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In Pictures: World Water Day draws attention to our most important liquid

Photographers across India have captured the way water is an integral part of our lives.

World Water Day, on March 22 every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water.

While in some countries complaining about rain is a way of passing the day, for others the natural resource is in short supply.

India is one country grappling with a water crisis.

An Indian woman fills plastic vessels with water from a shared tap (Aijaz Rahi/AP)
Indian fishermen prepare to set sail on the river Brahmaputra, on World Water Day (Anupam Nath/AP)
A cadet of the National Cadets Corp (NCC) makes a point on World Water Day (Mahesh Kumar A/AP)
An Indian woman fills drinking water from a public tap (Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP)
An Indian woman washes clothes by a public tap (Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP)
A train moves on a track over a polluted river on World Water Day in Gauhati, India (Anupam Nath/AP)
A man carries a vessel of water in Bangalore (Aijaz Rahi/AP)
An Indian schoolgirl carries empty plastic vessels, also in Bangalore (Aijaz Rahi/AP)
An Indian boy jumps across polluted water in Gauhati (Anupam Nath/AP)

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