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Small-business owner Marie Diouf, known as the "queen of iodized salt," oversees the iodization process at her salt flat in Fatick, Senegal, on December 2, 2018.

The 'Salt Queen' working to transform the health of a nation

By Eliza Mackintosh, CNN Photographs by Sarah Tilotta, CNN
Senegal is one of the fastest growing economies in Africa, but it still struggles with public health issues like iodine deficiency — the leading cause of preventable mental impairment globally. Marie Diouf, known as Senegal's "Queen of Salt," is striving to ensure members of her community and other Senegalse have access to one basic solution.
Jermaine Freeman poses for a photo at a primary school in north London, where Manhood Academy sessions are held.

Knives and gangs: What's driving Britain's broken boys to crime?

Story by Zahid Mahmood; Photos by Sarah Tilotta, for CNN
A sister's tragic loss of her teenage brother. Another young man's salvation from gangs through a grassroots youth program. CNN takes a deeper look at what's behind a rising trend in knife crime violence and gang culture among London's boys.

UK fruit farmers feel the squeeze as Brexit looms

By Laura Smith-Spark, CNN; Photos by Sarah Tilotta for CNN
Across the European Union, seasonal agricultural workers are at a premium. But as economic conditions in their home countries improve, the number willing to travel elsewhere in Europe for short-term manual work is dwindling.

Branded cheats, they're fighting back

The UK Home Office is under fire for revoking the visas of tens of thousands of foreigners after it accused them of cheating in an English language test.
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London protests send clear message to Trump: You're not welcome

By Laura Smith-Spark, CNN; Photos by Sarah Tilotta for CNN
As US President Donald Trump took tea with the Queen in the exalted halls of Windsor Castle on Friday, tens of thousands of people thronged the streets of central London, in a huge and colorful demonstration against a visit that aroused deep opposition in the UK.
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Unity at memorial mass for Barcelona victims

Story by Eliza Mackintosh, CNN; Photos by Sarah Tilotta for CNN
At Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral, locals, tourists, officials and royals came together for a mass in memory of attack victims.
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Finsbury Park's Muslims feared reprisals, but not here

Story by Eliza Mackintosh, CNN; Photos by Sarah Tilotta for CNN
A series of deadly terror attacks in Britain in recent weeks had left Muslims in north London fearing reprisals, but they never thought that violence would happen on their doorstep.
A woman in the crowd listens as London Mayor Sadiq Khan addresses those gathered for a candlelight vigil in London's Trafalgar Square on Thursday, March 23, following the attack on Parliament.

London unites against terror in defiant vigil

Story by Eliza Mackintosh, CNN; Photos by Sarah Tilotta for CNN
A day after Londoners were confronted with a cruel and ruthless attack, crowds gathered in the heart of the city to pay tribute to the victims.
People are let through Lambeth Bridge before it is cordoned off from the east side.

A city stilled, shocked and then enraged by attack

Story by Lauren Said-Moorhouse; Photos by Sarah Tilotta for CNN
The big red buses sit abandoned on the bridge, six of them. Nearby are two black taxicabs, also empty. No passengers, no drivers, no pedestrians.