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a young girl squatting on a brick palette, India
July 4, 2015

Brick World

Bricks surround a young child in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India. The country’s brick industry is particularly harsh on both its workers—who suffer dangerous conditions under much criticized labor practices—and the environment, consuming around 24 million tons of coal annually.

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Photograph by Aditya Varma, National Geographic Your Shot
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