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October 19, 2017

The Sprawl

From above, this neighborhood in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, looks cheery and peaceful. But on the ground, it's a different story, says Your Shot photographer Tan Diep Bao. The area, called, Black Water Hamlet was originally inhabited by immigrant workers who built stilt houses on the canals. "It has now become a slum with an extremely bad environment," says Tan Diep Bao. "These canals are increasingly polluted with waste." This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Tan Diep Bao, National Geographic Your Shot
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