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Guet N'dar, Senegal (October 7, 2022) - The neighborhood Khar Yalla, which means 'Waiting for God," in Wolof, was meant as a place for those who had been displaced by rising seas to live. But this neighborhood soon, too, was inundated with water. Ricci Shryock for NPR hide caption

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Business owner "Annie" weights down copies of the Chinese Daily News newspaper showcasing pictures of a suspected Chinese spy balloon, in the Chinatown district of Los Angeles Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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President Biden speaks to reporters after arriving in Hagerstown, Md., on Saturday. He congratulated the aviators who took down the Chinese balloon. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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More than 19,600 people have been arrested during the recent wave of anti-government protests in Iran, according to Human Rights Activists in Iran, a group that's been tracking the crackdown. AP hide caption

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World leaders recently announced a $20 billion climate deal to help get Indonesia off coal power. But there are doubts about the deal because — for one thing — the country is planning to build new coal plants, including here in Kalimantan. Adek Berry/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate mass at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba, South Sudan, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023. Francis is in South Sudan on the second leg of a six-day trip that started in Congo, hoping to bring comfort and encouragement to two countries that have been riven by poverty, conflicts and what he calls a "colonialist mentality" that has exploited Africa for centuries. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Diakine Sambou, queen of the sacred forest of Kaoupoto, on Feb. 23, 2021, in Mlomp, Senegal. Ricci Shryock hide caption

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Meet the people safeguarding the sacred forests and lagoons of West Africa

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FILE - Pervez Musharraf addresses the U.N. General Assembly on Nov. 10, 2001, at the United Nations headquarters in New York. An official said Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan military ruler who backed US war in Afghanistan after 9/11, has died. Beth Keiser/AP hide caption

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Ex-Pakistan leader Pervez Musharraf, who aided U.S. war in Afghanistan, has died

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This undated photo provided by Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial shows Shlomo Perel at his home in Givatayim, Israel. Perel, who survived the Holocaust through surreal subterfuge and an extraordinary odyssey that inspired his own writing and an internationally renowned film, has died. He was 98. Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial via AP hide caption

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Marek Magierowski (right), the Polish ambassador to the U.S., speaks with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep at the Polish Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. H.J. Mai/NPR hide caption

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Polish ambassador warns of a prolonged war in Ukraine, calls for more support

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Lawyers gather in a demonstration against the Israeli government's controversial plans to overhaul the judicial system, outside the Tel Aviv District Court of Justice on Jan. 12. The new justice minister Yariv Levin outlined proposals such as allowing politicians to override Supreme Court decisions. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Israel's far-right government wants the power to override its Supreme Court

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The Biden Administration has informed congress that it will formally end the national COVID public health emergency on May 11th. CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Hidden Viruses And How To Prevent The Next Pandemic

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