Life Along The Railway

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20 Jun 2013 13:00

Bangladesh’s vibrant capital, Dakha, is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment, such as a lack of running water.

Dhaka currently has a population of 14 million people, which is expected to increase to 50 million by 2050. Approximately 400,000 newcomers enter the city each year, most of whom are environmental refugees. Over-populated slums are filled with these refugees who have no choice but to put up with the poor living conditions. Dhaka is now considered to be the fastest-growing city in the world. Dhaka, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 14 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (8 of 11)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A mother holds her two-week old newborn among the numerous families that live in an area populated by slums in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Dakha is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dhaka, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (7 of 11)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

An old man sits with his grandson in a home next to the railroad tracks. Family members of all generations live together and take care of each other in Bangladesh’s vibrant capital, Dakha. It is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dakha, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (2 of 11)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

Young boys sit on top of a train, overlooking the overcrowded make-shift homes nearby. Bangladesh’s vibrant capital, Dakha, is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dakha, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (4 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

Children work together to gather tap water for their families who face a lack of running water in the slums of Dakha, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. It is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dakha, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (3 of 11)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A man strolls on the railway track that lies between numerous makeshift homes in a slum in Bangladesh’s vibrant capital, Dakha. It is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dakha, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (6 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A few children take a free ride on the railway that lies in the middle of a slum in Bangladesh’s vibrant capital, Dakha. It is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dakha, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (7 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

Children play outside of their make-shit home, which lies right beside a railroad track, a dangerous environment for young children. Bangladesh’s vibrant capital, Dakha, is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dakha, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (8 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

Children play outside of their make-shit home, which lies right beside a railroad track, a dangerous environment for young children. Bangladesh’s vibrant capital, Dakha, is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dakha, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (9 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A woman cooks in front of her house, a makeshift tent right next to railroad tracks in a slum area in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka. It is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dakha, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (10 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

Residents living right beside railroad tracks in a slum in Bangladesh’s vibrant capital, Dakha. It is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dakha, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (10 of 11)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A poor elderly man begs for food on the railway tracks, one of many others that are living with such poor conditions in an area populated by slums in Dakha, Bangladesh. Dakha is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dhaka, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (12 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A family is cooking right in front of their house, a makeshift tent right next to the railroad tracks.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (13 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A woman living in the slum area of Dhaka. Her hands are oil from preparing food.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (14 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A woman is walking in the slum area of makeshift homes right next to the railroad tracks.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (15 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A boy is sitting on the railway tracks next to a makeshift home where he is living with his family.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (9 of 11)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

An old woman in her cluttered makeshift home near the railway tracks in an area populated by slums in Dakha, Bangladesh. Dakha is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dhaka, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (17 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

Old woman inside her home living right next to the railroad tracks.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (18 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A woman is sleeping with her son inside one of the makeshift homes next to the railroad tracks.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (19 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A colorful woman is walking through a slum in Dhaka.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (20 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A baby boy is sleeping inside a makeshift home next to the railway tracks.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (4 of 11)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A family is cooking between railway tracks outside their makeshift home where they are living in a slum in Dhaka.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (5 of 11)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

People sleeping inside a makeshift home in a slum in Dhaka.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (23 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A girl is eating inside her home in a slum in Dhaka.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (24 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A skinny man is on his way to collect tap water which is scarce in the slum.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (25 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

An old couple is preparing food outside their makeshift home in a slum in Dhaka.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (26 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A woman is sleeping outside a makeshift home in a slum in Dhaka.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (27 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

An old woman is wearing darf sunglasse after she recentley underwent an eye surgery.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (28 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A group of kids is standing in fron of their makeshift home in a slum in Dhaka.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (1 of 11)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A train is passing by next to makeshift homes in a slum in Dhaka.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (30 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

Family members in front of a makeshift home in a slum in Dhaka.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (11 of 11)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

Due to the scarce availability of space in Dakha, the vibrant capital of Bangladesh, poor families have no choice but to keep their belongings on the roofs of their makeshift homes. Dakha is home to more than 10 million people, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Hundreds of people live beside the railroad in the Kawran Bazar slum, where residents face dire conditions in the unsanitary environment. Dhaka, Bangladesh, June, 2013.

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Life Along The Railway (32 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

Family members inside their makeshift home in a slum in Dhaka which is situated next to railroad tracks.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (6 of 11)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A grandmother and her grandson are sitting next to a wall in a slum in Dhaka. As more and more women are working in factories to raise money for the familiy, grandmothers are taking care of children.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.

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Life Along The Railway (34 of 34)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
By Michael Biach
20 Jun 2013

A poor girl in a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Space is scarce in Dhaka, Bangladesh’s vibrant capital. So is money. An estimated number of more than 10 million people live in Dhaka, making it one of the world’s most populated cities. Poor neighborhoods, by western definitions called slums, are continuously growing. The space next to railway tracks has long been occupied by numerous makeshift homes.