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Sri Lanka cleans up after massive container ship fire 
35 PICTURES 
NEPAL-CRIME/
RTR4QM1Y 
February 22, 2015 
The hands of Sangita Magar, 16, are seen on the bed of a hospital while undergoing treatment after an... 
Kathmandu, Nepal 
The hands of Sangita Magar, 16, are seen on the bed of a hospital while undergoing treatment after an... 
The hands of Sangita Magar, 16, are seen on the bed of a hospital while undergoing treatment after an unidentified person attacked her with a bottle of acid in Kathmandu February 22, 2015. Sangita and her friend Sima Basnet were attacked by the stranger while they were sitting inside their coaching class early morning. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: CRIME LAW) 
PALESTINIAN-ISRAEL
RTR4HRCO 
December 12, 2014 
An Israeli soldiers stand as medics evacuate an injured girl from the scene where a Palestinian attacked... 
Neva Daniel, Palestinian Territories 
An Israeli soldiers stand as medics evacuate an injured girl from the scene where a Palestinian attacked... 
An Israeli soldiers stand as medics evacuate an injured girl from the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical substance near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Neve Daniel, part of the Gush Etzion bloc, December 12, 2014. A Palestinian man threw a chemical substance believed to be acid at an Israeli family in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring a man and four children, Israeli police and the military said.
The assailant was shot and wounded immediately after the attack, which took place at a checkpoint south of Jerusalem.
REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) 
PALESTINIAN-ISRAEL
RTR4HRC4 
December 12, 2014 
An Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man run at the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical... 
Neva Daniel, Palestinian Territories 
An Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man run at the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical... 
An Israeli Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man run at the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical substance near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Neve Daniel, part of the Gush Etzion bloc, December 12, 2014 A Palestinian man threw a chemical substance believed to be acid at an Israeli family in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring a man and four children, Israeli police and the military said.
The assailant was shot and wounded immediately after the attack, which took place at a checkpoint south of Jerusalem.
REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun ( WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
PALESTINIAN-ISRAEL
RTR4HRA3 
December 12, 2014 
An Israeli soldier stand at the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical substance... 
Neva Daniel, Palestinian Territories 
An Israeli soldier stand at the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical substance... 
An Israeli soldier stand at the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical substance near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Neve Daniel, part of the Gush Etzion bloc, December 12, 2014. A Palestinian man threw a chemical substance believed to be acid at an Israeli family in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring a man and four children, Israeli police and the military said.
The assailant was shot and wounded immediately after the attack, which took place at a checkpoint south of Jerusalem.
REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun ( WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) 
PALESTINIAN-ISRAEL
RTR4HR92 
December 12, 2014 
An Israeli soldiers stand as medics evacuate an injured girl from the scene where a Palestinian attacked... 
Neva Daniel, Palestinian Territories 
An Israeli soldiers stand as medics evacuate an injured girl from the scene where a Palestinian attacked... 
An Israeli soldiers stand as medics evacuate an injured girl from the scene where a Palestinian attacked civilians with a chemical substance near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Neve Daniel, part of the Gush Etzion bloc, December 12, 2014. A Palestinian man threw a chemical substance believed to be acid at an Israeli family in the occupied West Bank on Friday, injuring a man and four children, Israeli police and the military said.
The assailant was shot and wounded immediately after the attack, which took place at a checkpoint south of Jerusalem.
REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) 
USA-IOWA/FIRE
RTR3L9ZT 
April 14, 2014 
A fire burns at a chemical storage shed at a small airport used by cropdusting planes in Northwood, Iowa... 
NORTHWOOD, UNITED STATES 
A fire burns at a chemical storage shed at a small airport used by cropdusting planes in Northwood, Iowa... 
A fire burns at a chemical storage shed at a small airport used by cropdusting planes in Northwood, Iowa February 20, 2014. A fire in a storage shed for sulfuric acid forced the evacuation of an entire northern Iowa town of about 2,000 people Thursday, officials said. Four people living in the area went to a hospital with respiratory concerns, said Sgt. Scott Bright of the Iowa Highway Patrol. REUTERS/Robert Bailey (UNITED STATES - Tags: DISASTER) 
News
News 
Bolshoi Dancer Found Guilty in Acid Attack Case - 03 Dec 2013 
30 PICTURES 
RUSSIA-BOLSHOI/
RTX14V2V 
October 31, 2013 
Bolshoi Theatre dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko (2nd L), together with his co-defendants, is escorted before... 
