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Members of the ground crew chat near a Boeing 737 Max 8 plane operated by Shanghai Airlines and parked on the tarmac at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport in China. On Monday, the Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered all the country's airlines to ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Sunday's fatal crash of the same model plane in Ethiopia. AP hide caption

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Smoke billows from aid trucks set on fire on the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge between Colombia and Venezuela, on Feb. 23. Edinson Estupiñán/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A man holds national flags of Eritrea (left) and Ethiopia as he waits for the arrival of Eritrea's president at the airport in Gondar, nothern Ethiopia, in November. Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will Ethiopia's Democratic Awakening Catch On Next Door In Eritrea?

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Jawar Mohammed, 32, created the Oromia Media Network and used it to bludgeon one of the most brutal regimes on the African continent. Maheder Haileselassie Tadese/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How An Exiled Activist In Minnesota Helped Spur Big Political Changes In Ethiopia

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Mezgebo, 47, found only a pile of rocks when he returned to his family home. But he began work anyway, winnowing his wheat within view of the Eritrean border. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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'Peace Is Everything': Ethiopia And Eritrea Embrace Open Border After Long Conflict

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The faithful enter Ethiopia's Holy Trinity Cathedral. Eyder Peralta/NPR hide caption

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'It Has Been A Dream': Ethiopians Are Adjusting To Rapid Democratic Changes

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Meaza Ashenafi is Ethiopia's first female Supreme Court chief, and one of several women appointed to senior government positions by its new reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. ullstein bild/ullstein bild via Getty Images hide caption

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Sahle-Work Zewde walks with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed after being appointed Ethiopia's first female president at the country's parliament in Addis Ababa on Thursday. Eduardo Soteras/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The border between Ethiopia and Eritrea reopened on Tuesday. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (left) and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki (right) celebrated the reopening of the Embassy of Eritrea in Addis Ababa in July. Michael Tewelde/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Passengers pose for a selfie picture inside an Ethiopian Airlines plane that departed from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and flew to Eritrea's capital, Asmara, on Wednesday. It was the first commercial flight between the two African countries in two decades. Maheder Haileselassie Tadese/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A public telephone booth in Asmara, Eritrea. Ethiopians and Eritreans are calling each other this week as phone lines that had been dormant for decades came to life. Thomas Mukoya/Reuters hide caption

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'I Am Calling Randomly To Say Hi': Eritreans, Ethiopians Phone Each Other Amid Thaw

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Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, background, is welcomed by Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki as he disembarks a plane on Sunday in Asmara, Eritrea. ERITV/AP hide caption

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Thousands of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's supporters gathered to watch him speak at a rally Saturday in Addis Ababa. But a blast interrupted the event, leaving at least one person dead and dozens more with injuries. Yonas Tadesse/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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"The Departure" from Aïda Muluneh's "The World is 9" collection. The title comes from a saying of Muluneh's grandmother — meaning that the world will never be a perfect 10. Aïda Muluneh hide caption

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A woman walks with orphans at an Addis Ababa orphanage in 2013. The number of Ethiopian children adopted by Americans fell from 2,511 in 2010 to 133 in 2016, according to the State Department. Ethiopia's parliament banned all foreign adoption in January. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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In Ethiopia, A New Ban On Foreign Adoptions Is About National Pride

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