The U.S. has a rough track record with how it treats new parents, but there are reasons to believe that this could soon be a thing of the past.
Dhaka, Bangladesh: Momin Mohammad, a leather worker, brushes his teeth by a canal near his home in the city's polluted Hazaribagh neighborhood. Each day, tanneries dump 22,000 liters of toxic waste into the Buriganga, the capital city's main river and key water supply.
Lake Urmia, Iran: Men harvest tomatoes in the countryside near Lake Urmia, a large salt lake that is rapidly drying out. Scientists believe resulting salt storms will ravage the region's agriculture.
Arbaz, Switzerland: A controlled avalanche, started with dynamite, slides down a mountain in the Swiss canton of Valais.