Moscow, Russia 
Bolshoi Theatre dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is escorted before a court session in Moscow 
Bolshoi Theatre dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko (2nd L), together with his co-defendants, is escorted before a court session in Moscow October 31, 2013. Dmitrichenko is on trial for ordering an acid attack on Bolshoi Theatre artistic director Sergei Filin in January 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT CRIME LAW) 
News
News 
Two British Women Injured in Zanzibar Acid Attack - 08 Aug 2013 
4 PICTURES 
BANGLADESH-TANNERIES/
RTR38Y8A 
October 09, 2012 
A woman carries a bamboo stick in a tannery while working at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
A woman carries a bamboo stick in a tannery while working at Hazaribagh in Dhaka 
A woman carries a bamboo stick in a tannery while working at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city's main river. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) 
BANGLADESH-TANNERIES/
RTR38Y88 
October 09, 2012 
A boy smiles as he plays in front of the tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
A boy smiles as he plays in front of the tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka 
A boy smiles as he plays in front of the tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city's main river. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) 
BANGLADESH-TANNERIES/
RTR38Y86 
October 09, 2012 
A boy stands in front of the tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
A boy stands in front of the tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka 
A boy stands in front of the tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city's main river. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) 
BANGLADESH-TANNERIES/
RTR38Y81 
October 09, 2012 
A schoolgirl crosses a bridge next to a tannery factory by the river Buriganga at Hazaribagh in Dhaka... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
A schoolgirl crosses a bridge next to a tannery factory by the river Buriganga at Hazaribagh in Dhaka.... 
A schoolgirl crosses a bridge next to a tannery factory by the river Buriganga at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city's main river. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY EDUCATION) 
BANGLADESH-TANNERIES/
RTR38Y7B 
October 09, 2012 
A man processes tannery waste to make poultry feed at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
A man processes tannery waste to make poultry feed at Hazaribagh in Dhaka 
A man processes tannery waste to make poultry feed at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city's main river. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) 
BANGLADESH-TANNERIES/
RTR38Y77 
October 09, 2012 
A worker carries tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
A worker carries tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka 
A worker carries tannery wastes at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city's main river. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY) 
BANGLADESH-TANNERIES/
RTR38Y6Q 
October 09, 2012 
A child jumps on the waste products that are used to make poultry feed as she plays in a tannery at Hazaribagh... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
A child jumps on the waste products that are used to make poultry feed as she plays in a tannery at Hazaribagh... 
A child jumps on the waste products that are used to make poultry feed as she plays in a tannery at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh's capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka's Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city's main river. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
AFGHANISTAN-EXECUTION/REACTION
RTR34TM9 
July 11, 2012 
Momtaz, 16, a victim of an acid attack, participates in a protest against the recent public execution... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
Momtaz, a victim of an acid attack, participates in a protest against the recent public execution of... 
Momtaz, 16, a victim of an acid attack, participates in a protest against the recent public execution of a young woman, in Kabul July 11, 2012. The Taliban denied involvement in the killing in Parwan province, in which an unnamed woman's head and body were riddled with bullets at close range in punishment for alleged adultery. Authorities in Kabul directly blamed the Islamist group. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST) 
BANGLADESH/
RTR2Z16R 
March 08, 2012 
Hasina, a survivor of an acid attack, takes part in an awareness rally about the violence against women... 
Faridpur, Bangladesh 
Hasina, a survivor of an acid attack, takes part in an awareness rally about the violence against women... 
Hasina, a survivor of an acid attack, takes part in an awareness rally about the violence against women as they mark International Women's Day in Dhaka March 8, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY) 
International Women's Day
International Women's Day 
Acid Attack Victims - 08 Mar 2012 
32 PICTURES 
PAKISTAN/
RTR2VC3F 
December 16, 2011 
Kulsoom, 33, a survivor of an acid attack, sits with her son Salman, 9, inside their residence in Karachi... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
Kulsoom, 33, a survivor of an acid attack, sits with her son Salman, 9, inside their residence in Karachi... 
