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World Water Day

<p>A boy fills a bottle with water collected from a cave in the drought-hit Luoping County of Qujing, Yunnan province March 21, 2010. REUTERS/Bruce Li </p>

A boy fills a bottle with water collected from a cave in the drought-hit Luoping County of Qujing, Yunnan province March 21, 2010. REUTERS/Bruce Li

A boy fills a bottle with water collected from a cave in the drought-hit Luoping County of Qujing, Yunnan province March 21, 2010. REUTERS/Bruce Li

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<p>A worker washes his face in Mumbai March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta </p>

A worker washes his face in Mumbai March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta

A worker washes his face in Mumbai March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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<p>A installation of 4000 baby bottle are placed on the Swiss federal square to mark World Water Day, during a action of by relief organisation Helvetas in Bern March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener </p>

A installation of 4000 baby bottle are placed on the Swiss federal square to mark World Water Day, during a action of by relief organisation Helvetas in Bern March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener

A installation of 4000 baby bottle are placed on the Swiss federal square to mark World Water Day, during a action of by relief organisation Helvetas in Bern March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener

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<p>A homeless man washes his face at a tap in a public park in Colombo March 22, 2010.  REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds </p>

A homeless man washes his face at a tap in a public park in Colombo March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

A homeless man washes his face at a tap in a public park in Colombo March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds

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<p>Workers in a boat remove rubbish from a polluted canal in central Beijing March 21, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray   </p>

Workers in a boat remove rubbish from a polluted canal in central Beijing March 21, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

Workers in a boat remove rubbish from a polluted canal in central Beijing March 21, 2010. REUTERS/David Gray

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<p>A boy drinks water distributed by the local government in the drought-hit Luliang County of Qujing, Yunnan province March 20, 2010.   REUTERS/Bruce Li </p>

A boy drinks water distributed by the local government in the drought-hit Luliang County of Qujing, Yunnan province March 20, 2010. REUTERS/Bruce Li

A boy drinks water distributed by the local government in the drought-hit Luliang County of Qujing, Yunnan province March 20, 2010. REUTERS/Bruce Li

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<p>A man fills containers at a water station at a slum district in Manila March 21, 2010.  REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo </p>

A man fills containers at a water station at a slum district in Manila March 21, 2010. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

A man fills containers at a water station at a slum district in Manila March 21, 2010. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>A boy takes a break from swimming in the polluted waters of the Makoko fishing community in Lagos, Nigeria November 21, 2009.    REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic</p>

A boy takes a break from swimming in the polluted waters of the Makoko fishing community in Lagos, Nigeria November 21, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A boy takes a break from swimming in the polluted waters of the Makoko fishing community in Lagos, Nigeria November 21, 2009. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

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<p>Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province, China June 19, 2009. REUTERS/Jianan Yu </p>

Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province, China June 19, 2009. REUTERS/Jianan Yu

Fishermen row a boat in the algae-filled Chaohu Lake in Hefei, Anhui province, China June 19, 2009. REUTERS/Jianan Yu

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<p>Survivors of Haiti's recent earthquake receive packets of water at Silvio Cantor stadium in Port-au-Prince February 9, 2010. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado </p>

Survivors of Haiti's recent earthquake receive packets of water at Silvio Cantor stadium in Port-au-Prince February 9, 2010. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

Survivors of Haiti's recent earthquake receive packets of water at Silvio Cantor stadium in Port-au-Prince February 9, 2010. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

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<p>A displaced Sudanese woman carries a jerrycan in search of water at Abu Shouk IDP camp in Al Fasher northern Darfur March 16, 2009.  REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra</p>

A displaced Sudanese woman carries a jerrycan in search of water at Abu Shouk IDP camp in Al Fasher northern Darfur March 16, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A displaced Sudanese woman carries a jerrycan in search of water at Abu Shouk IDP camp in Al Fasher northern Darfur March 16, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>An Indian man drinks water on the banks of River Hooghly on the eve of World Water Day in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata March 21, 2006. REUTERS/Stringer</p>

An Indian man drinks water on the banks of River Hooghly on the eve of World Water Day in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata March 21, 2006. REUTERS/Stringer

An Indian man drinks water on the banks of River Hooghly on the eve of World Water Day in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata March 21, 2006. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A drop of water falls from a melting piece of ice on Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, Argentina December 16, 2009.  REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci </p>

