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CLIMATE-UN/MIDEAST-WATER
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November 08, 2022 
A woman grazes animals close to Al-Bu Hussain village which sits on the bank of a former canal which... 
Diwaniya, Iraq 
The Wider Image: Middle East's Fertile Crescent dries up as rains fail 
A woman grazes animals close to Al-Bu Hussain village which sits on the bank of a former canal which has dried up, in Diwaniya, Iraq, November 8, 2022. "Climate change is a reality in Iraq," said the United Nations mission in Iraq, adding that the country was the world's fifth most vulnerable to the fallout from global warming due to rising temperatures, lower rainfall, salinity, and dust storms. "Desertification now threatens almost 40 percent of the area of our country - a country that was once one of the most fertile and productive in the region," Iraq's President Abdul Latif Rashid told the climate summit in Egypt last week. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani SEARCH "CLIMATE MIDEAST WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
CLIMATE-UN/MIDEAST-WATER
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November 08, 2022 
Hussein Hassan Ibrahim (L), and Kazem Hussein, 52, (R) walk across arid land in Al Bu Ruwayyshid village... 
Diwaniya, Iraq 
The Wider Image: Middle East's Fertile Crescent dries up as rains fail 
Hussein Hassan Ibrahim (L), and Kazem Hussein, 52, (R) walk across arid land in Al Bu Ruwayyshid village which sits on the bank of a former canal which has dried up, in Diwaniya, Iraq, November 8, 2022. "Climate change is a reality in Iraq," said the United Nations mission in Iraq, adding that the country was the world's fifth most vulnerable to the fallout from global warming due to rising temperatures, lower rainfall, salinity, and dust storms. "Desertification now threatens almost 40 percent of the area of our country - a country that was once one of the most fertile and productive in the region," Iraq's President Abdul Latif Rashid told the climate summit in Egypt last week. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani SEARCH "CLIMATE MIDEAST WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
CLIMATE-UN/MIDEAST-WATER
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October 20, 2022 
Haider Jalil, 10, fills a water tank from a truck outside his family home in the village of Al-Bouzayyat... 
Diwaniya, Iraq 
The Wider Image: Middle East's Fertile Crescent dries up as rains fail 
Haider Jalil, 10, fills a water tank from a truck outside his family home in the village of Al-Bouzayyat which sits on the bank of a former canal which has dried up, in Diwaniya, Iraq, October 20, 2022. "Climate change is a reality in Iraq," said the United Nations mission in Iraq, adding that the country was the world's fifth most vulnerable to the fallout from global warming due to rising temperatures, lower rainfall, salinity, and dust storms. "Desertification now threatens almost 40 percent of the area of our country - a country that was once one of the most fertile and productive in the region," Iraq's President Abdul Latif Rashid told the climate summit in Egypt last week. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani SEARCH "CLIMATE MIDEAST WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
CLIMATE-UN/MIDEAST-WATER
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October 20, 2022 
Haider Jalil, 10, grazes animals outside the family home in the village of Al-Bouzayyat which sits on... 
Diwaniya, Iraq 
The Wider Image: Middle East's Fertile Crescent dries up as rains fail 
Haider Jalil, 10, grazes animals outside the family home in the village of Al-Bouzayyat which sits on the bank of a former canal which has dried up, in Diwaniya, Iraq, October 20, 2022. "Climate change is a reality in Iraq," said the United Nations mission in Iraq, adding that the country was the world's fifth most vulnerable to the fallout from global warming due to rising temperatures, lower rainfall, salinity, and dust storms. "Desertification now threatens almost 40 percent of the area of our country - a country that was once one of the most fertile and productive in the region," Iraq's President Abdul Latif Rashid told the climate summit in Egypt last week. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani SEARCH "CLIMATE MIDEAST WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
CLIMATE-UN/MIDEAST-WATER
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October 20, 2022 
The skull of a donkey who died due to lack of food and water lies on the ground in the village of Al-Bu... 