Kulsoom, 33, a survivor of an acid attack, sits with her son Salman, 9, inside their residence in Karachi December 16, 2011. Kulsoom, a mother of six children, lost both of her eyes in an acid attack by her husband after a domestic argument in 2008. The Pakistan Senate unanimously passed the Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Bill on December 12, recommending a 14-year to lifetime imprisonment sentences and levies fines up to Rs1 million ($11,160) for the perpetrators of the crime. REUTERS/Insiya Syed (PAKISTAN - Tags: PROFILE SOCIETY HEALTH) 
PAKISTAN/
RTR2V8SC 
December 14, 2011 
Tahira, 28, an acid attack survivor, is photographed during an appointment for reconstructive surgery... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
Tahira, 28, an acid attack survivor, is photographed during an appointment for reconstructive surgery... 
Tahira, 28, an acid attack survivor, is photographed during an appointment for reconstructive surgery at a hospital in Karachi December 14, 2011. Tahira says she was attacked on August 25, 2003 by a colleague whom she refused to wed. The Pakistan Senate unanimously passed the Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Bill on December 12, recommending a 14-year to lifetime imprisonment sentences and levies fines up to Rs1 million ($11,160) for the perpetrators of the crime, local media reported. REUTERS/Insiya Syed (PAKISTAN - Tags: PROFILE SOCIETY HEALTH) 
PAKISTAN/
RTR2V8RH 
December 14, 2011 
Memoona, 23, a survivor of an acid attack, poses for a photograph inside her residence in Karachi December... 
Karachi, Pakistan 
Memoona, 23, a survivor of an acid attack, poses for a photograph inside her residence in Karachi 
Memoona, 23, a survivor of an acid attack, poses for a photograph inside her residence in Karachi December 14, 2011. Memoona says the acid attack took place on August 13, 2002, when a boy threw acid on her face and body over an old family feud. Memoona, who is currently enrolled in nursing school, said she lost her eye but not her spirit. The Pakistan Senate unanimously passed the Acid Control and Acid Crime Prevention Bill on December 12, recommending a 14-year to lifetime imprisonment sentences and levies fines up to Rs1 million ($11,160) for the perpetrators of the crime, local media reported. REUTERS/Insiya Syed (PAKISTAN - Tags: PROFILE SOCIETY HEALTH PORTRAIT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
PERU/
RTR2RN7D 
September 22, 2011 
Confiscated containers of hydrochloric acid are seen at a police station in Lima September 21, 2011.... 
Lima, Peru 
Confiscated containers of hydrochloric acid are seen at a police station in Lima 
Confiscated containers of hydrochloric acid are seen at a police station in Lima September 21, 2011. According to police, about 1,000 kg of cocaine and 39 tons of chemical supplies used to refine coca into cocaine were seized by anti-narcotics police after an operation conducted since September 12. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares(PERU - Tags: CRIME LAW DRUGS SOCIETY) 
PERU/
RTR2RN78 
September 21, 2011 
A police officer stands guard near confiscated containers of hydrochloric acid at a police station in... 
Lima, Peru 
Police officer stands guard near confiscated containers of hydrochloric acid at a police station in Lima... 
A police officer stands guard near confiscated containers of hydrochloric acid at a police station in Lima September 21, 2011. According to police, about 1,000 kg of cocaine and 39 tons of chemical supplies used to refine coca into cocaine were seized by anti-narcotics police after an operation conducted since September 12. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares(PERU - Tags: CRIME LAW DRUGS SOCIETY) 
IRAN-RETRIBUTION/
RTR2PHFA 
July 30, 2011 
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office... 
Tehran, Iran 
Bahrami, who was blinded in both eyes in an acid attack, attends an interview with Reuters at her home... 
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.

