A Bangladeshi child stands in an alley as a boy climbs a ladder outside their home at a slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Friday promotes awareness of the need to eradicate poverty in all countries
A man bathes in the old quarters of Delhi, India
A woman prepares a meal under a flyover in Jammu, India on Friday. The World Bank estimates that 400m of the world’s 1.2bn extreme poor are in India, many of them migrating to big cities in search of work and often ending up on the streets
A young Afghan refugee sits on the side of an alley in a poor neighbourhood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
A girl holds her brother near her family’s makeshift tent in a slum in Islamabad, Pakistan
A woman walks past a vast billboard advertising luxury flats in Jakarta. Indonesia’s government unveiled an emergency fiscal package last Friday to promote foreign investment, reduce imports and prop up its tumbling rupiah currency, as it struggles to revive confidence in southeast Asia’s largest economy
An elderly woman listens to a speaker, unseen, during a rally demanding pensions for elderly poor citizens in New Delhi, India.
An Afghan boy searches for recyclable garbage at the city’s landfill in Herat, Afghanistan. Read more
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Morning sunlight illuminates a part of the community along the creek in P. Casal district in Manila, Philippines. Read more
An elderly Pakistani woman holds a plastic bag, while standing at a window of a food distribution centre, hoping to receive a ration of rice at a shrine in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Friday. People who visit shrines and pray that their wishes are fulfilled usually offer food to be distributed to the poor Read more