Some 500 traditional Ukrainian pysankas, painted Easter eggs, are presented in the center of Kiev before the celebration of the Easter, main holiday of the Orthodox church, on April 16, 2017.
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Indian salt pan workers of the Agariya community in Gujarat work in the remote and arid Little Rann of Kutch (LRK) region for nearly eight months of the year during the salt farming season. India is ranked third in gross amount of salt produced in the world, behind China and the United States, and the western state of Gujarat accounts for 77 percent of India’s production.
Informal settlers continue to occupy a mass housing project for police for almost a month now in Pandi township, Bulacan province, about 50 kilometers (31 miles) north of Manila, Philippines.
More than 50,000 people have been displaced by flood water in the region of Piura in northern Peru and hundreds of houses have been flooded. Many local residents are being taken to shelters set up by the government, while others refuse to leave their land and prefer to stay on high ground in their communities.
Confrontations between elephants and humans can quickly turn violent in Sumatra, where competition for space has intensified as the island forests have been rapidly cleared for timber and farming. Nearly 70 percent of the Sumatran elephants’ habitat has been destroyed in a single generation, says conservation group WWF, driving them into ever-closer contact with humans.
Arabian Oryx are seen at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Um al-Zamool, near the United Arab Emirates’ border with Saudi Arabia on March 23, 2017. The sanctuary stretches over an estimated area of 8,900 square kilometers and currently hosts nearly 155 of the species, which were reintroduced into the its natural habitat in the UAE in a five-year conservation plan launched by UAE’s late ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, after fears of their extinction.