Ameneh Bahrami, who was blinded in both eyes in an acid attack, attends an interview with Reuters at her home in Tehran July 31, 2011. An Iranian woman blinded with acid by her suitor for turning down his marriage proposal spared him at the last minute from being blinded too as punishment for his crime, Iranian media reported on Sunday. Bahrami was blinded in 2004 when Majid Mohavedi poured acid onto her face after she spurned his offers of marriage. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN - Tags: CRIME LAW SOCIETY) 
SAFRICA-MINING/ACID
RTXXM5D 
February 08, 2011 
A man looks at acidic water flowing from the old mines in Riverlea, south of Johannesburg, February 8,... 
Johannesburg, South Africa 
To match feature SAFRICA-MINING/ACID 
A man looks at acidic water flowing from the old mines in Riverlea, south of Johannesburg, February 8, 2011. Johannesburg may soon start being eaten away by acidic water flowing from the mines that created its astronomical fortunes. Mines dug more than a century ago stretching about 40 kms (25 miles) along one of the world's largest gold deposits have reached their water storage limit and will start leaking a toxic cocktail of chemicals in the coming months, independent experts and government have said. To match feature SAFRICA-MINING/ACID REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS) 
SAFRICA-MINING/ACID
RTXXM5C 
February 08, 2011 
A man looks at acidic water flowing from the old mines in Riverlea, south of Johannesburg, February 8,... 
Johannesburg, South Africa 
To match feature SAFRICA-MINING/ACID 
A man looks at acidic water flowing from the old mines in Riverlea, south of Johannesburg, February 8, 2011. Johannesburg may soon start being eaten away by acidic water flowing from the mines that created its astronomical fortunes. Mines dug more than a century ago stretching about 40 kms (25 miles) along one of the world's largest gold deposits have reached their water storage limit and will start leaking a toxic cocktail of chemicals in the coming months, independent experts and government have said. To match feature SAFRICA-MINING/ACID REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS) 
BANGLADESH/
RTXVML2 
December 11, 2010 
Asma Begum, a survivor of an acid attack, waits for treatment at the burn unit of the Dhaka Medical College... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
Asma Begum, a survivor of an acid attack, waits for treatment at the burn unit of the Dhaka Medical College... 
Asma Begum, a survivor of an acid attack, waits for treatment at the burn unit of the Dhaka Medical College in Dhaka December 11, 2010. Begum and her eleven-month-old daughter Afsana were attacked with acid by her relatives on December 10 due to problems arising from her sister's divorce, according to Begum and hospital authorities. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: CRIME LAW) 
BANGLADESH/
RTXVML1 
December 11, 2010 
Asma Begum and her eleven-month-old daughter Afsana, survivors of an acid attack, rest at the burn unit... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
Asma Begum and her daughter Afsana, survivors of an acid attack, rest at the burn unit of the Dhaka Medical... 
Asma Begum and her eleven-month-old daughter Afsana, survivors of an acid attack, rest at the burn unit of the Dhaka Medical College in Dhaka December 11, 2010. Begum and Afsana were attacked with acid by her relatives on December 10 due to problems arising from her sister's divorce, according to Begum and hospital authorities. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: CRIME LAW) 
BANGLADESH/
RTXV092 
November 24, 2010 
Monira, a survivor of acid attack, takes part in an awareness rally about the violence against women... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
Survivor of acid attack takes part in an awareness rally about the violence against women in Dhaka 
Monira, a survivor of acid attack, takes part in an awareness rally about the violence against women in Dhaka November 24, 2010. Campaign to Work With Men and Boys, a national network, organized the rally to raise an awareness about the violence against women. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
CAMBODIA/
RTR2G6QA 
July 07, 2010 
Former garment factory worker Channa Prak (L), 20, who is an acid attack victim passes the time at a... 
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 
Former garment factory worker Prak, 20, who is an acid attack victim passes the time at a secure shelter... 
Former garment factory worker Channa Prak (L), 20, who is an acid attack victim passes the time at a secure shelter run by non-profit organisation "Cambodia Acid Survivors Charity" outside Phnom Penh July 7, 2010. Prak, who was attacked by unknown perpetrators over what she said was a love affair, is receiving shelter and medical treatment at the centre. After years of indifference to a rise in acid attacks across Cambodia, authorities are drafting up legislation to restrict acid sales and to punish perpetrators. The move comes as Cambodia seeks to tidy up its reputation for human rights abuses, rampant corruption, and lax law enforcement, some of many factors that have deterred foreign investors. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA SOCIETY - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST IMAGES OF THE DAY) SOCIETY 
CAMBODIA/
RTR2G6O0 
July 07, 2010 
Former hair dresser, Um Dinay, 19, who is an acid attack victim, passes the time at a secure shelter... 