Diwaniya, Iraq 
The Wider Image: Middle East's Fertile Crescent dries up as rains fail 
The skull of a donkey who died due to lack of food and water lies on the ground in the village of Al-Bu Hussain which sits on the bank of a former canal which has dried up, in Diwaniya, Iraq October 20, 2022. "Climate change is a reality in Iraq," said the United Nations mission in Iraq, adding that the country was the world's fifth most vulnerable to the fallout from global warming due to rising temperatures, lower rainfall, salinity, and dust storms. "Desertification now threatens almost 40 percent of the area of our country - a country that was once one of the most fertile and productive in the region," Iraq's President Abdul Latif Rashid told the climate summit in Egypt last week. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani SEARCH "CLIMATE MIDEAST WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
CLIMATE-UN/MIDEAST-WATER
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October 14, 2022 
The village of Al-Bu Hussain which sits on the bank of a former canal which has dried up, is seen from... 
Diwaniya, Iraq 
The Wider Image: Middle East's Fertile Crescent dries up as rains fail 
The village of Al-Bu Hussain which sits on the bank of a former canal which has dried up, is seen from above in Diwaniya, Iraq, October 14, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. "Climate change is a reality in Iraq," said the United Nations mission in Iraq, adding that the country was the world's fifth most vulnerable to the fallout from global warming due to rising temperatures, lower rainfall, salinity, and dust storms. "Desertification now threatens almost 40 percent of the area of our country - a country that was once one of the most fertile and productive in the region," Iraq's President Abdul Latif Rashid told the climate summit in Egypt last week. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani SEARCH "CLIMATE MIDEAST WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
CLIMATE-UN/MIDEAST-WATER
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October 12, 2022 
A new canal is seen, which replaces one which has been in use since the nineteen fifties after the water... 
AL-MUTHANNA, Iraq 
The Wider Image: Middle East's Fertile Crescent dries up as rains fail 
A new canal is seen, which replaces one which has been in use since the nineteen fifties after the water level decreased, in the village of Al-Massa, al-Muthanna, Iraq, October 12, 2022. "Climate change is a reality in Iraq," said the United Nations mission in Iraq, adding that the country was the world's fifth most vulnerable to the fallout from global warming due to rising temperatures, lower rainfall, salinity, and dust storms. "Desertification now threatens almost 40 percent of the area of our country - a country that was once one of the most fertile and productive in the region," Iraq's President Abdul Latif Rashid told the climate summit in Egypt last week. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani SEARCH "CLIMATE MIDEAST WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
CLIMATE-UN/MIDEAST-WATER
RTSD6OGR 
October 11, 2022 
A herd of buffalo wade in the Euphrates River in al-Muthanna Province, Iraq, October 11, 2022. "Climate... 
AL-MUTHANNA, Iraq 
The Wider Image: Middle East's Fertile Crescent dries up as rains fail 
A herd of buffalo wade in the Euphrates River in al-Muthanna Province, Iraq, October 11, 2022. "Climate change is a reality in Iraq," said the United Nations mission in Iraq, adding that the country was the world's fifth most vulnerable to the fallout from global warming due to rising temperatures, lower rainfall, salinity, and dust storms. "Desertification now threatens almost 40 percent of the area of our country - a country that was once one of the most fertile and productive in the region," Iraq's President Abdul Latif Rashid told the climate summit in Egypt last week. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani SEARCH "CLIMATE MIDEAST WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
CLIMATE-UN/MIDEAST-WATER
RTSD6OGO 
October 11, 2022 
Salt residue is seen on arid farmland in al-Muthanna Province, Iraq, October 11, 2022. "Climate change... 
AL-MUTHANNA, Iraq 
The Wider Image: Middle East's Fertile Crescent dries up as rains fail 
Salt residue is seen on arid farmland in al-Muthanna Province, Iraq, October 11, 2022. "Climate change is a reality in Iraq," said the United Nations mission in Iraq, adding that the country was the world's fifth most vulnerable to the fallout from global warming due to rising temperatures, lower rainfall, salinity, and dust storms. "Desertification now threatens almost 40 percent of the area of our country - a country that was once one of the most fertile and productive in the region," Iraq's President Abdul Latif Rashid told the climate summit in Egypt last week. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani SEARCH "CLIMATE MIDEAST WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
CLIMATE-UN/MIDEAST-WATER
RTSD6OGN 
October 11, 2022 
A woman collects water from a water tank stored outside her home in the village of Al-Bouzayyat, which... 
