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AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 24, 2019
Reduced to a string of stagnant mustard-coloured pools, fouled in places with pesticide runoff and stinking...
WILCANNIA, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Reduced to a string of stagnant mustard-coloured pools, fouled in places with pesticide runoff and stinking with the rotting carcasses of cattle and fish, the Darling River is running dry. The parched earth of Australia's longest waterway, if tributaries are included, is in the grip of the continent's most severe drought in a century. At Menindee, 830 km west of Sydney, despair has turned to anger as residents blame the government for exacerbating the drought by drawing down river water in 2017 for irrigation and other uses downstream. Locals now avoid using tap water for drinking and washing babies and children, saying it has caused skin irritation, and prefer boxed and bottled water instead. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. Matching text: AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
An injured kangaroo struggles in the muddy riverbed before being put out by concerned campers, on the...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
An injured kangaroo struggles in the muddy riverbed before being put out by concerned campers, on the Darling River in Menindee, Australia, September 27, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
The sun rises over dried up lake Pamamaroo, outside of Menindee, Australia, September 2, 2019. Prolonged...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
The sun rises over dried up lake Pamamaroo, outside of Menindee, Australia, September 2, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Sunset Strip residents Peter Cox (L) and Bill Fraser relax with a drink after a community golfing tournament...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Sunset Strip residents Peter Cox (L) and Bill Fraser relax with a drink after a community golfing tournament at the Sunset Strip Golf Club on the banks of Menindee Lake in Sunset Strip, Australia, August 31, 2019. Sunset Strip residents believe their house prices have fallen due to the lack of water in the lake. "It affects our daily lives, it affects the values of our houses. I'd only get about half of what I paid for my house," Cox said. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Barkindji elders David William Clark (C) who is former chair of the NSW State Land Council, Cyril Hunter...
WILCANNIA, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Barkindji elders David William Clark (C) who is former chair of the NSW State Land Council, Cyril Hunter and artist Eddy Harris (L) sit in a cafe in Wilcannia, Australia, September 3, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. "I always think of Australia as the Aboriginal peoples own Garden of Eden, and we lived according to that law and rule," Clark said. "Governments should never have taken ownership of water. Water is the most important commodity on the face of this earth." REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
The trunk of a gum tree glows as the sun sets over what is left of the Darling River in Menindee, Australia,...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
The trunk of a gum tree glows as the sun sets over what is left of the Darling River in Menindee, Australia, September 29, 2019. Lined with river red gums, the Darling also waters some of Australia's richest grazing land. Reduced to a string of stagnant mustard-coloured pools, fouled in places with pesticide runoff and stinking with the rotting carcasses of cattle and fish, the Darling River is running dry. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Ngarrindjeri elder and Cultural Director of the Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group Major Sumner (Moogy Sumner)...
WILCANNIA, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Ngarrindjeri elder and Cultural Director of the Tal-Kin-Jeri Dance Group Major Sumner (Moogy Sumner) (L) prepares to perform at Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival on the bank of the Darling River in Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia, October 1, 2019. Recently, Aboriginal communities held special festivals along the river "to heal the Barka". Ochre-painted dancers performed around fires at dusk, revering the river but also seeking to draw attention to its plight. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
A dead moth floats in a festering pool in the shrinking Darling River in Menindee, Australia, September...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
A dead moth floats in a festering pool in the shrinking Darling River in Menindee, Australia, September 27, 2019. Reduced to a string of stagnant mustard-coloured pools, fouled in places with pesticide runoff and stinking with the rotting carcasses of cattle and fish, the Darling River is running dry. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
A Barkindji man, hunter and goat musterer Kyle Philip poses for a photograph with his son Kaleb Philip...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
A Barkindji man, hunter and goat musterer Kyle Philip poses for a photograph with his son Kaleb Philip at their home in Menindee, Australia, September 2, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. "The river country itself, it doesn't provide as much as what it used to," said Kyle. "We could taste the mud in the meat of the perch," he added. "We couldn't really eat them." REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Elanor (Golly) Fay Sloane walks along the dry banks of the Menindee Creek which runs into the Darling...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Elanor (Golly) Fay Sloane walks along the dry banks of the Menindee Creek which runs into the Darling River in Menindee, Australia, September 27, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. Sloane says she feels depressed when she thinks about the state of the river, "I can no longer go to river when family pass away, which is my healing process," Sloane said. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
An Aboriginal girl holds a baby at Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival on the banks of the Darling...
