One world

The pictures above are submitted by viewers of the BBC News website on the theme of "Picnics".

The pictures below show some people in Niger. Millions in the country have been suffering from starvation due to drought and crop failure. The people have had to ease their hunger by eating a kind of lizard called "bo" and tree leaves with the bitterest taste.

Explaining how the leaves are eaten, a woman said: "These are the leaves of the Tatola tree. We boil them and pound them and add a little salt, then we put them with the millet husks, which are all we have left now. The husks do not satisfy our hunger, but if we add some boiled leaves, it helps."

It does not seem like the people in these two sets of pictures are living in the same world.

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