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Liliana Czegledi holds a photo of her daughter, Ioana, at her home in the village of Sînandrei in western Romania. Ioana was just shy of her 10th birthday when she died of complications from measles. She could not be vaccinated because she had a compromised immune system. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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The Story Behind The Worst Measles Outbreak In The European Union

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A Romanian Christian-Orthodox nun votes at a polling station in the village of Branesti, Romania, in a referendum to change the constitutional definition of "family", on October 6, 2018. Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Anti-government protesters rally at Victoriei Square in front of government headquarters in Bucharest, Romania, on Sunday. Hundreds were injured during Friday's mass demonstration. Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Constantin Reliu, 63, at his place in Barlad, Romania, on Friday. A court rejected Reliu's request for the annulment of a death certificate that was issued in his name in 2016. Adrian Arnautu/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A MiG-21 fighter — a leftover monument from the Soviet era — is the centerpiece of the Aviators Neighborhood in Deveselu, Romania. Now the base has become a U.S. Navy facility that is part of NATO's anti-missile shield for Europe. Gabriel Amza for NPR hide caption

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A child laughs as he receives presents from a man dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas party for children affected by Down Syndrome, organized by the Angels Down Friends association in Bucharest, Romania, on Friday, Dec. 18. Vadim Ghirda/AP hide caption

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An honor guard soldier stands next to a monument in Bucharest, Romania, in Feb. 2012, that bears the names of Jews killed when the SS Struma — the ship they were on as refugees on their way to what was then Palestine — was sunk by a Soviet torpedo in the Black Sea. All but one of the 779 people on board died. Vadim Ghirda/AP hide caption

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Ionel Talpazan's "Fundamental UFO". Courtesy of Henry Boxer Gallery hide caption

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Boyhood Encounter With UFO Inspired Art That Soared Around The World

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Klaus Iohannis was an underdog who was the surprise winner of Romania's presidential runoff election last month. He was sworn into office on Dec. 21 with a promise to crackdown on corruption, a chronic problem in Romania. Gabriel Amza for NPR hide caption

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Long Plagued By Corruption, Romania Seeks To Make A Fresh Start

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Romanians burn a portrait of Nicolae Ceausescu in Denta on Dec. 22, 1989, as residents take to the streets to celebrate the downfall of the dictator. Joel Robine/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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25 Years After Death, A Dictator Still Casts A Shadow In Romania

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