© 2006 Sandipan Majumdar, Courtesy of Photoshare
Farmers grow rice during the rainy season in West Bengal, India.
© 2006 Joydeep Mukherjee, Courtesy of Photoshare
Women approach a low water level lake in India.
© Rudolf Vlcek, via Flickr.
Forest in national park and UNESCO biosphere reserve Šumava, Czech Republic.
© Anil Gulati, Courtesy of Photoshare
Water lilies in a lake at the Indian Botanical Gardens in Howrah district, West Bengal, India.
© AJFanthome, Courtesy of Photoshare
Women carry jugs of water in India, 2006.
© 2009 Jason Dittmann, Courtesy of Photoshare
A frog poises to jump off a bromelia leaf in San Francisco
Forest, Ecuador. Frogs in this forest are becoming increasingly threatened by pollution in the rivers from nearby cities.
© Amy Gajaria, Courtesy of Photoshare
A woman waits for her cattle in the small Himalayan village of Than Goan, India. The village hosts the only medical clinic for many surrounding rural villages, 2009.
© Jaspreet Kindra/IRIN
Hausa women sell milk in the market place: the Hausa sell all their livestock produce, hardly any of it is consumed at home. Niger, March 2011.
© Daniel Guzman, via Flickr.
The New York Skyline.
© Kate Holt/IRIN
A caravan of camels walks through the desert in the middle of a dust storm near Mao, Western Chad.
Jim Maragos/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Coral Reef at Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge.
© Dimitris Varoudakis, via Flickr.
A power station near the city of Ptolemaida in Northern Greece.
© Frank Chen via Flickr
Morning light at Shoreline Nature Preserve by the tail end of San Francisco Bay. There are many electricity transmission pylons standing in the shallow bay waters.
© Hugo Rami/IRIN
A traditional wooden boat floats on the Congo River of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), May 2006.
© Dulue Mbachu/IRIN
A flooded area of slum housing in the Ebute Metta district of Lagos, Nigeria, September 2007.
© Manoocher Deghati/IRIN
Two former abducted girls sit on a bed at the World Vision rehabilitation centre in Gulu District, northern Uganda, August 2006. Girls as young as ten years old have been regularly abducted from villages and given as wives to senior Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commanders, and even shared among LRA soldiers.
© Wendy Stone/IRIN
Maasai men meet under an Acacia tree for a community meeting.
© Steve Schmeiser via Flickr
The sun sets over a wind farm in Iowa, US.
© Jeff Black/IRIN
Manshiet Nasser sits on the rocks where Egypt's Eastern Desert Plateau meets the Nile Valley, Cairo, Egypt.
© Kate Holt/IRIN
A woman farms rice on her farm in Kaduna State Nigeria.
2007 Anil Gulati, Courtesy of Photoshare
Thousands of women gather in Majhauli, India, at the "Saas-Bahu Sammelan," a convention of mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law on safe motherhood sponsored by the Department of Health & Family Welfare, the Government of Madhya Pradesh, India, and UNICEF.
Sunset panorama after The Crude Awakening, blockading Coryton Oil Refinery, Stanford-le-Hope, Essex.
© UN Photo/Kibae Park
Urbanization in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The Asia-Pacific region is urbanizing rapidly. While for the world as a whole the urban population growth rate is 2.0%, in Asia and the Pacific it is 2.3%.
© 2006 Rose Reis, Courtesy of Photoshare
A young mother in a rural village near Jodhpur, India, holds her child, as a community based social worker with the Veerni Project looks on.