Diwaniya, Iraq 
The Wider Image: Middle East's Fertile Crescent dries up as rains fail 
A woman collects water from a water tank stored outside her home in the village of Al-Bouzayyat, which sits on the bank of a former canal which has dried up, in Diwaniya, Iraq, October 11, 2022. "Climate change is a reality in Iraq," said the United Nations mission in Iraq, adding that the country was the world's fifth most vulnerable to the fallout from global warming due to rising temperatures, lower rainfall, salinity, and dust storms. "Desertification now threatens almost 40 percent of the area of our country - a country that was once one of the most fertile and productive in the region," Iraq's President Abdul Latif Rashid told the climate summit in Egypt last week. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani SEARCH "CLIMATE MIDEAST WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
CLIMATE-UN/MIDEAST-WATER
RTSD6OGM 
October 11, 2022 
Salt residue is seen on arid farmland in al-Muthanna Province, Iraq, October 11, 2022. "Climate change... 
AL-MUTHANNA, Iraq 
The Wider Image: Middle East's Fertile Crescent dries up as rains fail 
Salt residue is seen on arid farmland in al-Muthanna Province, Iraq, October 11, 2022. "Climate change is a reality in Iraq," said the United Nations mission in Iraq, adding that the country was the world's fifth most vulnerable to the fallout from global warming due to rising temperatures, lower rainfall, salinity, and dust storms. "Desertification now threatens almost 40 percent of the area of our country - a country that was once one of the most fertile and productive in the region," Iraq's President Abdul Latif Rashid told the climate summit in Egypt last week. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani SEARCH "CLIMATE MIDEAST WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
CLIMATE-UN/MIDEAST-WATER
RTSD6OEO 
October 11, 2022 
People collect water for their animals from the the al-Thirma river in Diwaniya, Iraq, October 11, 2022.... 
Diwaniya, Iraq 
The Wider Image: Middle East's Fertile Crescent dries up as rains fail 
People collect water for their animals from the the al-Thirma river in Diwaniya, Iraq, October 11, 2022. "Climate change is a reality in Iraq," said the United Nations mission in Iraq, adding that the country was the world's fifth most vulnerable to the fallout from global warming due to rising temperatures, lower rainfall, salinity, and dust storms. "Desertification now threatens almost 40 percent of the area of our country - a country that was once one of the most fertile and productive in the region," Iraq's President Abdul Latif Rashid told the climate summit in Egypt last week. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani SEARCH "CLIMATE MIDEAST WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
CLIMATE-UN/MIDEAST-WATER
RTSD6OGH 
October 10, 2022 
Children play ball games on the dried up riverbed of the Shatt al Mashkhab river, in Najaf city, Iraq,... 
Najaf, Iraq 
The Wider Image: Middle East's Fertile Crescent dries up as rains fail 
Children play ball games on the dried up riverbed of the Shatt al Mashkhab river, in Najaf city, Iraq, October 10, 2022. "Climate change is a reality in Iraq," said the United Nations mission in Iraq, adding that the country was the world's fifth most vulnerable to the fallout from global warming due to rising temperatures, lower rainfall, salinity, and dust storms. "Desertification now threatens almost 40 percent of the area of our country - a country that was once one of the most fertile and productive in the region," Iraq's President Abdul Latif Rashid told the climate summit in Egypt last week. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani SEARCH "CLIMATE MIDEAST WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
IRAQ-ENVIRONMENT/
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May 12, 2022 
Workers look after trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala, trying to... 
Karbala, Iraq 
Workers look after trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala 
Workers look after trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala, trying to prevent worsening desertification and sand storms, on the outskirt of Kerbala, Iraq May 12, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
IRAQ-ENVIRONMENT/
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May 12, 2022 
Workers look after trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala, trying to... 
Karbala, Iraq 
Workers look after trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala 
Workers look after trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala, trying to prevent worsening desertification and sand storms, in Karbala, Iraq May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani 
IRAQ-ENVIRONMENT/
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May 12, 2022 
A view of trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala, trying to prevent worsening... 
Karbala, Iraq 
A view of a trees in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala 
A view of trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala, trying to prevent worsening desertification and sand storms, on the outskirt of Karbala, Iraq May 12, 2022.Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani 
IRAQ-ENVIRONMENT/
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May 12, 2022 
A worker looks after a tree planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala, trying... 
