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These toilets in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh were designed to be friendlier for pregnant women by giving them something to grab onto when using a squat latrine. At left: A long bamboo pole was installed next to a latrine from Oxfam International. At right: A metal handle sits alongside a squat toilet provided by the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society supported by the Danish Red Cross. Maggie Schmitt/Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health hide caption

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Maggie Schmitt/Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Experts agree that the image on the left urges toilet users to flush toilet paper in the bowl rather than toss it in a trash can. As for the image on the right, it appears to offer a double warning: Don't stand on the seat, don't relieve yourself in the upper tank. Jennifer Wood/Courtesy of Doug Lansky hide caption

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Jennifer Wood/Courtesy of Doug Lansky

This is likely a pit toilet. The idea is that there's a giant hole underneath the toilet. It's from Revben and Havenes Banda's home in a rural village in Malawi. They live with their five children and five grandchildren; their monthly income is $50. Zoriah Miller for Dollar Street hide caption

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Zoriah Miller for Dollar Street

This selfie is in the toilet: Actor Akshay Kumar poses with the object of his bride's affection in the new movie Toilet: A Love Story. T-Series via YouTube/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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T-Series via YouTube/Screenshot by NPR

Elise tries robo toilets in Japan. Illustration by CJ Riculan/NPR hide caption

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Illustration by CJ Riculan/NPR

WATCH: What Makes Japan No. 1 In Toilet Technology

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A new ad in India shows women mocking men who answer nature's call in nature. It's part of a national effort to encourage men to put a toilet in the family home. Astral Pipes/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Grace Jerry performs her original single "E Go Happen" at a gathering of young African leaders at Montpelier, James Madison's home. The lyrics say: "Yes we can, sure we can change the world." YouTube hide caption

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