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Migrant day laborers from Brazil's impoverished northeastern states load a truck with sugar cane on April 8, 2003, at farm in Patrocinio Paulista, near Sao Paulo.
Wheat farmer Udham Singh inspects a sample of his crop in Amritsar, India, on March 9, 2010.
A farmer harvests rice in eastern Burkina Faso on April 23, 2008.
A farmer in Lahore, Pakistan, finishes preparing his land for planting on Oct. 7, 2009.
A Lebanese farmer examines his mandarin harvest in the southern city of Tyre on Jan. 5, 2010.
Filipino farmers work their rice paddiesin Camalig, a town southeast of Manila, on Dec. 24, 2009. In the background the Mayon volcano spews ash into the sky.
Dairy farmer Jim McIsaac carries buckets of water to his cows in Novato, California, on Nov. 30, 2006.
Three Chinese farmers walk by recently collected corn in a state grain reserves depot in Jilin province on Dec. 19, 2008.
Farmhands select coffee beans at a farm outside the town of Varginha in southern Brazil on Sept. 23, 2003.
An Indian farmworker carries wheat on her head as she walks through a field in Allahabad on April 5, 2010.
Ukrainian ostriches feed at a farm just outside Kiev on Feb. 25, 2009.
A farm supervisor inspects strawberry plants at a farm near Kabul, Afghanistan, on Oct. 26, 2009.
Welsh farmer Dai Brute prepares to feed his sheep and lambs as they frolic on his farm in Llan-Talyllyn on March 11, 2010.
A farmer plows a rice paddy in the northern province of Bac Ninh, Vietnam, on March 3, 2010.
A Palestinian toddler drinks from his bottle while sitting next to crops growing under polytunnels in Gaza on March 27, 2010.
Women collect their potato harvest outside the agricultural town of Wazirabad, Pakistan, on Feb. 23, 2010.
A Moroccan farmer feeds pigs in Agadir on Feb. 19, 2008.
Masahiro Nagata, left, and Junko Kariu work in a rooftop potato farm in Tokyo, Japan, on Oct. 23, 2008.
Belarusians perform chores at a dairy farm in Pesochnoe, a village southwest of Minsk, on April 6, 2009.
Pakistani farmers sit on trucks loaded with watermelons as they bargain with dealers at a fruit market in Lahore on April 3, 2010.
A farmer in Burkina Faso rides his donkey after cutting his grains near the village of Selbo on Oct. 14, 2009.
Farmers in Nepal winnow rice in the village of Pyutar near Katmandu on Jan. 13, 2010.
A Palestinian farmer collects chickens in Gaza City on Dec. 7, 2009.
A Kashmiri farmer tills a saffron field in Pampore, a town south of Srinagar, on Oct. 27, 2009.
Mexican farmhands pick lettuce in Calexico, California, on March 9, 2006.
Two farmers walk with their flock of goats in Nuristan, Afghanistan, on Feb. 14, 2010.
A British farmer tends to his blooming rapeseed field in Burford, England, on April 21, 2009.
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