Waste

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 September 10, 2014. Soligorsk which translates into "The town of salt" has one of the biggest potassium deposits in the world, producing and exporting potash fertilizers.

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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 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

A rag picker sorts through garbage, picking out recycable materials to sell, as birds hover and a dog sleeps at the Ghazipur landfill site in the east of New Delhi, India, on Friday, May 30, 2014. New Delhi, whose population will reach almost 21 million by 2015, generates 8,000 tons of garbage a day. Trash is not separated between organic and inorganic materials -- everything from leftover food to batteries and beverage cans goes into Indian bins -- hurting efficiency and raising toxic emissions.

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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

TOPSHOTS A worker activates an hydraulic...TOPSHOTS A worker activates an hydraulic press at a waste paper collection outlet in Hong Kong on September 25, 2013.  While the former British colony already recycles around half of its waste, its per capita generation of domestic waste remains significantly higher than other leading Asian cities, including Tokyo, Seoul and Taipei.

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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.