A Hindu devotee bathes in the River Ganges, as the world marks World Water Day, in Allahabad, India, March 22, 2007. A report released by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) lists Ganges among the "World's Top 10 Rivers at Risk,'' which are severely impacted by over-extraction and climate change and are dying fast.
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A girl quenches her thirst with water droplets from a broken pipe in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri, Thursday, March 22, 2007. World Water Day is being observed round the world Thursday.
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A mother helps her child to drink water from a public water tanker in New Delhi, India, Thursday, March 22, 2007. "Coping with Water Scarcity" is the theme for World Water Day 2007, which is celebrated each year on March 22.
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A giant glass and a straw with writing reading "Every drop is important" is displayed in front of 'Puerta de Alcala' Madrid, Thursday, March 22, 2007, during World Water Day 2007, which is celebrated each year on March 22.
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Young Israelis stand in a small lagoon near the Dead Sea at Ein Tzukim, Israel, on World Water Day, Thursday, March 22, 2007. With its main source of water, the Jordan River, largely dammed and pumped for human use, the Dead Sea, the salty lake at the lowest point on the world's surface, has shriveled dramatically in recent years, serving as a symbol for the country's shrinking water resources.
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A street vendor sells drinking water in Port-au-Prince, Wednesday, March 21, 2007. 'Coping with Water Scarcity' is the theme for World Water Day 2007, which was being celebrated on March 22 under the leadership of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
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A Nomad girl carries water that she collected for her community from a well in the desert, using a small water pump on the outskirts of the town of Chinguetti, Mauritania, Tuesday, March 13, 2007. 'Coping with Water Scarcity' is the theme for World Water Day 2007, which is celebrated each year on March 22.
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A Somali refugee drinks water from a tap in the UNHCR refugee camp in Kharaz, south of the Yemeni capital Sanaa Wednesday, March 21, 2007. Participants in the World Water Assembly in Brussels called for water to be recognized as a basic right, and control over it to be kept out of the hands of private enterprise at a meeting just before World Water Day, March 22.
Residents collect water Wednesday, March 21, 2007, from a pipe in Nairobi, Kenya's Kibera settlement, one of the biggest slums in Africa and home to about 800,000 people. Fresh water, the stuff of life, will become even more precious as global warming begins to bite, experts warned ahead of World Water Day on March 22. The UN estimates that, by 2025, two-thirds of the planet's population will be living with water stress.
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An Uruguayan boy plays in the River Plate in Montevideo, Thursday, March 22, 2007. World Water Day was being observed around the world Thursday.
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Cars pass next to an open manhole gushing water during heavy rainfall on World Water Day in Athens, Thursday, March 22, 2007. The downpour followed unseasonably warm weather and low rainfall, which prompted Greek authorities to draw up drought-prevention plans that include expanding desalination plants and bolstering the water supply network to prevent leakage losses.
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