Gabra women carrying heavy jerry cans filled with murky water.
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Fall colors near Durango, Colorado.
A villager carrying a jug filled with well water.
Villagers and a donkey get water from a trough.
An oil refinery at dusk.
Women carrying heavy jugs filled with water.
A woman carries cassava and her baby home from the field.
A young girl wanders the rice fields outside a village.
Dimen, Guizhou Province, People's Republic of China.
Villagers scoop the dregs from a water tank filled the night before.
School children raise their hands in school.
Villagers carrying river water they will use for drinking and cooking.
A paleontologist sketches a 375-million-year-old tiktaalik roseae.
Women scratching for water from the sand of the once full Arayo River.
Women scoop precious water from a shallow river.
Aimee Mullins, a paralympic athlete, does the long jump.
A girl writes on the blackboard.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
A woman scoops precious water from a shallow river.
Children return home after retrieving water from a cave.
After fetching water, a woman walks back to her village.
Villagers take turns pumping water from a well.
In the rich delta of Vietnam, women plant hybrid rice.
A Tanzanian teenager scoops up muddy water from a well.
Scientists use 3-D simulations to understand nuclear explosions.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos New Mexico.
A woman fills a water bucket from a contaminated reservoir.
A woman drinks drops from a spigot on a near-empty water tank.
A villager carries and kicks water cans home.
Children crowd around a new tap during their afternoon water break.
Kids during their afternoon water break crowd around spraying water.
Wells dug in a riverbed for cattle are also used by humans.
Armed men control the wells and access to the water.
A technician with a fiber optic tube for use in progressive surgery.
A boy wearing a traditional hat adorned in silver.
Guizhou Province, People's Republic of China.
Women pass precious gallons of water hand to hand up a well.
A father caresses his newborn daughter.
Republic of Tuva, Russia.
Villagers dig a trench for pipes that will provide running water.
A father and son on a pilgrimage around Mt. Kailas.
Mout Kailas, Tibet.
A mother lacks breast milk for her baby due to drought.
A young warrior waits for his camels to drink from a water depot.
A woman comforts her eight year old sick daughter.
Gabra women collect water from the village well.
A village health worker advices a mother on breast feeding.
Matkuli, Maharashtra State, India.
Pink Steel, a dragon boat team of breast cancer survivors, racing.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
A Franciscan priest gazes at the Tomb of Christ in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Old Jerusalem, Israel.
A woman works in her rice field that comes right up to her door.
A woman clears the contaminated sewer in front of her home.
A woman waits at a water tap.
Throngs of students give voice to the growing demand for food.
Man harvesting baobab bark to treat back pain.
Villagers, a donkey and a cow get water from a trough.
Traditional way of making the staple starch, enjera.
A man shaves in a car mirror while another sleeps in the car.
Altai Republic (Gorno-Altai).
A man shaves another outdoors.
A family sunbathes in a field near railroad tracks.
Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Women fill containers with salty water from holes dug in the sand.
A woman fills a water jug from a contaminated reservoir.
A woman comforts her eight year old daughter, who has a cough.
Collecting trash in the back streets of Addis Ababa.
A child wearing a mask standing by railroad tracks.
A child carries a basket containing a Gambian rat and a monkey arm.
Lomela, Republic of the Congo.
A girl scoops precious water from a shallow river.
A woman harvests wild grasses using a scythe.
Central Asian Steppe, Russia.
A woman uses her solar light to chase away hyenas.
Densly populated Lagos.
A red flying fox bat is being held in a pillowcase.
A woman coaxes her eight year old daughter to eat.
A German language teacher practices a play in German with students.
An exhausted mother and teacher rests at the end of a long day.
A construction worker climbs up a crane near tall buildings.
The spiritual leader and tribal chief of the Winnemem-Wintu tribe sends smoke prayers up to Mount Shasta.
People can bring their dogs to work at Google headquarters.
Mountain View, California.
Mother and eight year old daughter exercise with a TV show.
Lomela, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A girl takes her turn collecting water for her family.
A WaterAid pump in the village of Asheda.
Villagers scoop the dregs from a water tank.
A Gabra woman walks across the desert to the watering hole.
Three generations of resilient Russian women.
Men rebuild a house in traditional style using no nails or machines.
An eight year old girl whispers secrets to her grandmother.
School girl carrying her chair on her head, past graffiti on a wall.
A cerebral palsey patient chest deep in sand undergoing therapy.
Tamil Nadu, India.
A woman reads fairytales to her eight year old daughter.
A village health worker examines a two year old girl.
Pangulgalvan, Maharashtra State, India.
Children sit in front of a traditionally styled wooden house.
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