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Residents walk through floodwaters in Malda, West Bengal, India, on Thursday. The death toll from floods sweeping South Asia has climbed above 1,000, according to news services tracking official tallies. Diptendu Dutta/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kamala stands in front of the hut where she sleeps when she has her period. She lives in western Nepal and was 14 when the photo was taken for an NPR story. She told us: "I'm afraid of snakes and men." Jane Greenhalgh/NPR hide caption

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This is an example of a hut where a woman in Nepal who is menstruating will spend the night. The photo was taken in Achham district, in the western part of the country, where the practice occurs even though it has been banned by the government. Poulomi Basu/Magnum Emergency Fund hide caption

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This is an example of a hut where a woman in Nepal who is menstruating will spend the night. The photo was taken in Achham district, in the western part of the country, where a teenager died in a mud menstrual hut this past weekend. Poulomi Basu/Magnum Emergency Fund hide caption

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