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 
Former hair dresser, Um Dinay, 19, who is an acid attack victim, passes the time at a secure shelter... 
Former hair dresser, Um Dinay, 19, who is an acid attack victim, passes the time at a secure shelter run by non-profit organisation "Cambodia Acid Survivors Charity" outside Phnom Penh July 7, 2010. Um, who was attacked by unknown perpetrators six month ago is receiving shelter and medical treatment at the centre. After years of indifference to a rise in acid attacks across Cambodia, authorities are drafting up legislation to restrict acid sales and to punish perpetrators. The move comes as Cambodia seeks to tidy up its reputation for human rights abuses, rampant corruption, and lax law enforcement, some of many factors that have deterred foreign investors. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY POLITICS) 
CAMBODIA/
RTR2G6NK 
July 06, 2010 
A hand of an acid attack victim hangs from a bed during a therapy session at a secure shelter run by... 
Phnom Penh, Cambodia 
A hand of an acid attack victim hangs from a bed during a therapy session at a secure shelter run by... 
A hand of an acid attack victim hangs from a bed during a therapy session at a secure shelter run by non-profit organisation "Cambodia Acid Survivors Charity" outside Phnom Penh July 7, 2010. After years of indifference to a rise in acid attacks across Cambodia, authorities are drafting up legislation to restrict acid sales and to punish perpetrators. The move comes as Cambodia seeks to tidy up its reputation for human rights abuses, rampant corruption, and lax law enforcement, some of many factors that have deterred foreign investors. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (CAMBODIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY POLITICS) 
HONGKONG/
RTR28P3V 
January 09, 2010 
Police cordon off the scene of an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area at Hong Kong?s... 
Hong Kong, China 
Police cordon off the scene of an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area at Hong Kong?s... 
Police cordon off the scene of an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area at Hong Kong?s Yau Ma Tei district January 9, 2010. A total of 30 people suffered chemical burns in the attack, police said on Saturday. Over 100 people have been injured in similar attacks spanning several shopping districts in the territory since December 2008. REUERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW) 
HONGKONG/
RTR28P3T 
January 09, 2010 
A suspect is taken away by the police after an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area... 
Hong Kong, China 
A suspect is taken away by the police after an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area... 
A suspect is taken away by the police after an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area at Hong Kong?s Yau Ma Tei district January 9, 2010. A total of 30 people suffered chemical burns from the attack, police said on Saturday. Over 100 people have been injured in similar attacks spanning several shopping districts in the territory since December 2008. REUERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
HONGKONG/
RTR28P3J 
January 09, 2010 
A policeman stands guard in a cordoned off area at the scene of an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular... 
Hong Kong, China 
A policeman stands guard in a cordoned off area at the scene of an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular... 
A policeman stands guard in a cordoned off area at the scene of an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area at Hong Kong?s Yau Ma Tei district January 9, 2010. A total of 30 people suffered chemical burns from the attack, police said on Saturday. Over 100 people have been injured in last five similar attacks spanning several shopping districts in the territory since December 2008. REUERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW) 
HONGKONG/
RTR28P3C 
January 09, 2010 
A suspect is taken away by the police after an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area... 
Hong Kong, China 
A suspect is taken away by the police after an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area... 
A suspect is taken away by the police after an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area at Hong Kong?s Yau Ma Tei district January 9, 2010. A total of 30 people suffered chemical burns from the attack, police said on Saturday. Over 100 people have been injured in last five similar attacks spanning several shopping districts in the territory since December 2008. REUERS/Tyrone Siu (CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW) 
HONGKONG/
RTR28P35 
January 09, 2010 
Plainclothes policemen take down information from witnesses at the scene of an acid attack at Temple... 
Hong Kong, China 
Plainclothes policemen take down information from witnesses at the scene of an acid attack at Temple... 
