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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.
An Afghan boy searches for recyclable garbage at the city’s landfill in Herat, Afghanistan. Read more
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
People collect garbage to be sorted and sold to nearby recycling centres in a district near Najaf, 160km (99 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq.
A young Syrian boy holds a bag as he collects plastic and metal items in a garbage dump in the city of Aleppo, northern Syria on Wednesday. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticised the Friends of Syria grouping of Western and Arab countries opposed to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad as negative for dialogue.