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.