Plainclothes policemen take down information from witnesses at the scene of an acid attack at Temple Street, a popular shopping area at Hong Kong's Yau Ma Tei district January 9, 2010. A total of 30 people suffered chemical burns in the attack, police said on Saturday. Over 100 people have been injured in several similar attacks spanning several shopping districts in the territory since December 2008. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu
(CHINA - Tags: CRIME LAW) 
CLIMATE-CHINA/
RTXRFP1 
December 04, 2009 
The area polluted by toxic acid fluid after a chemical plant exploded is seen in this general view in... 
YANSHI, China 
General view shows the area polluted by toxic acid fluid after a chemical plant exploded in Yanshi 
The area polluted by toxic acid fluid after a chemical plant exploded is seen in this general view in Yanshi, Henan province July 17, 2009. World leaders will meet in Copenhagen in December to try and agree a new deal to fight climate change. Picture taken July 17, 2009. REUTERS/Carlf Zhang (CHINA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS) 
CLIMATE-CHINA/
RTXRFP0 
December 04, 2009 
The area polluted by toxic acid fluid after a chemical plant exploded is seen in Yanshi, Henan province... 
YANSHI, China 
The area polluted by toxic acid fluid after a chemical plant exploded is seen in Yanshi 
The area polluted by toxic acid fluid after a chemical plant exploded is seen in Yanshi, Henan province July 17, 2009. World leaders will meet in Copenhagen in December to try and agree a new deal to fight climate change. Picture taken July 17, 2009. REUTERS/Carlf Zhang (CHINA ENVIRONMENT POLITICS) 
BANGLADESH-ACID/
RTXFVJQ 
May 11, 2009 
A survivor of an acid attack attends a rally with her child in Dhaka May 12, 2009. The Acid Survivors... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
A survivor of an acid attack attends a rally with her child in Dhaka 
A survivor of an acid attack attends a rally with her child in Dhaka May 12, 2009. The Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) of Bangladesh, which provides help and support to victims of acid violence, hosted an international conference on Tuesday to mark its 10th anniversary. About 600 acid victims from Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Cambodia, Uganda and Nepal participated in the conference. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
AFGHANISTAN-POISONING/
RTXFOJO 
May 11, 2009 
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa, accompanies her daughter in a hospital in Charikar city, May 11, 2009.... 
Charikar, Afghanistan 
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa, accompanies her daughter in a hospital in Charikar city 
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa, accompanies her daughter in a hospital in Charikar city, May 11, 2009. Nearly 50 Afghan teenagers are in hospital after a mystery gas attack on a girls' school in the northern town of Charikar, the second mass poisoning of female students in a month, a doctor said on Monday. Attacks on girls schools have increased in the past year, particularly in the east and south of the country. Last year a group of schoolgirls in Kandahar had acid thrown in their faces by men who objected to them attending school. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN CRIME LAW CONFLICT EDUCATION POLITICS) 
AFGHANISTAN-POISONING/
RTXFOIV 
May 11, 2009 
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa, checks on her daughter in a hospital in Charikar city, May 11, 2009.... 
Charikar, Afghanistan 
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa, checks on her daughter in a hospital in Charikar city 
An Afghan woman clad in a burqa, checks on her daughter in a hospital in Charikar city, May 11, 2009. Nearly 50 Afghan teenagers are in hospital after a mystery gas attack on a girls' school in the northern town of Charikar, the second mass poisoning of female students in a month, a doctor said on Monday. Attacks on girls schools have increased in the past year, particularly in the east and south of the country. Last year a group of schoolgirls in Kandahar had acid thrown in their faces by men who objected to them attending school. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN CRIME LAW CONFLICT EDUCATION POLITICS) 
AFGHAN-EDUCATION/
RTR23ZYA 
January 29, 2009 
Head of Kabul's Education Department Naziba Norstani (L) visits Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
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Head of Kabul's Education Department Naziba Norstani (L) visits Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, in Kabul in this November 15, 2008 file photo. From acid attacks, murder, torching of schools and sexual assault, violence against female students is dashing the dreams of thousands of Afghan girls and women who are thirsty for an education that may help rejuvenate the fractured economy and society of their war-torn country. To match feature AFGHAN-EDUCATION/ REUTERS/Omar Sobhani/Files (AFGHANISTAN) 
CHINA-POLLUTION/
RTR22SWN 
December 23, 2008 
Smoke billows from chimneys at chemical factories on the outskirts of Nanjing, Jiangsu province December... 