WILCANNIA, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
An Aboriginal girl holds a baby at Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival on the banks of the Darling River in Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia, October 1, 2019. Recently, Aboriginal communities held special festivals along the river "to heal the Barka". Ochre-painted dancers performed around fires at dusk, revering the river but also seeking to draw attention to its plight. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Menindee resident Malachy Philip, 10, does a back flip on his trampoline in Menindee, Australia, September...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Menindee resident Malachy Philip, 10, does a back flip on his trampoline in Menindee, Australia, September 1, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Participants take part in a traditional smoking ceremony as Aboriginal dance groups prepare to perform...
WILCANNIA, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Participants take part in a traditional smoking ceremony as Aboriginal dance groups prepare to perform at Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival on the bank of the Darling River in Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia, October 1, 2019. Recently, Aboriginal communities held special festivals along the river "to heal the Barka". Ochre-painted dancers performed around fires at dusk, revering the river but also seeking to draw attention to its plight. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
The head, neck and body of the Dark Emu is outlined by the Milky Way Galaxy over the shack of Barkindji...
WILCANNIA, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
The head, neck and body of the Dark Emu is outlined by the Milky Way Galaxy over the shack of Barkindji Elder David William Clark near the Darling River in Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
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AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Shoes painted with traditional motifs are worn by Barkindji elder Patricia Doyle as she walks through...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Shoes painted with traditional motifs are worn by Barkindji elder Patricia Doyle as she walks through her garden drinking a cup of tea made from boxed water at her home in Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, September 29, 2019. At Menindee, 830 km west of Sydney, despair has turned to anger as residents blame the government for exacerbating the drought by draining the river in 2017 floodtimes to irrigate farmland. Locals now avoid using tap water for drinking and washing babies and children, saying it has caused skin irritation, and prefer boxed and bottled water instead. "That was our food source, the river, our water source. That was our livelihood," said Doyle. "When you live on a river and you have to have water brought into your town to drink and survive on, what's that saying? It's saying that our system ... isn't looked after properly." REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Ngiyaampaa girl Punta Williams poses for photographs on the dry riverbed before performing at Yaama Ngunna...
WILCANNIA, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Ngiyaampaa girl Punta Williams poses for photographs on the dry riverbed before performing at Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival on the banks of the Darling River in Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia, October 1, 2019. Recently, Aboriginal communities held special festivals along the river "to heal the Barka". Ochre-painted dancers performed around fires at dusk, revering the river but also seeking to draw attention to its plight. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
A golf club and ball sit on the sand of the sixth hole at the dirt course during a community golfing...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
A golf club and ball sit on the sand of the sixth hole at the dirt course during a community golfing tournament, the Sunset Strip Golf Club on the banks of Menindee Lake in Sunset Strip, Australia, August 31, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Donated 10 litre boxes of water are stored and distributed at the 103.1FM radio station in Wilcannia,...
WILCANNIA, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Donated 10 litre boxes of water are stored and distributed at the 103.1FM radio station in Wilcannia, Australia, September 3, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
A field is sprinkled with the remnants of cotton after a harvest in Trangie, Australia, September 4,...
