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World Water Day Puts Focus On Precious Resource

March 22 marks World Water Day, a UN-sponsored event meant to bring attention to the sustainable management of one of our most important resources. As demands for drinking water increase, rapid urbanization, pollution, and climate change all threaten its availability. This photo gallery from across RFE/RL's broadcast region highlights the central role of water in people's lives, and the sometimes great lengths needed to secure it. (21 PHOTOS)