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A girl affected from 7.7 magnitude earthquake drinks water from a community tap, in Awaran, Balochistan province, Pakistan, 26 September 2013. The death toll from a powerful 7.7 magnitude earthquake that struck south-western Pakistan on 24 September climbed to a total of so far 355 people with hundreds injured. A high number of causalities occured in the Awaran district of Balochistan province, which was the epicentre. The quake struck south and south-western Pakistan on 24 September afternoon and was felt as far away as the Indian capital New Delhi.

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A girl affected by the Pakistan earthquake drinks water from a community tap in Awaran, Balochistan province. The death toll from the 7.7 magnitude earthquake in the southwest of the country on September 24 climbed to 355 people with hundreds injured. Awaran was the epicentre of the quake which was felt as far away as New Delhi, the Indian capital.

Victorian Reservoir Opens As Part Of Heritage Open Month...LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 02:  Joey Ellison, Chairman of Dingle 2000, the trustee organisation for the Toxteth Reservoir, poses inside Toxteth Reservoir on September 2, 2013 in Liverpool, England. The interior of the magnificent example of Victorian architecture and engineering will be open to the public for viewing on Friday 6 September from 10am - 4pm as part of Heritage Open Month. The covered reservoir houses stunning internal brickwork and a roof supported by cast iron columns of curved bricked arches. The building which supplied fresh water to the people of Toxteth is one of the earliest examples of public health engineering in the world.

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Joey Ellison, Chairman of Dingle 2000, the trustee organisation for the Toxteth Reservoir, stands inside Toxteth Reservoir in Liverpool, England. The interior of the magnificent example of Victorian architecture and engineering will be open to the public from Friday as part of Liverpool’s Heritage Open Month 

Afghan boys transport containers of water with a wheelbarrow on the outskirts of Herat on Tuesday. The war-torn country still faces poverty, unemployment and lack of infrastructure despite western aid money which has flooded Afghanistan in the 11 years since a US-led invasion toppled the hard line Islamist Taliban regime.

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Afghan boys transport containers of water with a wheelbarrow on the outskirts of Herat, Afghanistan on Tuesday. The war-torn country still faces poverty, unemployment and lack of infrastructure despite western aid that has flooded Afghanistan in the 11 years since a US-led invasion toppled the Islamist Taliban regime.

A boy cools off in a fountain at a park in Shanghai, China, Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013.  Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai.

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A boy cools off in a fountain at a park in Shanghai, China on Thursday. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai.

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 

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

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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.

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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

Tourists on traditional boats sail in the Beihai military water tunnels on the island of Nangan in the Matsu archipelago...Tourists on traditional boats sail in the Beihai military water tunnels on the island of Nangan in the Matsu archipelago, off northern Taiwan, May 8, 2013. The Matsu archipelago, which was once front line against China, is now a military tourist spot.

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Tourists on traditional boats sail in the Beihai military water tunnels on the island of Nangan in the Matsu archipelago, off northern Taiwan on Wednesday. The Matsu archipelago, which was once the front line against China, is now a military tourist spot. 

Men bathe using pipes that supply water to trains at a railway station in the northern Indian city of Allahabad May 8, 2013. Temperatures in Allahabad on Wednesday reached 41.5 degrees Celsius (106.7 degrees Fahrenheit), according to information posted on India's metrological department website.

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Standing next to the railway tracks, men use pipes that supply water to the trains to bathe with at a railway station in Allahabad, northern India, as temperatures in the city on Wednesday reached 41.5C

An Indian boy drinks water on a hot summer day, as his family of trinket sellers rest nearby in New Delhi, India,Tuesday, May 7, 2013.

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An Indian boy drinks water on a hot summer day, as his family of trinket sellers rest nearby in New Delhi, India.

A man looks up at his friends (unseen) as they pull a sack filled with mud while constructing a well at Khokana, Lalitpur April 22, 2013.

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A man looks up at his friends as they pull a sack filled with mud while constructing a well at Khokana, Lalitpur in India on Monday

Two boys hang from a metal railing on a bridge before jumping into the Pasig River below in Manila on April 19, 2013.  The Philippines has been experiencing the hottest days of the year with temperatures of 35 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit) recorded in parts of the city.

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Two boys hang from a metal railing on a bridge before jumping into the Pasig River below in Manila on Friday. The Philippines has been experiencing the hottest days of the year with temperatures of 35 degrees centigrade recorded in parts of the city.

An Indian boy bathes under a leaking water pipe on a highway in the Kutch district of  Gujarat state, India, Wednesday, April 17, 2013. The Gujarat state government has declared water scarcity in  3,918 villages across 10 districts, local news reports said.

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An Indian boy bathes under a leaking water pipe on a highway in the Kutch district of Gujarat state, India, on Wednesday. The Gujarat state government has declared water scarcity in 3,918 villages across 10 districts, local news reports said.