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fields to keep the peace from Belfast to Baghdad.
A Kashmiri fisherman casts his net on Dal Lake in Srinagar on June 9.
In Delacroix, Louisiana, Mike Labat stacks empty traps after dumping crabs -- potentially contaminated by the oil spill -- back into the water on May 1.
A Sri Lankan stilt fisherman heads into the surf off the coastal town of Koggala on April 21.
Fishermen illuminate Nagara River on June 14 in Gifu, Japan. They practice Ukai, an ancient technique in which cormorants on leashes pluck the fish from the water.
An Indonesian boy fishes among replanted mangroves in Madura, East Java, on February 26.
Ice fishermen on the Dnieper River near Kiev, Ukraine, on March 14.
A woman helps her husband, a Lipovan fisherman, unload his boat on Lake Razelm near Bucharest, Romania, on April 3.
Sam Sirivath fishes with a net in the Mekong River at Thatkhao village in the suburbs of Vientiane, Laos, on March 27.
Cuban fishermen check their nets at daybreak in Havana's harbor on April 9.
Belarussian fishermen catch eels on Lake Voiso north of Minsk on April 28.
Pakistani men tend their lines along the Rawal Dam in Islamabad on January 25.
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Low tide in the Japanese port of Ninami-sanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, on February 28.
Angolan fishermen unload a fresh haul in the Kasseque market in Benguela on January 29.
Fishing boats iced in the harbor of Greetsiel, Germany, on January 4.
The day's catch in Masachapa, Nicaragua, on March 5.
Tending to the nets in Vishakhapatnam, India, on May 20.
Fishing boats are docked after they were washed ashore in the tsunami in Talcahuano, Chile, on March 11.
A village inhabited by Nigerian fishermen in the Akanda National Park at Moka, north of Libreville, Gabon, on May 6.
A Kenyan fishermen with his catch on January 24 in Mombasa.
Thousands of fishermen cast lines into holes in the surface of a frozen river during a contest to catch trout in Hwacheon, northeast of Seoul, Korea, on January 10.
Palestinian fishermen prepare their boats near the port of Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 12.
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Laid idle by the oil spill, shrimper Nolan Guidry stands beside his boat on June 13 in Golden Meadow, Louisiana.
Palestinian fishermen fold their nets as the sun sets over the beach in Deir al-Balah, Gaza Strip on June 14.
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A Syrian-American writer finds her voice, with help from Libya's most famous novelist.
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