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Country wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party...epa04592536 People travel on boats as they cross the Buriganga river during the country wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) at Keranigonj in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 29 January 2015. Violence erupted in different parts of the country after former prime minister Khaleda Zia called a nationwide transport blockade on 05 January, the first anniversary of a controversial election that her Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and allies boycotted. According to official estimates, at least 35 people have since been killed in firebomb attacks on passenger buses, cars and trucks as vehicles plied on highways in defiance of the blockade.

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People travel on boats as they cross the Buriganga river during the country wide strike called by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) at Keranigonj in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Thursday

Fisherman trying to catch fish next to a destroyed railway line on the flooded Shire river in Nsanjen district, Malawi. The Malawi government has declared half the country a disaster zone  after torrential rains killed at least 48 people, left 70,000 homeless, and destroyed bridges and roads.

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Fisherman next to a destroyed railway line on the flooded Shire river in Nsanjen district, Malawi. The government declared half the African country a disaster zone after torrential rain killed at least 48 people, left 70,000 homeless and destroyed bridges and roads.

A Hindu woman devotee holds an oil lamp and offers prayers to the Sun god after taking a holy dip at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, on "Mauni Amavasya" or new moon day, the third and most auspicious date of bathing during the annual month long Hindu religious fair "Magh Mela" in Allahabad, India,Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Hindu pilgrims take dips in the confluence, hoping to wash away sins during the month long festival.

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A Hindu woman offers prayers to the Sun god after taking a dip at the Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, on ‘Mauni Amavasya’ or new moon day, the third and most auspicious date of bathing during the annual month-long Hindu religious fair ‘Magh Mela’ in Allahabad, India.

An Orthodox priest immerses a cross in the Bolshaya Almatinka river to bless its water during an Epiphany ceremony in Almaty January 19, 2015. Orthodox believers abiding by the Julian calendar mark Epiphany on January 19 by immersing themselves in icy waters regardless of the weather.

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An Orthodox priest immerses a cross in the Bolshaya Almatinka river to bless its water during an Epiphany ceremony in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Orthodox believers abiding by the Julian calendar mark Epiphany on Monday by immersing themselves in icy waters regardless of the weather.

Icicles form on the waterfront in the borough of Brooklyn in New York on Thursday, Jan. 8, 2014. Cold air has sent temperatures plummeting into the single digits around the U.S., with wind chills driving them even lower. Lower Manhattan appears in the background.

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Icicles form on the waterfront in Brooklyn, New York, on Thursday. Cold air has sent temperatures into single digits below zero around the US, with wind chills driving them even lower

People walk and cycle past the giant sculpture etitled "Popped up", on the banks of the Danube River in Ulm, Germany. The giant was made by Ervin Herve-Loranth for the Art Market Budapest 2014 - an international contemporary art fair. The sculpture has been installed to commemorate the 1989 revolution and will be in place until the end of November, at Metzgerturm (butcher tower).

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People walk and cycle past the giant sculpture etitled “Popped up”, on the banks of the Danube River in Ulm, Germany. The giant was made by Ervin Herve-Loranth for the Art Market Budapest 2014 – an international contemporary art fair

Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers on t...Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers on the banks of the Yamuna river as the landmark Taj Mahal monument is seen in the background during daybreak in Agra on October 30, 2014. Devotees pay obeisance to both the rising and the setting sun in the Chhath festival when people express their thanks and seek the blessings of the forces of nature, mainly the sun and river. AFP PHOTO/ PUNIT PARANJPESTRDEL/AFP/Getty Images

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Indian Hindu devotees offer prayers on the banks of the Yamuna river as the landmark Taj Mahal monument is seen in the background during daybreak in Agra.Devotees pay obeisance to both the rising and the setting sun in the Chhath festival when people express their thanks and seek the blessings of the forces of nature, mainly the sun and river. 

A woman feeds birds on the banks of the Rhone river in Lyon, central-eastern France, on October 23, 2014.

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A woman feeds birds on the banks of the Rhone river in Lyon, central-eastern France, on Thursday.

A nomadic woman carries a milk container while shifting her belongings to a safer place from the flooded banks of river Tawi after heavy rains in Jammu September 5, 2014. Sixty-five people were killed after heavy rains caused flash floods in Indian-administered Kashmir, including a wedding party on a bus that was swept away, officials said on Thursday. Authorities declared a disaster alert in the northern region after two days of heavy rain hit villages across the Kashmir valley, causing the worst flooding in two decades.

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A nomadic woman carries a milk container while shifting her belongings to a safer place from the flooded banks of river Tawi after heavy rains in Jammu on Friday

Tu Hwnt ir Bont Tearooms in Llanrwst, Wales, where the cafe's roof is covered in Virginia creeper and has started to change from green to red, as the autumnal colours start to show.

