Dhaka: Daily Life in the World's Most Unlivable City

Collection with 21 media items created by Luc Forsyth

Bangladesh 15 Aug 2012 09:18

The largest city in the country, Dhaka is Bangladesh’s chaotic capital. As the economic heart of the country, the city is home to an estimated 12 million people, making it one of the world’s most densely populated cities. Every year the city grows as Bangladesh’s rural population moves to the capital in search of higher wages, yet a estimated 34% of the population lives below the poverty line. This is a look at the life of the lower classes in what the Economist Intelligence Unit named the world’s most unliveable city for 2012.

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By Luc Forsyth
05 Aug 2012

A mother comforts her child at the Sadarghat ferry terminal.

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By Luc Forsyth
15 Aug 2012

A welder in the Dolai Khal metal working district.

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By Luc Forsyth
05 Aug 2012

Men take a break in an open air lumber mill alng the Buriganga river.

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By Luc Forsyth
04 Aug 2012

A small pottery shop in Sadarghat.

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By Luc Forsyth
15 Aug 2012

A man cuts barrel lids from a section of a steel salvaged from a supertanker. Bangladesh has a large industry built around the scrapping of ships from around the world.

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By Luc Forsyth
11 Aug 2012

Steel parts in a salvage shop in the the Dolai Khal metal district.

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By Luc Forsyth
05 Aug 2012

Men work together to stack logs in a lumber mill along the Buriganga river.

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By Luc Forsyth
15 Aug 2012

A labourer takes a break from piling brick fragments at a construction site in Dolai Khal.

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By Luc Forsyth
11 Aug 2012

A pipe vendor in the Dolai Khal metal working district.

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By Luc Forsyth
09 Aug 2012

Men bathe after work in a public bath near the Mach Bazaar- part of life in Bangladesh's capital that was voted the world's most unliveable city.

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By Luc Forsyth
09 Aug 2012

Sleeping workers at the Mach Bazaar.

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By Luc Forsyth
12 Aug 2012

Construction workers prepare to sleep in the upper story of an uncompleted building site.

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By Luc Forsyth
06 Aug 2012

Pidgeons prepare for night in a small bird shop near the Kamalapur railway station.

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By Luc Forsyth
08 Aug 2012

A street boy bathes in the polluted Buriganga river.

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By Luc Forsyth
06 Aug 2012

A woman begs for money outside the Kamalapur railway station.

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By Luc Forsyth
05 Aug 2012

A rickshaw driver in midday traffic.

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By Luc Forsyth
08 Aug 2012

A moment of reflection near the Sadraghat ferry terminal.

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By Luc Forsyth
05 Aug 2012

A boy is caught in a rainstorm along the Buriganga river.

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By Luc Forsyth
11 Aug 2012

A butcher prepares a leg of goat in Sadarghat.

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By Luc Forsyth
05 Aug 2012

The owner of a small tea stand in Sadargaht.