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Thirst for water: Images from around the world

Last updated on: March 23, 2012 13:27 IST

Image: A woman carries a pot of water home, taking a short cut across the dry bed of the Usmansagar lake, in Hyderabad, capital of the south Indian Andhra Pradesh state, June 6, 2003.
Photographs: Stringer/Reuters

As the world celebrated World Water Day on March 22, an US intelligence report said that water scarcity could be the reason for future wars.

The world on Thursday achieved the Millennium Development Goal of reducing the number of people without access to safe drinking water by half.

Interestingly, almost half of the two billion people who have gained access to drinking water since 1990 live in China and India.

(Source: UNDP's progress on drinking water and sanitation 2012 report)

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Photographs: Nir Elias/Reuters

Girls play in a deserted boat on a dry lake caused by a lack of water upstream in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China.

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Photographs: Irada Humbatova/Reuters

A girl collects water from a pond used by animals at El-Ley village, during a drought in Moyale, Ethiopia.

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Photographs: Jorge Silva/Reuters

A water level indicator is seen at Camatagua water reservoir, south from Caracas, Venezuela.

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Photographs: Irada Humbatova/Reuters

A boy drinks water from a pond in Bule Duba village, on the outskirts of Moyale, near the edge of Oroma and Somali regions of Ethiopia.

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Photographs: Amit Dave/Reuters

People gather to get water from a huge well in the village of Natwarghad in Gujarat.

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A boy leads his cattle to a partially dried-up pond on the outskirts of Yingtan, Jiangxi province, China.

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

A farmer inspects rows of seeds sown after the best April rain in ten years fell across Australia after years of drought.

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Trees surrounded by dried farmland are seen from the air on a drought-affected farm on the outskirts of the southern Australian city of Melbourne.

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Photographs: Tami Chappell/Reuters

Resident Julie Hoover (L) and her sister Yvonne Terry walk along the bottom of the spring where water flowed until recently, when the spring ran dry during a drought, in Orme, Tennessee.

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Photographs: China Daily/Reuters

Floating restaurants stranded in a branch of the Yangtze River in southwestern China's Chongqing municipality during a drought.

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Photographs: Parth Sanyal/Reuters

Residents of a slum collect drinking water from a tanker at a roadside in Kolkata.

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Photographs: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

A Somali refugee child plays with a water bottle in the Kenya-Somalia border town of Liboi, Kenya.

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Photographs: David Gray/Reuters

Salt-infested dams can be seen in a drought-affected farming area on the outskirts of the Western Australian capital city of Perth.

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Photographs: Jitendra Prakash/Reuters

Slum dwellers collect drinking water from a submerged hand-pump after heavy rains in Allahabad.

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Photographs: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters

The fingers of malnourished one-year-old are pressed against the lips of his mother at an emergency feeding clinic in the town of Tahoua in northwestern Niger, during one of the worst droughts in Niger's living memory.

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Photographs: Antony Njuguna/Reuters

Goats drink water in the northeastern town of El Wak, close to the Somalia and Kenya border.

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Photographs: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

The 70-year-old Sunken cemetery is seen after the Jablanicko lake dried up near Jablanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Photographs: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

A child holds a bottle of water in Port-au-Prince.

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A farmer takes water from a dried-up pond on the outskirts of Yingtan, central China's Jiangxi province.

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A resident holds packets of water to sell in downtown Port-au-Prince.

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Photographs: Oswaldo Rivas/Reuters

Villagers walk home after collecting water in La Empanada town near Las Canoas Lake, north of the capital Managua, Nicaragua.

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Photographs: Dwi Oblo/Reuters

A villager collects water from a well, which was dug from the bottom of a lake that had dried up in Gunung Kidul village, at Yogyakarta in Indonesia's island of Java.

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Photographs: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

A newly arrived refugee child drinks at the Baley settlement near the Ifo extension refugee camp in Dadaab, near the Kenya-Somalia border.

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An engineer collects water level information on the partially dried-up river bed of the Yangtze River in Chongqing municipality, China.

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Photographs: Susana Vera/Reuters

A bottle lies on the dried earth of the drought-stricken Entrepenas reservoir in central Spain.

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