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Dandora Dumpsite 4
Nairobi, Kenya
By Xavi Fernândez de Castro
15 Aug 2013

A man scavenges for scrap metal, one of the most coveted things in the Dandora dumpsite due to its high prices. The easiest way to find it is burning the garbage, which usually expose the waste pickers to the poisonous smoke emanating from the heaps of rubbish.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

A laborer recovers metal pieces from the soil, working hard to ensure that his children will have a good day’s meal.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

A laborer separates metal from soil with the help of a small magnet.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

"A rusty affair"- A worker covers his face with a piece of cloth while working at a metal polishing factory during International Labour Day in Lahore, Pakistan. Many laborers throughout the country often work under difficult and dangerous circumstances without using proper safety equipment.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

Rhemat, a laborer in a metal polishing factory, spares a moment from work to pose for the camera.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

A job notice is displayed outside a factory to attract new recruits. The daily income of labourers is set at one dollar per day, equaling to $60 per month.

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Observance of International Labor Day...
Lahore, Pakistan
By Murtaza Syed
30 Apr 2013

Rehmat, age 30, manages to flash a bright smile despite years of working in harsh conditions at the metal factory.

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January 25th Clashes in Cairo (9 of 10)
Cairo, Egypt
By mgdowney
25 Jan 2013

A group of young men take shelter behind a make-shift shelter of scrap metal while exchanging volleys of rocks with the police. For most of the youth taking part in the clashes, it's more of a game, as they jump out to throw a firebomb or rock many are laughing and enjoying the chaos.