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Tomorrow, March 22, is World Water Day, an event established by the United Nations in 1993 to highlight the challenges associated with this precious resource. Each year has a theme, and this year's is "Water and Food Security." The UN estimates that more than one in six people worldwide lack access to 20-50 liters (5-13 gallons) of safe freshwater a day to ensure their basic needs for drinking, cooking, and cleaning. And as the world's population grows beyond 7 billion, clean water is growing scarcer in densely populated areas as well as in remote villages. Collected here are recent images showing water in our lives -- how we use it, abuse it, and depend on it. [36 photos]

A journalist takes a sample of polluted red water from the Jianhe River in Luoyang, Henan province, China, on December 13, 2011. According to local media, the sources of the pollution were two illegal chemical plants discharging their production wastewater into the rain sewer pipes. (Reuters/China Daily)

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SOON TO SEE BETTER
SOON TO SEE BETTER: Elderly villagers were taken home in an ambulance Thursday after undergoing surgery for cataracts in Varanasi, India. (Rajesh Kumar Singh/Associated Press)

HONORING VETERANS
HONORING VETERANS: Lloyds of London staff held their annual Remembrance Day service in London Friday. The U.S. observed Veterans Day, which is often referred to as Remembrance Day in Britain and Armistice Day elsewhere in Europe, to mark the end of World War I. (Olivia Harris/Reuters)

TAKING THE TEST
TAKING THE TEST: More than a thousand students took mid-term examinations on the playground of Sihuang Middle School Thursday in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. (Zuma Press)

LAYING DOWN THE GLOVES
LAYING DOWN THE GLOVES: Workers prepared the casket of boxing great Joe Frazier for a viewing at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia Friday. The former heavyweight boxing champion died Monday at age 67 after a brief bout with liver cancer. (Matt Slocum/Associated Press)

HANDING OVER
HANDING OVER: Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, left, and his newly appointed successor, Lucas Papademos, met Friday in the Maximos Mansion, in Athens, Greece. Mr. Papademos named a cabinet to implement the country’s latest €130 billion ($177 billion) bailout. (Orestis Panagiotou/European Pressphoto Agency)

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ALL SAINTS DAY
ALL SAINTS DAY: A boy painted part of a tomb in an ‘apartment style’ public cemetery in Navotas city, north of Manila, in the Philippines on Monday. The majority of Filipinos are Catholic and observe All Saint’s Day on Nov. 1, with visits to the cemetery to offer prayers for the dead. (Romeo Ranoco/Reuters)

CARRYING A COMRADE
CARRYING A COMRADE: A severely wounded U.S. Marine was carried by his comrades to a helicopter to be airlifted in Helmand province, Afghanistan, on Monday. (Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty Images)

WET WAIT
WET WAIT: A man took a nap at a flooded bus stop in Bangkok, Thailand, Monday. (Sakchai Lalit/Associated Press)

SEVEN BILLION
SEVEN BILLION: A newborn baby slept in the arms of her mother at a Community Health Center in Mall, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Monday. The world’s population will reach seven billion on Oct. 31, according to projections by the United Nations. (Roberto Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)

HOT BATH
HOT BATH: More than 14,000 people across Chongqing, China, took hot spring baths at the same time Sunday, breaking the record of 10,121 people previously set by Hubei Province. (ChinaFotoPress/Zuma Press)

READY FOR RIOTS
READY FOR RIOTS: A French policeman carried a mock protester as he trained on the eve of an anti-G20 demonstration in Nice on Monday. The G20 leaders will gather in Cannes on Nov. 3-4. (Eric Gaillard/Reuters)

ON THE WAY TO WORK
ON THE WAY TO WORK: Commuters stood at the open doorway of a suburban train during the morning rush hour in Mumbai on Monday. (Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

IN TEARS
IN TEARS: A victim of 1984 Sikh riots wept in front of Delhi police barricades as she participated in a protest in New Delhi on Monday. (Anindito Mukherjee/EPA)

LIGHTING UP
LIGHTING UP: A man lit a ‘bidi’ — an Indian leaf cigarette — at a logging mill on the outskirts of Jammu, India, on Monday.. (Mukesh Gupta/Reuters)

CHURCH CAMP
CHURCH CAMP: A clergyman talked on his phone as he stood amid tents outside St. Paul’s Cathedral in London on Monday. The head of St. Paul’s Cathedral resigned over the church’s handling of Occupy London protesters camped out on its doorstep. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

