A villager irrigated a crop in Honghe, Yunnan province, China, Sunday. Local residents are taking a variety of measures to fight against a severe drought.
Thousands of fish floated near the surface of the water at the Divor Dam in Arraiolos, Portugal, Tuesday. The water level is low due to a lack of rain.
A man fishes as geese swim in a partially dried-up river channel on a branch of the Hanjiang River in Wuhan, China May 25. The worst drought in 50 years hit the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River and has affected 9.89 million people in four central provinces.
A farmer looked at wheat as it withered due to drought in Yueyang, Hunan Province, China, Wednesday. A severe drought continued to plague Hunan, also disrupting the drinking-water supply.
A boat lay aground on the dry riverbed of Xieshan water area of the Poyang Lake Wednesday in Hukou, Jiangxi Province, China. A prolonged dry season threatens navigation on parts of Yangtze River, the longest waterway in China.
A farmer walked amid desiccated crops in Shandong Province, China, Thursday. A lasting drought is affecting crops in Hebei, Shanxi, Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong, Henan, Shaanxi and Gansu, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.
A fishing boat sat in the dry bed of the Xiangjiang River in Changsha, Hunan Province, China, Tuesday.
An Indian village boy runs through a parched field on World Water Day in Berhampur, Orissa state, India, Monday, March 22, 2010.
Dry conditions produce cracked earth at a reservoir in Shilin county, Yunnan province, China, on Thursday, March 4, 2010. Yunnan is experiencing its worst drought in more than 60 years.