The Assembly of God in Central holds regular youth services where young residents sing, pray, and worship together. This evangelical church has several other branches on the town's outskirts.
Kurdish mathematician Caucher Birkar (right) received the Fields Medal, math's most prestigious prize, during the International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. The medal was stolen soon after.
A hotel employee prepares coconut husks for recycling into rope at the luxury Soneva Fushi island resort in the Maldives. It's just one of many initiatives the resort is taking to reduce food waste.
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Brazilian surgeon Dr. Denis Cesar Barros Furtado shows his doctors license as he speaks to the media at the police department after his arrest in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday.
The beaches of Brazil beckon — but travelers need to find out if they're heading to a part of the country where a yellow fever vaccine is recommended.
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A couple watches boats pass the docks in Manaus, a city on the Amazon River. Pop-up restaurants like this line the docks to dish homemade Brazilian fare to ship travelers and crews.
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Long, crowded lines extend from a gas station Monday in Rio de Janeiro. For more than a week, a massive truckers' strike has paralyzed fuel and food deliveries across Brazil.
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