RAIN, RAIN
RAIN, RAIN: Kiara Thompson sat outside her Fort Lauderdale, Fla., home after floodwaters rose to about a foot deep early Monday. The weather service said up to 12 inches of rain has fallen in Fort Lauderdale in the past three days. (J Pat Carter/Associated Press)

DOWNED TREES
DOWNED TREES: Trees damaged by Saturday’s snowstorm were roped off at the edge of Central Park in New York City on Monday. A group that manages Central Park has estimated that the park may lose up to 1,000 trees because of the weekend snowstorm. (Shannon Stapleton/Reuters)

SUN AND COLOR
SUN AND COLOR: A pedestrian walked in the Sauvabelin forest in Lausanne, Switzerland, Monday. (Laurent Gillieron/EPA)

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SURVEYING DAMAGE
SURVEYING DAMAGE: A man stood atop a pile of rubble in earthquake-damaged Van, Turkey, Monday. A powerful 7.2-magnitude earthquake hit the eastern part of the country Sunday, killing at least 279 people and injuring at least 1,300, according to officials. (Adem Altan/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

SOAKING THEIR FEET
SOAKING THEIR FEET: Residents sat outside their flooded houses in Bangkok Monday. City leaders warned that a widening swath of the Thai capital is now under threat from fast-rising flood waters. (Apichart Weerawong/Associated Press)

A LIFE IN WORDS
A LIFE IN WORDS: A man held a copy of the authorized biography ‘Steve Jobs,’ by Walter Isaacson, at a Shanghai store Monday. The book is the result of more than 40 conversations with Mr. Jobs, walks around Mr. Jobs’s childhood neighborhood and visits to Apple headquarters. (Aly Song/Reuters)

POINT-BLANK RANGE
POINT-BLANK RANGE: A defected army soldier now siding with antigovernment protesters took up a position at a checkpoint near Taghyeer Square in San’a, Yemen, Monday. (Khaled Abdullah/Reuters)

SCAREDY CAT
SCAREDY CAT: A cat was displayed at a pet exhibit in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, Sunday. (Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

HURT
HURT: A man who was injured in a grenade attack on a bar lay at Kenyatta Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, Monday. At least 12 people were injured in the attack, which police link with threats made by Somali militants. Later, an explosion went off near a bus stop, killing at least one person. (Tony Karumba/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

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BLUSTERY
BLUSTERY: A man displaced by flooding rushed toward a helicopter to receive air-dropped supplies in Badin, Pakistan, Monday. Millions of Pakistanis have been affected by monsoon flooding. (Rehan Khan/European Pressphoto Agency)

JUST ABOUT READY
JUST ABOUT READY: A model got some finishing touches before walking in designer Montse Bassons’s spring/summer 2012 collection show at Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week Monday. (Susana Vera/Reuters)

CLEARING A PATH
CLEARING A PATH: A woman moved fallen stones Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal, after an earthquake struck Nepal, northeast India and Tibet Sunday. At least 53 people were killed. Rescue workers dug through mudslides as they struggled to reach thousands of villagers. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press)

RESTOCKING
RESTOCKING: People released rare and endangered Chinese sturgeon into the Yangtze River in Yichang, Hubei Province, China, Monday. (Liu Shusong/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

IN THE SHADOWS
IN THE SHADOWS: Protesters demonstrated outside the New York Stock Exchange Monday. (Eric Thayer/Reuters)

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WASHED AWAY
WASHED AWAY: Billy Stinson and his daughter, Erin, sat on the steps where their cottage once stood in Nags Head, N.C., Sunday. Hurricane Irene destroyed the cottage, which was built in 1903 and was on the National Register of Historic Places. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

BIONIC MAN
BIONIC MAN: South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, right, and American Greg Nixon competed in the Men’s 400-meter semifinal at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Monday. Mr. Pistorius failed to qualify for a spot in the final. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press)

RECOVERED
RECOVERED: Rescuers carried a body from tons of garbage in Baguio, Philippines, Monday. The trash piled up when a retaining wall collapsed, killing at least four people and damaging homes amid Typhoon Nanmadol. At least 12 people were killed in the Philippines. The typhoon then hit Taiwan. (Reuters)

TRAIN OVER WATER
TRAIN OVER WATER: A passenger train passed over railway tracks after heavy rainfall in Mumbai Monday. (Punit Paranjpe/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

MINI SUB
MINI SUB: An assistant tested a miniature submarine made by Zhang Wuyi, a farmer and inventor, in Moshui Lake in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, Monday. (Jason Lee/Reuters)

