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Addario's coverage of maternal mortality took her to a remote village in Badakhshan province, Afghanistan in 2009, where she photographed a midwife giving a prenatal check in a private home. "In these areas someone will announce that a doctor and a midwife are coming, and any pregnant and lactating women within a certain radius come if they want prenatal or postnatal care," she says. Lynsey Addario hide caption

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A woman rolls tobacco inside a tendu leaf to make a beedi cigarette at her home in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. India's smokers favor cheaper options such as chewing and leaf-wrapped tobacco over cigarettes. Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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India Banned E-Cigarettes — But Beedis And Chewing Tobacco Remain Widespread

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Twin brothers Ivan (left) and Jose López expect to make about $6 a month each when they start work as nurses this month. To boost their income, they care for elderly individuals living at home. Gustavo Ocando Alex for NPR hide caption

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A child leaves for school in a village in India. Last November, the Indian government announced new rules limiting the weight of school bags depending on a child's age. But the rules are not always enforced. Punit Paranjpe /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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You Think Your Kid's School Backpack Is Heavy? See What's Going On In India!

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First lady Rula Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Earlier this year, she helped free more than 190 Afghan women and girls imprisoned for failing the virginity test after reproductive rights activist Farhad Javid brought it to her attention in October. Kiana Hayeri/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption

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Computer illustration of malignant B-cell lymphocytes seen in Burkitt's lymphoma, the most common childhood cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. Kateryna Kon/Science Photo Library/Getty Images hide caption

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In 2012, this mother carried her 5-year-old son to a malaria clinic in Thailand from Myanmar. Two new studies find that multidrug-resistant parasites are rendering front-line malaria drugs ineffective in Southeast Asia. Ben de la Cruz/NPR hide caption

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Study: Malaria Drugs Are Failing At An 'Alarming' Rate In Southeast Asia

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A menstrual cup — this one is made of silicone rubber — is designed to collect menstrual blood. The bell-shaped device is folded and inserted into the vagina. The tip helps with removal. Science Source hide caption

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Pakistani women jostle to receive their ballot papers prior to casting their ballot at a polling station on May 11, 2013 in Lahore. A study in The Lancet provides evidence that free and fair elections are associated with a lower burden of chronic diseases. Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images hide caption

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Two ticks in their nymphal stage: At left, the longhorned tick, native to Asia and a recent arrival in the U.S. At right, the lone star tick, found in the eastern United States and in Mexico. Graham Hickling, Center for Wildlife Health, University of Tennessee hide caption

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This photo depicts two Haemaphysalis longicornis ticks, commonly known as the longhorned tick. It has been linked to the spread of a hemorrhagic fever in China. The smaller of the two ticks on the left is a nymph. The larger tick is an adult female. Science Source hide caption

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