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A mother helps her child to drink water from a public water tanker in Delhi, India

A mother in Delhi, India, helps her son drink from a public tanker on World Water Day 2007, which is celebrated each year on 22 March.

Water is delivered to Pachacutec, near Lima, Peru.

Water is delivered to Pachacutec, near Lima, Peru. About 7m Peruvians have no running water and rely on tankers to supply them.

New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent bats against Canada at the World Cup

Lou Vincent of New Zealand on his way to a century against Canada at the cricket World Cup in St Lucia.

A model displays make up by Hangzhou Mao Geping Makeup Company during a fashion show in Beijing (picture released Thursday)

The 10th China Fashion week is held in the capital, Beijing.

Image of a sunspot released by Nasa on Wednesday and taken on 20 November 2006

This image taken by Japan's Hinode spacecraft studying the Sun reveals the structure of the solar magnetic field rising vertically from a sunspot.

People carry the coffin of Ivan Artunyan, a miner killed at the Ulyanovskaya mine, during a funeral ceremony in Novokuznetsk, Siberia

Funerals are held for victims of the worst mining accident in Russia's modern history in which at least 108 people were killed in an underground blast at a Siberian coalmine.

Rashid Ali loads pieces of manufactured animal skin onto his shoulders at Kamrangir chor on the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Rashid Ali works on the outskirts of Dhaka, one of the 2.4 million Bangladeshi children who work but also attend school.

People gather around a a bomb crater in Ramadi, Iraq

People gather at the site where coalition warplanes destroyed two houses in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, Iraq.

England football fan in Tel Aviv, Israel

England football fans begin arriving in Israel ahead of their team's match against Israel for the Euro 2008 qualifier.

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