DISTURBING PHOTOS OF CHILDREN PLAYING IN GARBAGE

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These Disturbing Photos Of Children Playing In Garbage Show Just How Bad Pollution Can Be by Chelsea HARVEY.

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Photograph: REUTERS/Beawiharta

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This boy cannonballs into a polluted river in Jakarta Indonesia while piles of garbage drift by next to him. Photograph: REUTERS/Beawiharta

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Water quality is a big concern in many countries around the world here children wade in the garbage filled Manila bay in the Philippines. Photograph: REUTERS/Cheryl Ravelo

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This boy swims in the garbage-infested waters of the Sabarmati River in Ahmedabad, India, looking for offerings thrown in by religious worshippers. Photograph: REUTERS/Amit Dave

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This boy strolls through a polluted canal in Benguela, Angola. Photograph: REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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Children play in a foaming, polluted river in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photograph: REUTERS/Beawiharta

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This boy swims through the sludgy Yamuna River in New Delhi, India. Photograph: REUTERS/Reinhard Krause

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These boys splash around in an open drainage ditch in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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These boys balance over a murky puddle in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

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This boy jumps over a puddle of toxic liquid at the Ghazipur landfill in New Delhi, India. Photograph: REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma

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Just getting from one place to another can be difficult. This little girl walks through a sea of garbage produced by La Terminal food market in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Photograph: REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez

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These boys navigate through heaps of rubbish on the streets of Santa Fe, Argentina. Photograph: REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci

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These children stand waist-deep in a garbage heap outside New Delhi, India. Photograph: REUTERS/Kamal Kishore

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Many are accustomed to going about their day-to-day activities in contaminated environments. This child eats breakfast on a sofa in the middle of the a garbage dump in Tondo, Philippines. Photograph: REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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Sometimes useful things can be found amongst the rubbish. These children sift through garbage along the railway tracks for recyclable materials in Karachi, Pakistan. Photograph: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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This boy pushes a cart full of charcoal, which was made at a garbage dump in Tondo, Philippines. Photograph: REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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Despite it all, children are surprisingly adept at finding ways to entertain themselves amidst all the rubbish. This little boy, also in a slum area of Karachi, Pakistan, makes his own toys from the garbage that surrounds him. Here, he plays with a tire while other slum residents burn garbage in the background. Photograph: REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

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These children have made a makeshift playhouse out of materials they found at this dump site, where they live, in Manila, Philippines. Photograph: REUTERS/Darren Whiteside
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A little girl and her brother play in a junkyard outside of Yangon, Myanmar. Photograph: REUTERS/Damir Sagolj

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A child swings under a bridge amidst stacks of garbage in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Children play amongst the garbage in a slum area of Karachi, Pakistan. Photograph: REUTERS/Athar Hussain

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A girl jumps from one garbage heap to another at a tannery in Dhaka, Bangladesh. These waste products will be used to make feed for poultry, while the tannery — which doesn’t treat its waste water — spews acids and heavy metals into the city’s river. Photograph: REUTERS/Andrew Biraj

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These children ride their makeshift raft down a river of garbage in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photograph: REUTERS/Enny Nuraheni

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This girl happily swings while smoke rises from the garbage dump behind her in Mumbai, India. Photograph: REUTERS/Vivek Prakash
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This boy flies his kite over a dumping site at the Bishnumati River in Kathmandu, Nepal. Photograph: REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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These boys run through a garbage dump outside Islamabad, Pakistan. Photograph: REUTERS/Ahmad Masood