense (left) celebrates with teammate Wellington Paulista after scoring against Colombia's Atlético Nacional in April. Chapecoense has a chance at another title — that of the Recopa Sudamericana — when it plays Atlético again in the second leg of the final this week. Andre Penner/AP hide caption

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Guards and police inspect a vault that the assailants blew up early Monday morning in Ciudad del Este, Paraguay. Mariana Ladaga/Diario ABC Color/AP hide caption

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A family member holds twins Eloisa (left) and Eloa, both 8 months old and born with microcephaly, during a Christmas gathering. The mother of the twins, Raquel, who lives in Brazil, said she contracted Zika during her pregnancy. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Brazilians are prolific meat-eaters, so they are struggling with allegations that health officials accepted bribes to allow subpar meat on the market. Victor Moriyama/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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Porto Alegre, one of Brazil's most important commercial and industrial hubs, has declared itself in "financial calamity." Brazil is in the midst of its longest and deepest recession. Philip Reeves/NPR hide caption

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Former star goalie Bruno Fernandes de Souza, shown in 2012 at his murder trial in Contagem, Brazil, was convicted of ordering his ex-girlfriend's death. He was recently released on a technicality and has been signed by another professional soccer team. Gualter Naves/AFP/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. authorities seized approximately $20 million in cash hidden inside a box spring in apartment in Westborough, Mass., on Jan. 4. U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts hide caption

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