Edition:
India
Pictures | Mon Aug 11, 2014 | 7:50pm IST

Polluted rivers in India

A boy searches for coins thrown by devotees as religious offerings in a polluted water channel near a temple in Kolkata June 5, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A boy searches for coins thrown by devotees as religious offerings in a polluted water channel near a temple in Kolkata June 5, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A boy searches for coins thrown by devotees as religious offerings in a polluted water channel near a temple in Kolkata June 5, 2014. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
Close
1 / 17
A boy throws a banana after collecting it from the polluted waters of river Sabarmati, in Ahmedabad July 18, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A boy throws a banana after collecting it from the polluted waters of river Sabarmati, in Ahmedabad July 18, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A boy throws a banana after collecting it from the polluted waters of river Sabarmati, in Ahmedabad July 18, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
Close
2 / 17
Workers carry algae as they clean the polluted waters of river Sabarmati on World Environment Day in Ahmedabad June 5, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Workers carry algae as they clean the polluted waters of river Sabarmati on World Environment Day in Ahmedabad June 5, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Workers carry algae as they clean the polluted waters of river Sabarmati on World Environment Day in Ahmedabad June 5, 2013. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
Close
3 / 17
A man swims in the polluted waters of river Yamuna on a hot day in New Delhi May 29, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A man swims in the polluted waters of river Yamuna on a hot day in New Delhi May 29, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A man swims in the polluted waters of river Yamuna on a hot day in New Delhi May 29, 2013. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files
Close
4 / 17
A rag picker collects recyclable materials in the polluted waters of river Yamuna amid dense smog in the old quarters of Delhi November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A rag picker collects recyclable materials in the polluted waters of river Yamuna amid dense smog in the old quarters of Delhi November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files

A rag picker collects recyclable materials in the polluted waters of river Yamuna amid dense smog in the old quarters of Delhi November 8, 2012. REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal/Files
Close
5 / 17
Boys collect coconuts thrown in as offerings by worshippers in the waters of the Sabarmati river after the immersion of idols of Lord Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in Ahmedabad September 12, 2011.  REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Boys collect coconuts thrown in as offerings by worshippers in the waters of the Sabarmati river after the immersion of idols of Lord Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in Ahmedabad September 12, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

Boys collect coconuts thrown in as offerings by worshippers in the waters of the Sabarmati river after the immersion of idols of Lord Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, in Ahmedabad September 12, 2011. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
Close
6 / 17
A man pours water on the polluted banks of river Ganges beside the idols of Hindu god and goddess that were immersed during the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/Files

A man pours water on the polluted banks of river Ganges beside the idols of Hindu god and goddess that were immersed during the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/Files

A man pours water on the polluted banks of river Ganges beside the idols of Hindu god and goddess that were immersed during the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata October 20, 2010. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/Files
Close
7 / 17
A boy swims in the polluted waters of the river Sabarmati to dive for offerings thrown in by worshippers in Ahmedabad August 20, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A boy swims in the polluted waters of the river Sabarmati to dive for offerings thrown in by worshippers in Ahmedabad August 20, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files

A boy swims in the polluted waters of the river Sabarmati to dive for offerings thrown in by worshippers in Ahmedabad August 20, 2010. REUTERS/Amit Dave/Files
Close
8 / 17
Children stand in a boat at the banks of the polluted Yamuna River during a dust haze as they wait to give a ride to worshippers in New Delhi during World Environment Day June 5, 2010. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/Files

Children stand in a boat at the banks of the polluted Yamuna River during a dust haze as they wait to give a ride to worshippers in New Delhi during World Environment Day June 5, 2010. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/Files

Children stand in a boat at the banks of the polluted Yamuna River during a dust haze as they wait to give a ride to worshippers in New Delhi during World Environment Day June 5, 2010. REUTERS/Reinhard Krause/Files
Close
9 / 17
A Hindu devotee wraps his cloth after a ritual dip in the polluted Yamuna river in New Delhi March 21, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

A Hindu devotee wraps his cloth after a ritual dip in the polluted Yamuna river in New Delhi March 21, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

A Hindu devotee wraps his cloth after a ritual dip in the polluted Yamuna river in New Delhi March 21, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files
Close
10 / 17
Residents of a slum sit on water pipes going over the contaminated Mithi River in Mumbai December 16, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

