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World Water Day 2013: Saving lives and changing attitudes

Posted in information, Life by Mohamed Abdulla Shafeeg on March 22, 2013

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Today is World Water Day, an initiative from the United Nations to help get sanitation and drinking water to those who need it most. Held every March 22, it celebrates its 20th anniversary today.

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