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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. Read more

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