Gabra women carrying heavy jerry cans filled with murky water.
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An oil refinery at dusk.
Fall colors near Durango, Colorado.
A villager carrying a jug filled with well water.
Villagers and a donkey get water from a trough.
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.
A paleontologist sketches a 375-million-year-old tiktaalik roseae.
Women scratching for water from the sand of the once full Arayo River.
Villagers carrying river water they will use for drinking and cooking.
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.
Villagers take turns pumping water from a well.
A woman scoops precious water from a shallow river.
In the rich delta of Vietnam, women plant hybrid rice.
Children return home after retrieving water from a cave.
After fetching water, a woman walks back to her village.
Scientists use 3-D simulations to understand nuclear explosions.
Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos New Mexico.
A Tanzanian teenager scoops up muddy water from a well.
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.
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.
Armed men control the wells and access to the water.
Wells dug in a riverbed for cattle are also used by humans.
Women pass precious gallons of water hand to hand up a well.
A father caresses his newborn daughter.
Republic of Tuva, Russia.
A woman waits at a water tap.
A Franciscan priest gazes at the Tomb of Christ in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Old Jerusalem, Israel.
A father and son on a pilgrimage around Mt. Kailas.
Mout Kailas, Tibet.
A village health worker advices a mother on breast feeding.
Matkuli, Maharashtra State, India.
A woman comforts her eight year old sick daughter.
A woman works in her rice field that comes right up to her door.
Villagers dig a trench for pipes that will provide running water.
Pink Steel, a dragon boat team of breast cancer survivors, racing.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Gabra women collect water from the village well.
A mother lacks breast milk for her baby due to drought.
A young warrior waits for his camels to drink from a water depot.
Throngs of students give voice to the growing demand for food.
A woman clears the contaminated sewer in front of her home.
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 comforts her eight year old daughter, who has a cough.
A woman fills a water jug from a contaminated reservoir.
A child carries a basket containing a Gambian rat and a monkey arm.
Lomela, Republic of the Congo.
A child wearing a mask standing by railroad tracks.
A red flying fox bat is being held in a pillowcase.
Densly populated Lagos.
A girl takes her turn collecting water for her family.
Collecting trash in the back streets of Addis Ababa.
Villagers scoop the dregs from a water tank.
A woman harvests wild grasses using a scythe.
Central Asian Steppe, Russia.
A girl scoops precious water from a shallow river.
A woman uses her solar light to chase away hyenas.
A woman reads fairytales to her eight year old daughter.
Three generations of resilient Russian women.
A woman coaxes her eight year old daughter to eat.
Lomela, Democratic Republic of the Congo.
A German language teacher practices a play in German with students.
A construction worker climbs up a crane near tall buildings.
An exhausted mother and teacher rests at the end of a long day.
Mother and eight year old daughter exercise with a TV show.
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.
Men rebuild a house in traditional style using no nails or machines.
A WaterAid pump in the village of Asheda.
A Gabra woman walks across the desert to the watering hole.
An eight year old girl whispers secrets to her grandmother.
School girl carrying her chair on her head, past graffiti on a wall.
A village health worker examines a two year old girl.
Pangulgalvan, Maharashtra State, India.
A cerebral palsey patient chest deep in sand undergoing therapy.
Tamil Nadu, India.
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