A photographer clambers along mounds of potassium waste from the local salt mine in the town of Soligorsk, some 140 km south from Minsk on Wednesday. Soligorsk which translates into “The town of salt” has one of the biggest potassium deposits in the world
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
A rag picker sorts through garbage, picking out recyclable materials to sell at the Ghazipur landfill site in the east of New Delhi, India, on Friday
A worker activates an hydraulic press at a waste paper collection outlet in Hong Kong on Wednesday. The former British colony already recycles about half of its waste, and its per capita generation of domestic waste remains significantly higher than other leading Asian cities, including Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei.