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At her home in the U.K., Malala Yousafzai reads her letter to the missing Nigerian schoolgirls. Courtesy of Malala Fund hide caption

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Campaigners marched Monday in Nigeria's capital of Abuja during a silent protest to raise awareness about girls and boys abducted by Boko Haram. Sunday Alamba/AP hide caption

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Hundreds Of Nigerian Girls Still Missing A Year After Kidnapping

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No one knows how many children have been affected by the spread of Boko Haram across Nigeria and neighboring countries. This photo shows the school uniforms of the girls kidnapped from a school a year ago. Glenna Gordon/Glenna Gordon for NPR hide caption

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Supporters of Muhammadu Buhari celebrate ahead of their candidate's victory, in Kano, Nigeria, on Tuesday. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Nigeria's New President: From Military Ruler To 'Newborn Democrat'

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Nigerian electoral officials collate results at a polling station in the oil rich Niger Delta, Port Harcourt, Nigeria on Sunday. Millions of voters headed to the polls in the Nigerian general elections after being delayed for over a month. Tife Owolabi/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, left, and opposition candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, right, prepare to sign a renewal of their pledge to hold peaceful "free, fair, and credible" elections, at a hotel in the capital Abuja, Nigeria, on Thursday. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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A man hammers a wall with elections posters at an open market in Kano, Nigeria, on Friday. The country is preparing for presidential elections on Saturday. President Goodluck Jonathan faces former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and 13 other candidates in what is seen as the closest presidential race since the end of military rule in 1999. Goran Tomasevic/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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As Nigeria Votes, The Specter Of Boko Haram Hangs Over The Election

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan speaks during the inauguration ceremony of the 750 megawatt power station in the southwestern Ogun state, Nigeria, last month. In an interview with the BBC Friday, he said he hopes to retake all territory seized by Boko Haram within a month. Jiang Xintong/Xinhua/Landov hide caption

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The most recent propaganda videos from Boko Haram have higher production values than in the past and other similarities to ISIS-produced videos. Boko Haram/Sendvid hide caption

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Boko Haram Takes A Page From ISIS Propaganda Playbook

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Rabia Salihu Sai'id, Mojisola Usikalu, Nashwa Eassa, Mojisola Oluwayemisi and Dang Thi Oanh won the Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early Career Women Scientists in the Developing World Alison Bert/Elsevier Connect hide caption

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An armored vehicle used by Boko Haram militants captured by the Nigerian military in Maiduguri, Borno state, late last month. The extremist group appears to be expanding its operations into neighboring countries in an effort to establish an independent Islamic state. EPA/Landov hide caption

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In this 2012 photograph, Adamu Ali carries his 4-year-old son, Omar, who was stricken with polio earlier that year. They live in the Nigerian village of Minjibir. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Nigeria Is On The Verge Of Bidding Goodbye To Polio

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An official stands in front of relief materials at a camp for displaced people in Maiduguri in Borno State last week. The town, where many have gathered after fleeing Boko Haram attacks, is now said to be under assault from the Islamist extremist group. Reuters/Landov hide caption

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