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Mumbai's slum life

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A man sits on a broken swing at a playground in a slum in Mumbai September 13, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A boy tries to hit a shuttlecock as he plays in a slum alley in Mumbai July 26, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A man cuts up a tin box inside a tin container recycling factory in a slum area in Mumbai July 6, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A man takes a bath outside his shanty in front of the Indian national flag in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, in Mumbai January 24, 2012. Female workers at Dharavi made a 151ft-long (46m) Indian flag to celebrate India's Republic day, according to organizers. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Ashfaq, 10, carries his two-year-old brother Farhaan through a flooded pathway in a Mumbai slum June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A Indian national flag is pictured in a street in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, in Mumbai January 24, 2012. Female workers at Dharavi made a 151ft-long (46m) Indian flag to celebrate India's Republic day, according to organisers. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A man gets a shave by a roadside barber in a slum area in Mumbai, March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A statue of animated movie figure Shrek is placed outside a recycling shop in the Dharavi slum area in Mumbai July 29, 2010, which is one of the largest slums in Asia. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Saeed, 10, carries his nine-month-old sister Muskaan through an alley in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, in Mumbai October 27, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Shobha Vakade, 28, who took a loan of rupees 18,000 ($400) from a micro finance company to start her own business, strings beads into necklaces outside her house in a slum in Mumbai October 26, 2010. India's microfinance industry, which surged to prominence when George Soros-backed SKS Microfinance raised $358 million in an IPO, faces a regulatory clampdown that could erode profits and hurt growth. Reports of dozens of suicides by...

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People watch outside a shanty at the supporters of veteran Indian social activist Anna Hazare at a rally against corruption in Mumbai August 25, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A woman carries a bundle of clothes through a street at a slum in Mumbai September 5, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A local resident walks with a stick as he tries to help put out a fire in a slum in Mumbai March 4, 2011. A fire gutted a large shanty town, home to hundreds of residents, next to Bandra station in Mumbai's suburbs. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Rubina Ali ( R ), who acted as young Latika in the oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire", sits with her family amid the ruins of the Gharib Nagar slum in Mumbai March 5, 2011. A fire gutted the slum, a large shanty town which is home to thousands of residents next to Bandra station in Mumbai's suburbs. The makeshift shack where Ali lived was also destroyed in the blaze. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A slum dweller sleeps beside a window draped with clothes hung to dry, in a shanty in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, in Mumbai March 23, 2011. Over 40 percent of India's almost 1.2 billion population live in poverty. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A girl carries water as she walks on a pipe in a polluted slum area in Mumbai on World Environment Day June 5, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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High rise residential buildings are seen behind a slum in Mumbai July 20, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A man selling watermelons shouts out to customers on a street in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, in Mumbai August 13, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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A man looks out of a window from a shanty in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums, in Mumbai September 28, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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An employee works inside a metal workshop in a slum area in Mumbai October 28, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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