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, 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 on Thursday. Hot weather has set in with temperatures rising up to 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in Shanghai.
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 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 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.
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 Wednesday. Temperatures in New Delhi reached 43C, according to India’s meteorological department
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 (Brute Force) theatre group’s stage production “Wayra” in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.
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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 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 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, off northern Taiwan on Wednesday. The Matsu archipelago, which was once the front line against China, is now a military tourist spot.
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.
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 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, on Wednesday. The Gujarat state government has declared water scarcity in 3,918 villages across 10 districts, local news reports said.