Karbala, Iraq 
Iraqi man workers work farming a trees in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala 
A worker looks after a tree planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala, trying to prevent worsening desertification and sand storms, in Karbala, Iraq May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani 
IRAQ-ENVIRONMENT/
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May 12, 2022 
Workers look after trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala, trying to... 
Karbala, Iraq 
Workers look after trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala 
Workers look after trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala, trying to prevent worsening desertification and sand storms, on the outskirt of Kerbala, Iraq May 12, 2022. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani 
IRAQ-ENVIRONMENT/
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May 12, 2022 
A view of trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala, trying to prevent worsening... 
Karbala, Iraq 
A view of trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala 
A view of trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala, trying to prevent worsening desertification and sand storms, on the outskirt of Kerbala, Iraq May 12, 2022.Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani 
IRAQ-ENVIRONMENT/
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May 12, 2022 
Iraqi workers look after trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala, trying... 
Karbala, Iraq 
Iraqi workers look after trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala 
Iraqi workers look after trees planted in the "green belt" area around the holy city of Karbala, trying to prevent worsening desertification and sand storms, in Karbala, Iraq May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani 
UN-CLIMATE/DESERTIFICATION
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May 11, 2022 
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, speaks with traditional chief Nana Kouassi... 
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire 
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, visits the Banco forest in Abidjan 
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, speaks with traditional chief Nana Kouassi Toto Jean Jacques Kimou, representative of the population and residents of the Banco forest, as he visits the Banco forest during the 15th session of the Convention of United Nations on the fight against desertification in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, May 11, 2022. REUTERS/Luc Gnago 
UN-CLIMATE/DESERTIFICATION
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May 11, 2022 
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, talks as he visits the Banco forest... 
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire 
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, visits the Banco forest in Abidjan 
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, talks as he visits the Banco forest during the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan, Ivory Coast May 11, 2022.REUTERS/Luc Gnago 
UN-CLIMATE/DESERTIFICATION
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May 11, 2022 
Rangers stand guard while Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, visits the... 
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire 
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, visits the Banco forest in Abidjan 
Rangers stand guard while Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, visits the Banco forest during the 15th session of the Convention of United Nations on the fight against desertification in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, May 11, 2022. REUTERS / Luc Gnago 
UN-CLIMATE/DESERTIFICATION
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May 11, 2022 
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, walks as he visits the Banco forest... 
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire 
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, visits the Banco forest in Abidjan 
Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, CEO of the Global Environment Facility, walks as he visits the Banco forest during the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan, Ivory Coast May 11, 2022.REUTERS/Luc Gnago 
UN-CLIMATE/DESERTIFICATION
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May 09, 2022 
Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara speaks during the 15th session of the United Nations Convention... 
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire 
The opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan... 
Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara speaks during the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan, Ivory Coast May 9, 2022.REUTERS/Luc Gnago 
UN-CLIMATE/DESERTIFICATION
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May 09, 2022 
Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara attends with other participants the 15th session of the United... 
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire 
The opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan... 
Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara attends with other participants the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan, Ivory Coast May 9, 2022.REUTERS/Luc Gnago 
UN-CLIMATE/DESERTIFICATION
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May 09, 2022 
Republic democratic of Congo president Felix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi attends with other participants... 
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire 
The opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan... 
Republic democratic of Congo president Felix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi attends with other participants the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan, Ivory Coast May 9, 2022.REUTERS/Luc Gnago 
UN-CLIMATE/DESERTIFICATION
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May 09, 2022 
Republic democratic of Congo president Felix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi attends with other participants... 
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire 
The opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan... 
Republic democratic of Congo president Felix Antoine Tshilombo Tshisekedi attends with other participants the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan, Ivory Coast May 9, 2022.REUTERS/Luc Gnago 
UN-CLIMATE/DESERTIFICATION
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May 09, 2022 
Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara attends with other participants the 15th session of the United... 
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire 
The opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan... 