Nanjing, China 
Smoke billows from chimneys at chemical factories on outskirts of Nanjing 
Smoke billows from chimneys at chemical factories on the outskirts of Nanjing, Jiangsu province December 23, 2008. China cut its emissions of water pollution and acid rain-causing sulphur dioxide in the first half of this year, as Beijing closed dirty power plants and the global economic crisis hit heavy industry, state media said. REUTERS/Jeff Xu (CHINA) 
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXALUJ 
November 15, 2008 
Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, lies on a bed at a hospital in Kabul November 15,... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, lies on a bed at a hospital in Kabul 
Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, lies on a bed at a hospital in Kabul November 15, 2008. The Taliban, which does not permit women to attend school, attacked Shamsia two days ago as she was on her way to class with 15 other schoolgirls, according to police. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN) 
AFGHANISTAN/
RTXALUE 
November 15, 2008 
Reporters interview Shamsia (C), 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, at a hospital in Kabul... 
Kabul, Afghanistan 
Reporters interview Shamsia, 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, at a hospital in Kabul 
Reporters interview Shamsia (C), 17, victim of an acid attack by the Taliban, at a hospital in Kabul November 15, 2008. The Taliban, which does not permit women to attend school, attacked Shamsia two days ago as she was on her way to class with 15 other schoolgirls, according to police. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN) 
MEXICO-DRUGS/
RTX9B8M 
October 07, 2008 
Firefighters, wearing chemical protective suits, remove barrels containing cut up bodies in acid in the... 
Tijuana, Mexico 
Firefighters, wearing chemical protective suits, remove barrels containing cut up bodies in acid in the... 
Firefighters, wearing chemical protective suits, remove barrels containing cut up bodies in acid in the border city of Tijuana September 30, 2008. Drug cartel hitmen have massacred some 70 people in the past eight days in Tijuana on the U.S.-Mexico border, once a freewheeling city serving Americans tequila, cheap medicines and sex that is being devastated by the war. Picture taken September 30, 2008. REUTERS/Jorge Duenes (MEXICO) 
BANGLADESH/
RTX6Y9L 
June 15, 2008 
Acid victim Rehana Begum poses inside the Dhaka Medical College Hospital June 15, 2008. Begum says she... 
Dhaka, Bangladesh 
Acid victim Begum poses inside the Dhaka Medical College Hospital 
Acid victim Rehana Begum poses inside the Dhaka Medical College Hospital June 15, 2008. Begum says she was attacked by her brother-in-law over land dispute about three weeks ago. REUTERS/Andrew Biraj (BANGLADESH) 
GERMANY
RTR1LIBF 
January 23, 2007 
Experts examine the crash site of a freight train in Tornesch near Hamburg January 23, 2007. The freight... 
Tornesch, Germany 
Experts examine the crash site of a freight train in Tornesch near Hamburg 
Experts examine the crash site of a freight train in Tornesch near Hamburg January 23, 2007. The freight train with 21 trailers crashed on Tuesday morning and 19 trailers derailed for not yet known reasons. Some of the loaded goods are chemical acids but nobody was injured, police said. REUTERS/Christian Charisius (GERMANY) 
FRANCE
RTXO6NF 
February 01, 2006 
A French navy diver inspects a 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical... 
Cherbourg, France 
A French navy diver inspects a 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) ..... 
A French navy diver inspects a 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE in this February 1, 2006 handout photo after it sank in 70 meters (230 feet) of water in the Channel between France and Britain after a collision with the [bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki] on Tuesday. The cargo of phosphoric acid was not considered a major danger to the environment, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said, but a substantial amount of engine fuel was still aboard.
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FRANCE
RTXO6NE 
February 01, 2006 
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in... 
Cherbourg, France 
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen ..... 
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in this February 1, 2006 handout photo after it sank in 70 meters (230 feet) of water in the Channel between France and Britain after a collision with the[bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki] on Tuesday. The cargo of phosphoric acid was not considered a major danger to the environment, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said, but a substantial amount of engine fuel was still aboard.
