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World Environment Day
A look at events and issues on the day dedicated to raising environmental consciousness among common people.
A boy holds a globe, that depicts the effects of global warming, while he returns from a rally organised to mark World Environment Day in Kathmandu.
5 Jun 2012
A road side tree is adorned with a huge shoe to mark the day in Ahmedabad, India.
Environmental activists protest in Philippine capital, Manila, against genetically modified products.
A carcass of an animal lying by the side of the road in Somalia, which faced severe droughts last year. Climate change has caused dramatic changes to the world environment with irregular rainfall, untimely drought, frequent flooding and many other environmental disasters.
A diver swims with a lionfish in the Honduran Caribbean. Environmental groups, tourism entrepreneurs and authorities seek to hunt the lionfish in the Caribbean, a beautiful but deadly species that poses a threat to the ecosystem but is also appreciated for its delicious meat.
Greenpeace activists dressed in polar bear costumes and others holding banners stage a protest on the roof of a Shell petrol station in Prague, against the heading of the an icebreaker for Shell(***)s Arctic oil drilling project in the north of Alaska.
An aerial view of the Amazon forest in northern Brazil. Brazil(***)s congress approved on April 25, 2012, a controversial forestry code reform that environmentalists say provides amnesty for illegal logging and opens up vast swathes of rainforest to agribusiness. The bill will now go to President Dilma Rousseff for ratification after having been approved by the senate in December.
Gisele Bundchen, Brazilian super model and goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), tosses a handful of dirt into a hole while planting a tree during the Green Nation Fest environmental show in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Men collect recyclable materials on the last day of the Jardim Gramacho landfill in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which will be shut down after 36 years. Municipal waste is one of the biggest sources of pollution.
Smoke rises into the air from a large forest fire in this US Forest Service handout photo taken in Gila National Forest, New Mexico.
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