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“Every day, we spend three hours collecting and carrying water,” said Elezete (age 9), who lives in the rural village of Mate Restu in Timor-Leste. She rises each morning at 5 a.m. to begin the first of several 30-minute treks she makes daily to the nearest water source, an unprotected mountain spring. She then walks 90 minutes to school, frequently arriving late and tired. Fetching water often falls to girls in Timor-Leste; most spend an average of 52 minutes each day on this work.
© UNICEF/James Alcock
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In honor of Leap Day 2012, a gallery of pictures celebrating the simple act of leaping around, and the sense of boundless possibilities that one extra day on the calendar can sometimes instill…
Dancer Fred Astaire clad in top hat, tails and spats, holding cane as he does a climatic jump in ‘Puttin on the Ritz’ number for the movie “Blue Skies”. 1945
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