Edition:
United States
Pictures | Fri Sep 28, 2012 | 11:55am EDT

Mumbai's slum life

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

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

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

Close
1 / 20
<p>A boy tries to hit a shuttlecock as he plays in a slum alley in Mumbai July 26, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

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

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

Close
2 / 20
<p>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 </p>

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

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

Close
3 / 20
<p>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 </p>

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...more

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

Close
4 / 20
<p>Ashfaq, 10, carries his two-year-old brother Farhaan through a flooded pathway in a Mumbai slum June 6, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

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

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

Close
5 / 20
<p>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 </p>

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....more

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

Close
6 / 20
<p>A man gets a shave by a roadside barber in a slum area in Mumbai, March 2, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

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

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

Close
7 / 20
<p>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 </p>

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

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

Close
8 / 20
<p>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 </p>

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

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

Close
9 / 20
<p>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 poor borrowers in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, the hub of India's microfinance sector, prompted the state to enact an rules against aggressive recovery practices by lenders who make loans that average about $150 to poor customers at interest rates that can top 30 percent. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

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...more

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 poor borrowers in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, the hub of India's microfinance sector, prompted the state to enact an rules against aggressive recovery practices by lenders who make loans that average about $150 to poor customers at interest rates that can top 30 percent. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Close
10 / 20
<p>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 </p>

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

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

Close
11 / 20
<p>A woman carries a bundle of clothes through a street at a slum in Mumbai September 5, 2012. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

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

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

Close
12 / 20
<p>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 </p>

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

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

Close
13 / 20
<p>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 </p>

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...more

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

Close
14 / 20
<p>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 </p>

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 more

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

Close
15 / 20
<p>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 </p>

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

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

Close
16 / 20
<p>High rise residential buildings are seen behind a slum in Mumbai July 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

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

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

Close
17 / 20
<p>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 </p>

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

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

Close
18 / 20
<p>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 </p>

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

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

Close
19 / 20
<p>An employee works inside a metal workshop in a slum area in Mumbai October 28, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui </p>

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

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

Close
20 / 20

Next Slideshows

Paris Auto Show

New concepts and models at the Paris Auto Show.

Sep 28 2012

Festival for Ganesh

Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, is honored in a festival where his idols are paraded and immersed in the sea, representing the god taking away with him the...

Sep 28 2012

The war on polio

Worldwide cases of polio have fallen 99 percent since 1988.

Sep 27 2012

World of tourists

A look at globe-trotting travelers on World Tourism Day.

Sep 27 2012

MORE IN PICTURES

Israel stands silent to mark Holocaust

Israel stands silent to mark Holocaust

Israel observes Holocaust Remembrance Day.

U.S. versus Islamic State: Airsoft edition

U.S. versus Islamic State: Airsoft edition

Players depicting Islamic State militants battle others depicting soldiers from the U.S.-led coalition using airsoft replica weapons during a game in Spain.

Where the Mother of All Bombs dropped

Where the Mother of All Bombs dropped

The aftermath in Afghanistan's Achin district, where a MOAB, or ''mother of all bombs''struck an Islamic State position.

First 100 days of Trump

First 100 days of Trump

Major moments from the first days of the Trump administration.

France's Le Pen and Macron head to runoff

France's Le Pen and Macron head to runoff

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are set to face each other in a May 7 runoff for the French presidency after coming first and second in the first round of voting, early projections indicated.

March for Science

March for Science

Thousands of scientists and people from other walks of life turned out for Earth Day events that organizers have framed as a "celebration" of science to counter a growing disregard for evidence-based knowledge.

Disputed islands of the South China Sea

Disputed islands of the South China Sea

Among the islands at the heart of territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

Eve of the French election

Eve of the French election

With only days to go before France's first round of voting, the presidential race enters its final stretch.

Aftermath from Venezuela's 'mother of all marches'

Aftermath from Venezuela's 'mother of all marches'

Scenes from Venezuela after nationwide opposition protests, in which nine people were killed amid street barricades, clashes and looting.

Trending Collections

Pictures