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Lebanese army soldiers stand next of their armored personnel carriers as they prepare to reopen a highway linking Beirut to southern Lebanon blocked by angry protesters, in the coastal town of Jiyeh, Lebanon today. The closure of the vital highway comes amid reports that the government plans to move trash piled on the streets of Beirut to the Kharoub region south of the capital.
Revellers walk through rubbish left in front of the Pyramid Stage as they leave Worthy Farm in Somerset after the Glastonbury Festival in Britain on Monday
An Indian boy walks by the Arabian Sea coast piled with garbage, mostly plastic waste, in Mumbai, India on Frida
A garbage collector rests in front of a clothing store with an advertisement on the glass window in Hefei, Anhui province, China
An Indian rag-picker looks for recyclable material in what is reportedly the largest rubbish tip in the state of Assam on the eve of World Environment Day in the Boragoan area of Guwahati on Thursday
A woman paddles in a makeshift boat as she collects recyclable trash from a polluted river in Navotas city in the Philippines on Wednesday
Palestinian Hussein Al-Najjar, 14-years-old, fills a donkey-pulled cart with recyclable waste and other items he collected, in hope to be able to sell them, at a garbage dump in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday
Soburn, an 11-year-old girl, collects what can be used as food for pigs at landfill dump site outside Siem Reap. A second-grade student, she helps her parents in the morning collecting usable items at the dump site where they live before going to school in the afternoon. Anlong Pi, an eight-hectare dump site situated close to the famous Cambodian resort province of Siem Reap, has recently become a tourist attraction in its own right. Sightseers pose for pictures with children who scavenge scraps for a living, making between $0.25 and $2 per day, according to a representative of a company overseeing the waste. Michelle Obama is due to visit to Cambodia to promote Let Girls Learn, a worldwide initiative that aims to help adolescent girls attend school.
A father and son on a makeshift boat made from styrofoam paddle through a garbage filled river as they collect plastic bottles that they can sell in junkshops in Manila on Thursday
Boys play as cows graze through garbage at the Deonar landfill site in Mumbai, India. Mumbai is running out of space for its waste, and Deonar, Asia’s oldest and largest dumpsite, is bursting
A woman picks up recyclable materials, as seagulls look for food, at a dump site of a garbage disposal plant in Dalian, Liaoning province on Friday
A boy carries recyclable materials past greater adjutant storks at a garbage dumping site on the outskirts of Gauhati, India
Seagulls flock over a rubbish dump in the Crimean city of Sevastopol.
Rag pickers collect recyclable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi, India on Wednesday
Girls carry bags of plastic items and tins as rubbish pickers sift through garbage at the Maputo municipal garbage dumping site in Maputo on Tuesday
An Indonesian scavenger collects items from a garbage dump in Denpasar on the resort island of Bali on Tuesday
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 Wednesday at a waste dump on the outskirts of the shrine city of Najaf, in central Iraq
Ragpickers collect material from a dump on the eve of World Environment Day, in Bhopal, India
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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.