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Brazil's severe drought

Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system, block a road during a protest over the eight-month rationing of water as a result of a record drought, in Itu, October 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system, block a road during a protest over the eight-month rationing of water as a result of a record drought, in Itu, October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system, block a road during a protest over the eight-month rationing of water as a result of a record drought, in Itu, October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system, block a road during a protest over the eight-month rationing of water as a result of a record drought, in Itu October 27, 2014.   The banner reads "The city of Itu, asks for Help" . REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system, block a road during a protest over the eight-month rationing of water as a result of a record drought, in Itu October 27, 2014. The banner reads "The city of...more

Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system, block a road during a protest over the eight-month rationing of water as a result of a record drought, in Itu October 27, 2014. The banner reads "The city of Itu, asks for Help" . REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system receive water from public spouts due to rationing in their homes as a result of a record drought, in Itu September 29, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system receive water from public spouts due to rationing in their homes as a result of a record drought, in Itu September 29, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system receive water from public spouts due to rationing in their homes as a result of a record drought, in Itu September 29, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio
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A resident fills water bottles from a water pipe as the eight-month rationing of water continues as a result of a record drought, in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A resident fills water bottles from a water pipe as the eight-month rationing of water continues as a result of a record drought, in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A resident fills water bottles from a water pipe as the eight-month rationing of water continues as a result of a record drought, in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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A resident of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system receives water from a public spout in Itu September 29, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

A resident of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system receives water from a public spout in Itu September 29, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

A resident of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system receives water from a public spout in Itu September 29, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio
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Luiza Dos Reis, 67, a resident that depends on the Cantareira water system, washes the clothes from a water pipe in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Luiza Dos Reis, 67, a resident that depends on the Cantareira water system, washes the clothes from a water pipe in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Luiza Dos Reis, 67, a resident that depends on the Cantareira water system, washes the clothes from a water pipe in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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A man standing on cracked ground takes a picture of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A man standing on cracked ground takes a picture of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A man standing on cracked ground takes a picture of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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A worker fills a water tanker with potable water to distribute to the hospitals around the city in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A worker fills a water tanker with potable water to distribute to the hospitals around the city in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A worker fills a water tanker with potable water to distribute to the hospitals around the city in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Maria das Gracas, 40, washes the plates from a improvised tap in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Maria das Gracas, 40, washes the plates from a improvised tap in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Maria das Gracas, 40, washes the plates from a improvised tap in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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A vendor stands next to his cart with water bottles, which he supplies to offices in the Sao Paulo downtown October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A vendor stands next to his cart with water bottles, which he supplies to offices in the Sao Paulo downtown October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A vendor stands next to his cart with water bottles, which he supplies to offices in the Sao Paulo downtown October 24, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Men fish next to cracked ground as the Atibainha dam lake dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Men fish next to cracked ground as the Atibainha dam lake dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Men fish next to cracked ground as the Atibainha dam lake dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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David, 14, carries water inside his home next to a bathtub in Itu October 27, 2014.  REUTERS/Nacho Doce

David, 14, carries water inside his home next to a bathtub in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

David, 14, carries water inside his home next to a bathtub in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Residents fill water containers from a public tap in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Residents fill water containers from a public tap in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Residents fill water containers from a public tap in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Parkinson's disease patient Edson Salete, 78, drinks water with the help of her daughter Ana Carolina, 33, in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Parkinson's disease patient Edson Salete, 78, drinks water with the help of her daughter Ana Carolina, 33, in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Parkinson's disease patient Edson Salete, 78, drinks water with the help of her daughter Ana Carolina, 33, in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Solange, 42, a resident of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system, bathes her son Joao Pedro inside their home next to containers with water in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Solange, 42, a resident of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system, bathes her son Joao Pedro inside their home next to containers with water in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Solange, 42, a resident of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system, bathes her son Joao Pedro inside their home next to containers with water in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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A man stands on the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A man stands on the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

A man stands on the cracked ground of the Atibainha dam as it dries up due to a prolonged drought in Nazare Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 17, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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A vehicle drives along state highway SP-065 over the dry lakebed of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira water system that provides most of the potable water to Greater Sao Paulo, in Nazare Paulista October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

A vehicle drives along state highway SP-065 over the dry lakebed of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira water system that provides most of the potable water to Greater Sao Paulo, in Nazare Paulista October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

A vehicle drives along state highway SP-065 over the dry lakebed of the Atibainha dam, part of the Cantareira water system that provides most of the potable water to Greater Sao Paulo, in Nazare Paulista October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio
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Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system cross a street with a shopping trolley of containers to fill with water from a public tap, in Itu, October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system cross a street with a shopping trolley of containers to fill with water from a public tap, in Itu, October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system cross a street with a shopping trolley of containers to fill with water from a public tap, in Itu, October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio
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Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system pick up their filled water containers after filling them from a public tap in Itu, October 18, 2014.  REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system pick up their filled water containers after filling them from a public tap in Itu, October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system pick up their filled water containers after filling them from a public tap in Itu, October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio
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Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system wait to fill water containers from a public tap in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system wait to fill water containers from a public tap in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce

Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depends on the Cantareira water system wait to fill water containers from a public tap in Itu October 27, 2014. REUTERS/Nacho Doce
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Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depend on the Cantareira water system draw water from a well in Itu, October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depend on the Cantareira water system draw water from a well in Itu, October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

Residents of the region of Sao Paulo state that depend on the Cantareira water system draw water from a well in Itu, October 18, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio
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Cars, that the police suspect were stolen and dumped in the lake behind the Jaguari dam, appear on dry ground as the lake dries up due to a prolonged drought in Braganca Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 2, 2014.  REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

Cars, that the police suspect were stolen and dumped in the lake behind the Jaguari dam, appear on dry ground as the lake dries up due to a prolonged drought in Braganca Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

Cars, that the police suspect were stolen and dumped in the lake behind the Jaguari dam, appear on dry ground as the lake dries up due to a prolonged drought in Braganca Paulista, Sao Paulo state, October 2, 2014. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio
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