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Picture of a nurse cupping a woman's face while a baby lays on a bed in front of them in a Sri Lanka hospital
February 16, 2022

Maternity Ward

A nurse greets a new mother at the maternity ward in Sri Lanka's Jaffna Teaching Hospital. The photo appeared in a November 2016 story about Sri Lanka's recovery from a civil war that lasted from 1983 to 2009.
Photograph by Ami Vitale, Nat Geo Image Collection
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