Ivory Coast president Alassane Ouattara attends with other participants the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan, Ivory Coast May 9, 2022.REUTERS/Luc Gnago 
UN-CLIMATE/DESERTIFICATION
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May 09, 2022 
People prepare to attend the opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification... 
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire 
The opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan... 
People prepare to attend the opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan, Ivory Coast May 9, 2022.REUTERS/Luc Gnago 
UN-CLIMATE/DESERTIFICATION
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May 09, 2022 
People attend the opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification... 
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire 
The opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan... 
People attend the opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan, Ivory Coast May 9, 2022.REUTERS/Luc Gnago 
UN-CLIMATE/DESERTIFICATION
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May 09, 2022 
People move during the opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification... 
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire 
The opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan... 
People move during the opening of the 15th session of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Abidjan, Ivory Coast May 9, 2022.REUTERS/Luc Gnago 
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Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defense against desert 
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SENEGAL-ENVIRONMENT/REFORESTATION
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July 14, 2021 
A Fulani nomadic tribe member steers donkeys on her cart as she travels in the Barkedji-Dodji Forest,... 
LINGUERE, Senegal 
The Wider Image: Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert 
A Fulani nomadic tribe member steers donkeys on her cart as she travels in the Barkedji-Dodji Forest, which is part of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel in Linguere department, Louga region, Senegal, July 14, 2021. The Green Wall Initiative was launched in 2007 with aims to slow desertification across Africa's Sahel region, the arid belt south of the Sahara Desert, by planting a line of trees from Senegal to Djibouti. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA REFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES 
SENEGAL-ENVIRONMENT/REFORESTATION
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July 12, 2021 
Moussa Kamara, 47, a baker and a Tolou Keur garden caretaker, shows a sketch of a Tolou Keur garden,... 
BOKI DIAWE, Senegal 
The Wider Image: Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert 
Moussa Kamara, 47, a baker and a Tolou Keur garden caretaker, shows a sketch of a Tolou Keur garden, which holds plants and trees resistant to hot, dry climates, and are planted with circular beds that allow roots to grow inwards, trapping liquids and bacteria and improving water retention and composting, as he speaks to journalists whilst sitting with his family members in a courtyard at his house in Boki Diawe, within the Great Green Wall area, in Matam region, Senegal, July 12, 2021. Kamara is part of a project that aims to create hundreds of such gardens - known as 'Tolou Keur' in Senegal's Wolof language - that organisers hope will boost food security, reduce regional desertification and engage thousands of community workers. "This project is incredibly important," said Kamara. "When you grow one tree, over 20 years people and animals will benefit from it."REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA REFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES 
SENEGAL-ENVIRONMENT/REFORESTATION
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July 12, 2021 
Moussa Kamara, 47, a baker and a Tolou Keur garden caretaker, prepares to plant a tree at a newly built... 
BOKI DIAWE, Senegal 
The Wider Image: Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert 
Moussa Kamara, 47, a baker and a Tolou Keur garden caretaker, prepares to plant a tree at a newly built Tolou Keur garden, which holds plants and trees resistant to hot, dry climates, and are planted with circular beds that allow roots to grow inwards, trapping liquids and bacteria and improving water retention and composting, in Boki Diawe, within the Great Green Wall area in Matam region, Senegal, July 12, 2021. Kamara is part of a project that aims to create hundreds of such gardens - known as 'Tolou Keur' in Senegal's Wolof language - that organisers hope will boost food security, reduce regional desertification and engage thousands of community workers. "This project is incredibly important," said Kamara. "When you grow one tree, over 20 years people and animals will benefit from it." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA REFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES 
SENEGAL-ENVIRONMENT/REFORESTATION
RTXEUZCC 
July 11, 2021 
A camel eats from a tree in an area that is part of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel,... 
WALALDE DEPARTMENT, Senegal 
The Wider Image: Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert 
A camel eats from a tree in an area that is part of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel, on the outskirts of Walalde department, in Senegal, July 11, 2021. The Green Wall Initiative was launched in 2007 with aims to slow desertification across Africa's Sahel region, the arid belt south of the Sahara Desert, by planting a line of trees from Senegal to Djibouti. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA REFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES 
SENEGAL-ENVIRONMENT/REFORESTATION
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July 11, 2021 
Dry earth is pictured in a field, in an area that is part of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the... 