TRANGIE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
A field is sprinkled with the remnants of cotton after a harvest in Trangie, Australia, September 4, 2019. The parched earth of Australia's longest waterway, if tributaries are included, is in the grip of the continent's most severe drought in a century. Drought is weighing on economic growth, and the dire conditions have prompted Australia, a major wheat exporter, to import the grain for the first time in 12 years. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
The Barbie dolls of Barkindji elder Patricia Doyle's granddaughter wait in the bathroom to be cleaned...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
The Barbie dolls of Barkindji elder Patricia Doyle's granddaughter wait in the bathroom to be cleaned at her home in Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, September 29, 2019. At Menindee, 830 km west of Sydney, despair has turned to anger as residents blame the government for exacerbating the drought by draining the river in 2017 floodtimes to irrigate farmland. Locals now avoid using tap water for drinking and washing babies and children, saying it has caused skin irritation, and prefer boxed and bottled water instead. "That was our food source, the river, our water source. That was our livelihood," said Doyle. "When you live on a river and you have to have water brought into your town to drink and survive on, what's that saying? It's saying that our system ... isn't looked after properly." REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Sheep and a bird drink from a pool on the riverbed of the Darling River in Menindee, Australia, September...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Sheep and a bird drink from a pool on the riverbed of the Darling River in Menindee, Australia, September 27, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Charli Parsley, the cat of a Menindee resident, sits near his bowl of water which is filled from a box...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Charli Parsley, the cat of a Menindee resident, sits near his bowl of water which is filled from a box of donated water next to the bowl in Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Holiday resident Gregory Garden smokes a cigarette as he watches the sunset at Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Holiday resident Gregory Garden smokes a cigarette as he watches the sunset at Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival on the dry bed of Lake Pamamaroo near the Darling River in Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, October 2, 2019. Recently, Aboriginal communities held special festivals along the river "to heal the Barka". Ochre-painted dancers performed around fires at dusk, revering the river but also seeking to draw attention to its plight. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
A bathroom sink sits near the shack of Barkindji Elder David William Clark near the Darling River in...
WILCANNIA, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
A bathroom sink sits near the shack of Barkindji Elder David William Clark near the Darling River in Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Barkindji elder Patricia Doyle uses boxed water to make a cup of tea at her home in Menindee, New South...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Barkindji elder Patricia Doyle uses boxed water to make a cup of tea at her home in Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, September 29, 2019. At Menindee, 830 km west of Sydney, despair has turned to anger as residents blame the government for exacerbating the drought by draining the river in 2017 floodtimes to irrigate farmland. Locals now avoid using tap water for drinking and washing babies and children, saying it has caused skin irritation, and prefer boxed and bottled water instead. "That was our food source, the river, our water source. That was our livelihood," said Doyle. "When you live on a river and you have to have water brought into your town to drink and survive on, what's that saying? It's saying that our system ... isn't looked after properly." REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Reverend Helen Ferguson from Broken Hill prepares for a church service at the Holy Trinity Menindee Anglican...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Reverend Helen Ferguson from Broken Hill prepares for a church service at the Holy Trinity Menindee Anglican Parish in Menindee, Australia, September 1, 2019. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia have run out of drinkable water and rely on charity donations of 10 litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. "The river should be flowing," said Ferguson. "When that river flows, the people are just abuzz and the whole town just comes to life. But that hasn't happened for some time now and my prayer is that people don't get worn down through that." REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Sunset Strip resident Kay Pickering rakes the sand on the sixth hole at the dirt course during a community...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Sunset Strip resident Kay Pickering rakes the sand on the sixth hole at the dirt course during a community golfing tournament at the Sunset Strip Golf Club on the banks of Menindee Lake in Sunset Strip, Australia, August 31, 2019. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Barkindji elders Patricia (Patsy) Quayle (R) and her daughter Patricia Doyle use bottled water at their...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Barkindji elders Patricia (Patsy) Quayle (R) and her daughter Patricia Doyle use bottled water at their campsite on the dry lakebed of Lake Pamamaroo at Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival, in Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, October 2, 2019. At Menindee, 830 km west of Sydney, despair has turned to anger as residents blame the government for exacerbating the drought by draining the river in 2017 floodtimes to irrigate farmland. Locals now avoid using tap water for drinking and washing babies and children, saying it has caused skin irritation, and prefer boxed and bottled water instead. "That was our food source, the river, our water source. That was our livelihood," said Doyle. "When you live on a river and you have to have water brought into your town to drink and survive on, what's that saying? It's saying that our system ... isn't looked after properly." REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Mal Highet, the founder of Menindee Water Run, poses for photographs after an interview on the Darling...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Mal Highet, the founder of Menindee Water Run, poses for photographs after an interview on the Darling River in Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, September 29, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. "It's just sad that a place like Australia has to rely on box water to survive, it's ridiculous. A lot of people in the cities take water for granted," Highet said. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Broadcaster DJ Dolly Foxxx helps distribute donated 10 litre boxes of water for the use of the Wilcannia...