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Tu Hwnt ir Bont Tearooms in Llanrwst, Wales, where the cafe’s roof is covered in Virginia creeper and has started to change from green to red, as the autumnal colours start to show

Residents launch paper boats during celebrations for the 69th anniversary of the end of World War Two in the far eastern city of Vladivostok, September 2, 2014. The holiday, marking the victory over Japan in World War II, is a Russian national memorial day, established by then President Dmitry Medvedev and approved by the Russian State Duma and the Federation Council on July 23, 2010.

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Residents launch paper boats in the far eastern city of Vladivostok in Russia on Tuesday to mark the 69th anniversary of the end of the second world war.

People walk along a wooden bridge submerged by floodwater in Guilin

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People walk along a wooden bridge submerged by floodwater at Guilin, in south China’s Guangxi province, on Tuesday. Alerts for heavy storms were issued for several areas in the region as strong rainfall swept the north of the province, state media reported.

Myanmar Bell Salvage

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A boy peddles a boat with passengers that came to see the recovery efforts of an ancient bell in a river in Yangon, Myanmar, on Friday. Divers attached to safety ropes plunged into waters south of Myanmar’s old capital as part of renewed efforts to retrieve a 270-tonne bronze bell, believed to be one of the largest ever cast, that has been lying for centuries at the confluence of three rivers.

People run away from a tidal bore as it surges past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province August 12, 2014.

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People run away from a tidal bore as it surges past a barrier on the banks of Qiantang River, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province

Local residents ride a boat on a flooded road overflown by the Bago river at a low-lying part in Bago, 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Yangon, Myanmar, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014.   Flooding is common during Myanmar's monsoon season, which typically starts in late May and ends in mid-October.

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Local residents ride a boat on a flooded road overflown by the Bago river at a low-lying part in Bago, 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Yangon, Myanmar

Street lamps are seen among floodwaters next to partially submerged buildings by an over flowing river at the ancient town as heavy rainfall hits Fenghuang county...Street lamps are seen among floodwaters next to partially submerged buildings by an over flowing river at the ancient town as heavy rainfall hits Fenghuang county, Hunan province July 15, 2014.  More than 50,000 locals and tourists were evacuated since Monday night as record downpours hit Fenghuang county of central China's Hunan province, Xinhua News Agency reported.

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Street lamps are seen among floodwaters next to partially submerged buildings by an over flowing river as heavy rainfall hits the ancient town of Fenghuang county, Hunan province on Tuesday

The Queen's Swan Marker David Barber and other swan uppers inspect a swan during the annual Swan Upping ceremony on the River Thames between Shepperton and Windsor in southern England...The Queen's Swan Marker David Barber (R) and other swan uppers inspect a swan during the annual Swan Upping ceremony on the River Thames between Shepperton and Windsor in southern England July 14, 2014. Young cygnets are counted and swans and cygnets are assessed for signs of injury or disease during the ceremony. The five-day census of the swan population dates back to the twelfth century when the Crown claimed ownership of all mute swans. Today, the Crown retains the right to ownership of all unmarked mute swans in open water, but The Queen only exercises her ownership on certain stretches of the River Thames and its surrounding tributaries.

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The Queen’s Swan Marker David Barber (R) and other swan uppers inspect a swan during the annual Swan Upping ceremony on the River Thames between Shepperton and Windsor in southern England on Monday. Young cygnets are counted and swans and cygnets are assessed for signs of injury or disease during the ceremony

 A boat crew carries their boat down to river from the boat tent at the Henley Royal Regatta on July 2, 2014 in Henley-on-Thames, England. Opening today and celebrating its 175th year, the Henley Royal Regatta is regarded as part of the English social season and is held annually over five days on the River Thames. Thousands of rowing fans are expected to come to watch races which are head-to-head knock out competitions, raced over a course of 1 mile, 550 yards (2,112 m) which regularly attracts international crews to race.

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A boat crew carries their boat down to the river for the 175th anniversary of the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England. The event opened on Wednesday and will be held over five days on the River Thames

An Indian fisherman casts his net into the Mohanadi River near Munduli some 30 kms away from Bhubaneswar on May 1, 2014. As the water level of the Mohanadi River and other rivers in the Indian state start to recede due to increasing temperatures, villagers living nearby turn to fishing to meet their consumption needs.

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An Indian fisherman casts his net into the Mahanadi river near Munduli, about 30km away from Bhubaneswar, eastern India, on Thursday

Petong (C) and Hue (R) look for gold as their children play in the water on March 25, 2014 in Lampang, Thailand. Thai villagers from Wang Nuea, North of Thailand, look for gold in the river every year during the drought season. They are able to make an average around USD 15 per day, however two years ago they reached USD 200 in one day due to the river level dropping so much. The workers begin to search for gold at 10 AM and work until sunset, often working second jobs in the day in order to survive.

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Petong (C) and Hue (R) look for gold as their children play in the water in Lampang, Thailand. Thai villagers from Wang Nuea, North of Thailand, look for gold in the river every year during the drought season. They are able to make an average around USD 15 per day, however two years ago they reached USD 200 in one day due to the river level dropping so much.