WALALDE DEPARTMENT, Senegal 
The Wider Image: Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert 
Dry earth is pictured in a field, in an area that is part of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel, on the outskirts of Walalde department, in Senegal, July 11, 2021. The Green Wall initiative was launched in 2007 with aims to slow desertification across Africa's Sahel region, the arid belt south of the Sahara Desert, by planting a line of trees from Senegal to Djibouti. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA REFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES 
SENEGAL-ENVIRONMENT/REFORESTATION
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July 11, 2021 
An aerial view shows trees standing in an area that is part of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and... 
WALALDE DEPARTMENT, Senegal 
The Wider Image: Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert 
An aerial view shows trees standing in an area that is part of the Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel on the outskirts of Walalde department in Senegal, July 11, 2021. The Green Wall initiative was launched in 2007 with aims to slow desertification across Africa's Sahel region, the arid belt south of the Sahara Desert, by planting a line of trees from Senegal to Djibouti. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA REFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES 
SENEGAL-ENVIRONMENT/REFORESTATION
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July 10, 2021 
Moussa Kamara, 47, a baker and a Tolou Keur garden caretaker, helps to install a water reserve at a newly... 
BOKI DIAWE, Senegal 
The Wider Image: Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert 
Moussa Kamara, 47, a baker and a Tolou Keur garden caretaker, helps to install a water reserve at a newly built Tolou Keur garden, which holds plants and trees resistant to hot, dry climates, and are planted with circular beds that allow roots to grow inwards, trapping liquids and bacteria and improving water retention and composting, in Boki Diawe, within the Great Green Wall area, in Matam region, Senegal, July 10, 2021. Kamara is part of a project that aims to create hundreds of such gardens - known as 'Tolou Keur' in Senegal's Wolof language - that organisers hope will boost food security, reduce regional desertification and engage thousands of community workers. "This project is incredibly important," said Kamara. "When you grow one tree, over 20 years people and animals will benefit from it." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA REFORESTATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES 
GLOBAL-POY/2021
RTXKRX5T 
June 03, 2021 
Wang Tianchang, 78, waters a tree planted on the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu... 
WUWEI, China 
Pictures of the Year 
Wang Tianchang, 78, waters a tree planted on the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 15, 2021. The Wangs have been fighting desertification since they settled on barren land near the village of Hongshui in Wuwei, a city in Gansu close to the border with Inner Mongolia, in 1980. A local institution in northwest China's Gansu province, Wang and his family lead busloads of young volunteers from the provincial capital of Lanzhou into the desert each year to plant and irrigate new trees and bushes. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File Photo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SEARCH "GLOBAL POY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2021 PACKAGES. 
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April 17, 2021 
Saxaul trees stand on the sand at the Laohukou desertification prevention area on the edge of the Gobi... 
WUWEI, China 
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time 
Saxaul trees stand on the sand at the Laohukou desertification prevention area on the edge of the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 17, 2021. Picture taken with a drone. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES 
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVRY5 
April 17, 2021 
Saxaul trees stand on the sand at the Laohukou desertification prevention area on the edge of the Gobi... 
WUWEI, China 
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time 
Saxaul trees stand on the sand at the Laohukou desertification prevention area on the edge of the Gobi desert in Minqin county, Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 17, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES 
CLIMATE-CHANGE/CHINA-FOREST
RTXCVS12 
April 15, 2021 
Wang Tianchang, 78, waters a tree planted on the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu... 
WUWEI, China 
The Wider Image: The Great Green Wall: China's farmers push back the desert one tree at a time 
Wang Tianchang, 78, waters a tree planted on the edge of the Gobi desert on the outskirts of Wuwei, Gansu province, China, April 15, 2021. The Wangs have been fighting desertification since they settled on barren land near the village of Hongshui in Wuwei, a city in Gansu close to the border with Inner Mongolia, in 1980. A local institution in northwest China's Gansu province, Wang and his family lead busloads of young volunteers from the provincial capital of Lanzhou into the desert each year to plant and irrigate new trees and bushes. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins SEARCH "SAND RAWLINS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
IVORYCOAST-CASHEW/
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October 29, 2014 
Henri Kouakou walks at his cashew plantation in Bondoukou June 20, 2014.