WILCANNIA, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Broadcaster DJ Dolly Foxxx helps distribute donated 10 litre boxes of water for the use of the Wilcannia community from the 103.1FM radio station in Wilcannia, Australia, September 3, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Barkindji child Kaleb Philip, rides a motorbike around the family home in Menindee, Australia, September...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Barkindji child Kaleb Philip, rides a motorbike around the family home in Menindee, Australia, September 2, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Bruce Shillingsworth, the director of Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival director, plays with his...
MENINDEE, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Bruce Shillingsworth, the director of Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival director, plays with his grandson at the Burke and Wills campground near Lake Pamamaroo, in Menindee, New South Wales, Australia, October 2, 2019. Recently, Aboriginal communities held special festivals along the river "to heal the Barka". Ochre-painted dancers performed around fires at dusk, revering the river but also seeking to draw attention to its plight. "We're going to start dancing and singing the land," Shillingsworth said. "Singing the rivers, singing our environment back again to make it healthy." REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Barkindji Elder David William Clark cooks over an open fire at his shack near the Darling River in Wilcannia,...
WILCANNIA, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Barkindji Elder David William Clark cooks over an open fire at his shack near the Darling River in Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia, September 30, 2019. Prolonged drought exacerbated by demands on water resources by irrigators and cities means the Darling River (Barka) is running dry. The towns of Menindee and Wilcannia avoid drinking tap water, relying instead on charity donations of 10-litre boxes of water and rain tank water for potable uses. "I always think of Australia as the Aboriginal people's own Garden of Eden, and we lived according to that law and rule," Clark said. "Governments should never have taken ownership of water. Water is the most important commodity on the face of this earth." REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
An Aboriginal dance group prepare to perform at Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival on the bank of...
WILCANNIA, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
An Aboriginal dance group prepare to perform at Yaama Ngunna Baaka Corroboree Festival on the bank of the Darling River in Wilcannia, New South Wales, Australia, October 1, 2019. Recently, Aboriginal communities held special festivals along the river "to heal the Barka". Ochre-painted dancers performed around fires at dusk, revering the river but also seeking to draw attention to its plight. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER
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October 23, 2019
Reduced to a string of stagnant mustard-coloured pools, fouled in places with pesticide runoff and stinking...
WILCANNIA, Australia
The Wider Image: Thirst turns to anger as Australia's mighty river runs dry
Reduced to a string of stagnant mustard-coloured pools, fouled in places with pesticide runoff and stinking with the rotting carcasses of cattle and fish, the Darling River is running dry. The parched earth of Australia's longest waterway, if tributaries are included, is in the grip of the continent's most severe drought in a century. At Menindee, 830 km west of Sydney, despair has turned to anger as residents blame the government for exacerbating the drought by drawing down river water in 2017 for irrigation and other uses downstream. Locals now avoid using tap water for drinking and washing babies and children, saying it has caused skin irritation, and prefer boxed and bottled water instead. REUTERS/Tracey Nearmy SEARCH "NEARMY DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. Matching text: AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/RIVER TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
EUROPE-WEATHER/BELGIUM
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July 24, 2019
A dog drinks water at a fountain on a hot summer day in Brussels, Belgium, July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Yves...
