A hippopotamus stands in a mucky pool to cool its body from a prolonged drought at Tsavo West national park, southeast of Kenya's capital Nairobi, October 9, 2009. Successive failed rain seasons in Kenya have led to a drought that experts say is the worst in the country since 1996
Stefano De Luigi, a VII Network for Le Monde Magazine photographer based in Italy, won the second prize in the Contemporary Issues Singles category of the World Press Photo Contest 2010 for this photograph of a giraffe killed by drought in northeast Kenya
An elephant grazes at the Ol Pejeta wildlife conservancy near Nanyuki town, 350 km (217 miles) north of the capital Nairobi, on the slopes of Mount Kenya on January 19, 2010
World and Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt holds a cheetah cub at the headquarters of the Kenyan Wildlife Service in Nairobi on November 2, 2009. The triple Olympic and world sprint champion in both the 100 and 200 meters events arrived in the land of long-distance running on October 30, ahead of the launch of an environmental charity campaign to preserve local ecosystems. The cub was named Lightning Bolt
Two silverback jackals are seen in the grass in the Tsavo East game park in Kenya on March 9, 2010
A hyena cools itself in mucky waters on the drying shores of Lake Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley on December 18, 2009
Kenyan Wildlife wardens keep a watch on confiscated elephant tusks at the Kenyan wildlife offices in Nairobi, Nov. 30, 2009. Interpol says African wildlife authorities seized nearly 1,700 kilograms (3,800 pounds) of illegal elephant ivory in recent a six-nation operation. Authorities arrested 65 people in the operation.
A baby baboon clings to its mother, with the receding shore of lake Nakuru in the background on October 7, 2009
A female lion is seen in Masai Mara National Park in Kenya on September 25, 2009. Kenyan wildlife officials say the country's 2,000 lions are at grave risk because of recurrent drought and a pesticide that conservationists blame for 76 poisoning deaths of the predator since 2001
A young boy from the Turkana tribe stands on a dried up riverbed on November 9, 2009 near Lodwar, Kenya.
U.S. tennis star Serena Williams laughs during her visit to the Serena Williams Wee Secondary School in Emali, east of Kenya's capital Nairobi February 23, 2010. Williams was in Kenya to tour her humanitarian projects
Kenyan fisherman attempt to remove fishing hooks from the jaw of a shark on January 24, 2010 in the coastal town of Mombasa. Lately, every time Kenyan fishermen go out at sea in the Indian Ocean, they bring back at least 200 kilos more than normal. Since Somali pirates started operating in the Indian Ocean in 2007, industrial fishing boats are avoiding the zone, apparently leaving more to local fishermen
A street kid holding a bottle of glue looks around a corner as police and hawkers clash in Nairobi, Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, during a protest after the hawker's illegal street side shops were demolished by the authorities
A Turkana woman walks in a village outside Kakuma Refugee camp in Northwestern Kenya, March 3, 2010.
Somali Kenyan boys sit with wooden tablets with verses of the Quran in a Madrasa in the settlement of Dela in northern Kenya near the Somali border on Oct. 22, 2009. The traditional way of life for Kenya's roughly three million nomads is rapidly giving way under the pressures of increasingly severe and frequent droughts, coupled with a rapidly rising population
Riot policemen beat a Muslim demonstrator near the Jamia Mosque in Kenya's capital Nairobi, January 15, 2010. Kenyan security forces shot in the air and fired tear gas at hundreds of people protesting in the capital on Friday against the detention of Jamaican cleric Sheikh Abdullah al-Faisal
A Masai warrior uses dark glasses to gaze up at the sun during the annular solar eclipse as seen from Lolgorian in south western Kenya on January 15, 2010.
A woman sorts through a heap of garbage at the Dandora dumping site among other people, cattle, pigs and storks, in Nairobi on December 10, 2009. The dumping site was declared full and a health hazard for the neighboring population in 2001 but chemical, hospital, industrial, agricultural and domestic waste are still dumped here and left unprocessed. Local communities and their partners started a campaign called "Stop Dumping Death On Us. We have the Right to Live Too", aimed at opening a dialogue with the institutional actors who can solve this problem
Japanese artist, Yoshinari Nishio (bottom center) walks next to a patchwork of donated clothes that he and others had sewn together in Kibera, Kenya on January 12, 2010. Nishio created a world wide project called the "Overall Project" where donated used clothes are sewn in cooperation with local residents to create art works and shapes that formalize historical memories of the town. In this case, the shape of a steam engine
A Somali Kenyan woman laughing as she holds her baby in the settlement of Dela in northern Kenya near the Somali border on October 22, 2009
A soccer fan carries his rooster painted in the colours of the Kenyan national flag at the Nyayo Stadium during a public viewing of the FIFA World Cup trophy in the capital Nairobi, November 14, 2009, during its tour that takes in all 54 African countries ahead of the 2010 event to be held in South Africa
Athletes start their race on February 20, 2010 during the Kenya National cross country championships 12km men's race in Nairobi's Uhuru gardens
A member of the Turkana tribe drinks water from a nearly empty well on November 9, 2009 near Lodwar, Kenya
Training shoes belonging to young Kenyan athletes are piled up at the entrance to a boarding facility at Kiptenden Success Runners Club based in Kericho district. The club was closed down by the national sports regulating body Athletics Kenya, AK after reports of sexual abuse, an action which has laid bare the level of exploitation facing many Kenyan youth getting into athletics to escape poverty
Residents of Kibera search for survivors and bodies from the wreckage of a cargo train after it derailed near residential areas in the Kenyan capital, on December 21, 2009, killing several people. The train, which carried cooking oil, slammed into passers-by who were walking beside the track when it derailed. The cause of the derailment was not immediately known
A young boy from the remote Turkana tribe in Northern Kenya plays to the camera as villagers wait their turn to See if they will be selected for food aid by other villagers at Kokuru on November 9, 2009 near Lodwar, Kenya. The villagers themselves decide which family gets food in a democratic voting process. Selected villagers usually give food to those that lose out as there is never enough to go round
Passengers ride atop overloaded carriages of a commuter train in Kenya's capital Nairobi, January 5, 2010. Public transport in Kenya's main cities was paralysed for days following a strike by matatu (minibus) drivers and conductors on allegations of extortion and corruption by police.
Salad Dahir stands in Dadaab, eastern Kenya on November 4, 2009. Salad Dahir claims he was recruited into mercenary forces trained by the Kenyan army. Thousands of people, including children, are being secretly recruited and trained inside Kenya to battle Islamic insurgents in neighbouring Somalia, according to deserters, local officials, families of recruits and diplomats. Most recruits are Somalis living in crowded refugee camps and Kenyan nationals who are ethnic Somalis living nearby.
Pink flamingos wade through Lake Nakuru in Kenya's Rift Valley, 160km (99 miles) west of the capital Nairobi, December 18, 2009