An ethnic Afghan, or Pashtun boy, who said Taliban threats forced him from his home in Baglan province, looked for recyclable materials at a garbage dump in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday. Children say they can make around $1.70 a day at the site. (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images) (via Photos of the Day: Nov. 14 - Photo Journal - WSJ)
Source: The Wall Street Journal
A child jumps on the waste products that are used to make poultry feed as she plays in a tannery at Hazaribagh in Dhaka October 9, 2012. Luxury leather goods sold across the world are produced in a slum area of Bangladesh’s capital where workers, including children, are exposed to hazardous chemicals and often injured in horrific accidents, according to a study released on Tuesday. None of the tanneries packed cheek by jowl into Dhaka’s Hazaribagh neighbourhood treat their waste water, which contains animal flesh, sulphuric acid, chromium and lead, leaving it to spew into open gutters and eventually the city’s main river.
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