The world in photos: March 17-23

Updated: 2014-03-24 10:29


The world in photos: March 17-23

A Sri Lankan boy washes his face at a public water tap on World Water Day in Colombo, Sri Lanka, March 22, 2014. Eighty-four percent of Sri Lankans can access improved water sources, UNICEF said in a press statement. A staggering 768 million people in the world do not have access to safe drinking water, causing hundreds of thousands of children to sicken and die each year, according to a UNICEF and WHO 2013 publication. [Photo/Xinhua]

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