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Aytré, France

Aytré, France

Pupils stand in a classroom on the first day of school at the La Courbe primary school in Aytré, France, on Sept. 4.

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Zhujiajiao, China

Zhujiajiao, China

A young girl writes Chinese characters at an elementary school in Zhujiajiao, China, on Sept. 8.

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Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Students prepare for the first day of school at the Lycée Du Cent Cinquantenaire in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sept. 4.

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Columbus, New Mexico

Columbus, New Mexico

Students cross the border from Columbus, New Mexico, into Palomas, Mexico, after attending classes at Columbus Elementary on March 31. American children living in Mexico make up about 60 percent of the school’s student body.

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Amritsar, India

Amritsar, India

A German exchange student takes a selfie with Indian students and teachers during a national Teacher's Day celebration at a school in Amritsar, India, on Sept. 5.

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Pyongyang, North Korea

Pyongyang, North Korea

Students of the Pyongyang International Football School quietly take a quiz in Pyongyang on Sept. 22.

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Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Fifth-grade students dissect owl pellets at the Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, DC, on April 5.

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia

Cadets of the Nakhimov Naval School attend a ceremony at the start of a new academic year, a day known as the “Day of Knowledge,” in St. Petersburg on Sept. 1.

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Karo, Indonesia

Karo, Indonesia

Elementary school children play outside as Mount Sinabung spews thick volcanic ash over Karo Regency in North Sumatra, Indonesia, on Feb. 10.

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Daraa, Syria

Daraa, Syria

A Syrian boy practices basic arithmetic during class in a barn that has been converted into a makeshift school in a rebel-held area of Daraa, Syria, on Nov. 10, 2016.

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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

Children learn to play chess at the Brumi kindergarten in Budapest on June 14.

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Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem, Israel

Ultra-Orthodox students pray during a reading class at the Kehilot Yaacov Torah School for boys in the Ramot neighborhood in Jerusalem on June 24, 2010.

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Douma, Syria

Douma, Syria

Syrian children circumambulate a model of the Kaaba during an event to teach other children the rites of pilgrimage, in the rebel-held town of Douma, Syria, on Aug. 29.

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Mosul, Iraq

Mosul, Iraq

Iraqi boys attend class at a school in west Mosul on July 27.

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Mosul, Iraq

Mosul, Iraq

Iraqi girls attend class at a school in Mosul on July 18.

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Luang Prabang, Laos

Luang Prabang, Laos

Young Buddhist monks attend class at a temple school in Luang Prabang, Laos, on Dec. 6, 2016.

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Donetsk, Ukraine

Donetsk, Ukraine

Military school cadets attend a class as the academic year begins in Donetsk, Ukraine, on Sept. 1.

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Begov Han, Bosnia

Begov Han, Bosnia

Ramela Meseljevic, a 7-year-old girl born without both of her hands and one of her legs shorter than the other, attends classes in Begov Han, Bosnia, on Dec. 2, 2015.

Dado Ruvic / Reuters

Kampala, Uganda

Kampala, Uganda

A teacher conducts a class at the Bridge International Academies in Kampala, Uganda, on Nov. 5, 2016.

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Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan

Former Pakistani child laborers attend class at a school on the outskirts of Lahore on May 11.

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Geneina, Sudan

Geneina, Sudan

Sudanese girls sit in a classroom at the El-Riyadh camp for internally displaced people in Geneina, Sudan, on Feb. 8.

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Mindanao, Philippines

Mindanao, Philippines

Johainah Nasrodeng, 5, writes in her notebook at a makeshift classroom for student evacuees at the Pantar Central Elementary School in Pantar, in the province of Lanao del Norte, Philippines, on June 6.

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Handan, China

Handan, China

A hospital staff member teaches primary school children how to do eye exercises in Handan, China, on June 5.

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Hodeidah, Yemen

Hodeidah, Yemen

Yemeni students enter a makeshift classroom in the city of Hodeidah, on March 15, 2016, after their school was damaged during the country's ongoing conflict between the Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting Shiite Houthi rebels.

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Wenshui, China

Wenshui, China

Students read in the Yang Dezhi “Red Army” elementary school in Wenshui, China, on Nov. 7.

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Johannesburg, South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa

Students from the King Edward VII School take part in lessons on March 29 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh

A member of a local nongovernmental organization attends a class at a makeshift school at Balukhali Makeshift Refugee Camp in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on April 10.

Mohammad Ponir Hossain / Reuters

Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Jalalabad, Afghanistan

Afghan students who have lost their parents following suicide bomb attacks study the Qur'an in a classroom at the Afghan Red Crescent Society orphanage in Jalalabad on Aug. 7.

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Homestead, Florida

Homestead, Florida

Science teacher Virginia Escobar-Cheng works with students in a high school classroom in Homestead, Florida, on March 10.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Students raise their hands after being asked how many had lost a family member to gun violence at the Projeto Uere special needs school in Rio de Janeiro on April 5.

Silvia Izquierdo / AP

Seboruco, Venezuela

Seboruco, Venezuela

Children attend class outside during a power cut at the state school Don Felipe Zambrano in Seboruco, Venezuela, on June 2, 2016.

Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters

Irbid, Jordan

Irbid, Jordan

Students raise their hands and eat a meal distributed by a World Food Program project, created to provide healthy meals to students and encourage good eating habits, at the Hofa Al-Mazar school in Irbid, Jordan, on April 26, 2016.

Muhammad Hamed / Reuters

Maiduguri, Nigeria

Maiduguri, Nigeria

Children attend a class at a makeshift preschool supported by Save the Children in Maiduguri, Nigeria, on Feb. 14.

Paul Carsten / Reuters

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