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Pigs roam at a dumping area in Calcutta, Eastern India, 31 July 2014. The Calcutta Municipal Corporation and Calcutta Police undertook a joint raid to remove pigs from localities. As the death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis Syndrome increased to 123 in north Bengal. Japanese Encephalitis Syndrome is caused by a mosquito-borne virus. While humans are the dead-end hosts of the virus, pigs act as amplifying hosts that aid in spreading of the disease.

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Pigs roam at a dumping area in Kolkata, India. The municipal corporation and the police undertook a joint raid to remove the pigs

Iraqi children search through garbage for recyclable items on June 10, 2014, at a waste dump on the outskirts of the shrine city of Najaf, in central Iraq.

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Iraqi children search through garbage for recyclable items on Wednesday at a waste dump on the outskirts of the shrine city of Najaf, in central Iraq

Ragpickers collect usable material from a garbage dumping ground on the eve of  World Environment Day, in Bhopal, India, 04 June 2014. World Enviornment Day is marked every year on 05 June to raise global awareness of the need to take positive environmental action.

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Ragpickers collect material from a dump on the eve of World Environment Day, in Bhopal, India

Insects and birds fly in a dump yard as a rag picker collects scraps in New Delh

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Insects and birds fly in a dump yard as a rag picker collects scraps in New Delhi on Thursday.

Residents are seen at their near a dump site in Manila

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Residents are seen at their hut near a dump site in Manila. The Philippines’ financial capital banned disposable plastic shopping bags and styrofoam food containers on Thursday, as part of efforts to curb rubbish that exacerbates deadly flooding.

A scavenger, surrounded by a flock of Greater Adjutant birds, collects plastic for recycling at a dump site on World Environment Day in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati June 5, 2013.

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A scavenger, surrounded by Greater Adjutant birds, collects plastic for recycling at a dump site in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati on Wednesday, World Environment Day