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A still image taken from a video posted Monday shows a military officer who identified himself as Lt. Kelly Ondo Obiang giving a statement from a radio station in Libreville, Gabon. In it, he urged citizens to take control of the streets to support a coup. Reuters hide caption

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People protest in the Sudanese city of Kordofan on Dec. 23, days after demonstrations first broke out in the country. Protesters have continued to gather for more than two weeks, calling for the ouster of President Omar al-Bashir. Sudanese Activist/AP hide caption

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A Credit Suisse bank branch seen in Geneva. Three former bankers have been arrested in connection with accusations of fraud in Mozambique. Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images hide caption

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Migrants disembark in a port in southern Spain, after being rescued by a Spanish nongovernmental organization's rescue vessel in December. Spain saw an influx of migrants last year, as total migration across the Mediterranean fell. Olmo Calvo/AP hide caption

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Tea made from the wormwood plant. Wormwood tea has been used as a remedy for fever, liver and gall bladder ailments — and now it's being tested for the flatworm infection schistosomiasis. BIOSPHOTO hide caption

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If A Worm Makes You Sick, Can This Cup Of Tea Cure You?

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Protective equipment for Ebola care is left on the ground next to ransacked tents by demonstrators at the Ebola transit centre in Beni, following a demonstration last week against the postponement of elections in the territory of the Beni and the city of Butembo. Alexis Huguet /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Sorrel, a festive drink made by steeping hibiscus flowers, is the taste of the holidays throughout the Caribbean. It is also a close cousin to the African-American red drink, described as "liquid soul." Andrea Y. Henderson/NPR hide caption

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From left: Man Kaur of India celebrates after competing in the 100-meter sprint in the 100+ age category at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand; an illustration inspired by a list of global poverty thinkers being called a "Sausagefest"; Maryangel Garcia Ramos, 32, a disability activist from Mexico. From left: Michael Bradley/AFP/Getty Images; Hanna Barczyk for NPR; and Antonio Escobar hide caption

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Grace Mugabe, then Zimbabwe's first lady, greets supporters at a rally last year in the city of Lupane. South African police now want to see her arrested for allegedly assaulting her son's girlfriend. Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi/AP hide caption

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Sale Tambaya, a cattle herder in central Nigeria, grazes his cows. After his home state criminalized open grazing in November 2017, he and his family fled with their livestock to a neighboring state where grazing is allowed. Two of his sons died on the journey. Tim McDonnell for NPR hide caption

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In the story "The Mole and the Sun," Mole's mother is sick. A medical seer tells him she will recover if his friend Ya Sun can orbit the earth in the opposite direction that it's rotating. The sobering moral is that you can't go against the rules of nature. Pieter Henket hide caption

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Pieter Henket