Forty years ago, Kouakou was... 
Bondoukou, United Kingdom 
Henri Kouakou walks at his cashew plantation in Bondoukou 
Henri Kouakou walks at his cashew plantation in Bondoukou June 20, 2014.
Forty years ago, Kouakou was struggling to support his family farming a small plot outside Bondoukou, a dusty town in northeastern Ivory Coast, when he first learned that money did, in fact, grow on trees -- cashew trees. By his own reckoning, Kouakou, among the earliest pioneers of the Ivorian cashew sector, is nearly 100 years old. He has seen the nuts, initially planted in the 1970s to combat desertification, emerge as an important cash crop for the West African nation's impoverished north. Picture taken June 20, 2014. To match Insight IVORYCOAST-CASHEW/ REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon (IVORY COAST - Tags: AGRICULTURE BUSINESS) 
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October 29, 2014 
Henri Kouakou stands at his cashew plantation in Bondoukou June 20, 2014.
Forty years ago, Kouakou was... 
Bondoukou, Cote D'Ivoire 
Henri Kouakou stands at his cashew plantation in Bondoukou 
Henri Kouakou stands at his cashew plantation in Bondoukou June 20, 2014.
Forty years ago, Kouakou was struggling to support his family farming a small plot outside Bondoukou, a dusty town in northeastern Ivory Coast, when he first learned that money did, in fact, grow on trees -- cashew trees. By his own reckoning, Kouakou, among the earliest pioneers of the Ivorian cashew sector, is nearly 100 years old. He has seen the nuts, initially planted in the 1970s to combat desertification, emerge as an important cash crop for the West African nation's impoverished north. Picture taken June 20, 2014. To match Insight IVORYCOAST-CASHEW/ REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon (IVORY COAST - Tags: BUSINESS AGRICULTURE FOOD) 
SUDAN
RTX127RN 
August 02, 2013 
A worker rests on the roof of a building surrounded by sand as a result of desert encroachment at Ogrein... 
Ogrein, Sudan 
A worker rests on the roof of a building surrounded by sand as a result of desert encroachment at Ogrein... 
A worker rests on the roof of a building surrounded by sand as a result of desert encroachment at Ogrein Railway Station at the Red Sea State August 1, 2013. REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah (SUDAN - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
POPE/
RTR3917F 
October 11, 2012 
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at... 
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY) 
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October 11, 2012 
A child attends a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
A child attends a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at... 
A child attends a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY) 
POPE/
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October 11, 2012 
Nuns react as their pictures are taken as they attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Nuns react as their pictures are taken as they attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary... 
Nuns react as their pictures are taken as they attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY) 
POPE/
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October 11, 2012 
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at... 
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY) 
POPE/
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October 11, 2012 
A faithful attends a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
A faithful attends a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council... 
A faithful attends a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY) 
POPE/
RTR3916X 
October 11, 2012 
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at... 
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY) 
POPE/
RTR3916V 
October 11, 2012 
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at... 
Faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
POPE/
RTR3916O 
October 11, 2012 
The faithful walk during a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
The faithful walk during a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican... 
The faithful walk during a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY) 
POPE/
RTR3916L 
October 11, 2012 
The faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
The faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council... 
The faithful attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012 . Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY) 
POPE/
RTR3916K 
October 11, 2012 
A mother and her daughter attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
A mother and her daughter attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second... 
A mother and her daughter attend a candlelight procession to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY) 
POPE/
RTR3916C 
October 11, 2012 
Pope Benedict XVI speaks as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark the 50th anniversary... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Pope Benedict XVI speaks as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark the 50th anniversary... 
Pope Benedict XVI speaks as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY) 
POPE/
RTR39168 
October 11, 2012 
Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark... 
Pope Benedict XVI blesses the faithful as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY) 
POPE/
RTR39167 
October 11, 2012 
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark the 50th anniversary... 
Vatican City, Vatican City 
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark the 50th anniversary... 
Pope Benedict XVI waves as he appears at the window of his private apartments to mark the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council at the Vatican October 11, 2012 . Pope Benedict XVI urged lapsed and lukewarm Roman Catholics on Thursday to rediscover their Church and stop the advance of "spiritual desertification". REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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