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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks to reporters at a news conference on Wednesday. She announced New Zealand and France will lead a global effort to end the use of social media as a tool to promote terrorism. Phil Walter/Getty Images hide caption

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A woman is overcome with emotion as she attends the funeral of a person killed in the Easter Sunday attack on St. Sebastian's Church, on Wednesday in Negombo, Sri Lanka. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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Mourners gather during a mass funeral at St. Sebastian's Church in Negombo on Tuesday, following a series of coordinated bombings of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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Relatives place flowers after the burial of three family members who died in an Easter Sunday bomb blast at St. Sebastian Church in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on Monday. Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP hide caption

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A Sri Lankan soldier stands guard near the site of a car explosion after police tried to defuse a bomb near St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo on Monday, the day after a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sri Lanka's Easter Bombings Bring Renewed Violence To A Long-Troubled Country

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Sri Lankan security personnel inspect the debris of a van after it exploded on Monday near St. Anthony's Shrine in Colombo. More than 300 people died and more than 500 were wounded after Sunday's attacks on churches and hotels. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ranil Wickremesinghe, seen behind the lectern, speaks to his supporters at the prime minister's official residence Sunday in Colombo. His reinstatement as prime minister concludes weeks of political chaos prompted by his firing. Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the Sri Lankan parliament shout slogans in support of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe during a parliament session in Colombo on Wednesday that ousted his successor, Mahinda Rajapaksa. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of ousted Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe shout in joy Tuesday outside the Supreme Court building in the capital, Colombo. Lakruwan Wanniarachchi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sri Lanka's newly appointed prime minister, Mahinda Rajapaksa, waves to supporters Monday in the capital, Colombo. The man he intends replace, Ranil Wickremesinghe, demanded that lawmakers be allowed to end his standoff with the country's president. Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sri Lankan military rescuers and villagers stand on the debris of a house that was destroyed in a landslide in the village of Bellana, in the Kalutara district of Sri Lanka, on Friday. Mudslides and floods triggered by heavy monsoon rains have killed scores of people in the island nation. Eranga Jayawardena/AP hide caption

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The fishtail palm tree grows all over South Asia. In Sri Lanka, its sap is refined into a syrup that is used as a sweetener in Sri Lankan cuisine. Dinesh Valke/Flickr hide caption

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After losing her daughter during the war, Vijaya cares for her granddaughter Anjali. Despite not being able to afford fresh vegetables, she cooks nourishing sothis or stews made of coconut milk. Palmera hide caption

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Librarian S. Kalaivani has worked at the Jaffna Public Library in Sri Lanka for five years. "I love working here," she says. "It's a pleasure to help the people who are continuing to get knowledge." Julie McCarthy/NPR hide caption

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Up From The Ashes, A Public Library In Sri Lanka Welcomes New Readers

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In Peaceful Sri Lanka, Army Holds Thousands Of Acres Seized In Civil War

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