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Eddie Keogh

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They keep things out or enclose them within. They're symbols of power, and a means of control. They're canvases for art, backdrops for street theater, and placards for political messages. They're just waiting for when nobody's looking to receive graffiti. Walls of all kinds demarcate our lives. -- Lane Turner (41 photos total).
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Workers clean the curtain wall of the 40-story National Bank of Economic Social Development in Rio de Janeiro on December 12, 2012. (Vanderlei Almeida/AFP/Getty Images)     

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Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could step back in time? I know I never will but occasionally you come across a scene that has barely changed for hundreds of years.

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A couple's happy day made more memorable as fans descend on historic Lviv for their teams EURO 2012 qualifier and join in the celebrations, and both parties get into the spirit.

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World Water Day is observed on March 22 every year. The day to recognize the importance of earth's most precious natural resource was proposed 20 years ago at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development. While we often take water for granted, many cannot. And water plays a role in almost everything we do. We drink it, wash in it, play in it, generate power with it, irrigate crops with it, travel and transport goods on it, fight fires with it, and worship with it. Gathered here are images of water from the last year in all its uses, in scarcity and in abundance. -- Lane Turner (48 photos total)
A child bathes from a public tap in his neighborhood in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on March 6, 2012. A UNICEF report says unhygienic conditions cause an estimated 1. 2 million child deaths before the age of five from diarrhea worldwide every year. The report says in urban areas access to improved water and sanitation is not keeping pace with population growth. (Eranga Jayawardena/Associated Press)

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SCHOOL STAMPEDE: Thousands of young people desperate to study—and their parents—pushed their way to the gates of the University of Johannesburg in South Africa Tuesday, where some 11,000 people were expected to vie for as few as 800 spots. One woman died in the crush. (Adrian de Kock/Associated Press)

WARMING UP A VEHICLE: A stranded driver burned a fire under his truck to keep parts of the vehicle warm while he waited for the Srinagar-Jammu highway to reopen in Qazigund, India, Tuesday. The mountainous highway had been closed because of heavy snow. (Fayaz Kabli/Reuters)

STUNNED: A man injured in a bomb blast put on his shoe before being taken to a hospital. A bomb targeting a militia opposed to the Pakistani Taliban exploded in a market close to the Afghan border Tuesday, killing 25 people in Pakistan’s Khyber region. (Qazi Rauf/Associated Press)

IN MEMORIAM: Flowers lay on the desk of state Assembly Minority Leader Alex DeCroce in Trenton, N.J., Tuesday. The 75-year-old collapsed and died as the 214th legislative session came to an end Monday night. Gov. Chris Christie delayed his State of the State speech to eulogize the lawmaker. (Mel Evans/Associated Press)

BENT BACK: The Netherlands’ Epke Zonderland competed at the Visa International Gymnastics competition in London Tuesday. The competition is the final chance for gymnasts to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games, being held this summer in London. (Eddie Keogh/Reuters)

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