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Azzam, 12, hugs a sheep, the only source of his family's livelihood in rural Damascus on Feb 21, 2022. Azzam and his family have experienced firsthand the harrowing impact of the conflict. In 2015, when Azzam was five years old, a shell fell on the building where he was sitting with his family. Hasan Belal for NPR hide caption

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The names of the shooting victims adorn a makeshift memorial near the Cielo Vista Mall and Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Tuesday. Saturday's shooting left 22 people dead. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Steaks on the grill at the Mercado del Puerto in Montevideo. So far there are no figures that show if the table salt ban, which was enacted a few years ago, is actually making a difference in Uruguayans' health. Travel Aficionado/Flickr hide caption

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Assault On Salt: Uruguay Bans Shakers In Restaurants And Schools

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Daniel Gomez (from left), Lister Sena and Ricardo Alvarez were laid off after working for years with Philip Morris in Uruguay. They are now inspectors enforcing the country's tough anti-smoking laws. Lourdes Garcia-Navarro/NPR hide caption

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Once Philip Morris Workers, Now They Clamp Down On Uruguay's Smokers

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Former Guantanamo prison inmates walk between their tents and the U.S. Embassy in Montevideo, Uruguay's capital, where four former prisoners are protesting what they say is an inadequate deal in exchange for permanent asylum. Pablo Porciuncula/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Ex-Gitmo Detainees In Uruguay Protest At U.S. Embassy

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Outgoing Uruguay President Jose Mujica's face illustrates a T-shirt supporting his new law legalizing marijuana. Uruguay's citizens are voting for Mujica's replacement on Sunday, and the expected winner is a candidate from his party. Matilde Campodonico/AP hide caption

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Uruguay Tries To Tame A 'Monster' Called Cannabis

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