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IN PHOTOS: Getting to school at ALL COSTS

Last updated on: April 1, 2013 09:01 IST

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We present some stunning images of students across the world attending school despite difficult circumstances and situations.

Students hold on to the side steel bars of a collapsed bridge as they cross a river to get to school at Sanghiang Tanjung village in Lebak regency, Indonesia.

Flooding from the Ciberang river broke a pillar last year supporting the suspension bridge, which was built in 2001. Sofiah, a student crossing the bridge, says she will need to walk for an extra 30 minutes if she were to take a detour through another bridge.

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School girls walk across a plank on the walls of the 16th century Galle fort in Sri Lanka. 


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A student crosses the frozen Batllava Lake in Kosovo on his way to school. Students at the village of Orllan started their first few days of school after disruption due to bad weather.

They had to cross the frozen artificial lake of Batllava, which supplies water to the capital Pristina, to reach their school on the other side.

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Xu Liangfan, 37, escorts students on a cliff path as they make their way to Banpo Primary School in Shengji county, Bijie city in Guizhou province of China.

Xu, who started working at the school last year, is the headmaster of the school and teaches mathematics and gym class. Located halfway up a mountain, the school has 68 students of which about 20 live in the nearby Gengguan village.

Students from Gengguan have to edge their way along the narrow cliff path to go to class everyday, alongside Xu who would escort them. The path, which was carved from cliffs over 40 years ago, is the only route between Gengguan village and the school, according to local media.

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Students wearing rubber boots use chairs as a make-shift bridge to get to a classroom at Sitio Tapayan elementary school in Taytay, Rizal province, Philippines. Teachers claimed that the school grounds, built on a former garbage dump site, had no drainage and were constantly inundated with water.

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Kashmiri children cross a damaged footbridge built over a stream, on their way back home from school in Srinagar.

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Elementary school girls cross a river to go to school in the village of Nagari Koto Nan Tigo in Indonesia's West Sumatra province. School children from around 46 families in the village are forced to cross the river every day because there is no bridge, villagers said.

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Somali children attend a makeshift outdoor classroom at Dagahaley refugee camp in Dadaab in Kenya's northeastern province. Weeks of intense fighting in Somalia drove tens of thousands of people from their homes in 2009, swelling camps on the Kenyan border that were already the largest and oldest in the world, sheltering more than 270,000 Somali refugees.

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Children sit on school benches at Al-Tawheed school in civil war-hit Aleppo, Syria.

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Students travel in a vehicle after attending school at Ibsheway el-Malaq village in Gharbia governorate in Egypt.

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Primary school boys carry their benches after their school was flooded due to heavy rains at Bassi Kalan village in the outskirts of Jammu in August, 2011. 

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Students cycle through the haze-blanketed town of Sampit, in Indonesia's Central Kalimantan province. The haze that blanketed Sampit in 2012 was believed to have originated from forest fires and land clearing for plantation use by residents, local media reported.

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Earthquake survivors attend a class in an open-air school in the devastated city of Muzaffarabad, Pakistan in November 25, 2005.

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Elementary schoolchildren wear protective headgear as they walk to school in Tokyo on April 25, 2011. Some schools in Tokyo  asked their students to wear the protective headgear on their way to school and while returning home since that year's deadly earthquake and tsunami.   

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A student walks to school in a flooded street after sea water entered parts of Havana, Cuba due to high tides and big waves on March 3, 2010.

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Students, walking to school, are dwarfed by power towers as they fight their way across an open field, during a winter storm, in Pickering east of Toronto, Canada, on December 12, 2000.

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