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Manila's Slums On Fire – A Picture Essay

There have been more than 2,200 fires in the Philippines capital so far this year, mostly in slum areas. One scorching afternoon this month, inhabitants of a slum in the Philippines capital frantically hurled buckets of water to try to save their homes from a raging fire. Six hours later, their efforts proved to no avail. In a country with a yawning wealth gap, the hardest hit are the hundreds of thousands of urban poor who call the shanties home.

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