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Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency Rafael Mariano Grossi, left, and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian pictured meeting in Tehran, on Tuesday. Grossi pressed for greater access in the Islamic Republic ahead of diplomatic talks restarting over Tehran's tattered nuclear deal with world powers. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Travelers wearing protective face masks arrive to Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel on Sunday. Israel on Sunday approved barring entry to foreign nationals as part of its efforts to clamp down on a new coronavirus variant. Ariel Schalit/AP hide caption

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Sailboats used by smugglers to transport migrants and refugees are beached on Le Cannelle beach in Isola Capo Rizzuto, Calabria region, Southern Italy, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. Alessandra Tarantino/AP hide caption

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Matthias Schmale, serving as director of operations in Gaza for UNRWA, speaks during a news conference in front of the agency's headquarters in Gaza City, in May. Adel Hana/AP hide caption

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Abdul Hadi Nejrabi, the deputy ambassador, is one of the few employees left at the Afghan Embassy. "We choose to serve the people," he says. "That's the reason we are here." Laura Sullivan/NPR hide caption

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In Washington, the last employees at the Afghan Embassy work until the lights go off

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A logo adorns a wall on a branch of the Israeli NSO Group company, near the southern Israeli town of Sapir. The cellphones of six Palestinian human rights activists were infected with spyware from the notorious Israeli hacker-for-hire company as early as July 2020. It was the first time the military-grade Pegasus spyware was known to have been used against Palestinian civil society activists. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

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As water levels dropped in the marshlands this summer, the marsh water became too salty for the water buffalo to drink. Mootaz Sami for NPR hide caption

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In Iraq's famed marshlands, climate change is upending a way of life

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USAID Administrator Samantha Power delivered a speech on her "new vision" for the agency on Nov. 4 at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Vice President Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff tour the Institut Pasteur in Paris on Nov. 9. Sarahbeth Maney/AP hide caption

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Why Vice President Harris is in France this week

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Palestinian activist Muna al-Kurd (center) speaks at a press conference in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of east Jerusalem, with her father (right), and neighbors on Tuesday. Mahmoud Illean/AP hide caption

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International visitors who fly into the U.S. will have a new set of rules and requirements regarding COVID-19 vaccines, starting Nov. 8. Angus Mordant/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Supporters of Iraq's Al-Fateh Alliance at a rally in Baghdad ahead of parliamentary elections earlier this month. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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A worker leans against a gasoline pump that has been turned off at a gas station in Tehran. Gas stations across Iran on Tuesday suffered through a widespread outage of a system that allows consumers to buy fuel with a government-issued card, stopping sales. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Shawan Jabarin, director of the al-Haq human rights group, at the organization's offices in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Saturday. Israel on Friday declared six prominent Palestinian human rights groups to be terrorist organizations. Majdi Mohammed/AP hide caption

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian firefighter extinguishes a burned bus at the site of a deadly explosion, in Damascus, Syria. Two roadside bombs exploded near a bus carrying troops during the morning rush hour in the Syrian capital early Wednesday, killing more than a dozen people, state TV reported. AP hide caption

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