COP AT CARNIVAL
COP AT CARNIVAL: A performer danced with a police officer at the Notting Hill Carnival in London Monday. (Carl Court/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

BIG WAVE
BIG WAVE: Hawaii’s Bruce Irons competed at the Billabong Pro Tahiti in Teahupo’o, Tahiti, Sunday. (Zuma Press)

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WATER FIGHT
WATER FIGHT: Children attended a ceremony marking the opening of city pools Wednesday in Philadelphia. Thanks to a last-minute splash of private funds, city pools in Philadelphia opened this summer for overheated residents. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

ON PARADE
ON PARADE: Around 220 soldiers in the the Second Battalion, the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment, marched through the city of Brighton, England, Wednesday after returning from Afghanistan. (Zuma Press)

DEADLY PROTEST
DEADLY PROTEST: A man broke the windshield of a government bus after protesters set it on fire in Gauhati, India, Wednesday. Two people were killed in a protest against squatter evictions, as riot police fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse the crowd of thousands. (Anupam Nath/Associated Press)

BOAT RIDE
BOAT RIDE: People waited for a boat at the harbor in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Wednesday. (Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press)

SQUATTERS’ RIGHTS
SQUATTERS’ RIGHTS: An Indian policeman and an activist from the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti clashed during a demonstration in Gauhati, India, Wednesday. The protesters were demanding an end to the evictions of squatters from bamboo huts built into the hills around the city. (AFP/Getty Images)

FACING OFF
FACING OFF: Pakistani Kushti wrestlers sparred during their daily training in Lahore, Pakistan, Wednesday. Kushti, an Indo-Pakistani form of wrestling, is a national sport in Pakistan. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)

FANCY FEAST
FANCY FEAST: Lobsters were prepared to be grilled at the ‘Salon Prive’ car show Wednesday in London. The annual three-day Salon Prive offers the opportunity to view exotic modern and vintage cars. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE
POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE: Graduates of Huazhong University of Science and Technology attended their graduation ceremony in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China, Wednesday. (Zuma Press)

CATCHING SOME RAYS
CATCHING SOME RAYS: Canadian army soldiers sunbathed at Seprwan Ghar forward-fire base in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Wednesday. Canada has about 2,800 soldiers in the volatile southern Afghan province on a combat mission that is due to end this year. (Baz Ratner/Reuters)

HOT STUFF
HOT STUFF: A girl carried a basket of chillies on her head after picking them from a field in Noida in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh Wednesday. (Parivartan Sharma/Reuters)

LOOKING BACK
LOOKING BACK: School boys held torches in front of a Soviet World War II war monument early Wednesday during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the town of Brest, Belarus. (Sergei Grits/Associated Press)

MIGRANT WORKERS
MIGRANT WORKERS: An Indonesian migrant worker who was going to be sent to Saudi Arabia sat during an inspection by police after a raid at a shelter in Bekasi, Indonesia, Wednesday. About 10 pregnant and underage workers were found at a shelter operated by a migrant worker placement company. (Mast Irham/European Pressphoto Agency)

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HORSE FOR RENT
HORSE FOR RENT: A horse with a cellphone number painted on it was left on the side of a road on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday. The horse is rented out. (Muhammed Muheisen/Associated Press)

SKULL AND BONES
SKULL AND BONES: A worker was silhouetted near skulls and bones in an ossuary under St. James Church in Brno, Czech Republic, Tuesday. (Radek Mica/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

LITTLE VADER
LITTLE VADER: A Darth Vader actor waited for tourists who want to be photographed with him in front of the Brandenburg Gate during a thunderstorm in Berlin Tuesday. (Michael Sohn/Associated Press)


AT THE RACES; A woman wore an elaborate hat at the annual Royal Ascot horse race near Windsor, England, Tuesday. (Carl de Souza/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images)

OLD GLORY
OLD GLORY: A man held a U.S. flag before the arrival of President Barack Obama in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Tuesday. President Obama arrived to cheers on the first official visit by a U.S. president in 50 years. He is courting the Hispanic vote in the 2012 election. (Ramon Espinosa/Associated Press)

BY THE SEA
BY THE SEA: Women bathed in the Irish Sea in Blackpool, England, Tuesday. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

ROW YOUR BOAT
ROW YOUR BOAT: A fisherman rowed on Honghu Lake in Honghu, Hubei Province, China, Tuesday. Recent heavy rains refilled the lake. (Hao Tonqian/Xinhua/Zuma Press)

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