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A volunteer rescue team attempts to put out a fire in the Syrian city of Maaret al-Numan, in the rebel-held province of Idlib, on Wednesday, following airstrikes reported by a U.K.-based monitoring group. Amer Alhamwe/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Civilians Are Being Targeted In Syria Airstrikes

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Line workers sort freshly cut avocados at Frutas Finas packing plant in Tancitaro. Forty-five percent of the world's avocados come from Mexico. Eighty percent of avocados consumed in the U.S. come from Mexico, the majority from the small mountain town of Tancitaro. Carrie Kahn/NPR hide caption

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Blood Avocados No More: Mexican Farm Town Says It's Kicked Out Cartels

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Many upper caste Hindus consider the cow holy and have long rallied to ban beef eating. Critics of the government see the new animal cruelty rules as an effort to cater to these demands. Allison Joyce/Getty Images hide caption

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A typical meal in the Democratic Republic of Congo consists of greens, fufu - a starchy ball made from cassava flour - and meat, such as freshwater fish. Amy Maxmen for NPR hide caption

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