BOY WITH GOAT, BURKINA FASO. Kalsaka Village. CDREF00215MUSLIM FAMILY - MALAYSIA. Woman in purdah, with baby. CDREF00424VENICE - ITALY. View of a footbridge over a small canal with a row of houses. Venice is world-famous for its canals. It is built on an archipelago of 122 islands formed by about 150 canals in a shallow lagoon. The islands on which the city is built are connected by about 400 bridges. In the old center, the canals serve the function of roads, and every form of transport is on water or on foot. CDREF00589.WATER AND SANITATION, ARGENTINA. Buenos Aires, Retiro. Many

homes in this city centre shanty town do not have piped water. A

tanker delivers water twice a week. CDREF00207BRITISH TELECOM TREES - UNITED KINGDOM (1995). Silhouette of trees at sunset. CDREF00550.
ITALY, Alps. Pian Della Regina, Crissolo vicinity Saluzzo. Tumbling down the steep mountain side, the clear, fresh waters at the head of the River Po bring life to a marvellous variety of alpine flowers. The upper Po valley lost two thirds of its inhabitants, most of whom migrated to Turin early in the sixties. Now, very little affects the quality of the water for the first 20 Km, then a dam for hydrolelectric energy leaves the river virtually dry. CDREF00553.DEFORESTATION, SRI LANKA. Cutting down unproductive rubber trees. CDREF00524.TRANSPORT, INDIA. Delhi. Children travelling in a cycle rickshaw.   CDREF00010WATER AND SANITATION, ARGENTINA. Buenos Aires, Barrio San Jorge.

When water was piped to this shanty town, inhabitants bought low

cost swimming pools and transformed the lives of their children!


site. Children playing on main drainage pipe installed as part of

an extensive scheme to improve living conditions for families

that work as scavengers. CDREF00198
BUDDHIST MONK, SRI LANKA. Bhuddist Monk visiting villagers. CDREF00524.AMAZON - PERU, vicinity Satipo. Campa or Ashaninka Indians. Homelife. They are hunter gatherers living from the jungle without destroying it. It takes about 18 hours a week to collect the food they need. Their diet is regarded as one of the most nutritious in the World. Their way of life is threatened by migrant slash and burn farmers who destroy the jungle in order to grow a few crops. CDREF00543.CROP PORTRAIT, INDIA. Assam Close-up of a jackfruit, also known as breadfruit, still ripening on the tree. This photograph was commissioned by the Shell Foundation. CDREF00046KOSOVO (1999) - FRUIT AND VEGETABLE MARKET. Pristina. Stall of varied vegetables (eggplants, cauliflower, parsley and onion) CDREF00597.ITALY. Po Delta, vicinity Saluzzo. Very high yields of maize are produced in this region due to intensive farming methods and abundant water from the river Po. CDREF00553.
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