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Iraq: Literacy class graduation in Basra
Graduates of Mercy Corps' literacy program in Basra, Iraq, proudly holding their certificates.
Libya: Volunteer cook for thousands
In Sami Shakmak's restaurant, a volunteer cook makes part of a meal for thousands of people affected by Libya's ongoing crisis.
Egypt: Joy of all ages in Cairo's Tahrir Square
Feelings of joy, shared by all ages, in Cairo's Tahrir Square — but many are still feeling the uncertainty of what comes after Egypt's revolution.
Libya: Fatimah Mahfouth and child
Fatimah Mahfouth was forced to flee an attack on her hometown of Ajdabiya, Libya and delivered a healthy baby boy in a displacement camp.
Egypt: Two girls in Garbage City
Two young Zabbaleen girls in Garbage City, a slum at the base of Mokkatam Hill on the outskirts of Cairo. Its economy revolves around the collection and recycling of the city's garbage.
Japan: Three-year-old Rin Suzuki, displaced tsunami survivor
Rin Suzuki, age 3, has been living in the Kesennuma gymnasium with her parents for two weeks.
Egypt: The Egyptian people cast their votes
Reham, who had never voted before last weekend's referendum in Egypt, looks at the voter card.
Libya: Iman starts her own school
Because the current instability and violence have closed schools in Libya, 9-year-old Iman (center, behind table, wearing brown and white) is teaching her neighborhood friends basic arithmetic and grammar.
DR Congo: Boy in Buhimba IDP camp, Congo
A boy living in the Buhimba camp for families displaced by war, outside the city of Goma, DR Congo.
Zimbabwe: Beauty Jokonya with crop
Beauty Jokonya, a local farmer in Zimbabwe's Murehwa district, with bounty from her crop field — which, with help from Mercy Corps, she and her husband irrigate with a treadle pump.