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Poisonous and running out: Pakistan's water crisis

Barely 15 days old, Kinza whimpers at an Islamabad hospital where she is suffering from diarrhoea and a blood infection, a tiny victim among thousands afflicted by Pakistan's severely polluted and decreasing water supplies.


Calligraphy

A participant writing Japanese calligraphy during the annual New Year calligraphy contest in Tokyo.


Dog fashion

A greyhound dog wearing an outfit "Dog à Porter" at the workshop of fashion house Temellini Milano in Milan.


Carnival

Revellers taking part in the "Canto a la Tierra" parade during the Carnival of Blacks and Whites in Pasto, Colombia. The largest festivity in southwestern Colombia, over 10,000 artists, craftsmen and revellers take part in the carnival which has its origins in the mix of Andean, Amazonian and Pacific cultural expressions. Celebrated every year from January 2 to 6 in the city of Pasto, it has been part of Unesco's Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 2009.


Tropical island paradise with a cautious eye to growth

It's a nation that boasts warm azure seas and dream beaches, a landscape ranging from volcanic rocks to tropical rainforest, and stable democratic rule -- yet many people have never heard of it.


Old Shanghai neighborhood shivers in winter

Amidst the skyscrapers of a modern Chinese metropolis, the city's oldest neighbourhood shivers through the winter thanks to an old rule forbidding central heating.


Cold

Tourists taking pictures in a nearly frozen Niagara Falls in Ontario.


Snow World

People visiting the Harbin Ice and Snow World in Harbin in China's northeastern Heilongjiang province.


Raising my child as a single parent

What encouragement can you offer to those of us who are single parents? Each day seems more difficult than the one before it. Can you help plead our case to those who don't understand what we're facing?


Johannesburg suffocates in shadow of mine dumps

"Look at my spinach. That is the sand from the mine. The yellow one in the soil -- it's destroying everything," said Thabo Ngubane as he tended his small allotment in Soweto.


 

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