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World Water Day

World Water Day is on March 22. The UN estimates that more than one in six people worldwide do not have access to 20-50 liters (5-13 gallons) of safe freshwater a day to ensure their basics needs for drinking, cooking and cleaning.

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People watch a water fountain on the Swiss Federal square in Bern, Switzerland March 21, 2012. World Water Day, which is celebrated on March 22, aims to focus on water and food security. (Reuters)
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People watch a water fountain on the Swiss Federal square in Bern, Switzerland March 21, 2012. World Water Day, which is celebrated on March 22, aims to focus on water and food security. (Reuters)

An Indian bathes in the River Tawi in Jammu, India, March 22, 2012. (AP)
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An Indian bathes in the River Tawi in Jammu, India, March 22, 2012. (AP)

A girl holding sugarcane at a well in Endaselassie. Ethiopia, February 2012. (Photo: Water.org)
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A girl holding sugarcane at a well in Endaselassie. Ethiopia, February 2012. (Photo: Water.org)

Pakistani boys transport water containers on a wheelbarrow after collecting water from a hand-pump on the outskirts of Islamabad, March, 21, 2012. (AP)
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Pakistani boys transport water containers on a wheelbarrow after collecting water from a hand-pump on the outskirts of Islamabad, March, 21, 2012. (AP)

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