World Environment Day

Published June 5, 2012
An environmental activist from Greenpeace decked out as an eggplant, lies down in front of colleagues outside of the Department of Agricultural and the Department of the Environment in Manila on World Environment Day. The protesters called on the government to stop the introduction of genetically-modified products into the food chain. ? Photo by AFP
An environmental activist from Greenpeace decked out as an eggplant, lies down in front of colleagues outside of the Department of Agricultural and the Department of the Environment in Manila on World Environment Day. The protesters called on the government to stop the introduction of genetically-modified products into the food chain. ? Photo by AFP
A scavenger collects plastics and other useful things at a dump in Haina, a town in southern Dominican Republic, on the eve of World Environment Day. ? Photo by AFP
A scavenger collects plastics and other useful things at a dump in Haina, a town in southern Dominican Republic, on the eve of World Environment Day. ? Photo by AFP
Children walk along a wall built with tyres by members of the 'Long Way Home' Organization which promotes building with recyclable materials for the care of the environment in San Juan Comalapa municipality, 82 km from Guatemala City. ? Photo by AFP
Children walk along a wall built with tyres by members of the 'Long Way Home' Organization which promotes building with recyclable materials for the care of the environment in San Juan Comalapa municipality, 82 km from Guatemala City. ? Photo by AFP
Workers harvest strawberries near La Tigra National Park, 40 km northeast of Tegucigalpa. ? Photo by AFP
Workers harvest strawberries near La Tigra National Park, 40 km northeast of Tegucigalpa. ? Photo by AFP
Horses are seen nearby the wind farm ?Amayo?, located 115km South of Managua, the first wind power project of Nicaragua which spreads over 280ha and consists of 19 wind turbine generators. ? Photo by AFP
Horses are seen nearby the wind farm ?Amayo?, located 115km South of Managua, the first wind power project of Nicaragua which spreads over 280ha and consists of 19 wind turbine generators. ? Photo by AFP
A Cambodian environmental activist wears a mask symbolizing a wild animal as he stands in front of a banner during a rally to mark World Environment Day in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. ? Photo by AP
A Cambodian environmental activist wears a mask symbolizing a wild animal as he stands in front of a banner during a rally to mark World Environment Day in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. ? Photo by AP
An Indian man bathes in a polluted channel under a bridge in Amritsar. ? Photo by AP
An Indian man bathes in a polluted channel under a bridge in Amritsar. ? Photo by AP
Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen poses before planting a tree during the Green Nation Fest to celebrate World Environment Day in Rio de Janeiro. ? Photo by Reuters
Brazilian model Gisele Bundchen poses before planting a tree during the Green Nation Fest to celebrate World Environment Day in Rio de Janeiro. ? Photo by Reuters

World Environment Day is celebrated June 5 every year by the United Nations to stimulate worldwide awareness of environmental issues.

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