Life in photographs: Going outside around the world

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The sun sets as water birds fly near Red Hill Marina at the Salton Sea, California on March 19, 2015. California’s largest lake is facing major environmental problems with a decreasing water level, increasing salinity and algae issues. (AFP/ MARK RALSTON)

There were people all around the world in recent days, going outside and enjoying nature. Take a look…

In this photograph taken on March 22, 2015, an Afghan family travel on a motorcycle as they travel to celebrate Nowruz which marks the Afghan New Year on the outskirts of Mazari-i-Sharif. Nowruz, one of the biggest festivals of the war-scarred nation, marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. Nowruz is calculated according to a solar calendar, this coming year marking 1394.  (AFP/ Farshad Usyan)

In this photograph taken on March 22, 2015, an Afghan family travel on a motorcycle as they travel to celebrate Nowruz which marks the Afghan New Year on the outskirts of Mazari-i-Sharif. Nowruz, one of the biggest festivals of the war-scarred nation, marks the first day of spring and the beginning of the year in the Persian calendar. Nowruz is calculated according to a solar calendar, this coming year marking 1394.
(AFP/ Farshad Usyan)

An Indian member of the Border Security Force Barmer Camel Training School performs during the closing ceremony of the Camel Safari expedition at the Indian Pakistan Wagah Border post on March 22, 2015. In a joint venture by the BSF and Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, 20 women are participating in the expedition which is a part of the BSF's Golden Jubilee. The expedition started from Bhuj and will culminate at the India-Pakistan Wagah border post on March 22, after travelling some 2300 kms.  (AFP/ Narinder Nanu)

An Indian member of the Border Security Force Barmer Camel Training School performs during the closing ceremony of the Camel Safari expedition at the Indian Pakistan Wagah Border post on March 22, 2015. In a joint venture by the BSF and Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, 20 women are participating in the expedition which is a part of the BSF’s Golden Jubilee. The expedition started from Bhuj and will culminate at the India-Pakistan Wagah border post on March 22, after travelling some 2300 kms. (AFP/ Narinder Nanu)

Indian mahouts collect grass to feed elephants at Kaziranga National Park in the state of Assam on March 24, 2015. Kaziranga National Park is closing to visitors for two days while a rhino census, which takes place every two years, is carried out. According to previous census carried out in 2013, the population of the Indian rhinoceros in the park stood at 2,329.  (AFP/ Biju Boro)

Indian mahouts collect grass to feed elephants at Kaziranga National Park in the state of Assam on March 24, 2015. Kaziranga National Park is closing to visitors for two days while a rhino census, which takes place every two years, is carried out. According to previous census carried out in 2013, the population of the Indian rhinoceros in the park stood at 2,329.
(AFP/ Biju Boro)

Indian forest officials count rhinos on the first day of a rhino census at Kaziranga National Park in the state of Assam on March 25, 2015. Kaziranga National Park is closed to visitors for two days while a rhino census, which takes place every two years, is carried out. According to previous census carried out in 2013, the population of the Indian rhinoceros in the park stood at 2,329.  (AFP/ Biju Boro)

Indian forest officials count rhinos on the first day of a rhino census at Kaziranga National Park in the state of Assam on March 25, 2015. Kaziranga National Park is closed to visitors for two days while a rhino census, which takes place every two years, is carried out. According to previous census carried out in 2013, the population of the Indian rhinoceros in the park stood at 2,329.
(AFP/ Biju Boro)

Indian forest officials count rhinos on the first day of a rhino census at Kaziranga National Park in the state of Assam on March 25, 2015. Kaziranga National Park is closed to visitors for two days while a rhino census, which takes place every two years, is carried out. According to previous census carried out in 2013, the population of the Indian rhinoceros in the park stood at 2,329.  (AFP/ Biju Boro)

Indian forest officials count rhinos on the first day of a rhino census at Kaziranga National Park in the state of Assam on March 25, 2015. Kaziranga National Park is closed to visitors for two days while a rhino census, which takes place every two years, is carried out. According to previous census carried out in 2013, the population of the Indian rhinoceros in the park stood at 2,329.
(AFP/ Biju Boro)

A woman enjoys the water overflowing from a defunct but still watery reservoir called the Wawa dam in Montalban in Manila on March 22, 2015.  The Philippines observes World Water day on March 22, a global event that focuses on finding access to clean and safe water.    (AFP/ Noel Celis)

A woman enjoys the water overflowing from a defunct but still watery reservoir called the Wawa dam in Montalban in Manila on March 22, 2015. The Philippines observes World Water day on March 22, a global event that focuses on finding access to clean and safe water.
(AFP/ Noel Celis)

A man pulls the ox's tail as he competes during an ox cart competition near U Bein bridge in Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, on March 22, 2015.  (AFP/ Ye Aung Thu)

A man pulls the ox’s tail as he competes during an ox cart competition near U Bein bridge in Mandalay, the second largest city in Myanmar, on March 22, 2015.
(AFP/ Ye Aung Thu)

View of the Mont Saint-Michel and its Gothic Benedictine abbey on March 21, 2015 at sunset, as driven by the effects of the solar eclipse on March 20, this year's spring tide is considered the "tide of the century" with a coefficient of 119 out of a possible maximum of 120.  (AFP/ Eric Feferberg)

View of the Mont Saint-Michel and its Gothic Benedictine abbey on March 21, 2015 at sunset, as driven by the effects of the solar eclipse on March 20, this year’s spring tide is considered the “tide of the century” with a coefficient of 119 out of a possible maximum of 120.
(AFP/ Eric Feferberg)

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