Back to school, in any way possible
Around the world, children creep along cliffs, paddle across swollen rivers, and navigate debris on their way to and from the classroom

Mogpog, Philippines | August 2014: Rice paddy fields present a watery challenge for students making their way home. | (REUTERS/Erik De Castro)

Bijie, China | March 2013: Xu Liangfan, 37, escorts students on a cliff path toward Banpo Primary School, where Xu is headmaster. The narrow path is the only route between the school, located halfway up a mountain, and nearby Gengguan village. | (REUTERS/Stringer)

Banten, Indonesia | January 2012: Students hold on to the steel bars of a collapsed bridge as they cross a river to get to school. | (REUTERS/Beawiharta)

Moshenka, Russia | February 2007: Parents pick up their children from school on a horse-drawn sled. | (REUTERS/Grigory Dukor)

Bangladesh | April 2007: Children cross the Buriganga River in a boat, on their way to school in Dhaka. | (REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman)

Nowshera, Pakistan | October 2010: A boy walks past burning fuel tankers along the Grand Trunk Road. | (REUTERS/Adrees Latif)

Srinagar, India | May 2012: Kashmiri children cross a damaged footbridge on their way home. | (REUTERS/Danish Ismail/REUTERS/Corbis)

Orllan, Kosovo | February 2012: Children cross the frozen Batllava Lake on their way to school. | (REUTERS/Hazir Reka)

Taytay, Philippines | July 2007: Students use chairs as a make-shift bridge to get to a classroom at Sitio Tapayan Elementary School. Teachers claim that the school grounds, built on a former garbage dump site, have no drainage and are constantly inundated with water. | (REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco)

Ridriguez, Philippines | June 2014: Students sit astride a bamboo raft used to ferry them across a river on their way to Casili Elementary School for the first day of classes. | (REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco)



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