Dennis Ogbe practiced by throwing rocks and auto parts — and now is a world-class shot-putter among athletes with disabilities. Above, he competes in the Parapan American Games.
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Displaced women at the Muna informal settlement outside Maiduguri. They're among more than 2 million people driven from their homes by Boko Haram attacks during northeastern Nigeria's 7-year insurgency.
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World Scrabble champion Wellington Jighere, 33, (right) is one of Nigeria's many masters. His strategy: "When you are expecting me to do the traditional thing, I will just choose to do something that is uncharacteristic."