Brussels, Belgium
A dog drinks water at a fountain on a hot summer day in Brussels
A dog drinks water at a fountain on a hot summer day in Brussels, Belgium, July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman
EUROPE-WEATHER/BELGIUM
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July 24, 2019
A dog drinks water at a fountain on a hot summer day in Brussels, Belgium, July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Yves...
Brussels, Belgium
A dog drinks water at a fountain on a hot summer day in Brussels
A dog drinks water at a fountain on a hot summer day in Brussels, Belgium, July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman
EUROPE-WEATHER/BELGIUM
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July 24, 2019
A dog drinks water at a fountain during a hot summer day in Brussels, Belgium, July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Yves...
Brussels, Belgium
A dog drinks water at a fountain during a hot summer day in Brussels
A dog drinks water at a fountain during a hot summer day in Brussels, Belgium, July 24, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman
GAY-PRIDE/JERUSALEM
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June 06, 2019
A dog licks a popsicle during an annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen...
Jerusalem, Israel
Gay pride parade in Jerusalem
A dog licks a popsicle during an annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
GLOBAL-WATER/
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March 21, 2019
A woman draws water from a well in Petit-Bassam neighbourhood of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, March 21, 2019....
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire
A woman draws water from a well in Petit-Bassam neighbourhood of Abidjan
A woman draws water from a well in Petit-Bassam neighbourhood of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, March 21, 2019. REUTERS/Thierry Gouegnon
DOMREP-DROUGHT/
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March 18, 2019
The carcass of a cow is seen at a ranch as the Caribbean nation endures its worst drought in 30 years,...
SANTIAGO RODRIGUEZ, Dominican Republic
The carcass of a cow is seen at a ranch as the Caribbean nation endures its worst drought in 30 years,...
The carcass of a cow is seen at a ranch as the Caribbean nation endures its worst drought in 30 years, in Santiago Rodriguez, Dominican Republic March 16, 2019. Picture taken March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/WATER
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March 13, 2019
A man puts empty bottles of water into a a truck in Caracas, Venezuela March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos...
Caracas, Venezuela
A man puts empty bottles of water into a a truck in Caracas
A man puts empty bottles of water into a a truck in Caracas, Venezuela March 13, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso
USA-IMMIGRATION/POY
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December 19, 2018
Luis Acosta holds 5-year-old Angel Jesus, both from Honduras, as a caravan of migrants from Central America...
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico
Pictures of the Year: Caravans: the new face of migration
Luis Acosta holds 5-year-old Angel Jesus, both from Honduras, as a caravan of migrants from Central America en route to the United States crossed through the Suchiate River into Mexico from Guatemala in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, October 29, 2018. Reuters photographer Adrees Latif: "When I arrived to the scene, most of the migrants had already made it to the Mexican side of the river and were resting and drying their clothes along the bank. In the river, dozens of migrant men had locked arms to make a snake-like human cordon from the Guatemalan side to Mexico, so no-one would get swept by its powerful pull. With one camera in hand and a 35 mm lens, I broke into the cordon to photograph the last group of migrants crossing. A family that had made it to the middle of the river was handing their children to other men to help them reach the shore. As a man grabbed the boy in front of me, I followed him, photographing, as he carried him to safety. Moments later, the last set of migrants crossed, and the men who had locked hands in the cordon all swam towards Mexico and started celebrating that everyone in the caravan had made it safely. This photograph begs the question: why would a family leave home and not only risk their own lives but also the lives of their children by doing such extraordinary things? What propels someone to walk without knowing where they will next break bread or quench their thirst?." REUTERS/Adrees Latif SEARCH "IMMIGRATION POY" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "REUTERS POY" FOR ALL BEST OF 2018 PACKAGES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
USA-IMMIGRATION/CARAVAN-IMAGES
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November 08, 2018
Luis Acosta holds 5-year-old Angel Jesus, both from Honduras, as a caravan of migrants from Central America...
CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico
A Picture and its Story: Central American migrants trek north to seek a better life
Luis Acosta holds 5-year-old Angel Jesus, both from Honduras, as a caravan of migrants from Central America en route to the United States crossed through the Suchiate River into Mexico from Guatemala in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, October 29, 2018. Adrees Latif: "For the past nine days, I had been following a caravan of over 7,000 migrants from Central America who were making their way north after crossing the Guatemala-Mexico border. Instead of trying to attempt another gate crossing, the migrants had moved towards the Suchiate River to try to cross. Most of the migrants had already made it to the Mexican side of the river and were resting and drying their clothes along the bank. In the river, dozens of migrant men had locked arms to make a snake-like human cordon from the Guatemalan side to Mexico, so no-one would get swept by its powerful pull. With one camera in hand and a 35 mm lens, I broke into the cordon to photograph the last group of migrants crossing. A family that had made it to the middle of the river was handing their children to other men to help them reach the shore. As a man grabbed the girl in front of me, I followed him, photographing, as he carried her to safety. Moments later, the last set of migrants crossed, and the men who had locked hands in the cordon all swam towards Mexico and started celebrating that the caravan had made it. This photograph begs the question: why would a family leave home and not only risk their own lives but also the lives of their children by doing such extraordinary things? What propels someone to walk without knowing where they will next break bread or quench their thirst? It also reminds me of the poem "Home" by Warsan Shire that starts: "No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark." REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File photo SEARCH "LUIS ACOSTA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
EUROPE-WEATHER/SPAIN
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August 03, 2018
A wasp drinks water in a fountain in Ronda, southern Spain, as temperatures soar across Europe, August...
RONDA, Spain
A wasp drinks water in a fountain in Ronda
A wasp drinks water in a fountain in Ronda, southern Spain, as temperatures soar across Europe, August 3, 2018. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
AUSTRALIA-DROUGHT/
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July 31, 2018
A kangaroo drinks from a water tank located in a drought-effected paddock on farmer Ash Whitney's property,...
Gunnedah, Australia
A kangaroo drinks from a water tank located in a drought-effected paddock on farmer Ash Whitney's property,...
A kangaroo drinks from a water tank located in a drought-effected paddock on farmer Ash Whitney's property, located west of the town of Gunnedah in north-western New South Wales, in Australia, June 3, 2018. Picture taken June 3, 2018. REUTERS/David Gray TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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Tequila boom rooted in traditional farming techniques
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MEXICO-TEQUILA/
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May 02, 2018
A growing thirst for tequila from New York to Tokyo has made the sale of the drink into a multibillion-dollar...
TEPATITLAN, Mexico
The Wider Image: Tequila boom rooted in traditional farming techniques
A growing thirst for tequila from New York to Tokyo has made the sale of the drink into a multibillion-dollar industry, but its production remains rooted in centuries-old methods of farming using hand tools and packs of mules. Mexico's western state of Jalisco is the heartland of the tequila industry, where 'jimadores,' the farmers of the agave cactus from which the spirit is distilled, have worked the fields for generations. "I am so proud to be a jimador, we are the first in the chain of the tequila industry, without us there is no tequila," said Mario Perez, a 39-year-old jimador. But the popularity of tequila has driven a worsening shortage of the agave, while some of the younger generation shun what was once a highly respected job. "In the old days to be a jimador was a respected job, now you are a simple worker," said Perez. "But it is a work of great tradition." REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "JASSO TEQUILA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: MEXICO-TEQUILA/
MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-RAQQA
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August 12, 2017
The shadow of an internally displaced girl who fled Raqqa is cast at the water point at a camp in Ain...
Raqqa, Syria
The shadow of an internally displaced girl who fled Raqqa is cast at the water point at a camp in Ain...
