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People wearing costumes attend the annual water-splashing festival to mark the New Year of the Dai minority in Jinghong, Yunnan province.

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People wearing costumes attend the annual water-splashing festival to mark the New Year of the Dai minority in Jinghong, Yunnan province, China

Revellers use water guns as they participate in a water fight during Songkran Festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok April 13, 2015. The Songkran festival, also known as the water festival, marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year and is believed to wash away bad luck

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Revellers take part in a water fight during Songkran festival celebrations at Silom road in Bangkok on Monday. The Songkran festival, also known as the water festival, marks the start of Thailand’s traditional New Year and is believed to wash away bad luck.

Construction workers Alex Hernandez (R) and Raul Buenrostro (L) begin demolition of a swimming pool at an apartment complex on April 8, 2015 in Hayward, California.  As California enters its fourth year of severe drought, some California residents are opting to have their home swimming pools removed as they face a mandatory 25 percent reduction in water use.

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Construction workers begin demolition of a swimming pool at an apartment complex in Hayward, California as the state enters its fourth year of drought. Some residents are having their pools removed as they face a mandatory 25% reduction in water use.

Yemenis face shortage of water

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A Yemeni woman pushes a wheelbarrow with jerry cans full of water, after collecting them from a water tap in Sana€a, Yemen, on Tuesday.

An Afghan refugee boy walks toward a hand pump to fetch water, in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)

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An Afghan refugee boy walks toward a hand pump to fetch water, in a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan 

Syrians carry water as they walk on a road  near their refugee camp, at Ber-Elias village, in Bekaa valley, east Lebanon, Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015. Snow fell in the Middle East as a powerful winter storm swept through the region, killing several Syrian refugees in Lebanon and forcing thousands of others who have fled their country civil war to huddle for warmth in refugee camps.

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Syrians carry water as they walk on a road near their refugee camp, at Ber-Elias village, in Bekaa valley, east Lebanon. Snow fell in the Middle East as a powerful winter storm swept through the region, killing several Syrian refugees in Lebanon and forcing thousands of others who have fled their country civil war to huddle for warmth in refugee camps

A Syrian girl eats a sandwich as others fill water containers at a refugee camp in Deir Zannoun village, Bekaa valley, Lebanon, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015

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A Syrian girl eats a sandwich as others fill water containers at a refugee camp in Deir Zannoun village, Bekaa valley, Lebanon, today.

Palestinian men try to prevent flood water from entering shops in the old city of Hebron on November 27, 2014 as a fierce winter storm which has been battering the region for the past four days.

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Palestinian men try to prevent flood water from entering shops in the old city of Hebron on Thursday as a fierce winter storm which has been battering the region for the past four days

TO GO WITH AFP STORY HUGUES JEANNEAUD (F...TO GO WITH AFP STORY HUGUES JEANNEAUD (FILES)-- A file photo taken on October 4, 2014 shows Gerard Carrodano checking a net for Anthias fish, popular within the ornamental fish trade, off the coast of La Ciotat, southern France. Carrodano is a fisherman like no other: his fish and shell fish arrive to his customers live.  AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVATBORIS HORVAT/AFP/Getty Images

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Gerard Carrodano checks his a net for Anthias fish, popular within the ornamental fish trade, off the coast of La Ciotat, southern France. Carrodano is a fisherman like no other: his fish and shell fish arrive to his customers live.

Rowers warm up before a boat race near the Royal Palace during the annual Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh...Rowers warm up before a boat race near the Royal Palace during the annual Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh November 7, 2014. Cambodians celebrate the Water Festival from November 5 to 7. REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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Rowers warm up before a boat race near the Royal Palace during the annual Water Festival on the Tonle Sap river in Phnom Penh. Cambodians celebrate the Water Festival from November 5 to 7. 

Attilane Forgacs wades in water flooding her house in Siofok, 102 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, after three months  amount of rain fell on the town on Sunday.

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Attilane Forgacs wades in water flooding her house in Siofok, 102 kms southwest of Budapest, Hungary on Monday, after three months worth of rain fell on the town on Sunday.

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.

A beluga whale sprays water onto visitors at a summer attraction at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo on August 6, 2014.  Tokyo's temperature climbed over 35 degree Celsius on August 6 following a heatwave in the area.

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A beluga whale sprays water onto visitors at a summer attraction at the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise aquarium in Yokohama, suburban Tokyo. Tokyo’s temperature climbed over 35 degree Celsius on Wednesday following a heatwave

Children play in a fountain to beat the heat in central Seoul on August 1, 2014.  South Korea's state weather agency issued a heat wave warning for Seoul for the first time this year, advising people to stay indoors. Heat wave warnings are issued when the daytime high is expected to stay above 35 C (95F) for two or more consecutive days, according to state media.

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Children play in a fountain to beat the heat in central Seoul on Friday. South Korea’s state weather agency issued a heat wave warning for Seoul for the first time this year, advising people to stay indoors, as temperatures are expected to exceed 35 celsius

Indians enjoy getting splashed by breaking waves during high tide at the sea front in Mumbai on July 14, 2014. The monsoon rains, which usually hit India from June to September, are crucial for farmers whose crops feed hundreds of millions of people.

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A group of youngsters enjoy getting splashed by breaking waves during high tide on the seafront in Mumbai, India, on Monday

Bengal tigers play in a pool of water at the zoo in Malabon, Metro Manila...Bengal tigers play in a pool of water at the zoo in Malabon, Metro Manila, July 11, 2014.   REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS)

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Bengal tigers play in a pool of water at the zoo in Malabon, Manila 

A man plays with a ball at sunset on June 10, 2014 in Berlin.

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A man plays with a ball at sunset on Wednesday in Berlin

TOPSHOTS A long exposure shows lightning...TOPSHOTS A long exposure shows lightning in the sky with reflection in the water on the floor of a building under construction during an evening thunderstorm on May 19, 2014 in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince.   AFP PHOTO/Hector RETAMALHECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images

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A thunderstorm in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, on Tuesday 

A tourist reacts as an elephant sprays her with water in celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand's Ayutthaya province

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An elephant sprays water on a tourist during the celebration of the Songkran water festival in Thailand’s Ayutthaya province, on Wednesday

Kindergartners drink waters near a poster to mark the World Water Day, which falls on March 22, on Cheonggye Stream in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, March 20, 2014.

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Kindergartners drink waters near a poster to mark the World Water Day, which falls on March 22, on Cheonggye Stream in Seoul, South Korea.