A drop of water falls from a melting piece of ice on Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, Argentina December 16, 2009. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

A drop of water falls from a melting piece of ice on Argentina's Perito Moreno glacier near the city of El Calafate, in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, Argentina December 16, 2009. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

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<p>A farmer carries lotus roots at a algae-filled pond on the outskirts of Yingtan, Jiangxi province, China March 20, 2009. World Water Day will be observed on March 22. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A farmer carries lotus roots at a algae-filled pond on the outskirts of Yingtan, Jiangxi province, China March 20, 2009. World Water Day will be observed on March 22. REUTERS/Stringer

A farmer carries lotus roots at a algae-filled pond on the outskirts of Yingtan, Jiangxi province, China March 20, 2009. World Water Day will be observed on March 22. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Seventeen-year-old Nazri Othman (R) and his friend Faizal Abdullah, 17, share a light moment as they play at a waterfall in Kampung Semungkis outside Kuala Lumpur March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad </p>

Seventeen-year-old Nazri Othman (R) and his friend Faizal Abdullah, 17, share a light moment as they play at a waterfall in Kampung Semungkis outside Kuala Lumpur March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

Seventeen-year-old Nazri Othman (R) and his friend Faizal Abdullah, 17, share a light moment as they play at a waterfall in Kampung Semungkis outside Kuala Lumpur March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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<p>A dead fish is seen floating in a polluted river on the outskirts of Yingtan, Jiangxi province, China March 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A dead fish is seen floating in a polluted river on the outskirts of Yingtan, Jiangxi province, China March 20, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

A dead fish is seen floating in a polluted river on the outskirts of Yingtan, Jiangxi province, China March 20, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A worker sleeps on Aquafina bottled water inside a cargo transport vehicle in Mumbai March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta </p>

A worker sleeps on Aquafina bottled water inside a cargo transport vehicle in Mumbai March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta

A worker sleeps on Aquafina bottled water inside a cargo transport vehicle in Mumbai March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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<p>A Hindu devotee wraps his cloth after a ritual dip in the polluted Yamuna river in New Delhi March 21, 2010.  REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

A Hindu devotee wraps his cloth after a ritual dip in the polluted Yamuna river in New Delhi March 21, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A Hindu devotee wraps his cloth after a ritual dip in the polluted Yamuna river in New Delhi March 21, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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<p>A palm tree grows in the Errachidia reservoir near the Ziz oasis, Morocco March 7, 2009.   REUTERS/Rafael Marchante   </p>

A palm tree grows in the Errachidia reservoir near the Ziz oasis, Morocco March 7, 2009. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A palm tree grows in the Errachidia reservoir near the Ziz oasis, Morocco March 7, 2009. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

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<p>Children play as they take a bath in the murky waters of Manila Bay, Philippines March 21, 2010.  REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo </p>

Children play as they take a bath in the murky waters of Manila Bay, Philippines March 21, 2010. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

Children play as they take a bath in the murky waters of Manila Bay, Philippines March 21, 2010. REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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<p>A resident shows the water she gets at her home in a poor neighborhood in Mexico City December 17, 2009.    REUTERS/Eliana Aponte</p>

A resident shows the water she gets at her home in a poor neighborhood in Mexico City December 17, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

A resident shows the water she gets at her home in a poor neighborhood in Mexico City December 17, 2009. REUTERS/Eliana Aponte

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<p>A man brushes his teeth on the edge of a river in San Pedro Sula, Honduras March 19, 2008.  REUTERS/Edgard Garrido  </p>

A man brushes his teeth on the edge of a river in San Pedro Sula, Honduras March 19, 2008. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

A man brushes his teeth on the edge of a river in San Pedro Sula, Honduras March 19, 2008. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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<p>A man carries empty water buckets to be filled with drinking water that will be distributed by a water lorry at a slum in Mumbai March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta </p>

A man carries empty water buckets to be filled with drinking water that will be distributed by a water lorry at a slum in Mumbai March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta

A man carries empty water buckets to be filled with drinking water that will be distributed by a water lorry at a slum in Mumbai March 22, 2010. REUTERS/Arko Datta

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<p>A boy drinks from a water pump in a village near the Yemeni capital Sanaa March 21, 2007. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah </p>

A boy drinks from a water pump in a village near the Yemeni capital Sanaa March 21, 2007. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A boy drinks from a water pump in a village near the Yemeni capital Sanaa March 21, 2007. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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