The shadow of an internally displaced girl who fled Raqqa is cast at the water point at a camp in Ain Issa, north of Raqqa, Syria August 12, 2017. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
GLOBAL-ALCOHOL/
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June 21, 2017
A waiter serves beer in the traditional Schweizerhaus beer garden in Vienna, Austria June 21, 2017. ...
Vienna, Austria
A waiter serves beer in the traditional Schweizerhaus beer garden in Vienna
A waiter serves beer in the traditional Schweizerhaus beer garden in Vienna, Austria June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/
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May 15, 2017
Opposition supporters play domino on a placard that reads "No gas could silence my thirst for freedom"...
Caracas, Venezuela
Opposition supporters play domino on a placard that reads "No gas could silence my thirst for freedom"...
Opposition supporters play domino on a placard that reads "No gas could silence my thirst for freedom" as they block a highway, during a protest against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
VENEZUELA-POLITICS/
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May 01, 2017
Demonstrators hold Venezuelan flag and a sign reads: 'Venezuela is hungry and has thirst for justice'...
Caracas, Venezuela
Demonstrators hold Venezuelan flag and a sign reads: 'Venezuela is hungry and has thirst for justice'...
Demonstrators hold Venezuelan flag and a sign reads: 'Venezuela is hungry and has thirst for justice' while rallying against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela May 1, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
THAILAND-ANIMALS/
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March 30, 2017
A chimpanzee drinks a sweet refreshment as it is sprayed with water on a hot day at Dusit zoo in Bangkok,...
Bangkok, Thailand
A chimpanzee drinks a sweet refreshment as it is sprayed with water on a hot day at Dusit zoo in Bangkok...
A chimpanzee drinks a sweet refreshment as it is sprayed with water on a hot day at Dusit zoo in Bangkok, Thailand, March 30, 2017. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CANADA-GRAINS/RYE
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July 26, 2016
A bottle Rye Whiskey is seen at the Corsair Artisan Distillery in Nashville, Tennessee May 9, 2011. ...
New York, UNITED STATES
A bottle Rye Whiskey is seen at the Corsair Artisan Distillery in Nashville, Tennessee
A bottle Rye Whiskey is seen at the Corsair Artisan Distillery in Nashville, Tennessee May 9, 2011. North American farmers are turning back to a neglected crop, sowing fields with the largest rye crop in years partly as consumers satisfy a growing thirst for whiskey. REUTERS/Martinne Geller/File Photo
PARAGUAY-ENVIRONMENT/
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July 04, 2016
A man walks on parched ground at the Pilcomayo river, in Boqueron, on the border between Paraguay and...
Boqueron, Paraguay
A man walks on parched ground at the Pilcomayo river, in Boqueron
A man walks on parched ground at the Pilcomayo river, in Boqueron, on the border between Paraguay and Argentina July 3, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno
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March 18, 2016
A horse walks at Tisma lagoon, Nicaragua February 29, 2016. World Water Day is marked on March 22. ...
Tisma, Nicaragua
A horse walks at Tisma lagoon, Nicaragua
A horse walks at Tisma lagoon, Nicaragua February 29, 2016. World Water Day is marked on March 22. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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The Wider Image
Thirst for clean water
32 PICTURES
HEALTH-WATER/
RTSANZ2
March 16, 2016
A woman carries jerrycans to fill them with water from a charity tap in Yemen's capital Sanaa, March...
Sanaa, Yemen
The Wider Image: Thirst for clean water
A woman carries jerrycans to fill them with water from a charity tap in Yemen's capital Sanaa, March 7, 2016. Some 650 million people, or one in 10 of the world's population, have no access to safe water, putting them at risk of infectious diseases and premature death. Dirty water and poor sanitation can cause severe diarrhoeal diseases in children, killing 900 under-five a day across the world, according to United Nations estimates. World Water Day, marked this year on March 22, highlights various concerns about the world's water resources, and in 2016 is focusing on how good access to safe water can create paid work and contribute to a greener economy. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah SEARCH "SAFE WATER" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES
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