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Lebanese activists hold up a makeshift shield as they are sprayed by riot police using water cannons during a protest against the ongoing trash crisis, in downtown Beirut, Lebanon

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, Monday, July 27, 2015.

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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 June 29, 2015

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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, Friday, June 26, 2015. Several recent reports have highlighted India s worsening air quality and termed its capital New Delhi the worst polluted city in the country. In the last decade, along with India's economic boom and increasing prosperity, the output of garbage has also increased manifold

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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, June 9, 2015

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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 June 4, 2015.  World Environment Day is marked anually on June 5.

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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 Wednesday

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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 April 16, 2015.

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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

Wider Image: Living on Rubbish...Soburn, an 11-year-old girl, collects what can be used as food for pigs at landfill dumpsite outside Siem Reap March 19, 2015. A second-grade student, she helps her parents in the morning collecting usable items at the dumpsite where they live before going to school in the afternoon. Anlong Pi, an eight-hectare dumpsite 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.   REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha    PICTURE 8 OF 23 FOR WIDER IMAGE STORY 'LIVING ON RUBBISH'    SEARCH 'ANLONG PI' FOR ALL IMAGES

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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 March 19, 2015. They earn three US dollars a day. The Philippines will be observing World Water day on March 22, a global event that focuses on finding access to clean and safe water

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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. Each day, more than 500 trucks line up along a two-lane dirt road in an eastern suburb, waiting to add to a mountain of refuse tall enough to submerge the White House twice over

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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 January 30, 2015.

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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

An Indian boy carries recyclable materials past greater adjutant storks at a garbage dumping site on the outskirts of Gauhati, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. The White House is hoping that the surprise deal with China late last year setting ambitious targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions will influence India and others. Heavy reliance on fossil fuels has transformed New Delhi into the planet's most polluted capital and made India the third biggest national emitter of greenhouse gases.

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A boy carries recyclable materials past greater adjutant storks at a garbage dumping site on the outskirts of Gauhati, India

TOPSHOTS A man walks through heaps of wa...TOPSHOTS A man walks through heaps of waste as seagulls flock over a garbage dump in the Crimean city of Sevastopol on January 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / YURI LASHOVYURI LASHOV/AFP/Getty Images

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Seagulls flock over a rubbish dump in the Crimean city of Sevastopol. 

Rag pickers collect recyclable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi...Rag pickers collect recyclable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi November 19, 2014.

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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 October 14, 2014. Mozambique's upstart opposition vowed to take on the two traditional political heavyweights by offering a non-violent alternative in polls taking place on October 15 after a low-level conflict.

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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 September 16, 2014. The Indonesian economy has expanded at around six percent in recent years but it has been easing in the past 12 months due to slowing demand for commodity exports, and interest rate hikes in 2013 during emerging market turmoil.

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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 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