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Feeding the world

<p>The fingers of malnourished one-year-old Alassa Galisou are pressed against the lips of his mother Fatou Ousseini at an emergency feeding clinic in the town of Tahoua in northwestern Niger, August 1, 2005. 


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The fingers of malnourished one-year-old Alassa Galisou are pressed against the lips of his mother Fatou Ousseini at an emergency feeding clinic in the town of Tahoua in northwestern Niger, August 1, 2005. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

The fingers of malnourished one-year-old Alassa Galisou are pressed against the lips of his mother Fatou Ousseini at an emergency feeding clinic in the town of Tahoua in northwestern Niger, August 1, 2005. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>Riot police confront protesters during clashes over rising food prices and unemployment in Algiers, January 7, 2011.     REUTERS/Farouk Batiche  </p>

Riot police confront protesters during clashes over rising food prices and unemployment in Algiers, January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Farouk Batiche

Riot police confront protesters during clashes over rising food prices and unemployment in Algiers, January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Farouk Batiche

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<p>A shopper walks past fruit and vegetable stands at a supermarket in Changzhi, Shanxi province, September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A shopper walks past fruit and vegetable stands at a supermarket in Changzhi, Shanxi province, September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

A shopper walks past fruit and vegetable stands at a supermarket in Changzhi, Shanxi province, September 21, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A labourer winnows rice at a market yard at Bavla, west of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, January 7, 2011. 

 REUTERS/Amit Dave </p>

A labourer winnows rice at a market yard at Bavla, west of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

A labourer winnows rice at a market yard at Bavla, west of the western Indian city of Ahmedabad, January 7, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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<p>Nine-year-old Jason Lopez rests on a bed at the Catarino Rivas hospital where he is being treated for severe malnutrition after police were tipped off to his condition by neighbors of his family's home in San Pedro Sula, March 8, 2008.


REUTERS/Edgard Garrido</p>

Nine-year-old Jason Lopez rests on a bed at the Catarino Rivas hospital where he is being treated for severe malnutrition after police were tipped off to his condition by neighbors of his family's home in San Pedro Sula, March 8,...more

Nine-year-old Jason Lopez rests on a bed at the Catarino Rivas hospital where he is being treated for severe malnutrition after police were tipped off to his condition by neighbors of his family's home in San Pedro Sula, March 8, 2008. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

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<p>Borut Kozelj, a butcher at the Ginger Pig butcher's shop, points to a picture of a pig as he explains different types of pork cuts to students during an evening butchery class in central London, August 25, 2009.

REUTERS/Simon Newman</p>

Borut Kozelj, a butcher at the Ginger Pig butcher's shop, points to a picture of a pig as he explains different types of pork cuts to students during an evening butchery class in central London, August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Simon Newman

Borut Kozelj, a butcher at the Ginger Pig butcher's shop, points to a picture of a pig as he explains different types of pork cuts to students during an evening butchery class in central London, August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Simon Newman

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<p>An elderly woman smiles while joking with a nurse during her lunch at the Canevaro old people's home in Lima, March 25, 2010. 

REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil </p>

An elderly woman smiles while joking with a nurse during her lunch at the Canevaro old people's home in Lima, March 25, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

An elderly woman smiles while joking with a nurse during her lunch at the Canevaro old people's home in Lima, March 25, 2010. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil

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<p>A vendor works at a pork wholesale market in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, August 25, 2009. 

REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A vendor works at a pork wholesale market in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

A vendor works at a pork wholesale market in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, August 25, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A woman eats a hotdog at Dino Beach in Shanghai, July 19, 2008.  REUTERS/Nir Elias </p>

A woman eats a hotdog at Dino Beach in Shanghai, July 19, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

A woman eats a hotdog at Dino Beach in Shanghai, July 19, 2008. REUTERS/Nir Elias

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<p>A labourer collects onions at a vegetable wholesale market in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri, January 18, 2008.

REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri </p>

A labourer collects onions at a vegetable wholesale market in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri, January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A labourer collects onions at a vegetable wholesale market in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri, January 18, 2008. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

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<p>A schoolgirl eats a plate of food provided by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) at the New Hope Kibera Bible Baptist Church Primary School in Nairobi's Kibera slum, June 2, 2009.

REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly</p>

A schoolgirl eats a plate of food provided by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) at the New Hope Kibera Bible Baptist Church Primary School in Nairobi's Kibera slum, June 2, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

A schoolgirl eats a plate of food provided by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) at the New Hope Kibera Bible Baptist Church Primary School in Nairobi's Kibera slum, June 2, 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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<p>A labourer suns noodles at a noodle processing factory in Baokang, Hubei province, July 6, 2008. 


REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A labourer suns noodles at a noodle processing factory in Baokang, Hubei province, July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

A labourer suns noodles at a noodle processing factory in Baokang, Hubei province, July 6, 2008. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov, Mikhail Kornienko, and Alexander Skvortsov (L-R) share a meal in the International Space Station, April 9, 2010.     REUTERS/NASA</p>

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov, Mikhail Kornienko, and Alexander Skvortsov (L-R) share a meal in the International Space Station, April 9, 2010. REUTERS/NASA

Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kotov, Mikhail Kornienko, and Alexander Skvortsov (L-R) share a meal in the International Space Station, April 9, 2010. REUTERS/NASA

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<p>A woman yells as the crowd pushes during food distribution in front of the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 28, 2010. 


 REUTERS/Carlos Barria</p>

A woman yells as the crowd pushes during food distribution in front of the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

A woman yells as the crowd pushes during food distribution in front of the Presidential Palace in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 28, 2010. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

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<p>A farmer works on a drought-hit paddy field in the outskirts of Chongqing municipality, March 24, 2009. 

REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A farmer works on a drought-hit paddy field in the outskirts of Chongqing municipality, March 24, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

A farmer works on a drought-hit paddy field in the outskirts of Chongqing municipality, March 24, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>A serviceman carries loaves of bread at the Russian Military Cook school number 190 in the town of Naro-Fominsk, southeast of Moscow, October 8, 2010.  REUTERS/Andrey Rudakov  </p>

A serviceman carries loaves of bread at the Russian Military Cook school number 190 in the town of Naro-Fominsk, southeast of Moscow, October 8, 2010. REUTERS/Andrey Rudakov

A serviceman carries loaves of bread at the Russian Military Cook school number 190 in the town of Naro-Fominsk, southeast of Moscow, October 8, 2010. REUTERS/Andrey Rudakov

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<p>Children wait for meal ration from a non-government organisation providing food to slum communities in the Philippine capital Manila, September 15, 2008. 


REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco </p>

Children wait for meal ration from a non-government organisation providing food to slum communities in the Philippine capital Manila, September 15, 2008. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Children wait for meal ration from a non-government organisation providing food to slum communities in the Philippine capital Manila, September 15, 2008. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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<p>A sick child affected by floods in Pakistan holds an empty pot as victims wait for food to be distributed in a relief camp outside Sukkur, Pakistan's Sindh province, September 1, 2010. 


 REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

A sick child affected by floods in Pakistan holds an empty pot as victims wait for food to be distributed in a relief camp outside Sukkur, Pakistan's Sindh province, September 1, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

A sick child affected by floods in Pakistan holds an empty pot as victims wait for food to be distributed in a relief camp outside Sukkur, Pakistan's Sindh province, September 1, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>South Korean housewives make traditional side dish 'kimchi' or fermented cabbage at a charity event at the Seoul Plaza in Seoul, November 16, 2010. REUTERS/Truth Leem </p>

South Korean housewives make traditional side dish 'kimchi' or fermented cabbage at a charity event at the Seoul Plaza in Seoul, November 16, 2010. REUTERS/Truth Leem

South Korean housewives make traditional side dish 'kimchi' or fermented cabbage at a charity event at the Seoul Plaza in Seoul, November 16, 2010. REUTERS/Truth Leem

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<p>A man walks past a food cart on the streets of New York, December 27, 2010. 