Residents of a slum sit on water pipes going over the contaminated Mithi River in Mumbai December 16, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files

Residents of a slum sit on water pipes going over the contaminated Mithi River in Mumbai December 16, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta/Files
Close
11 / 17
Rag pickers search for recyclable materials from the polluted banks of the Yamuna river in Allahabad December 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

Rag pickers search for recyclable materials from the polluted banks of the Yamuna river in Allahabad December 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

Rag pickers search for recyclable materials from the polluted banks of the Yamuna river in Allahabad December 14, 2009. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files
Close
12 / 17
People cross a bridge over the polluted river Jehlum in Srinagar October 12, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli/Files

People cross a bridge over the polluted river Jehlum in Srinagar October 12, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli/Files

People cross a bridge over the polluted river Jehlum in Srinagar October 12, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli/Files
Close
13 / 17
Kashmiri fishermen throw a net into the polluted waters of river Jehlum in Srinagar October 12, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli/Files

Kashmiri fishermen throw a net into the polluted waters of river Jehlum in Srinagar October 12, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli/Files

Kashmiri fishermen throw a net into the polluted waters of river Jehlum in Srinagar October 12, 2009. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli/Files
Close
14 / 17
A devotee takes a holy dip in the polluted Sangam, confluence of three rivers, the Ganga, the Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

A devotee takes a holy dip in the polluted Sangam, confluence of three rivers, the Ganga, the Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files

A devotee takes a holy dip in the polluted Sangam, confluence of three rivers, the Ganga, the Yamuna and mythical Saraswati, in Allahabad November 10, 2008. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash/Files
Close
15 / 17
A government worker pours adulterated milk into the Kuvam river in Chennai July 24, 2008. REUTERS/Babu/Files

A government worker pours adulterated milk into the Kuvam river in Chennai July 24, 2008. REUTERS/Babu/Files

A government worker pours adulterated milk into the Kuvam river in Chennai July 24, 2008. REUTERS/Babu/Files
Close
16 / 17
A man casts a fishing net into the polluted waters of river Yamuna in Agra March 7, 2007, with the historic Taj Mahal monument in the background. REUTERS/Adeel Halim/Files

A man casts a fishing net into the polluted waters of river Yamuna in Agra March 7, 2007, with the historic Taj Mahal monument in the background. REUTERS/Adeel Halim/Files

A man casts a fishing net into the polluted waters of river Yamuna in Agra March 7, 2007, with the historic Taj Mahal monument in the background. REUTERS/Adeel Halim/Files
Close
17 / 17

Next Slideshows

Battle for Iraq

U.S. warplanes strike and heavy fighting continues as government forces and sectarian militias battle the Islamic State.

11 Aug 2014

Three-day truce in Gaza

A new 72-hour ceasefire begins in Gaza.

11 Aug 2014

India vs England: Fourth test match

Rampaging England beat India by innings and 54 runs in 4th test match.

09 Aug 2014

Photos of the week

Our top photos of the past week.

09 Aug 2014

MORE IN PICTURES

The art of flowers

The art of flowers

Blooms on display at the Chelsea Flower Show in London.

Mourning for Manchester

Mourning for Manchester

Makeshift memorials and tributes to victims of the deadly attack at an Ariana Grande concert.

Best of Cannes

Best of Cannes

Highlights from the 70th Cannes Film Festival on the French Riviera.

President Trump's first foreign trip

President Trump's first foreign trip

Donald Trump, on his first overseas trip as president, is on a nine-day journey through the Middle East and Europe.

Two gay men publicly caned in Indonesia

Two gay men publicly caned in Indonesia

Indonesia religious police publicly cane two men for having gay sex.

Roger Moore: 1927 - 2017

Roger Moore: 1927 - 2017

Actor Roger Moore, who won international fame playing British secret agent James Bond, has died of cancer at the age of 89.

Editors Choice Pictures

Editors Choice Pictures

Our top photos from the last 24 hours.

Deadly blast at Manchester Ariana Grande concert

Deadly blast at Manchester Ariana Grande concert

At least 22 people were killed and over 50 wounded in an explosion at the end of a concert by Ariana Grande in Manchester.

India at Cannes

India at Cannes

Indian celebrities walk down the red carpet at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast