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  1. PhotoChildren playing among the ruins at the archaeological site of al-Kfeir, in Syria’s northwest.
    CreditIvor Prickett for The New York Times

    Syria Dispatch

    Fleeing a Modern War, Syrians Seek Refuge in Ancient Ruins

    So many people have fled to Syria’s crowded northwest that families have settled in important archaeological sites. “We, too, have become ruins.”

    By Ben Hubbard and

  1. PhotoBy Sunday evening, a special-collections reading room at the university’s library had been gutted by the blaze, according to officials.
    CreditMike Hutchings/Reuters

    Wildfire Deals Hard Blow to South Africa’s Archives

    The fire, which began Sunday and is still being fought, ravaged a library that housed first-edition books, films, photographs and other primary sources documenting Southern African history.

    By Christina Goldbaum and

  2. PhotoAnnalena Baerbock was named Monday as the candidate for chancellor for Germany’s Greens. 
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    Greens Choose Baerbock as Candidate for Germany’s Next Leader

    Annalena Baerbock is the first Green candidate to have a significant shot at becoming chancellor. The party is running second to Germany’s conservatives, who are in a deadlock over their own choice for the job.

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  3. PhotoPhotographs of victims of the 1994 genocide at the Genocide Memorial in Kigali, Rwanda, earlier this month.
    CreditSimon Wohlfahrt/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

    France Enabled 1994 Rwanda Genocide, Report Says

    A report commissioned by the Rwandan government accuses France of enabling the genocide of at least 800,000 people and of withholding “critical documents and testimony.”

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  1. Photo Una vista de Kabul, el año pasado.
    CreditJim Huylebroek para The New York Times

    Seis preguntas críticas sobre el futuro de Afganistán

    ¿Qué pasará con las mujeres y las minorías? ¿Es posible que el presidente afgano se aferre al poder? Estas y otras dudas apremiantes surgen en un país temeroso al empezar a retirarse el ejército de Estados Unidos.

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  2. PhotoPuestos que venden decoraciones para el Ramadán en el suburbio Shubra de El Cairo.
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    Ramadán 2021: una celebración un poco más normal

    En comparación con el año anterior, cuando las mezquitas de todo el mundo estaban cerradas debido al coronavirus, esta vez habrá restricciones —pero también familiares y amigos— en el mes santo.

    By Vivian Yee and

  3. PhotoUna persona recibe una vacuna en Saint-Denis, en las afueras de París, el 7 de abril.
    CreditDmitry Kostyukov para The New York Times

    Pasaportes de vacunación: ¿Qué son y para qué servirían?

    Aunque desde hace mucho los viajeros han tenido que demostrar que están vacunados para ciertas enfermedades, el registro se está sofisticando y los expertos predicen que la verificación electrónica será habitual.

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  1. PhotoBayan Tanapima, a Bunun hunter, firing his homemade hunting gun in the woods of eastern Taiwan last month.
    CreditAshley Pon for The New York Times

    Taiwan Hunters Contend With Taboos, and Trials, to Uphold Tradition

    The island’s Indigenous hunting cultures are circumscribed by ancient rituals and modern legal restrictions. We join a hunt as Taiwan’s constitutional court considers a case on Indigenous rights.

    By Amy Qin and

  2. PhotoA boar crossing in Haifa, which stopped shooting the animals in 2019.
    CreditDan Balilty for The New York Times

    Where Boars Hog the Streets

    Groups of boars have become an unavoidable presence in Haifa. Some human residents are charmed, but others are annoyed or frightened and now carry sticks on walks.

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