REUTERS/Gary Hershorn </p>

A man walks past a food cart on the streets of New York, December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

A man walks past a food cart on the streets of New York, December 27, 2010. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

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<p>Sudanese people displaced from Muhajiriya eat at their shelter in Zam Zam IDP's camp in Al Fasher, northern Darfur, March 12, 2009.     REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra  </p>

Sudanese people displaced from Muhajiriya eat at their shelter in Zam Zam IDP's camp in Al Fasher, northern Darfur, March 12, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Sudanese people displaced from Muhajiriya eat at their shelter in Zam Zam IDP's camp in Al Fasher, northern Darfur, March 12, 2009. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

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<p>Fishermen, with the help of a crane, pull sardines onto a fishing boat using the purse seine fishing method in Matosinhos, near Porto, February 8, 2010. 


REUTERS/ Nacho Doce </p>

Fishermen, with the help of a crane, pull sardines onto a fishing boat using the purse seine fishing method in Matosinhos, near Porto, February 8, 2010. REUTERS/ Nacho Doce

Fishermen, with the help of a crane, pull sardines onto a fishing boat using the purse seine fishing method in Matosinhos, near Porto, February 8, 2010. REUTERS/ Nacho Doce

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<p>Ranbir, 26 months old, lies on a bed in the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre in Shivpuri district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, April 7, 2010. 


REUTERS/Reinhard Krause </p>

Ranbir, 26 months old, lies on a bed in the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre in Shivpuri district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

Ranbir, 26 months old, lies on a bed in the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre in Shivpuri district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, April 7, 2010. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

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<p>Police use a water cannon to disperse Communist Party of India activists and other left wing demonstrators during a protest in New Delhi, April 8, 2010. 

REUTERS/Adnan Abidi  </p>

Police use a water cannon to disperse Communist Party of India activists and other left wing demonstrators during a protest in New Delhi, April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Police use a water cannon to disperse Communist Party of India activists and other left wing demonstrators during a protest in New Delhi, April 8, 2010. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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<p>Flood victims left without receiving aid for three days wait for food donated by a group calling themselves Muslim brothers in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province, September 2, 2010. 


REUTERS/Damir Sagolj </p>

Flood victims left without receiving aid for three days wait for food donated by a group calling themselves Muslim brothers in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

Flood victims left without receiving aid for three days wait for food donated by a group calling themselves Muslim brothers in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district of Punjab province, September 2, 2010. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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<p>Palestinian children wait to receive donated food at a soup kitchen in the West Bank city of Hebron, August 12, 2010. 


REUTERS/Ammar Awad  </p>

Palestinian children wait to receive donated food at a soup kitchen in the West Bank city of Hebron, August 12, 2010. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Palestinian children wait to receive donated food at a soup kitchen in the West Bank city of Hebron, August 12, 2010. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

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<p>Migrant workers of Mengcheng county in Anhui eat dinner with their families outside self-built shelters near the construction site where they work in Hefei, Anhui province, May 18, 2009. 

REUTERS/Jianan Yu </p>

Migrant workers of Mengcheng county in Anhui eat dinner with their families outside self-built shelters near the construction site where they work in Hefei, Anhui province, May 18, 2009. REUTERS/Jianan Yu

Migrant workers of Mengcheng county in Anhui eat dinner with their families outside self-built shelters near the construction site where they work in Hefei, Anhui province, May 18, 2009. REUTERS/Jianan Yu

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<p>The produce section of a Northern Virginia supermarket before an expected blizzard, in Fairfax, Virginia, February 9, 2010.    REUTERS/Larry Downing</p>

The produce section of a Northern Virginia supermarket before an expected blizzard, in Fairfax, Virginia, February 9, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

The produce section of a Northern Virginia supermarket before an expected blizzard, in Fairfax, Virginia, February 9, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

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<p>Coffee trees sprout at Conquista farm in Alfenas in the southern Brazilian city of Minas Gerais July 8, 2008.  REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker </p>

Coffee trees sprout at Conquista farm in Alfenas in the southern Brazilian city of Minas Gerais July 8, 2008. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

Coffee trees sprout at Conquista farm in Alfenas in the southern Brazilian city of Minas Gerais July 8, 2008. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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<p>A boy bites his bowl as he waits for an evening food handout at a roadside centre for flood victims near Nowshera in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, August 23, 2010.


REUTERS/Tim Wimborne</p>

A boy bites his bowl as he waits for an evening food handout at a roadside centre for flood victims near Nowshera in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

A boy bites his bowl as he waits for an evening food handout at a roadside centre for flood victims near Nowshera in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Province, August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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