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Fleas transmit plague — but the pneumonic plague, the type reported from China this week, can spread from person to person as well. Oxford Science Archive/Print Collector/Getty Images hide caption

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Trucks churn up coal dust at the Tavan Tolgoi coal mine in the South Gobi desert. The Tavan Tolgoi deposit is estimated to possess 6.5 billion tons of coal, including high-grade coking coal — a product vital to the steel-making process. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Mongolia's Long Road To Mining Wealth

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Rapid population growth in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, coupled with a household dependence on coal for heating and cooking has created perfect conditions for one of the most extreme cases of air pollution in the world. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Mongolia's Capital Banned Coal To Fix Its Pollution Problem. Will It Work?

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Herders bury animal carcasses in 2010 in Mongolia's Dundgovi province. A decade ago, an extreme winter — known in Mongolia as a dzud — claimed the lives of 22% of the nation's livestock and sped up migration from rural areas to urban centers. Jargal Byambasuren/Reuters hide caption

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The Deadly Winters That Have Transformed Life For Herders In Mongolia

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Herders from across Mongolia's Gobi Desert gather for a festival to celebrate the two-humped Bactrian camel. The event is held in early March before the birthing season begins. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Where Camels Become Beauty Queens: Inside Mongolia's Biggest Camel Festival

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They're the only two female artists working on a Mongolian street mural about the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals: Michid Enkhbat (stooping) and Odno Bold. The goal they're illustrating: "gender equality." Katya Cengel for NPR hide caption

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Thirty years ago, when the grass grew tall, cashmere goats made up 19 percent of all livestock in Mongolia. Since then, their numbers have skyrocketed to make up 60 percent today. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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How Your Cashmere Sweater Is Decimating Mongolia's Grasslands

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A statue of Genghis Khan sits atop the stairs of the Government Palace in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia's capital. The country's economy has slowed down since the drop in gold and mineral prices. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Once Booming, Mongolia's Economy Veers From Riches To Rags

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A coal mining brigade unloads a cart full of coal that has been freshly mined from half-a-mile below the surface of the earth. For some rural Mongolians, risking their lives in crude, makeshift mines is the only way to survive. Rob Schmitz/NPR hide caption

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Amid Economic Crisis, Mongolians Risk Their Lives For Do-It-Yourself Mining

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Care to visit the statue of Genghis Khan in front of Ulaanbaatar's Parliament House? Better direct your steps to Undulations.Cheer.Androids. Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Welcome To Mongolia's New Postal System: An Atlas Of Random Words

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A still image from the documentary The Eagle Huntress. The film follows teenager Aisholpan Nurgaiv, the first female in a traditionally male role, as she trains a golden-eagle chick to hunt in Mongolia. Asher Svidensky/Kissaki Films hide caption

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Reconstruction of Deinocheirus mirificus. Yuong-Nam Lee/Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources hide caption

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Bigger Than A T. Rex, With A Duck's Bill, Huge Arms And A Hump

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