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FRANCE
RTR19H85 
February 01, 2006 
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in... 
Cherbourg, France 
The hull of sunken chemical tanker ECE in the English Channel is seen in this handout photo 
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in this February 1, 2006 handout photo after it sank in 70 meters (230 feet) of water in the Channel between France and Britain after a collision with the bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki on Tuesday. The cargo of phosphoric acid was not considered a major danger to the environment, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said, but a substantial amount of engine fuel was still aboard. BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE REUTERS/French Navy (Photo Marine Nationale)/Handout 
FRANCE
RTR15RN9 
February 01, 2006 
A French navy diver inspects a 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical... 
Cherbourg, France 
A French navy diver inspects hole in hull of sunken chemical tanker ECE after collision in the English... 
A French navy diver inspects a 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE in this February 1, 2006 handout photo after it sank in 70 meters (230 feet) of water in the Channel between France and Britain after a collision with the bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki on Tuesday. The cargo of phosphoric acid was not considered a major danger to the environment, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said, but a substantial amount of engine fuel was still aboard. BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE REUTERS/French Navy (Photo Marine Nationale)/Handout 
FRANCE
RTR15RN0 
February 01, 2006 
A French navy diver inspects a 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical... 
Cherbourg, France 
A French navy diver inspects hole in hull of sunken chemical tanker ECE after collision in the English... 
A French navy diver inspects a 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE in this February 1, 2006 handout photo after it sank in 70 meters (230 feet) of water in the Channel between France and Britain after a collision with the bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki on Tuesday. The cargo of phosphoric acid was not considered a major danger to the environment, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said, but a substantial amount of engine fuel was still aboard. BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE REUTERS/French Navy (Photo Marine Nationale)/Handout 
FRANCE
RTR15RMW 
February 01, 2006 
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in... 
Cherbourg, France 
The hull of sunken chemical tanker ECE in the English Channel is seen in this handout photo 
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in this February 1, 2006 handout photo after it sank in 70 meters (230 feet) of water in the Channel between France and Britain after a collision with the bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki on Tuesday. The cargo of phosphoric acid was not considered a major danger to the environment, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said, but a substantial amount of engine fuel was still aboard. BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE REUTERS/French Navy (Photo Marine Nationale)/Handout 
FRANCE
RTR15RMV 
February 01, 2006 
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in... 
Cherbourg, France 
The hull of sunken chemical tanker ECE in the English Channel is seen in this handout photo 
The 5 meter (16.4 feet) hole in the hull of the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE is seen in this February 1, 2006 handout photo after it sank in 70 meters (230 feet) of water in the Channel between France and Britain after a collision with the bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki on Tuesday. The cargo of phosphoric acid was not considered a major danger to the environment, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said, but a substantial amount of engine fuel was still aboard. BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE REUTERS/French Navy (Photo Marine Nationale)/Handout 
FRANCE
RTXO721 
January 31, 2006 
- UNDATED FILE PHOTO - The bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki is seen in this undated file photo. [The... 
Cherbourg, France 
- UNDATED FILE PHOTO - The bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki is seen in this undated file photo. [Th..... 
- UNDATED FILE PHOTO - The bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki is seen in this undated file photo. [The General Grot-Rowecki was involved in a collision with the 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE in the Channel between France and [Britain] on January 31, 2006. The ECE sustained "significant damage" and was leaking its cargo of phosphoric acid, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said. The crew of the ECE were evacuated by helicopter and rescue crews are on site to estimate the risk of sinking.]
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FRANCE
RTXO720 
January 31, 2006 
The 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE lists in the Channel between France and Britain, January... 
Cherbourg, France 
The 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE lists in the Channel between France and Britain, Jan..... 
The 8,003 ton (8,131 tonne) chemical tanker ECE lists in the Channel between France and Britain, January 31, 2006, after an overnight collision with the bulk carrier General Grot-Rowecki. [The ECE sustained "significant damage" and was leaking its cargo of phosphoric acid, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said. The crew of the ECE were evacuated by helicopter and rescue crews are on site to estimate the risk of sinking.]
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