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Afghan men cool off with water in a stre...Afghan men cool off with water in a street in Herat on July 29, 2013.   Western Afghanistan is flat and open with the climate accordingly hot and dry around Herat and temperatures are reaching the early forties.  AFP PHOTO/Aref KARIMIAref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images

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Men cool off with water in a street in Herat, western Afghanistan, on Monday, where temperatures hit the 40s Read more

People play in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong, about 190 km (118 miles) southwest of Seoul, July 19, 2013. About 2 to 3 million domestic and international tourists visit the beach during the annual mud festival, according to the festival organisers.

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People play in the mud during the Boryeong Mud Festival at Daecheon beach in Boryeong, about 190 km southwest of Seoul. About 2m-3m domestic and international tourists visit the beach during the annual festival.

A student is hit by a jet of water sprayed by riot police during a protest against the government to demand changes in the public state education system, in Santiago

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A student is hit by a jet of water sprayed by riot police during a protest on Wednesday against the government to demand changes in the public state education system, in Santiago. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state education system.

fishermen working on Chaohu Lake that is filled with cyanobacteria in Hefei, central China's Anhui province. As temperature rises, Cyanobacteria begins to spread again in Chaohu Lake, worsening the water quality and sending out strong smells, local media reported.

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Chaohu Lake in Hefei, in central China’s Anhui province, is filled with cyanobacteria. As temperature rises, cyanobacteria spread in the lake, worsening the water quality and sending out strong smells, local media reported.

A man swims in the polluted waters of river Yamuna on a hot day in New Delhi

Mansi Thapliyal/Reuters

A man swims in the polluted waters of river Yamuna on Wednesday. Temperatures in New Delhi reached 43C, according to India’s meteorological department

 Chilean students are sprayed by a water cannon during clashes with riot policemen

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Students are sprayed by a water cannon during clashes with riot policemen on Tuesday at a protest in Santiago, Chile. The protesters were demanding that the government of Sebastian Pinera, the Chilean president, improve the quality of public education in the city

A dancer performs on a watery stage suspended above the audience during a dress rehearsal of the Fuerza Bruta theatre group's production "Wayra" in Buenos Aires

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A dancer performs on a watery stage suspended above the audience during a dress rehearsal of the Fuerza Bruta (Brute Force) theatre group’s stage production “Wayra” in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.

Fire in Manila...epa03702622 A Filipino vendor recovers items as a firefighter directs a water hose towards a burning shopping mall in Manila, Philippines, 16 May 2012. A fire that broke out early 16 May at the Divisoria Mall could take days to put out, estimated firefighters.  EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

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A Filipino vendor recovers items as a firefighter directs a water hose towards a burning shopping mall in Manila in the Philippines on Thursday. The fire at the Divisoria Mall could take days to put out, firefighters said.

Afghan children fetch water from a streaming river on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Many households are still without running water, therefore Afghans pick up their daily water from streams and rivers.

Anja Niedringhaus/AP

Afghan children fetch water from a river on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan. With many households still without running water, Afghans get their daily water from streams and rivers.

Women collect water from a rain-water pond on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen

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Women collect water from a pond on the outskirts of Sanaa in Yemen