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Community members search for spilled grain on the site of a World Food Program airdrop in Ganyiel, South Sudan on March 10, 2016. Ganyiel is a small community that has become a safe haven and a center for relief distribution for over 90,000 people in the conflict-torn nation of South Sudan.

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Community members search for spilled grain on the site of a World Food Program airdrop in Ganyiel, South Sudan on March 10, 2016. Ganyiel is a small community that has become a safe haven and a center for relief distribution for over 90,000 people in the conflict-torn nation of South Sudan.

Tens of thousands of South Sudanese people line up for the first food distribution administered by the International Committee of the Red Cross since the fighting stopped in Leer and a tentative peace is holding in Unity State, South Sudan, on March 17, 2016. When fighting raged throughout Leer in 2014 and 2015, most of the population fled, leaving civilians unable to harvest crops and many struggling to find food. The city of Leer, once a bustling city and headquarters of opposition leader Riek Marchar, is now a ghost town reduced to rubble and the carcasses of buildings.

First lady Michelle Obama, center, hugs former President George W. Bush, as President Barack Obama and former first lady Laura Bush walk on stage at the dedication ceremony of the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Congolese soldiers arrest a civilian protesting in the town of Butembo in August against the government’s failure to stop the killings and inter-ethnic tensions in North Kivu province. Days earlier, suspected rebels killed at least 30 civilians in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The military blamed Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels for the deaths in the village of Rwangoma near the town of Beni in North Kivu province. Kenny Katombe/REUTERS

Wounded boy in ambulance, Aleppo (17 August) Mahmoud Raslan/-Anadolu Agency/Getty

Migrants wait to be rescued by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO in the Mediterranean Sea, some 12 nautical miles north of Libya, on October 4, 2016. At least 1,800 migrants were rescued off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard announced, adding that similar operations were underway around 15 other overloaded vessels. Aris Messinis—AFP/Getty Images

A boy washes his clothes in a river near Maboussou village, in Central African Republic. WILLIAM DANIELS-PANOS

Dr. Riek Machar Teny, the former Vice President, aboard in Gambella for his return to South Sudan capital, Juba, after two years of civil war, April 26, 2016. FILE PHOTO

Demonstration in Baton Rouge (9 July) Jonathan Bachman/Reuters

Usain Bolt competes at the Rio Olympics (14 August) Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Migrants, mostly from Eritrea, jumped into the water from a crowded wooden boat as they were rescued off the coast of Libya on Aug. 29, 2016. Thousands of migrants and refugees were rescued from more than 20 boats by members of Proactiva Open Arms NGO before transferring them to the Italian cost guards and other NGO vessels operating at the zone. Emilio Morenatti—AP

Rolling Stones concert in Cuba (25 March) Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Supporters take selfies with Hillary Clinton (25 September) Barbara Kinney/Hillary Clinton campaign

President Obama meets president-elect Donald Trump in the Oval Office (10 November) Win McNamee/Getty Images

Beyoncé performs at the Super Bowl (7 February) Mark J Rebilas/USA Today Sports

Oscar Pistorius discards his prosthetic legs at sentence hearing (15 June ) Siphiwe Sibeko/Getty Images

Migrants saved by the navy in Mediterranean (25 May) Marina Militare/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Donald Trump supporters on election night (8 November) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Paralympian Regas Woods competes in the men’s long jump (17 September) Lucas Uebel/Getty Images

Three children walk through a spontaneous camp for internally displaced persons at the United Nations Mission to South Sudan (UNMISS) base in Juba. Over 17,000 people are living at the base, with new arrivals every day, due to ongoing conflict in the world’s youngest nation. (Phil Moore/AFP/Getty Images)

Rebel Commander CDR. James Koang Chuol Ranley – Photo Credit: James Ranley II

 

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