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People line up to get the Sinopharm vaccine in Harare, Zimbabwe. World leaders promised to speed up vaccine distribution to low- and middle-income countries at the White House's second Global COVID-19 Summit on May 12. Tafadzwa Ufumeli/Getty Images hide caption

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President Joe Biden speaks at the virtual Global COVID-19 Summit on Sept. 22, 2021, in Washington, D.C. On May 12, the White House will host the second Global COVID-19 Summit. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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CNN international anchor Zain Asher poses with her mother, Obiajulu Ejiofor. After losing her husband in a car crash, Ejiofor raised four children with strict and innovative practices — including, when Asher was a teenager, using scissors to cut the power cord of the TV set. Obiajulu told her daughter she could watch television again once she'd earned admission to Oxford. Courtesy of Zain Asher hide caption

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CNN's Zain Asher is grateful for her mom's tough love — even if it meant no TV

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An abortion-rights activist wears a mask with text that reads in Spanish "Legal Abortion" during a rally outside Congress as lawmakers debate a bill that would legalize abortion, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020. Natacha Pisarenko/AP hide caption

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Paul Rusesabagina, pictured in 2012, was sentenced to 25 years in prison on terrorism charges last September in Rwanda. His family is suing Rwanda for $400 million for kidnapping, torture and unlawful imprisonment. Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images hide caption

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A child receives a polio vaccine in Kampala, Uganda, on Jan. 14, 2022. Nicholas Kajoba/Xinhua News Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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Vaccine-derived polio is on the rise. A new vaccine aims to stop the spread

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Masks are just one protective measure for these airline passengers arriving in Shanghai from Paris. Hector Retamal /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Volunteers unload food aid in Chena, Ethiopia, one of many parts of the world where conflict has fueled hunger. Jemal Countess/Getty Images hide caption

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Ukraine crisis raises question: Does food aid go equally to 'Black and white lives'?

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A woman and a man ride in a vintage car as hot air balloons float behind them in the region of Cappadocia, Turkey. Emre Çakmak, Turkey, Shortlist, Open, Street Photography, 2022 Sony World Photography Awards hide caption

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Stand-up comic Akau Jambo, 25, remembers a fellow comedian saying, "Dang, I never knew people were laughing in South Sudan." Jambo is out to prove him wrong. Courtesy of Akau Jambo hide caption

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Several pyramids in the morning light in the royal burial grounds in Meroe, Sudan. Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York hide caption

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Mariana Vishegirskaya stands outside a maternity hospital that was damaged by shelling in Mariupol, Ukraine, on March 9. Vishegirskaya later gave birth to a girl in another hospital in Mariupol. Mstyslav Chernov/AP hide caption

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