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A pupil receives hand sanitizer upon returning to school in Johannesburg on July 6. Since easing its lockdown, coronavirus cases have spiked and the government is introducing some restrictions. Denis Farrell/AP hide caption

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Left: Tech entrepreneur Ruchit Garg is helping farmers connect to customers in India. Center: A mariachi band brings music and joy to the streets of Colombia during lockdown. Right: Designer Rhea Shah created an affordable cardboard bed for health facilities in India. Rohit Garg; Jorge Calle; Pritesh Prajapati hide caption

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Members of the Ethiopian military ride by on a patrol of Addis Ababa on Thursday. The Ethiopian capital has seen deadly unrest erupt in the wake of the shooting death of Haacaaluu Hundeessaa this week. Tiksa Negeri/Reuters hide caption

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A statue of King Leopold II stands defaced after protests this month in Brussels. Belgian King Philippe acknowledged "acts of violence and cruelty" in his country's colonial past in Africa. Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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(L to R): Sen. Heherson Alvarez, an environmental lawmaker from the Philippines; Durdana Rizvi, a doctor from Pakistan; Colombian actor Antonio Bolívar; 'Nanī' Nabi, a grandmother from Kashmir; Rocio Choque, a soup kitchen volunteer from Argentina. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters; Andaleeb Rizvi; Lucas Jackson/Reuters; Javaid Iqbal; Anita Pouchard Serra for NPR hide caption

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Surrounded by some members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, President Trump speaks at a press conference on COVID-19 in March in the Rose Garden. Of the 27 task force members, two are women, standing to Trump's left: Dr. Deborah Birx and Seema Verma (holding the sheaf of papers). Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A vendor waters fresh greens for sale at a stall in a market in Abuja, Nigeria. KC Nwakalor/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Forecasters Can't Make Up Their Mind About Africa And The Coronavirus

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With access to medical care limited during the pandemic, patients in countries where abortion is legal, such as Colombia, the United Kingdom and the United States, are turning to telemedicine for a prescription for drugs like mifeprostone and misoprostol to end a pregnancy. Photo Illustration by Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A Maasai man in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, prays next to a mural of George Floyd, painted by the artist Allan Mwangi on June 3. Gordwin Odhiambo/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sister Astridah Banda produces a live radio show called "COVID-19 Awareness Program" in Zambia to share crucial information about the coronavirus in local languages. Banda Jeremiah hide caption

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From left: Comedians Natasha Chandel, Abdullah Afzal and Mariam Sobh. They each performed a set during the Socially Distant Eid Comedy Night Special, a virtual event hosted by the Concordia Forum. Facebook/ Screengrabs by NPR hide caption

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Félicien Kabuga, seen in this undated wanted poster, has been arrested for his alleged role in the Rwandan genocide in 1994. MCT/MCT/Tribune News Service via Getty Images hide caption

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An N95 respirator — a critical piece of personal protective equipment. The U.S. is now restricting the ability of aid groups abroad to use American funds to buy PPE. Xinzheng/Getty Images hide caption

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At a distribution of donated food in the Kibera community in Nairobi, there was a stampede as residents rushed for the limited supplies, with several injuries resulting. Khalil Senosi/AP hide caption

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