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Two weeks ago, we asked our readers to make a poster celebrating the progress that the global community has made toward reaching the first, fourth, and fifth Millennium Development Goals.
We received a ton of fantastic submissions, and we sadly can't show them all. But click through this slideshow to see our top five favorites. One of these entries will be the winner of the contest (and winner of the trip to New York to see Melinda Gates speak). We'll be announcing that later this week. Thanks so much to everyone who participated.
By Matt Lawler.
By Dustin Kemper.
By Allison Smith.
By Radka Yordanova.