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Ivy Chen (left) and Clarissa Wei browse Shuixian Gong Market in Tainan, Taiwan, in January. An Rong Xu for NPR hide caption

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Feast your eyes on Taiwan's distinct food (and understand a history of colonization)

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Bai Yun, the mother of newly named panda cub, Mei Sheng, gets a mouthful of bamboo during the cub's first day on display at the San Diego Zoo on Dec. 17, 2003. China is working on sending a new pair of giant pandas to the San Diego Zoo. Lenny Ignelzi/AP hide caption

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Belgian Foreign minister Hadja Lahbib and Navalny's widow Yulia Navalnaya meet after an Informal gathering of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the EU, organized by the Council of the European Union in Brussels, Monday 19 Feb. 2024. He served a 19-year prison sentence for 'extremism' in K-3 penal camp in Charp, he died there last Friday. Dirk Waem/Belga Mag/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An Egyptian truck driver removes a tarp covering humanitarian aid before it is inspected on its way to the Gaza Strip at the Kerem Shalom Crossing in Israel on Dec. 22, 2023. Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images hide caption

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Emmalene Blake poses for a portrait in front of her mural showing Samia al-Atrash holding her niece Masa Khader, who was killed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza in October. Molly Keane for NPR hide caption

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A grieving Palestinian, an Irish artist and the mural that brought them together

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A Palestinian man walks past an Israeli checkpoint in the city of Hebron in the occupied West Bank on December 24, 2023. Mosab Shawer/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Jewish visitors walk protected by Israeli security forces at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, also known as the Temple Mount complex to Jews, in Jerusalem on April 9, 2023, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, also coinciding with the Jewish Passover holiday. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Drug consumers line up outside of the SAOM van for a methadone cocktail and supplies in the city center of Porto, Portugal last spring. There are very few overdose deaths in the country where drug addiction is treated as an illness rather than a crime. Photo by Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post /Getty Images hide caption

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The Security Council meets before voting on a resolution concerning a cease-fire in Gaza at United Nations headquarters on Tuesday. The resolution was vetoed by the U.S. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Julian Assange supporters hold up a banner that says "Free Assange No U.S. Extradition" outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London in Dec. 2022. Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images hide caption

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Assange starts last fight against U.S. extradition; Egypt builds wall near Gaza border

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Haiti's President Jovenel Moise sits with his wife Martine during his swearing-in ceremony at Parliament in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2017. A judge investigating the July 2021 assassination of President Moïse issued a final report that indicts his widow, ex-prime minister Claude Joseph and the former chief of Haiti's National Police, Léon Charles, among others. Dieu Nalio Chery/AP hide caption

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At a registration center in Lucknow, Indian men submit their data, as recruiters seek thousands of skilled laborers to work in Israel. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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