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Kashmiri women row a boat filled with weed after cleaning the Dal Lake on Earth Day, on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, April 22, 2014. The weed-clogged Dal Lake is central to Kashmirís tourist trade and efforts are being made to rescue the lake. In the past two decades the lake has shrunk by more than half, according to environmental study reports. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Kashmiri women row a boat filled with weeds after cleaning the Dal Lake on Earth Day, on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Tuesday. The weed-clogged Dal Lake is central to Kashmir‘s tourist trade and efforts are being made to rescue the lake. In the past two decades the lake has shrunk by more than half, according to environmental study reports 

A Yemeni boy stands in the middle of garbage at a slum area on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, April 22, 2013. Hundreds of countries globally, mark International Earth Day on April 22, to help raise ecological awareness and support environmental protection.

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A Yemeni boy stands amid the rubbish in a slum area on the outskirts of Sana’a, Yemen. Hundreds of countries globally, mark International Earth Day on April 22, to help raise ecological awareness and support environmental protection.