A girl transfers water to containers after fetching it from a lake in Yangon, Myanmar. World Water Day is celebrated March 22 of every year by the United Nations to raise awareness on water issues and improve the sustainable management of water resources.
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An Indian farmer fetches water from a pond to irrigate his cucumber plants on the eve of World Water Day in Allahabad, India. The U.N. estimates that more than one in six people worldwide do not have access to their daily requirement of fresh drinking water.
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Village boys bathe with water from a hand pump on World Water Day on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, India.
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Indian women wait to fill vessels with drinking water at a public tap in a slum area on World Water Day in Bangalore, India.
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A Pakistani rickshaw driver washes his vehicle on World Water Day in a poor neighborhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
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Cracked ground is seen on the banks of the Lempa River in Colima, El Salvador.
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Children play at a flooded street following a sudden downpour as the world marks World Water Day in Manila, Philippines.
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A Nepalese woman waits to fill her vessels with water near Katmandu on World Water Day.
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An Indian woman crosses contaminated water flowing out of an industrial unit on World Water Day on the outskirts of Jammu, India.
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Fisherman Carlos Rodriguez walks with his nephews after fishing at the banks of the Lempa River in Colima, El Salvador.