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Girls carrying school bags provided by UNICEF walk past destroyed buildings on their way home from school on March 7 in the rebel-held al-Shaar neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. So many people have fled the city and so much of its infrastructure has been destroyed that nighttime satellite images show 97 percent less light there compared with four years ago. Zein al-Rifai/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Drawn-Out Syrian Civil War Spawns A Literal Dark Age

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U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon (in white-and-blue vest) joins other leaders at the 2015 International Women's Day March at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on March 8 in New York City. Michael Stewart/WireImage/Getty Images hide caption

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U.N. Report: No Country Has Achieved Equality For Women

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Migrants who survived a shipwreck are escorted as they arrive at the Lampedusa harbor on Wednesday. Some 300 others drowned in the latest such disaster triggered by people fleeing conflicts in North Africa. Antonio Parrinello/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Survey teams are part of the Ebola army: They determine who's sick and send out burial teams when needed. Here, Osman Sow talks with Kadiatu, who is eight months pregnant and suspected of having the virus, as she waits at a health center in Freetown, Sierra Leone. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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A sampling of dishes served at United Noshes dinner parties. From left: feta-stuffed peppers from Greece; noodles in cold broth from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (better known as North Korea); mojitos from Cuba; grilled quail with chili-ginger marinade from Congo. Courtesy of Laura Hadden hide caption

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United Noshes: Dinner Party Aims To Eat Its Way Through Global Cuisine

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Anthony Banbury (second from left) just completed his final tour of West Africa before stepping down as the head of U.N.'s Ebola mission. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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U.N.'s Anthony Banbury: Zero Cases Of Ebola Is The Only Option

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Raphael Lemkin is the Polish lawyer and linguist who coined the term "genocide" — and dedicated his life to making genocide recognized as a crime. Copyright by Arthur Leipzig /Courtesy of Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York hide caption

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The Man Who Coined 'Genocide' Spent His Life Trying To Stop It

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U.N. representatives for Venezuela, including Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez, right, celebrate after being elected to a two year term as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council on Thursday. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Islamic State flags on the Mullah Abdullah bridge in southern Kirkuk earlier this week. A U.N. report says the extremist group has perpetrated possible war crimes and crimes against humanity. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Five ambulances, donated by the U.S. to help combat Ebola, are lined up after a ceremony attended by Sierra Leone's president, Ernest Bai Koroma, in Freetown on Sept. 10. Michael Duff/AP hide caption

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Promised Help To Fight Ebola Arriving At 'Speed Of A Turtle'

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