In this photo taken Sunday, June 21, 2009, a Myanmar girl looks on from her home in Nyaungdon, 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of Yangon, Myanmar. Khin Maung Win/AP
Tibetan school children play with a paper cup tied to another with a string at a science exhibition under the Tibetan Monastic Science Initiative which began in 2000 at the request of the Dalai Lama, in Dharmsala, India, Tuesday, June 23, 2009. 50 Buddhist monks have been undergoing training in western science under the initiative. Ashwini Bhatia/AP
President Barack Obama smiles as he listens to a question during a news conference at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 23, 2009. Ron Edmonds/AP
Syria's healthcare system has been afflicted by four years of war. In Raqqa, a militant-run city, unsafe medical practices and risky behavior by jihadists have heightened the danger of HIV/AIDS spreading widely.
ByDominique Soguel, Correspondent
The Islamic State has lured thousands of foreign fighters and their families to Syria with the promise of building a utopian caliphate. And even Syrians living in IS-run cities like Raqqa say it is providing basic governance, in a country roiled by civil war.