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Bsam Ali, 11, swims in polluted water at a slum area on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen. Hundreds of countries globally, mark International Earth Day on April 22, to help raise ecological awareness and support environmental protection.

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People gather in front of a burnt bus after pro-strike activists set fire to it, in Dhaka. The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) led 18-party alliance called for a 36-hour countrywide shutdown from Tuesday to protest against a Dhaka court's decision to deny bail to seven of their top leaders in different cases, local media reported.


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A duck swims by a window, viewed from inside Anderson Eye Care at the Riverfront Plaza Building in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., as The Grand River crests at an all time high of 21.85 feet, a full 2.2 feet above the record set in 1985, in downtown Grand Rapids.


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Joe Biggerstaff wades away from his mother's Konkle Drive home on the Grand River north of downtown Grand Rapids, Mich.. The rising Grand River has driven hundreds of people from their homes in several western Michigan communities and was pushing Sunday toward a record high near Grand Rapids.

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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 .


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A farmer works in his field at Khokana, Lalitpur.


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A man recovers his wedding photo from the wreckage of his house after Saturday's earthquake in Longmen township of Lushan county, Sichuan province. Rescuers struggled to reach a remote, rural corner of southwestern China on Sunday as the toll of the dead and missing from the country's worst earthquake in three years climbed to 208 with almost 1,000 serious injuries.


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A honor guard is covered by a flag during a welcoming ceremony for U.S. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey at the Bayi Building in Beijing, China.

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A woman whose relatives were killed in Saturday's earthquake cries while sitting on a pile of rubble in Lingguan township in Baoxing county of southwest China's Sichuan province.


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Men in samurai attires engage in a sword fighting to re-enact the Battle of Kawanakajima, a battle five campaigns fought between two forces in the age of Japan's civil war in mid 16th century, in Fuefuki, Yamanashi Prefecture, northeast of Tokyo. Kawanakajima to Japanese is what Gettysburg or Waterloo is to Americans or French.

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