All cisterns go for World Toilet Day
By, Published: 2015-11-19 11:02:09
A toilet seat is covered with newspapers in a house in Mandalay, Myanmar, October 5, 2015.
Editor's Note:
The lack of toilets and basic sanitation threatens the lives of billions around the world, one of the staggering facts behind World Toilet Day. The United Nations observance, which falls on November 19, was first proposed by the World Toilet Organization to draw attention to the spread of disease and other dangers that could be prevented with proper sewage and sanitation. “It's urgent because 1,000 children die per day due to poor sanitation,” the World Toilet Organization posted on its Facebook page November 18. Photos: CFP

Pictured is a bathroom in Beijing's CBD, China, October 14, 2015. Towels hang on a radiator next to the toilet.
Outhouses line a ditch near a Syrian refugee settlement camp in Qab Elias near Baalbek, Lebanon, on October 17, 2015. UNICEF and World Vision donated them.
The entrance to toilets is reflected in a mirror in the lobby of Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea, October 11, 2015.
Advertisements, including those selling treatments for sexually transmitted diseases, cover the walls of a public toilet in a residential area for migrant workers in Shigezhuang village, Beijing, China, October 13, 2015.
A lone toilet stands in an empty field on the outskirts of Santiago, Chile, October 8, 2015.
A woman waits at a toilet near the Sphinx at the Giza Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, November 8, 2015.
A toilet is seen in a hostel for asylum seekers in Augsburg near Munich, southern Germany, August 27, 2015.
Pictured is a public men’s bathroom on Oscar Freire Street, Sao Paulo, Brazil, on November 4, 2015. The toilet was designed by Jade Jagger, daughter of Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger.
Urinals inspired by the Rolling Stones lips and tongue logo line the wall of a bar in Paris, France, on October 15, 2015.
A toilet floats on the Nun River, near Yenagoa in Nigeria's delta region October 8, 2015.
A toilet block stands in the White Sands National Monument park area near Alamogordo, New Mexico, United States, on October 6, 2015. The park boasts the largest gypsum dune field in the world.
A public toilet made of rusty sheet metal stands in Gatwekera village, Nairobi, Kenya, October 12, 2015.
Pictured is a damaged toilet surrounded by rubble in Douma, eastern Ghouta of Damascus, Syria, October 17, 2015.
A public toilet is surrounded by snow near the 2011 Applied Physics Laboratory Ice Station, north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, March 18, 2011.
Temporary toilets are set up near shacks in Khayelitsha township, Cape Town, South Africa, October 14, 2015.
Pictured is a toilet in a house in Mexico City, Mexico, on October 6, 2015.
Pictured is a toilet with a view of the Pacific Ocean at Huntley Hotel in Santa Monica, California, US, on September 30, 2015.
The entrance to a public toilet with escalator ramps is seen in Istanbul, Turkey, on October 9, 2015.
A makeshift shower cabin and toilet top a deserted hotel, where hundreds of migrants found temporary shelter on the Greek island of Kos, Greece, on May 27, 2015.
A cash register sits on a table in a ladies' public toilet in downtown Algiers, Algeria, on October 17, 2015.